The not so live version of dining w/ Disers, in Castles & on Safari! The Wrap! 2/26

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  1. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran

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    Hi there Disfan! It truly was a great meal! Talk, beg, plead with your hubby, get him to take you there!! :laughing:

    Hi Barb!! Your MP review was the first that I had ever read and that was the start of my curiosity. As dining plans keep moving around you never know we could find an open spot! Food coma is coming for sure! :rotfl:

    Hi Linda! This was a great place! Oh no, don't set your expectations too high there! ;)

    Thank you so much for joining and reading! Welcome, welcome, welcome!!

    That is so funny that you were in my photo. Isn't it odd that I even posted that since it's not really part of the "dining" experience. That happened another time in one of my reviews. A young gal was in my photo and read my post. It would have been even better if we were seated near each other and were in each others' photos! I hope we were well behaved in line behind you!!

    Hi Kylie! Yes, portion control with the bread since they have to come around and present it to you. Although I suppose you could ask for more than one at a time. The filet was pretty awesome!

    It wouldn't be entirely bad Christen! The girls may like the fun servers there. I have no frame of reference for H&V but I know the kids must love it.

    Chefs is one of my favorites as well. MP different but lovely!

    Hi Wmoon! I'm glad I was able to share the CL offerings. I have a few more to share but mostly breakfast so pretty much the same stuff. I hope you enjoy it when you go!

    If you do make it to MP, say hi to Philippe. ;)

    You have a great photo there Kathy!! They have changed it some. You were there before the remodel then.

    I remember your review too Jill. It was another one that influenced me so THANK YOU!!

    You and Wood Nymph know your food!! Good job! And thanks for reading along! :)

    Dani! I LOVE your sarcasm so eating with you would be like 50's PT. You can tell your family that they don't need to pay extra to dine with you, it's ok! :rotfl2:

    That's really my goal as well, smaller portions to maintain the loss but goodness, I'm not always successful at WDW!

    You nailed the fudge expression exactly. That is what I was trying to say!

    Dani, speechless? :lmao::lmao::lmao:

    Uhhhhh, seriously, you like these?? :snail: Perhaps I need to try one before I declare them inedible. It's likely never going to happen so that will leave more for you!! Oh, and I love the grand marnier soufflé that I've had on cruises, one of my favorite desserts. Too bad they don't have it on the MP menu because I would certainly be interested.

    Thanks, Philippe was well behaved!
     
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  3. emmysmommy

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    Hi Charlotte! It was a wonderful place and if you get a chance yes, drag your hubby there, err I mean plan to go there! ;) I know how that works. My hubby has no knowledge of anything dining at WDW and is at my mercy.

    Hi there and thanks so much for joining over here too!! It's so hard to stick with a plan sometimes where you read dining reviews. If our trips were 3-4 weeks in length it would be less of an issue but yeah. :lmao: At least you know what you want already.

    Hi Paula! Oh man, I totally forgot about the bounce back offers... hmmmm... thinking here... But yeah, if you decide to do CL at AKL you will certainly enjoy it.

    Aha! Glad to know Hunter is familiar with it and liked the salad. I ate some and I agree, it was fabulous.

    I'm with you! Two weeks does sound wonderful. But then I'd have to tell my other kids, sorry no Christmas for you mom spent all the $ for Christmas on a Disney trip! :rotfl:

    From reading your PTR I know that you would eat those snails. So you are one of those kind of people. :rotfl2: Snail eaters fascinate me! ;)

    It was a great meal Scott! :)
     
  4. emmysmommy

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    Bonus, Bonus, Bonus... Did I say I have a bonus for you?

    Here's the post dinner video where we recapped our dining experience. Emily quickly corrected me as to where we had just dined....so don't be confused (I was the only one confused!) it was definitely after this dinner.

    It is very apparent that we have never had a single French class so you will have to excuse our ignorance!

    May I present the Post Monsieur Paul video - HERE.


    Next Up: Yacht Club - CL breakfast
     
  5. khaleesi

    khaleesi Life is a Special Occasion

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    I WANT those fruit wire thingies! (I'm sure that's EXACTLY what they're called :blush:) So cool.

    I remember reading about your... interaction... with Phillipe and I'm very impressed with his attempts to make up for that unfortunate situation!

    And now I'm hungry.
     
  6. KatMark

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    Sorry it took me a while to get back (work was crazy busy and I cleaned all day today).

    I am drooling over those goodies in Club Level.

    And your dinner at Monsieur Paul...oh my. I never ever considered that place for Mark and I for a meal (I just heard of it recently), but now I am drooling over that food as my roast is cooking in the oven.

    You two are just too cute...love the video.
     
  7. rachel09985

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    Lol you crack me up! You two are so cute together. I swear, Em looks/sounds like shes 25
     
  8. peachmermaid

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    That video is adorable! You guys are so cute. Also, I'm pleased to say I get the Gracie/George reference. :) Adorable!
     
  9. goofy4prez

    goofy4prez A guy can love Disney and still keep his man card!

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    Brenda, I love your review of MP. This review has really peaked my enthusiasm for when we dine there; Our Nov 30th ADR cannot come soon enough. :yay: I showed my wife your pictures and review of MP and she is excited as I am about going there; and to think, I actually cancelled this ADR once and then an hour later rebooked it.

    Your little video is awesome. It seems like from this video as well as from all your trip reports that you and Emmy not only are mother and daughter, but best friends as well. :goodvibes
     
  10. princess_momma

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    Monsieur Paul looks so delightful! I am just so enticed by French things...champagne, culture, food! I loved reading about your delightful culinary journey there! Can't wait to try it for myself!
     
  11. IheartDDuck

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    I'm loving the video. You and Emmy remind me so much of my Mom and I that it's just creepy!

    I'm trying to jimmy a way for her and I to make it out to Disneyland soon. But I'm hoping that we all overlap sometime in life in Disney (or here if you come out to Chicagoland). It would be a mother/daughter/bestie extravaganza I tell you!

    Bon soir. That's goodnight in French. :lmao: Had to throw that in there. You were cracking me up.
     
  12. emmysmommy

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    Hi khaleesi! Isn't that a great fruit gadget? (I have no clue what it's called either.) The only problem I see is if someone wants the apple that's in the middle. ;)

    I believe Philippe and I have settled our differences. Obviously I can be bought!

    No worries Kathy!

    That little gem of MP I found through reading review on the dining boards. Thanks to the Disboards for making me aware since I don't think I would have ever tried it without reading reviews.

    Thanks and obviously our French will take some work.

    Hi Rachel! Em loved your comment! ::yes::

    Thanks Jennifer! You are far too young to know that reference but I'm glad you get it! :)

    Thank you Bob! Coincidently, I had cancelled this ADR and then re-booked it after reconsideration so I almost didn't get this in our dining line up. Needless to say that I'm glad that we did eat here.

    I really hope you enjoy your experience later this month.

    Awww thanks! Em and I enjoy a great mother/daughter relationship, I've been really blessed. :goodvibes

    This was a great dining experience and although I can't say that I'm at all knowledgeable about all things French I can say that the food and the atmosphere were awesome! Thanks for reading Kimmy and I look forward to hearing what you think when you try it!

    In that case your mom must be super cool!! :lmao::rotfl2:

    Hmmmm I would love to have something work out to meet up with you. Here's to being a drunk li'l cucumber side-kick! ;)

    And muchas gracias for the French lesson!!
     
  13. emmysmommy

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    Day 7: Thurs. August 22, 2013 Yacht Club CL Breakfast


    We ditched our Captains Grille breakfast reservation, once again opting to be lazy and sleep in then grab breakfast in the lounge. We didnt head up to the Regatta Club lounge until nearly 10am. It had very light crowds up there at that time.

    Breakfast options were essentially the same every day with bagels, muffins, danishes, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, and dry cereal choices.
    I grabbed a bagel, fresh melon, and a small bowl of oatmeal (Splenda is out, which is my sweetener of choice.) Em went with a bowl of Froot Loops (shes a kid still, what can I say?) a bagel, and a banana. The lounge closed while we were up there so they started to cart the food away.

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    Up Next: Teppan Edo Lunch


     
  14. emmysmommy

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    Day 7: Thurs. August 22, 2013 – Teppan Edo Lunch



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    We had a 1:30pm lunch reservation at Teppan Edo. This was our 5th or 6th time to eat here. It has never disappointed us as far as the food or the service is concerned. The interaction with the chef and other guests are what really makes this a great place to eat.

    I believe Teppan Edo is Japanese for “arrive at the restaurant soaked from the rain.” The past 3 times that we have dined here we’ve been caught in afternoon thunderstorms that have resulted us being soggy and limp from the untoward weather. The nice thing about this restaurant is their hospitality since they welcome soaked guests with hand towels to dry off.

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    See, we arrived soggy and limp. Please ignore my cheesy smile.
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    We were seated with a family of 5 in the teppan dining room. We were 1 shy of a full table. The family wasn’t too talkative so we didn’t really interact which is completely fine since I understand that some people only go for the food or the cooking ”show”. Ha ha!!

    Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining are the two restaurants in all of WDW where you will feel completely respected and honored to be dining in their establishment with the series of bows that take place throughout the dining experience. We were welcomed with a bow, seated with a bow, greeted by our server and chef with bows, and thanked for dining there with a bow. Honestly, I don’t know the etiquette regarding returning these most gracious acts of respect; however, it is appreciated.

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    Our Teppan chef, Kenta, bowed and welcomed Em and I back. We thought that was odd since we HAD been there before but we had not had him as our teppan chef. I think he was confusing us with someone else.

    Our orders were taken and Em opted once again to have the veggie dish while I ordered the shrimp and chicken – same as always. Em was asked if she was a vegetarian, which was nice since it would have changed the way they prepared her food.

    Kenta ladled out the sauces before he started his cooking show. I said that I loved the ginger sauce and if I could sub the “ranch” for double ginger that would be good. He chef responded two gingers for the ginger! Cute!
    We saw the usual “Minnie” silhouette in oil, the onion volcano, and the shrimp tail flipped into his chef hat. Still an entertaining show.

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    We were started with the veggies and noodles. I didn’t dig in until all the food was cooked and on my plate. That’s probably a mutation of my OCD/organization thing but who can know?

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    Kenta asked if I liked sesame seeds and when I said yes, he sprinkled another layer over my veggies. He was also messing with the kids at that table and would pretend to throw seeds at them. They finally caught on that his serving spoon was empty.

    As for the food – I LOVED IT!! Honestly, I know this isn’t any better than most local teppan restaurants but we’ve always enjoyed the food and the entertainment. It’s just a different dining experience that just seems to click for us. I say DON’T CHANGE A THING TEPPAN EDO!

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    Ueno: Chicken Breast & Shrimp ($27.95)​

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    Em's Veggie option - Seasonal Vegetables ($17.95)​

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    Em cracked the “code” for the teppan table. I know the table isn’t always 500 blazing degrees but I wondered how they turned up the heat. The chef pushes the corresponding red button on the wall for the cooking table.

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    I am not a fan of any of the desserts in the Japan pavilion but Em wanted the chocolate ginger cake so it was ordered, delivered, eaten, and a sigh escaped her lips!

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    Chocolate Ginger cake ($6.95)​

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    Although Teppan Edo does not accept TiW, they used our AP 10% discount and saved $5.88.

    We are booked once again for December so I look forward to returning.​

     
  15. spiritsim

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    This is on our ADR list and the only place my DH has asked to eat at. Actually its his only input for our WDW trip at all. He says he will just go where ever my DD and I want to go. We do the planning and he just follows along. :rotfl2:
     
  16. emmysmommy

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    Ha ha!! I can relate to the idea that all input is appreciated and welcome - it just may not make the final cut! :rotfl2: At least for this one it sounds like your DH should be happy.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that review. We have never been to the Japan pavilion to eat because I didn't think my kids would enjoy it. I may have to give it a try anyway.
     
  18. smile4stamps

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    We've never done any of the Asian restaurants in World Showcase. When I ask Hunter about it he never wants to book them. I think Asian food is more a whim thing for us! It looks good though! Boo on no TiW discount! Lol
     
  19. vettegirl

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    I have never been there but it sounds amazing. I love Japanese food and their friendly culture so it is on my dining bucket list.

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  20. distripplanner

    distripplanner Earning My Ears

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    Well, I love the report as always but it's really throwing a wrench in my spreadsheets for our upcoming trip (150 days, roughly but who's counting? I AM!!)! No complaints here! :) Each time I read a review, I contemplate adding that particular spot in, some I have moved around, some are on the short list for next time. I mulled over Teppan several times before your report (may have even booked and later cancelled it), and now it's booked.. Again. This trip I'm going for heavy on fun/entertaining restaurants, so I think it should fit in nicely. Another revision to the spreadsheet printed!
     
  21. KatMark

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    Okay, I just ate dinner and I'm hungry all over again looking at your update (which somehow I missed). We ate at Teppan Edo last December with Nicki and Todd and Andy and Mark and really, really enjoyed it (except for the screaming child). We'd like to go back but I think we will do it only if we go in April since we go to the best Japanese Steakhouse in Naples every September.

    You and Emily look lovely as always.
     

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