Category Archives: Resorts

Reservations Open for Narcoossee’s Waterfront Brunch

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Reservations are now open for Narcoossee’s Waterfront Brunch, which will begin service at the Grand Floridian Resort on November 22, according to the Disney Parks Blog. The Sunday morning brunch service will begin with a choice of Champagne, Mimosa, or signature Bloody Mary for adults or a smoothie for kids. The shared pastry basket will feature house-made chocolate and traditional croissants, muffins, Danish, and pecan sticky buns paired with Vermont cultured butter and seasonal jam.

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Breakfast at Everything POP


Many of you probably know that I’m a savory breakfast person. And while a Breakfast/Bounty Platter sometimes fits the bill, you know I’m always on the lookout for some of the more unique items offered on property. While scouting menus on the WDW website, I decided I would make my way over to Everything Pop at the Pop Century Resort to try their Chicken Fried Chicken with Sausage Gravy. In addition to the generous piece of chicken (it filled nearly half the plate) were two big scoops of scrambled eggs.


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Lunch at Landscape of Flavors


I’m a big fan of a simple Caprese sandwich or salad. I’ve ordered several on WDW property throughout the years, be it from Crew’s Cup, Earl of Sandwich, Portobello… The list goes on. I’m especially appreciative of them in the summer, when, even with heartier bread when in sandwich form, they don’t necessarily leave you feeling weighed down. While making my way home from a visit to Art of Animation, I ordered their Caprese Sandwich to go. The sandwich features Vine-ripened Tomato, fresh Mozzarella, Basil Leaves, and Balsamic Drizzle on Ciabatta with House-made Chips or Coleslaw. I’ve had their coleslaw in the past, but it wasn’t a standout, so I opted for the chips.


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Breakfast at Grand Floridian Cafe

Over the holiday weekend, I met up with some friends at Magic Kingdom. I decided to start my day a little earlier, however, and visited the Grand Floridian Cafe for breakfast. Since I was about to venture into MK for a few hours, I figured I might as well start my day with a Florida Sunshine. I enjoyed this cocktail on my last breakfast visit here a little over a year ago. It features Peach Schnapps, Chambord, Skyy Vodka, and a splash of Orange and Cranberry Juices.


I was looking for something substantial since I didn’t have any plans on the agenda for dining while at MK. At the same time, I didn’t want to feel weighed down by too many carbs, so I opted for the Sirloin Steak and Eggs.


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Lunch at Hurricane Hanna’s Grill


I haven’t made my way to Hurricane Hanna’s (located poolside of the Yacht & Beach Club) since March of last year. On that visit, I ordered Hanna’s 1/3 lb Bacon Angus Cheeseburger, which, honestly, fared much better than most other Disney burgers I’ve had. This time around, I thought I’d give the Vegetarian Falafel Flatbread a try, which has been introduced since then.


Flatbread has dual meaning at WDW. It can mean “like a pizza,” or it can mean a “like a sandwich in pita.” If the menu doesn’t have pictures and are expecting one over the other, be sure to ask the Cast Member for clarification. At Hurricane Hanna’s, we have the latter.


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Disney at Home: Boma’s Sambal

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It’s been almost a year since I’ve done a Disney at Home post. I had been poring over my cookbooks and have found a few recipes I want to try, and there are a few on my list. After my lunch at Sanaa the other day, I stopped into Johari Treasures, the sundries shop at Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village. I spotted the ‘Cooking Safari With Mickey’ book that was released this spring and took a look through it. There, I spotted the recipe for Sambal that is served at Boma (located in the Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House), and the ingredients resonated to what I had just enjoyed at Sanaa.


The recipe requires only four ingredients: sun-dried tomatoes, light brown sugar, chipotles in adobo, and coarse salt. Once the ingredients are measured out, it’s as simple as tossing everything into a food processor and combining. This spicy sauce takes about 5 minutes to make (not counting some resting time).

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Holiday 2015 Dining at WDW

We may just be a few days into August, but the holidays will be here before we know it, and if you’re spending your time at WDW, you definitely want to start making your dining reservations if you haven’t already.

liberty-tree-tavernLiberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom

For Thanksgiving, you can find the classic turkey dinner served family-style at Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom.

rose-and-crown-restaurant-and-pubRose & Crown in the UK pavilion

Over in Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot serves traditional Norwegian meatballs and pan-seared salmon at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in addition to the traditional offerings. Special Thanksgiving menus during lunch and dinner seatings will also be served at Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Tutto Itlalia Ristorante, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose & Crown Dining Room, and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, as well as quick service location Sunshine Seasons in The Land pavilion.

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