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14 de septiembre de 2017

DisneyVersary 2017: New Paradise Garden Grill Menu for Plaza de la Familia at California Adventure


As part of the Plaza de la Familia celebration that begins tomorrow at Disney California Adventure, Paradise Garden Grill will be featuring a all-new menu of Mexican foods.

Entrees include:

Yucatan-inspired Vaporcitos – Chicken tamales steamed in banana leaves with ranchero salsa, golden rice and black beans [$11.99]

Tortitas de Papa con Queso – Crispy potato cakes with Oaxaca cheese, ranchero salsa, golden rice and pickled onion salad [$11.99]

Mole Verde con Pollo – Herb-braised chicken with golden rice, black beans and corn tortillas [$11.99]

Tacos de Estilo Callejero – Trio of sirloin beef tacos with pickled vegetables, golden rice and black beans [$12.99]

For dessert:

Ensalada de Frutas – Jicama, watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, and mango with chili-line salt and chamoy [$5.99]

Tres Leches Parfait – With rum and vanilla bean chantilly, drizzled with dulce de leche and garnished with a white chocolate skull [$5.99]

Pan de Muerto – With vanilla custard filling [$5.49]

Special drinks:

Mexican Hot Chocolate – Cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate topped with whipped cream

Agua de Jamaica Slush – Hibiscus-flavored drink [$5.49]

Dos Equis Lager [$8.75]

Plaza de la Familia is scheduled to take over the Paradise Gardens area from September 15th to November 2nd.

Source: Disneyland

4 de septiembre de 2017

DisneyVersary 2017 - REVIEW: The Chocolate Studio in Future World, Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2017


Welcome to a marketplace review for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2017, taking place in the park from August 31st through November 13th, 2017. This review will cover “The Chocolate Studio”, which is located in Future World West in the pathway to World Showcase near the Imagination pavilion.

The Chocolate Studio



Food:
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel –  $4.75
  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust –  $4.25
Beverages:
  • Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles –  $7.00
  • Banfi Rosa Regale, Piedmont –  $9.00
  • Lenotti Recioto della Valpolicella, Veneto –  $10.00
  • RL Buller Fine Muscat, Rutherglen –  $6.00

Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel –  $4.75



The Liquid Nitro Truffle is still a delight and still on our absolute must list for the event for all the reasons we have been saying for years now.

Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust –  $4.25



For those who prefer a dark chocolate flavor, the raspberry torte is absolutely sublime. A nice alternative to the truffle… or you could just get both…

Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles –  $7.00



This comes in around $30 a bottle outside of the festival, so $7 for a glass isn’t a terrible deal considering the majority of the festival prices. Pairs well with either chocolate dessert and it’s perfectly enjoyable.

Banfi Rosa Regale, Piedmont –  $9.00

This is that bright red translucent wine that comes up whenever chocolate is advertised somewhere. It’s not bad, but $9 a glass is hard to swallow considering how readily available and inexpensive the wine is elsewhere.

Lenotti Recioto della Valpolicella, Veneto –  $10.00

Fairly unique and difficult to find outside of the festival, we recommend this purchase which pairs well with the chocolates.

RL Buller Fine Muscat, Rutherglen –  $6.00

Another fairly interesting wine for the festival, high ratings across the board on many wine enthusiast websites, and at $6 a glass it feels validated.

3 de enero de 2017

Joffrey’s Coffee Kiosks Update drinks, add passholder discount


One of the best culinary moves Disney World has made in the last few years was to dump the nasty tasting Nestle instant coffee machines for a fresh brewed batch of local coffee brewers Joffrey’s at almost all of its restaurants. They’ve also expanded the number of Joffrey’s coffee kiosks in the parks meaning that those who don’t like the flavor of that big national brand that recently set up shop, now have another option in the parks.
Even more good news for coffee lovers, Joffrey’s is offering a new annual passholder discount. Starting this year, Joffrey’s will offer Annual Passholders a 20% discount on food and beverages, excluding alcohol. Just show your passholder card when paying.
Beginning January 14th you’ll also be able to enjoy three new signature beverages at the Joffrey’s kiosks.
  • Cupid’s Kiss Latte: a rich espresso shot blended with caramel & coconut syrups, dark chocolate and creamy steamed milk.
  • Valentine’s White Mocha: A blend of rich espresso, white chocolate syrup, raspberry and creamy steamed milk.
  • Amore Cocoa Latte: rich espresso flavored with dark chocolate sauce, light coconut syrup and creamy steamed milk.
Each is available hot or over ice. Make it spirited by adding a shot of Bailey’s Irish Crème, Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua or Jameson Irish Whisky. A perfect pick-me-up on a cold Central Florida Winter’s day, if we have any more in 2017. They’re only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out.One of the best culinary moves Disney World has made in the last few years was to dump the nasty tasting Nestle instant coffee machines for a fresh brewed batch of local coffee brewers Joffrey’s at almost all of its restaurants. They’ve also expanded the number of Joffrey’s coffee kiosks in the parks meaning that those who don’t like the flavor of that big national brand that recently set up shop, now have another option in the parks.
Even more good news for coffee lovers, Joffrey’s is offering a new annual passholder discount. Starting this year, Joffrey’s will offer Annual Passholders a 20% discount on food and beverages, excluding alcohol. Just show your passholder card when paying.
Beginning January 14th you’ll also be able to enjoy three new signature beverages at the Joffrey’s kiosks.
  • Cupid’s Kiss Latte: a rich espresso shot blended with caramel & coconut syrups, dark chocolate and creamy steamed milk.
  • Valentine’s White Mocha: A blend of rich espresso, white chocolate syrup, raspberry and creamy steamed milk.
  • Amore Cocoa Latte: rich espresso flavored with dark chocolate sauce, light coconut syrup and creamy steamed milk.
Each is available hot or over ice. Make it spirited by adding a shot of Bailey’s Irish Crème, Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua or Jameson Irish Whisky. A perfect pick-me-up on a cold Central Florida Winter’s day, if we have any more in 2017. They’re only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out.
For those staying at select Deluxe Resorts you’ll soon find Joffrey’s K-Cups in your rooms. For the rest of us, we’ll be able to order them online.
Finally, Joffrey’s tea store at Disney Springs has also started to serve coffee. So be sure to head inside on your next visit for a tasting

12 de octubre de 2016

“DisneyVersario 2016” | PUMPKIN RAVIOLI

Debbie Matenopoulos is making homemade ravioli with some fall flavors, pumpkin and squash.


Ingredients for Squash Filling

•1 pound sugar pumpkins, butternut squash, or acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise

•1 cup of heavy cream

•pinch of nutmeg

•olive or grapeseed oil
•salt and pepper •4 Tbsp of unsalted butter

Ingredients for Pasta Dough

•2 cups 00 flour

•1 cup semolina flour (fine grind)

•1 tsp kosher salt

•4 Eggs

•1 Tbsp of Olive Oil

Ingredients for Brown Butter Sage Sauce with Hazelnuts

•1 stick of butter (8 tbsp/4oz)

•10-12 sage leaves

•1/2 lemon, juiced

•1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for finished garnish

•1/2 cup pasta water or chicken/veg stock

•1/3 cup chopped and toasted hazelnuts

•Salt and pepper to taste

•Garnish: Fried Sage leaves and Grated Parmigiano


Pumpkin Ravioli - Home & Family


Debbie Matenopoulos is in the kitchen showing you how to make your own homemade pasta. Directions for Squash Filling

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut squash through stem lengthwise and rub with oil and salt and pepper. Roast squash skin side down for 30-40 minutes until easily pierced with a knife (if larger squash may need longer). Better to over cook than under cook! While squash cooks , in a sauce pan warm the cream, butter, and nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Once squash is soft and cool enough to handle, scoop into a food processor or blender and pour in warm cream mixture. Puree mixture until smooth. Adjust for seasoning.

Directions for Pasta Dough

*In a stand mixer …
Using the dough hook, in the bowl combine flour and salt. Add eggs 1 at a time and continue to mix. Slowly add in oil and continue to incorporate into the flour until it forms a ball. Sprinkle flour on work surface and knead the dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.

*In a food processor…
Fit a food processor with the metal blade. Add all but 1/2 cup of the 00 flour into the work bowl and pulse to mix. You will use the reserved flour later to adjust the consistency of the dough.

Crack the eggs into a liquid measuring cup and add the olive oil. Pour the eggs and oil into the work bowl. Pulse until the flour is evenly moistened and crumbly. If the dough is super sticky, add more flour, 1 Tbs. at a time, processing until it is incorporated. After about 30 seconds total, the dough should come together in a loose ball and feel moist but not sticky.

Dust your clean work surface with flour and put the dough ball in the middle of the surface. Knead the dough for about 3-5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Wrap in plastic and let rest 30 minutes to let gluten relax. Follow the same directions below.

In a manual or automatic pasta maker…

**Cut the ball of dough in half, cover and reserve half the dough until you are ready to use it to prevent drying out. Dust the counter and dough and machine with flour. Form the dough into a rectangle and roll it through the pasta machine, 2-3 times, making thinner each time. Guide the sheet of dough with the palm of your hand as it comes out the other side of the rollers. Reduce the setting and crank the dough through again, 2-3 times until the dough is approx 1/8-inch thick.

DIrections for Brown Sage Sauce with Hazenuts

While your ravioli cooks, melt butter in a large saute pan and continue cooking until butter turns golden brown color or "noisette", being careful not to burn. Add sage leaves and remove from heat. Add lemon juice, pasta water or stock, and cheese and set aside (taste for seasoning). Once ravioli is cooked (dropped in boiling salted water until it floats to top 1-2 minutes), place in sauce pan with butter. Serve ravioli topped with fried sage, parm, and toasted hazelnuts.

1 de julio de 2016

REVIEW: Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Revamps Menu, Favorites Change, New Items Added

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs has been a hot spot amongst Disney fans to say the least, offering what many considered a very strong drink and food menu. I personally will drop by at least 2-3 times a month for a quick drink or bite, feeling this is really one of the best bar/restaurants on property. This week, a fair amount of the food menu was altered due to guest demand, so we decided to go and try it out.

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Gone are the Good Dates, Snack of Ra, and the original Tanis Tacos, replaced with Temple Tenderloin, Sallah’s Falafel, and the Tanis Tuna Tacos.


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The temporary menu in the front of the book sin’t all that has changed… the entire book is gone…


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Some drinks have descriptions on the front page.


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Most just have a name and a price.


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The Sallah’s Falafel was really great, especially with the spicy sauce on the side. There is naan bread under all of that, with guests expected to rip all of this up and eat it as a finger food. Luckily it tasted great because trying to eat this in this format was kind of a challenge. It should probably be served pre-cut or something of the sort.


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The Rolling Boulder Sliders were revamped for the most part, losing the spicy yogurt sauce in favor of brisket meatballs with a tomato-bacon jam. I would order the old sliders about 1-2 times a month, so I was pretty worried about this change, but these were good. They are radically different but in a good way. Gone is the spiciness, replaced with a more flavorful sauce that will likely be enjoyed by more guests overall.

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I was pretty excited about the Temple Tenderloin, but the flavor was very bland. The bread was fresh, but the rest of it just lacked any flavor to me. The fries underneath however, were spectacular. The fries are tossed in a bacon and chimichurri sauce, unique to say the least.

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The Tanis Tuna Tacos also lacked flavor, even after squeezing a generous amount of lime on them. The toppings and the tacos themselves tasted very fresh, but the main ingredient tasted non-existent honestly. 

Overall, the changes don’t make me went to stop visiting Jock Lindsey’s but they aren’t overly positive either. I prefer the original sliders, but the new ones are a solid adjustment. Otherwise, there wasn’t much outside of french fries and the falafel that I thought was particularity good. Hopefully they will continue to work on the menu until it evenly rounded out, but until then it’s still worth flying by for drinks and a bite.

27 de mayo de 2016

REVIEW, PHOTOS, VIDEO: Nomad Lounge & Tiffins Restaurant Soft Open at Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has always been a park in need of more table service dining. From the time when the park opened in 1998, the options have been very limited, in fact, at one point in time, your only options were the Rainforest Cafe and a character buffet breakfast in Dinoland. Even with the addition of Yak and Yeti in 2008 and the conversion of Tusker House to a buffet, the options still seemed limited and the park did not feature a fine dining (or signature) establishment. Fast forward to the advent of the expansion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the park finally is slated to add an entirely new land, a nighttime attraction and entertainment lineup, new counter service establishments, and of course, Tiffins Restaurant and the Nomad Lounge.



Tiffins marks an important moment in the park’s history. Tomorrow will see the park boast its very first late night closure without Extra Magic Hours, what could be a daily occurrence from now on permanently regardless what nighttime show is running. Adding a signature venue where guests can drink and dine for a few hours adds a nice chunk more to a day at the park, and with the level of quality and service at Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge, you will certainly be spending at least an hour dining here if you choose to do so.


Of course, we have reservations to dine at Tiffins on its very first day of operation on Friday and once again on Saturday to experience the Jungle Book: Alive with Magic package, but when I heard there would be a soft opening today, I jumped at the opportunity to take our very first look inside the new restaurant and to try the Nomad Lounge area which boasts a unique menu of food and drink from the main restaurant.


Before we get too far into this, you MUST see the interior of this restaurant. It is absolutely one of the most gorgeous restaurants in all of Walt Disney World. If you are like me, which if you are reading this I assume you are, you are fascinated by theme park design, and that’s what this restaurant is all about: the journeys and the hard work that went into creating Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here’s a video walkthrough of both eh restaurant and lounge:



Nomad lounge is placed in the midst of Tiffins, along the path from Discovery Island to Pandora: The World of AVATAR. This was done so Nomad would have waterfront patio seating and a circular bay of windows around the interior seating and bar area. Being a lounge, you do not need and can not make reservations to dine here, unlike Tiffins.


The specialty drink menu here is gigantic compared to many of the lounges on property, at least in variety of drink only offered at this establishment. There are even drinks only available at the Nomad Lounge that will not be served to dining tables at Tiffins.





















The drink menu can be a bit overwhelming, but the staff at Nomad Lounge is impeccable. All of the recommendations and the guide through the menu we received were second to none. Also, I’m a sucker for themed coasters…



’m no fan of mint drinks, but if you are, the Snow Leopard’s Salvation is the drink for you.


The Boto-Rita was fine, not really my thing, but pretty good.


I’m a really big fan of the ubiquitous Jungle Juice, so when I tried two drinks here that tasted like alcoholic versions of the Animal Kingdom favorite, I was quite happy. The first of which was the Leaping Lizard, which also has a pineapple decorative piece meant to  look like a lizard’s head…


My personal favorite was the Night Monkey, which just might be may favorite drink in all of WDW.


The Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale is a nod to the former Adventurer’s Club at Pleasure Island and a really fine dark beer that I will certainly be ordering again. You may yell at me, but this is honestly the first thing ever having to do with the club that I’m happy about…


The Lamu Libation was my second favorite drink that we tried. It was perfectly sweet and had a great flavor to it. I will be ordering this again for sure.


The Temping Tigress was also enjoyable, even though I hate bourbon, I would not turn this down if it were offered to me again. This is probably the highest honor I can give to any bourbon drink I’ve ever had in my life.


The lounge also has a number of non-alcoholic options, of which we tried the Hibiscus Henna. The lounge offers a number of the alcoholic drinks without alcohol under different names, which is a nice offering.


Nomad Lounge also offers a small menu of exclusive bites, which of course we had to try.


The vegetarian summer roll was surprisingly good. This is not necessarily something I would usually order anywhere, but the spicy sauce accompanying the roll made this quite enjoyable.


The Indian Butter Chicken Wings were a bit of a letdown. The flavor just wasn’t there on these, which is somewhat disconcerting as this was the item I was most looking forward to. Luckily, we were so wowed by this point by the atmosphere and drinks that this don’t ruin our experience.



The seared wagyu beef was by far the worst item we tried. No flavor and quite expensive for just three small pieces.


The pork ribs were the real winner here. Again, while a small portion, the lime accented flavor and fall-off-the-bone quality were worth every penny. Unlike some other lounges on property, the portions here may be good for 1-2 guests, but that’s about it. This is a lounge attached to a signature dining venue, so it isn’t shocking, but could be better.


One last item that is not featured on the menu is the bread service. Similar to Sanaa, this plate features a sampling of bread with dipping sauces. However, this plate here offered unique breads and dipping sauces, including a spicy yogurt sauce which was my favorite. I highly recommend ordering this on your next visit to the lounge.




For dessert, the lounge offers an exclusive “Taste of Tiffins” which has minute samplings of three of the larger desserts in one small plate. This was really fantastic, and gets a review pretty much like Amorette’s pastries; it’s very small but makes us for it and taste and quality of the presentation.



Nomad Lounge and Tiffins are not yet accepting any sort of discounts, as to be expected at this point from a new dining establishment at Walt Disney World.


Overall, Tiffins is a gorgeous restaurant and definitely the signature restaurant that Animal Kingdom deserves, design wise at least. We’ll bring you a full review of Tiffins in the days ahead, but the interior is a beautiful love-letter to the attention to details and amazing journeys that Imagineers made to make Disney’s Animal Kingdom happen. The interior is jaw-dropping.





Note that they were not yet allowing guests to purchase the customizable tags to hang over the bar, but when they do, $0.85 of your dollar (which is the minimum donation) will go to the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund.

Nomad Lounge is just a beautiful as the rest, both inside and out. The music is relaxing, yet vibrant and the patio is just as serene as it is in the main bar area.



The food menu is really solid and may even improve as the days progress (our server was surprised to hear we did not like the wagyu beef). The drink menu might be second to none quite honestly. I can’t think of a specialty drink menu at Walt Disney World where I would have a more difficult time picking a beverage. There is a lot on this drink menu and a lot of it is absolutely phenomenal. Nomad Lounge will without a doubt will be a regular drink destination for us, and the bread service and ribs will likely be on the must-order short list overtime we visit. The atmosphere alone is worth your money, never mind anything they will serve you. Kudos to all involved in the creation of Animal Kingdom’s latest masterpiece.

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