Insanity Ver 2.0 - Last Minute 4th of July Trip - Update 7/21 - Complete

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  1. Dis_Yoda

    Dis_Yoda DIS Veteran

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    July 3rd - Late Night Snack

    After some additional time in the parks, I headed back to my hotel. I decided I wanted something sweet since I hadn't really had much sweets today & headed up to the All Stars Food Court for an adult beverage (Ultimate Long Island) & a Ice Cream Cookie Sandwitch

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    I had cookie & cream ice cream inside the two chocolate chip cookies. It was huge! No way I could finish it on my own, but I did sure try!
     
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  3. Dis_Yoda

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    July 4th - Breakfast & Snack Pick Up

    Before Magic Kingdom opened, I headed to breakfast at Captain Cook's - making my own weird version of a bacon, cheese crossiant. (I admit I'm weird)

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    The bacon was crispy and the crossiant fresh enough! Great start to the day. ​

    After a busy morning in the Magic Kingdom, I stopped by Main Street Bakery to pick up something for later. I discovered a snack I hadn't had before - 6 Mini Cupcake Pack

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    I had them late that night. One was a red velvet, carrot cake, chocolate mint, vanilla and I can't remember the other ones. They were nice little 'shots' of flavor when you don't want a full cupcake!
     
  4. Dis_Yoda

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    Grand Floridian Cafe

    After a very busy morning at the Magic Kingdom, I left around 12:45pm to head over to the Grand Floridian for lunch. This turned out to be the 'right' time to leave that park as the crowds for Fourth of July were now thickening. ​

    I had an ADR for GFC but turns out I wouldn't have even needed it for lunch this day as they were taking every walk-in that came up. I was quickly seated in the middle of the restuarant and given a menu. I ordered another Ultimate Long Island while I glanced over the menu. With the heat as it was, I opted to only get an entree for this meal: Grand Sandwitch without the Ham or Tomato. ​

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    Isn't it a beauty? ​

    Bringing it out, even my waitress & the neighboring waitor were talking about how much they love this sandwitch. My waitress talked to me about the picture taking, stating her and her husand do that while out around Orlando & the story about dessert sizes at a local place. ​

    It is heaven. The bread was fresh, tons of turkey & the cheese sauce:cloud9: and real bacon - non of that pre-cooked crap. ​

    The waitress was also the best of the trip. She was friendly, timely, fun to joke around with & overall seemed to really enjoy her job. ​

    I'm trying to figure out how to get this place into my October plans so my husband can finally experience it. ​
     
  5. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Looking forward to your review of Bistro de Paris! We are trying it for the first time on our upcoming trip!
     
  6. Dis_Yoda

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    Bistro de Paris

    The evening of July 4th - I had dinner at Bistro. EPCOT was crowded but not badly so as it was at Magic Kingdom. ​

    I checked in a little early & was quickly seated next to the window overlooking the France Pavillion. ​

    My server was prompt as he went over the menu & I decided on doing the price fix menu w/ the wine pairings this evening. ​

    I started with the amuse bouche:
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    Sauteed Shrimp w/ Avacodo Mousse.​

    To be honest, I wasn't much of a fan of the mousse however I really don't like avacodo much in general so I won't fault them for it. The shrimp was nicely cooked & full of flavor! ​

    Jumbo Sautéed Shrimp - with parsely and garlic, crab and sesame seed croquette, cocktail sauce​

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    The shrimp was nicely done. The croquettes were like mini crab cakes & more crab than filler, which makes me happy. ​

    Grilled Beef Tenderloin - beef Parmentier, asparagus, peppercorn sauce​

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    This was amazing! The beef literally melted in your mouth. It was cooked exactly as I like it. The sauce was peppery but not excessive as peppercorn sauces can tend to be. ​

    Vanilla Créme Brulée - caramelized rice pudding, and Upside down caramel cream, Créme Brulée ice cream​

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    Everything on this plate was absolutely amazing, except - the rice pudding. I never have had rice pudding before so it could be I just don't enjoy that product rather than the overall quality of the dish. ​

    I really enjoyed Bistro. I'm looking forward to returning here in October with my husband, provided I dont change that plan a million and a half times. My only complaint is a silly one - the fried strip things! As you can see - 3 of my dishes had them & well - they added nothing to the dish in looks or taste. ​
     
  7. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Just found your report, I'll have to catch up and read it later, but glad to see you're back!
     
  8. wilma-bride

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    Excellent reviews. We have just made an ADR for the Grand Floridian Cafe next month - I have read some great reviews so really looking forward to it. The food at Bistro de Paris looks amazing - I don't like rice pudding either. Here it is something you usually get cold for school dinners :rotfl:
     
  9. angelmav

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    OK, even though I just ate, your reviews are making me hungry!
     
  10. vinotinto

    vinotinto Just Keep Swimming

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    Thanks for the traffic update! Careful with your lead foot around Tifton. It's notorious for speed traps.
     
  11. Dis_Yoda

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    Hope you enjoy it!

    It really is really nice at GFC. I've never had dinner there but judging by my lunches there - it is well worth heading over there.

    Woot! They make me hungry too.

    Yeah - the traffic/construction there keeps my lead foot in check. I'll remember that when/if it ever gets finished.
     

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