Thursday, October 31, 2013

Crisp pork belly from the Brazil booth



Crisp pork belly from the Brazil booth available during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kid’s chicken caesar salad with grapes



Kid’s chicken caesar salad with grapes & bottle of water from Sunshine Seasons located in the Land Pavilion in Epcot.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Different Foods from Party for the Senses


Seared diver scallop with popcorn, brussel sprouts by Matt Carter at The House Brasserie in Scottsdale, Az.


Heirloom tomato salad with sheep's milk feta, crispy eggplant by Alex Seidel from the Fruition Restaurant in Denver, CO.


Tuna tartare by Mark Boor from Fulton's Crab House in Downtown Disney Marketplace in WDW.


Assorted chocolates by Viktoria Richards Chocolates in New Port Richey, FL.


Pan seared Mahi Mahi with asian pot stickers, ginger sesame drizzle by Ana C. Rivera & Kit Miller from Sci-Fi Dine-in in Disney's Hollywood Studios.


Xi'an rou jai mo by Sun Shu Sen from the China pavilion located in Epcot.


Duck confit tagliatelle with pine mushrooms, fermented garlic paste & poached egg by Rochelle Daniel from L'Auberge de Sedona in Sedona, AZ.


Grilled spicy octopus by Dean Max from 3030 Ocean in Boca Raton, FL.


Lamb biriyani with saffron braised baby vegetables by Jeff Brenchley in Sanaa located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Petite spicy chicken meatball by Jeff Henderson from Chef Jeff Catering in Las Vegas, NV.

Different Foods from Party for the Senses on October 19, 2013 at Epcot, click each picture to read description.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Loch Lomond Cocktail



Loch Lomond Cocktail (Scotch, Drambuie, and dry Vermouth) from the Scotland booth available during the Epcot Food & Wine festival.

From Bean to the Bar at Epcot

By: Nick, co-writer of the Disney Musings Blog

There are some sweet creations and free chocolate samples to be had at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival Center.

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar is presented by Ghirardelli Chocolate.



Here you can find the history of Ghirardelli...


...learn about how chocolate is made...


...and DRINK chocolate! No, it's not like drinking a hot chocolate. This is "Drinking Chocolate", and it is like sipping on an amazing chocolate bar! You can also buy wine, but I was just there for  the chocolate!



You can also buy chocolate bars of course.


Bags of the little sample sizes.


Build your own tin with whatever flavor you'd like.



There are even artistic creations created with the sweets on display.





If you look closely, you may spot a couple of hidden Mickey's in the display below.
 


For last years chocolate art creations, please check out this great article from our friend Gaylin. And did I mention the free samples? It's worth stopping by this wonderful spot if just for that!

This article was originally posted on the Disney Musings Blog, which Nick co-writes with his wife, Barbie. 
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Orange dole whip from the Refreshment Port



Orange dole whip from the Refreshment Port located in the World showcase, available during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Escargots

Rice puddin

Warm brownie sundae from Ghirardelli located in Downtown Disney.



Warm brownie sundae from Ghirardelli located in Downtown Disney.

Epcot's Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

By: Nick Maglio, co-writer of the Disney Musings Blog
My wife, friends Kandi and John, and I had a late lunch at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion of Epcot on our last trip to Walt Disney World.




Our meal started with a photo with Belle.

Left to Right: John, Kandi, Belle, Barbie, Nick

The meal includes a complimentary imaging package including 4 prints size 4" x 6" and one 6" x 8" print in a Disney Princesses themed folder. Additional photos may be purchased. One image package per group of four paying guests, 2 packages for groups of 5-8 guests and 3 packages for groups of 9-12 guests. The package was delivered during our lunch.

The Royal Feast begins with "A Taste of Norway" which includes sliced deli meats, seafood, and a grand selection of prepared salads and cheeses.


I could have just had the food offered on this buffet and been happy. There was plenty to choose from. The fish dishes were excellent.

Adult Entrees:
Traditional Kjottkake -Norwegian meatballs served with Mashed Potatoes, seasonal Vegetables, and Lingonberry Sauce
Oven-roasted Chicken Breast - with fennel hash, tomato jam and chive oil
Open-faced Beef Sandwich - thinly sliced beef sirloin, wild mushroom-onion ragout, Jarlsberg cheese served with your choice of soup
Open-faced Chicken Sandwich - on Sourdough Bread with Tomatoes, Arugula, Bacon, Mushroom Vinaigrette, Jarlsberg cheese, and Lingonberry Mayonnaise, served with your choice of soup
Seared Salmon Cakes - with pickled root vegetable, remoulade and your choice of soup
Mushroom Stuffed Pasta - with Swiss chard, over-roasted shiitakes and parmesan cream

Barbie and I had the traditional Kjottkake, John the Beef. I cannot recall what Kandi had, but we all enjoyed our meals.

Kids Meals:
Meatballs-with Mashed Potatoes and Corn
Hot Dog- with corn
Pizza - with mozzarella
Grilled Chicken Breast - served with vegetables and roasted potatoes
Cheese Ravioli - served with tomato sauce
Salmon - served with vegetables and roasted potatoes
Dessert, and Choice of 1% milk, small Bottled Water or Juice
Soft Drinks Available Upon Request
Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid light pomegranate lemonade, Barq's root beer
Glowing Character Punch - Minute Maid Light Lemonade Punch served in a souvenir cup with a glowing Disney character Light $6.49

Dessert plate was delicious and included:
Sweet and Savory Chocolate Mousse
Traditional Rice Cream - topped with Strawberry Sauce
Apple Cake with cardamom whipped cream

While not as elegant perhaps as a meal at Cinderella Castle, this is less expensive, the food is very good, and you meet several Princesses. The Princesses on our visit (besides Belle), were Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White, and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).You may get different Princesses at different times, including Jasmine, Mulan and Mary Poppins (who I was unaware is a Princess!)

The price of this meal varies based on the time of year, peak seasons vs regular season, and even on the day of the week weekday vs weekend.


This post was originally posted on the Disney Musings Blog, which Nick co-writes with his wife, Barbie.
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