Food & Wine Festival

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  1. Ms. Shuttergirl

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    Now don't laugh, but DH and I are so excited about the Eat to the Beat Concerts that are on while we are there.

    We get to see Taylor Dayne, Kool & the Gang and Sugar Ray. How exciting. Live music is one of our favourite things in the whole world and exposing our children to more live performances will really make this a trip highlight.

    Bummer that we are missing Howard Jones, Rick Springfield and Boys to Men but we'll be happy with who we got.

    And I've been reading some trip reports about the food and wine festival, my husband and I are going to be in foodie heaven. We love food, especially all different types and the spicier the better so we are setting aside a budget so we can do an around the world tasting, oh and it would be rude not to try their matching beverages right :rotfl2:.

    We didn't book the trip for the festival but now we are so excited to be a part of it.

    Anyone else going to be there for the Festival?
     
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  3. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    I'm trying not to laugh!

    I'm more interested in the FOOD....I can leave the alcoholic drinks. So, all of you Aussies going in September, please provide an update on the BEST things to eat at the F&W. I'm not planning on booking in to any of the special events; just tasting my way around the world.
     
  4. Simba's Mom

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    I LOVE the Eat to the Beat Concerts. I can't wait to "Celebrate" with Kool and the Gang this year. And last year it was so much fun to sing "We Are Family. Disney is the Place to Be" along with Sister Sledge.
    I also like trying all the new food, but where we differ is that I don't like spicy food.
     
  5. Ms. Shuttergirl

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    Someone on the Dis just shared this link with me that shows images of what the American Gardens Theatre looks like which is a great help for me, since I'm such a visual chick.

    There are apparently 3 shows and the hours for the concerts are 5:15pm,6:30 and 7:45pm. Apparently the first show is usually the most crowded and if it's a popular group locals will be standing in line hours before the first show.

    Somehow I think I'll be safe with Taylor Dayne, Kool & the Gang and Sugar Ray :rotfl2:. Doubt the lines will be too long and that suits me fine.

    Do you think Taylor will let me get a picture together with her :lmao:
     
  6. fakasry

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    yeah ! it is sounds very good!
     
  7. Ms. Shuttergirl

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    Over in the WDW Theme parks thread people are talking about the Food & Wine Festival and people drinking too much. The discussions are getting quite heated on both sides.

    If only they knew how many Aussies were rocking up this year to enjoy the Food & Wine Festival, then they'd really have something to be nervous about :rotfl2:
     
  8. aussiegirls

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    Oh dear God, if only those Yankees knew what Aussies with a few too many drinks in them were like.....

    :faint:

    xxx
     
  9. aussietravellers

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    :lmao: :lmao::lmao: :rotfl2:
     
  10. aussietravellers

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    There is an Australian food stall at the F&W festival too. Lamingtons are on the dessert menu. Hope they are good, I think I will be trying one as I love lamingtons :woohoo:

    I can't remember what else was on the menu. There was a barramundi meal. I do like to eat other food when overseas, I'm not one that seeks out my native food as thats half the fun of travelling is experiencing other countries foods. But in this case I will be visiting the Aussie food stand to see what it's like :thumbsup2
     
  11. queenie82

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    I'd LOVE to hear what an Aussie thinks of what they have.
    So could you please try a Lamington for me. I know it would be forcing it on you but I would be ever so grateful :rotfl2:

    They have had Lamb on the menu for a few years now :thumbsup2

    I'm a bit like you. I don't do exotic. I love Italian food in Italy and French food in France...but only the 'normal' food :lmao: like Pizza and pasta and creme brulee and profiteroles!

    :wave:
     
  12. aussietravellers

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    Ah yes, thats another thing off the menu at the Aussie stall, a Lamb dish :thumbsup2

    I will most certainly try a lamington for you Queenie, I will photograph the experience for you and give you the full update. I don't expect it to be a fabulous lamington but hopefully I will be surprised :thumbsup2
     
  13. PrincessInOz

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    And I'd be most interested read your update, with pictures too. I love lamingtons but wasn't sure how good the one at the Aussie stall was going to be...
     
  14. Ms. Shuttergirl

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    I could take or leave the lamington to be honest but I'll take one for the team :rotfl2:.

    This is what the menu is for F&W:-


    Australia, Introduced: 1997

    * Seared Barramundi with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes,Arugula, and Lemon Oil
    * Grilled Lamb Chop with Roasted Potato Salad and Red Wine Reduction
    * Lamington (sponge cake dipped in chocolate)
    * Rosemount Traminer Riesling
    * Marquis Philips, Shiraz
    * Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet
    * Nugan Estate Riverina Chardonnay



    New Zealand, Introduced: 1997

    * Seared Sea Scallop with Vegetable Slaw and Lemon Oil
    * Lamb Slider with Tomato Chutney
    * Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
    * Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon
    * Villa Maria Private Bin "Unoaked" Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
    * Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir
     
  15. shushh

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    Lamington? Really?!?!?
     
  16. heidispidi

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    Mmm...now I want lamb for dinner! With a lamington chaser LOL. I'd love to see photos too, of what the Aussie area looks like. I'd love to attend some time, as I love food and wine!
     
  17. Travel Mum

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    Yes, Ms Shuttergirl, can you take some photos of the New Zealand area too please as I'm very curious to see how they portray us!! :rotfl:
     
  18. aussietravellers

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    I'll take some photos for you Travel Mum. I just looked at the NZ menu and it looks yummy. The lamb slider sounds so delicious!

    I am going to return from this trip the size of a house I am sure from all of this food! :rotfl2:
     
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