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Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by TinkerBelle_325, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. kabuki

    kabuki <font color=green>It's free if you pass out in the

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    Have a GREAT time! W ecan't wait to see your reviews!

    Too excited!:woohoo: it's almost here!
     
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  3. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Yes we are doing some of the $8 seminars:

    Sept 26th Caymus 2pm
    Sept 27th American Brownie 1pm
    Sept 30th Chef TJ from Ohana 4:30pm

    I have no frame of reference in terms of how they will compare to previous seminars as I never attended the free seminars. We are TIW members so the seminars cost us $5 with advance purchase.
     
  4. Dis_Yoda

    Dis_Yoda DIS Veteran

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    Just now saw this thread!

    So apparently our 27ths are identical! We'll be at the 1pm seminar at the same time and most likely V&A at the same time. Oh and the 28th we are also at California Grill. On the 1st - We are doing the Jiko's Signature Event though.
     
  5. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Oh my goodness! :rotfl:

    Well thank you for answering my V&A question! :laughing: Too funny that we will be there the same night.

    The American Brownie tasting looks fantastic. I didn't even realize there was a signature event at Jiko that night so now I've switched my ADR to Sept 30th. I'm just a bit concerned that the chefs might be more focused on the event than the normal diners.
     
  6. Dis_Yoda

    Dis_Yoda DIS Veteran

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    Haha. It is funny. I'll be the girl in the black knee length halter dress (sans stockings ;))

    It does look fantastic. However, we might be at 'stuffed mode' at that point with having the Sweet Sundays event shortly before.

    Awww, I understand the switching of the meal. I dont think it would take away too much from the Jiko's staff. Apparently its taking place outside of Jikos on the savannah or something (then again this is just internet ramblings at this point)
     
  7. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    As I sit here at my desk, eating my sad little greek salad with chicken....I realize that at this time tomorrow I will be...

    Having lunch at Kona Cafe :lovestruc

    We are leaving in T minus 14 hours and counting! (Yup that's 3:30am :scared1:)

    Also, I just received an updated confirmation from Disney Destinations LLC and it is listing Lagoon View Club Level :woohoo::woohoo: Looks like an upgrade :eek: :cloud9:
     
  8. milmore104

    milmore104 My DH is "Dusty Boots"

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    Congrats on that upgrade :woohoo: :woohoo: Have a wonderful trip.
     
  9. TigerKat

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    Congrats on the upgrade!!!!:dance3::woohoo::cool1:
     
  10. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    We're here!!


    We arrived at the Polynesian at noon (having been "up" since 2am [on only 2 hours sleep :scared1:])

    We were given a card at the gatehouse and instructed to give it to the valet. From the moment we arrived every CM was personable and friendly. The valet had bell services call to see if our room was ready - it was :worship:

    Someone from bell services drove us to Hawaii and we were greeted by Wes. He handed us our itinerary and our welcome package, told us to go and check out the room, unpack and get settled and then wander back down to get our keys.

    We were upgraded to Lagoon View :wizard: We are on the third floor and have a PERFECT view of Cinderella Castle :lovestruc

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    As soon as we had unpacked and got our keys we went to Kona Cafe for lunch. Unfortunately this was a less than pleasant experience :headache:

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    We were seated quickly, and ordered quickly! We had barely eaten and were ready for our first dose of Disney food.

    I ordered the Polynesian Plate Lunch, Grilled Teriyaki Steak with Pineapple Salsa, Sticky Rice & Macaroni Salad.
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    DMom ordered the Kona Salad with Chicken
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    DDad ordered the Angus Chuck Kahuna Burger
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    DMom and DDad had Longboard Lager to drink and I had a margarita, salted on the rocks
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    Our drinks arrived within minutes and our food shortly after. Our waitress checked on us 5 mins after the food arrived and realized by DDad had not received any condiments. She asked what he would prefer and he asked for Dijon mustard, she replied "No problem" and went off to get it, or so we thought.

    Behind us, a table of 12 was awaiting dessert. Our waitress walked their desserts to them, 2 at a time. That is 6 trips back and forth to the pastry kitchen! Meanwhile, DMom and I are eating our lunches and DDad is left waiting to eat. We attempted to get her attention multiple times but she was noticably ignoring our table. After 15 minutes, 12 desserts delivered and 3 other servers simply standing there...and my dad's burger being cold, she finally comes out and says "Oh I couldn't find it!"

    DDad sent the burger back, DMom & I were nearly finished. The food that we had was great, but the service sucked :confused3

    Thankfully our next food experience was FAR better....The Food & Wine Festival Preview!!! (next post)
     
  11. Nancy for Disney

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    Great pics of Kona. Sorry about the service. Hopefully it won't set a theme for the trips. Hope you are having fun.
     
  12. oybolshoi

    oybolshoi <marquee><font color=green>You say vacation addict

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    Bring on the F&W porn!!! :cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  13. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Now for the part you have all been waiting for....

    The Food & Wine Festival Preview!


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    Wrist band gift cards

    First up: CANADA

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    Cheddar Cheese Soup 5/5
    Salmon 5/5
    Spicy Sausage 0/5 My god this was bad! Too spicy, insanely greasy and runny polenta

    GREECE

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    Chicken Souvlaki 3/5
    Spanikopita 5/5
    Wine 0/5 it was sickeningly sweet :sick:

    NEW ZEALAND

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    Lamb Slider 4/5

    FRANCE

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    Escargot en Brioche 5/5
    Cabernet Braised Short Ribs 5/5
    Chocolate Milk Creme Brulee (yup that is right, made with Chocolate Milk) 5/5

    Ok...now I must go collapse into bed because I am literally exhausted.

    UP Tomorrow:
    Liberty Tree Tavern lunch
    Kona Cafe dinner
     
  14. TheDisneyGirl02

    TheDisneyGirl02 <font color=navy>I found my Disney Prince!<br><fon

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    Loving the live review! Can't wait to read more! :)
     
  15. Cotta

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    Great reviews! SO excited to see the F&W choices that I will get to sample in a couple weeks!!! YAY!
     
  16. shannn

    shannn If I spend my kids' college funds on DVC, can I ha

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    YUM!!! Chocolate milk creme brulee? I know where I'm heading first in 17 days!
     
  17. winnja

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    May I ask what that tasty huge beverage to the right of the creme brulee might be? It looks delish!
     
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  19. oybolshoi

    oybolshoi <marquee><font color=green>You say vacation addict

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    I'm pretty sure that's a Kir Royale or a Pomegranate Kir Royale. Quite tasty ... they are a favorite drink of mine when visiting the French pavilion. :thumbsup2
     
  20. C.Marie

    C.Marie Earning My Ears

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    I've come out of the woodwork to do a little happy dance for your live report!

    Like you, I am a big fan of oybolshoi and MickeyNicki. In the past I posted more often and even attempted witty comments on oybolshoi's hilarious dining tales, but mostly I have been a lurker lately - working full time and trying to get into grad school takes up all my DisBoards devotion time.

    But, I am fortunate enough to look forward to experiencing F&W for the first time this year and so whenever I get a moment to spare I stalk out as many reviews and pictures as I possibly can find so that I know exactly what I'll be indulging in when I arrive on Oct. 30th. That's normal right? :rotfl: Did I mention that this is a big 30th wedding anniversary celebration trip for my parents so we're going to be on the deluxe dining plan? I think I might need bigger pants already. :rotfl: I will not hide in the shadows any longer, I will stand tall and proudly proclaim - I love food porn!

    Now, when's the next update? popcorn::
     
  21. oybolshoi

    oybolshoi <marquee><font color=green>You say vacation addict

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    In the name of all that is hungry, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN???

    I rarely forget a poster and I remember you from such reports as Argle-Bargle and The Food was not Undelicious. Don't be a stranger ... anywhere around the food boards. This is a great group of people that will only be made better by you joining in! :hug:

    And now ... back to the OPs live food porn!! :cool1:

     

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