Greetings From England – The Brits Are Back!! **COMPLETED 07/05**

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  1. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    August bookings opened on 5/28 when they first opened up you could book online but you needed to actually put in the date manuelly(sp) 08/01/2011 (example) and not by clicking on the calendar date. Lately it has been reported that booking was not working online and many have reported they called to book the party.

    No word yet about the September or October bookings
     
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  3. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Yachtsman Review coming right up :goodvibes

    Hi Joh :goodvibes
    We loved the flatbreads at RF, sooooo much better than the CS pizza and a lovely lunch when you are relaxing at WL :cloud9:

    Only one photo but what happens at WL stays at WL :rolleyes1

    Totally agree :thumbsup2
    Normal rules do not apply when you are on vacation

    Not sure how long your dinner at Tony's will take as I have never eaten there.
    You would want to be seated for the dessert party by at least 8.30 to give yourself time to fill your plate with goodies so if you were out of Tony's by 8.15 you would be fine :thumbsup2
    I don't think view is particularly better than standing on Main Street but it is nice not to fight the crowds for a spot

    Thanks so much for reading along :goodvibes
    I'm not sure about a TR yet, if this dining report doesn't take forever to complete I might do :thumbsup2

    Hi Karin
    Just back from a weekend away so I will be catching up with your reviews later.
    We both really want to do WTA, can't wait for them to start taking bookings for October :thumbsup2

    Let me know when you have the Dessert Party booked :thumbsup2


    Thanks for reading my ramblings :laughing:

    Oh you are going to love WL, have you stayed there before?
    We loved the resort and couldn't fault Roaring Fork :thumbsup2

    Thanks for helping out :goodvibes
     
  4. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

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    LINDAAAA!!!!! I'm all caught up!!! I've been so sick since getting home from Disney!!! Ok, so many things to comment on.

    First of all, I'm so sorry your dinner at LeCellier was so mediocre! We personally feel that place is totally overrated. We've also experienced things being SUPER salty! Odd!


    You are making me want to take a Disney Cruise!!!! I don't even LIKE the idea of a cruise, and now I want to take one!! It sounds so relaxing and amazing!! Castaway Cay looked amazing!!! WOW!!

    I LOVE YOUR COCKTAIL CHOICES!! We have the same taste in cocktails, it appears! I love margaritas, and all the beachy, mai-tai like drinks look amazing! That Bahama Mama on the cruise looked to die for! Also I will agree that the margaritas from the WL pool bar are some of the best ever!! They have great tequila and they mix it really well! Sorry CSR, your pool bar didn't hold a candle to the WL pool bar!! :rotfl2:

    I also LOVE the tuna sandwich from RF. It's such a great sandwich. I usually get cucumbers added to the sandwich as well as lettuce and tomato. The multigrain bread is great. OMG that just caused me to remember that Cobbler from WCC!! WOW!! If I had that giant dish in front of me there would be some problems!!! I would dive in head first!!

    OK finally, your report is making me pretty positive that we want to go back next year from May 13-22 instead of our usual anniversary week. It was TOO crowded this trip on our usual week! No bueno! We need to head down there earlier. Now how do I save enough to fit a cruise in there somewhere!?!?!

    Can't wait to read more!!! You guys are adorable!! :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes
     
  5. TanzUnited99

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    Will do - hopefully the dates will be released soon! :)
     
  6. DisneyMamato4

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    This will be our first stay at WL, we've stayed at AKL and I hear they were designed by the same person so I have a feeling I'll be right at home! :thumbsup2
     
  7. librarygeek

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    Thank you so much! That information definitely helps.
     
  8. PrincessBetsy

    PrincessBetsy "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

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    Congrats on being the Flag Family - that's real neat! I never knew that WL did that.

    And those waffles... they look so delicious! I will definitely be checking those out during our trip in July... All in the name of research, right? ;)
     
  9. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Aww thanks for reading along :goodvibes
    Sorry you've not been feeling good, better to be sick when you get home than at Disney :sick:
    Hope you are feeling 100% now, I suggest an Agave Margarita, it's the best medicine there is :laughing:


    Oh you will love it at WL :love:
    Make sure you do the Lodge Tour one morning as you'll get to hear much more about the design of the hotel :thumbsup2

    Being the Flag Family was such a memorable experience :cloud9:
    Make sure you try ALL of the waffles and report back :woohoo:
     
  10. Linda67

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    Monday 23rd May 2011 Continued

    Tonight we headed over to The Yacht Club for our reservation at the Yachtsman Steakhouse

    We decided to drive over and arrived in plenty of time for a drink before dinner

    Once we had parked the car we headed in to Crew's Cup Lounge to fully test the bar tender at Narcoossees claim that he made the best Agave Nectar Margarita on property

    DH grabbed a Coke and we headed out onto the Veranda to enjoy our drinks and the wonderful view of Stormalong Bay

    My Margarita was good but a little too heavy on the Agave Nectar which meant it was too sweet (Mr Narcoossees may have been right after all :thumbsup2)

    I checked us in at Yachtsman and within a couple of minutes the sound of the buzzer managed to hide the sound of our rumbling tummies and we headed into the restaurant

    Your first stop upon entering the restaurant is to peek through the window of a separate ‘butcher room’ where all of the steaks are proudly displayed and you get a little talk about the meat ageing process and the various cuts

    I think I heard DH's stomach rumble at this point :laughing:

    We were led to an excellent table in the window which gave us a lovely view of Stormalong Bay and it felt like a very private area in which to sit

    I loved the décor of Yachtsman, it was light, bright and airy and the high vaulted ceilings gave a real sense of space.

    There was certainly more than enough room between tables and because our table was in the centre of a bay shaped window there were actually no tables to our left or right

    Soon we were introduced to Oscar who was to become without doubt the best server we had all trip

    Oscar looked after us superbly all evening and it was an absolute pleasure to chat to him throughout our meal :goodvibes

    He really was a delight and enhanced our evening even more than the fabulous food I am about to describe

    Oscar talked us through the menu and made some suggestions before bringing us some iced water and a basket of bread

    Sorry I don't seem to be able to track down a photo :guilty:

    The basket contained some Sourdough and some Onion Bread

    The Onion Bread was simply to die for, it was incredibly fresh and light with a delicate and delicious onion flavour :cloud9:

    DH had become slightly obsessed with Sourdough on this trip so he was more than happy to eat all of that whilst I devoured the onion bread

    I decided to have a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (sorry didn’t note the details) but it was another excellent glass of wine (thanks Oscar for the recommendation :thumbsup2)

    I opted not to have an appetizer but DH couldn’t resist ordering this;

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    Charcuterie Board: Smoked Duck Sausage, Venison Terrine, Black & Blue Beef Tartare, Artisanal Cheese and Accoutrements

    To this day DH can’t stop raving about this Appetizer, he enjoyed every single mouthful and would happily go back to Yachtsman night after night just for this dish :worship:

    He tells me that all of the flavours worked together is perfect harmony and was by far the best Charcuterie Board he had ever tried

    I was getting hungry for my entrée after hearing DH praising this dish so highly so I was very happy when presented with this:

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    Wild Atlantic Cod with Lobster Risotto, Top Neck Clams, Delta Asparagus and Sherry Lobster Pan Sauce

    Beautiful presentation and a beautiful dish

    The Cod was perfectly cooked and the Lobster Risotto was the perfect accompaniment, it didn’t over power the delicate taste of the Cod and worked really well with the fish

    And here is DH’s entrée

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    Filet Mignon; 8-oz Filet, Mashed Potatoes and Red Wine Sauce

    Could it possibly live up to the appetizer he had given such glowing reviews?

    Hell yeah, he loved this just as much :cool1:

    It was a perfectly cooked and melt in the mouth tender filet with a huge helping of the most creamy and fluffy mash potatoes you could wish for, his verdict ………. Perfect

    Onto desserts, and here is DH's choice

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    Signature Banana Napoleon - Custard, White Chocolate and Banana Mousse, and Crispy Phyllo

    He nearly licked the plate clean :laughing: Another 10 out of 10 from DH

    And for me;

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    The Yachtsman Sundae - Trio of Gelato with Amarena Cherries

    If I was going to be ultra picky, and I hate to say anything bad about this meal as it was such a wonderful evening, there were quite a few ice crystals in the Gelato which meant it lost some of the creamy texture I would have expected

    So Yachtsman Steakhouse provided us with a truly fantastic dinner and definitely the best of the trip so far

    The service and food were both impeccable and our wonderful server Oscar was a total star

    With huge smiles on our faces we headed back to Wilderness Lodge wondering if any of our upcoming ADRs could possibly top this one

    Coming Up Next ……………………Breakfast With Pooh!
     
  11. dizneeat

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    Great review again, Linda!

    Your DHs starter looks like something Tom would definitely enjoy too! :thumbsup2

    Sorry about the dessert - I hate ice-cream with crystals in it! :sad2: I can't say it often enough - but I really really love your reviews! :thumbsup2 :hug:
     
  12. Linda67

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    Morning Karin :goodvibes
    Thanks for reading along, I didn't get chance to update over the weekend so I have a lot of catching up to do
    Have you ever tried Yachtsman?
    We loved it so much in there :thumbsup2
     
  13. dizneeat

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    No, we have not been to Yachtsman yet! I guess that is part of the problem :lmao: ....... I book it every year and then we tend to cancel, mostly because we have never been and don't know what we are missing, ;) it's a signature and we need to change before eating there.
    Maybe I can figure it in again this summer - I just dropped the ADR I had for August! :laughing:
     
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  15. PrincessBetsy

    PrincessBetsy "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

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    Wow, your meal at Yachtsman Steakhouse looks fabulous! My family really needs to try this place. My Dad loves Filet Mignon, and your DH's looks absolutely perfect!
     
  16. wilma-bride

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    Yachtsman looks great. I am like Karin, have booked and cancelled several times on previous trips. No chance of going this trip as I feel it would be wasted on the kiddos so will have to wait and see if I can persuade DH to do another adult only trip next summer - and, if we do, we are DEFINITELY GOING TO YACHTSMAN!!!!
     
  17. DonaldDoleWhip

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    Next time I go to Yachtsman, I definitely want to get the cod or filet! They both look so good.
     
  18. DisneyMamato4

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    Great review of The Yatchsman! We actually had ADRs for that on our trip but had to cancel them and now I am so bummed that we did. I'll definitely have to add that on again for our next trip!
     
  19. librarygeek

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    Wow, Yachtsman looks great! What a wonderful meal. Thanks for sharing!
     
  20. LuvLuvLuv

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    I'm so glad you had Oscar!! He's been our favorite server for 2 years and we'll continue to wait to sit in his section. I even took my mom there in March, and I wasn't sure he'd remember me with out my other half... but he did and promptly asked where he was! He's always a joy!! \

    Glad you had a great time!!
     
  21. mamaboogie

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    LOVED the look of Yachtsman!:lovestruc

    Your Hubby's starter looked amazing!

    We have never been there either - might have to look into it.....:rolleyes1
     

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