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Here's what a little PIXIE DUST can do ....... a dining review+pics COMPLETED!!!!!

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  1. mcrabeck

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    All caught up! Fabulous reviews from both trips- thank you for sharing!
     
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  3. dizneeat

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    Paris Part 4

    We spent the evening at DLRP's Halloween Party. When we picked up our wristband the CM punched a hole into them - right through the magnetic strip on the back. How lucky for us - you'll find out in a minute.

    When we returned to the park the ticket did not work at the turnstiles, but we had our wristbands. We soon found out they distributed Fastpasses, so we got in line for the first one and nope tickets would not work there either.
    So we asked a CM about FP and he told us that some tickets had mistakenly been punched wrongly and we could just ask for a FP - means there is NO time to wait in between picking them up!

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    So, we ended up with 3 sets of FP for our favourite rides!! The party itself was nice, but nothing special - actually more like a park being open for EMH. They did have a few street performers who were great, but not enough, the parade is the usually evening parade, Fantillusion and there were NO fireworks! After we had used up all of our FP we left the party early, since it had begun to rain and we were tired.

    One last party photo

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    I liked the projection on BTM!

    The next morning was our last morning. We had opted for breakfast at 9am and when we walked down to the restaurant we saw that the line was WAAAAAAY out the door. We looked at each other and decided to just drive to the little boulangerie again and get some breakfast.

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    We picked up this "bread", which was filled with mild goat's cheese and bacon bits. It was kind of a brioche dough, flaky and crisp and buttery - oh so good!!

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    Tom picked this puff pastry with loads of chocolate chips - this was so light and delicate and oh, so chocolatey!

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    I picked my favourite again - chocolate eclairs! :laughing: They were SO yummy. I had one for breakfast and the other one at the airport.
    We packed up all our things, parked the car at the New York Hotel, went to the Disney Village and did all our christmas shopping with a 30% discount! before we headed to the parks

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    So here are a few more menus, from another CS restaurant - Victoria's

    We walked through the park for a while, but since it was Sunday it was packed and there was NO way to ride anything. So a little after 1pm we left the park and went over to Planet Hollywood at the Disney Village. We were seated right away and ordered Diet Cokes.

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    For starter we shared the World Famous Chicken Crunch - Tender strips of chicken breast with a crunchy sweet coating served with Creole mustard. Now this was seriously good! The chicken was moist, but crispy on the outside and the dipping sauce had a nice kick to it.

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    My main course was the L.A. Lasagna - A California twist to a classic lasagna! Fresh pasta tubes filled with ricotta cheese and bolognese meat sauce fried to a golden brown with garlic cream and tomato basil sauces. It was not your usual lasagne, and it was unusual to have fried pasta, but it was really good! I nearly finished it all.

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    Tom had the BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger - Their classic Angus burger finished with hickory smoked bacon, tangy sweet barbeque sauce and sharp cheddar cheese. He liked it VERY much and finished all of it!

    We were too stuffed for dessert, but had the rest of the chocolate pasty and eclairs at the airport before boarding.

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    On the first flight from Paris to Dusseldorf, we were offered another sandwich, ham and cheese this time and it was really good. There was herb cream cheese on the bread, topped with ham and a thin slice of cheese and a lettuce leave. Very nice for a free meal. We both had Coke with it!

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    On the last leg of the trip we were offered a snack bag of crackers and pretzels and some drinks as well. Just a 50 minute flight, so this was okay.

    Well, that's the end of my Paris review!

    Next up - finally back to the regular scheduled programme - dinner at Palo! :goodvibes
     
  4. dizneeat

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    I am glad you enjoy the reviews! :goodvibes
     
  5. Tinkerbellie16

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    LOVE the Paris Reviews!!! Thank you!
     
  6. KatMark

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    This looks really, really good: L.A. Lasagna - A California twist to a classic lasagna! Fresh pasta tubes filled with ricotta cheese and bolognese meat sauce fried to a golden brown with garlic cream and tomato basil sauces
     
  7. AlohaPolynesian

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    I don't know what took me so long to find you but I'm here! I loved your reviews last time and I can't wait for the rest of these ones. DCL looks like a blast and those drinks on the beach look amazing!! I also loved reading the German words on some of your airplane food, LOL. I am such a dork!
     
  8. NuttyDisneyMom

    NuttyDisneyMom Born and raised in WDW for 23 years:) Now we visi

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    It IS really, really good!:cloud9: My DS18 LOVES, and I mean LOVES, O'Hana so much so that he asked to do it 2 times this trip. When I told him he had to choose between O'Hana and Planet Hollywood OR O'Hana x2, he said...."Mom, you know I have to have that Lasagna!".:rotfl: I can't say I blame him, I tried his last time and it is super YUMMY. I'm ordering it for myself this next time!
     
  9. NuttyDisneyMom

    NuttyDisneyMom Born and raised in WDW for 23 years:) Now we visi

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    Karin your DLRP review was fabulous! I have always wanted to go and hopefully I'll get there....someday.:cloud9:
     
  10. dizneeat

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    You are very welcome! It was fun sharing our Paris adventures! :goodvibes

    Oh my god - this IS good! I am glad they have the same menu at WDW, because now I think I need to squeeze in a visit to Planet Hollywood too!

    It does not matter how late you found this - you found it BEFORE we actually hit the main part of WDW food! ;)
    DCL is SO much fun and now with the new Disney Dream going into service Tom and I are so torn about our 2011 vacation - wanted to do Alaska on the Wonder, but the Dream looks so awesome, we might have to change our plans! :lmao:

    Your son (and you, too) have excellent taste! :rotfl2:

    Hope you get to go there SOOOOOOOOOON!!! :thumbsup2
     
  11. dizneeat

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    ........... and still day 12, Aug 26

    Dinner at Palo (AGAIN!!!)

    After the Martini tasting we picked up some snacks from Goofy's Galley, a tuna sandwich and a wrap. Unfortunately we both forgot to take photos!

    We then met with Mary Ellen and Joe for DISNEY DREAMS, another theatrical production.

    Here are a few impressions.

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    This was a really busy afternoon, as after the show we headed back to the room to pick up some collectables we had bought, to have them signed by Captain John, who later became famous for rescueing a Carnival Cruise Passenger, who had fallen overboard!

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    So, here is our picture with Captain John!

    After that we headed back to the room and packed! Frantically as we had to put our stuff outside the stateroom door by 10pm and we had an 8pm reservation at Palo!
    We DID manage to pack everything, just don't ask HOW!!! :lmao:

    At 8pm we headed up to Palo. We didn't even have to ask for Michele, the CM in charge still recognized us and told us that Michele would take care of us again. We were led to our table and Michele arrived to greet us and hand us the menus and to serve some water.

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    He was quick to return with the Specialita' Del Palo: Antipasto Freddo
    Prosciutto, Bresaola, Parmesan Reggiano and Marinated Olives.

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    and the Pane Casalingo (Bread Selection)
    Freshly baked bread selection from their bakery

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    accompanied by homemade dips

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    olive tapenade

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    aioli

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    and roasted pepper & garlic!

    To be continued .............
     
  12. KatMark

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    Okay...I'm drooling here...
     
  13. dizneeat

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    Dinner at Palo Part 2!

    We happily munched our antipasti while Michele was delivering our drinks. In the meantime we had all studied the menus and we were quite sure what we wanted to order for starters - but Michele changed it all again! He told us about the Chef's starter of the day and since he is a trained chef he made it so tempting we ALL got his recommendation!

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    Unfortunately it was not printed on any menu, so you will have to rely on my description. It was griddled slices of zucchini, layered in a baking tin and filled with mozzarella and mascarpone cheese, then baked in the oven and served with tomato sauce and shaved Parmesan! It was oh SO good! We all cleaned our plates!

    But that was not enough!

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    Michele came out with two more starters for all of us to try and share! This was number one - Polenta covered in Mushroom sauce and balsamic drizzle. We all thought that it was a tad heavy and the Polenta was slightly underseasoned, but it was still nice.

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    This one was by far our favourite of the two extra starters! Tuna Carpaccio and Lemon Oil Dressing, thin slices of ahi grade tuna brushed with our Chef's special lemon oil. Wow! That was good, the tuna melted in your mouth and went great with the slightly tangy lemon oil!

    Next was the palate cleanser

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    Lemon and basil sorbet - mmmmhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Three of us decided on the same main course - after Michele recommended it! ;)

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    Beef Tenderloin "Palo" served with Palo signature Barolo red wine sauce or Gorgonzola Sauce. Mary Ellen had the Barolo sauce and Joe and I had the Gorgonzola Sauce. They mixed up Joe's and my plate - we only noticed when Joe ended up with the medium Tenderloin and I had the well done one. We just switched plates and everything was a-okay again. (This is why the beef looks somewhat dry - I took a photo of the well done steak!)

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    Here is Michele offering some "peppero nero" (black pepper)

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    Tom had decided to try the Lobster and Mascarpone Ravioli. Freshly prepared served with a light truffle beurre blanc. They were SO good! Full of lobster meat and the sauce was just light and tasty!

    On to desserts ........

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    ALL of us decided on the same dessert again - the Chocolate Soufflé
    with Vanilla Bean Sauce

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    and with chocolate sauce

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    Action shot!

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    Michele pointed out a Hidden Mickey on the plate ............

    and even brought out another delightful dessert for all of us to try and share!

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    Panna Cotta, sweet, White Cream Custard with fresh Berries - light, creamy and cool, the perfect dessert, but we were STUFFED!

    Needless to say, we needed our picture taken with Michele again!

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    We "rolled" back to our rooms, put the luggage outside our doors and sat outside on the balcony for a while, before we called it a day and went to bed.

    Next up - a late lunch at Bubba Gump's
     
  14. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    Anyone ever tell you that you are a tease? :lmao:
     
  15. dizneeat

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    :lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  16. dizneeat

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    Had to google it again, :rotfl2: but I'll take it as a compliment from ya!
     
  17. KatMark

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    Nic, I suggest that we just hideaway in her luggage next trip and be stowaways.
     
  18. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    I am such a dork, I forget about the English language thing ;)

    How about you are a very naughty girl showing me these pictures while I am starving from skipping lunch? Ya get that one dont cha??
     
  19. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    Excellent idea!
     
  20. dizneeat

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    I suggest you hide in my Disney bag! :rotfl: You could have fun with my Pal Mickey while travelling! :rotfl2:

    :thumbsup2 Gotcha!!! :thumbsup2

    But then maybe I should upload another batch of food pix, just for you, my dear! :littleangel:
     
  21. KatMark

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    :lmao::rotfl2::lmao:
     

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