Over at Disney Springs Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant is going to celebrate National Irish Coffee Day Monday on January 25th, with a special guest offer for the pub’s traditional Irish Coffee: “You buy the coffee, the whiskey is on us!”
Raglan Road general manager Alan Delahunt invites guests to raise a glass to the national holiday that’s sure to be a wake-up call.
“It’s good to see Irish coffee getting the recognition it deserves,” Delahunt says. “It’s a great drink any time of day, and if whiskey and coffee get their own national days, Irish coffee should have its day in the sun, too.”
At Raglan Road, the traditional Irish coffee promo gives caffeine and whiskey fans something to tap their toes about as they enjoy the pub’s live Irish music and dance. The Traditional Irish coffee special offer is a finely-tuned mix of coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream.
Other coffee-based cocktails are on the menu daily: the Bush-Tail Nitro is a cold-pressed Foxtail brew on draft infused with brown sugar syrup and Bushmills Irish whiskey topped with cream.
The Iced Irish features Baileys Salted Caramel with iced coffee, butterscotch schnapps, and Paddy’s Irish Whiskey topped with whipped cream.
The Bailey’s Shake is a frozen mix of ice cream, Baileys Irish Cream, and coffee liqueur.
“In Ireland, the Irish coffee is definitely a staple,” Delahunt says. “So we are ‘delira and excira’ to have an opportunity to celebrate this fantastic libation and to share our promotion of a traditional Irish staple with our guests. Alex Levine put it best when he said, ‘Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.’”
The Food and Wine Classic: A Taste of Swan and Dolphin is taking place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort on January 16, 2021, from 5:30-8:00 p.m., with each event offering 10 food stations from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and more than 50 beverage offerings.
The event features live entertainment and unlimited food and beverage tastings, including dessert selections from the hotel’s world champion pastry chef, Laurent Branlard.
The Taste of Epcot International Festival of Arts at Walt Disney World Resort continues to draw guests into the arts daily until February 22, 2021.
While this year’s global celebration of the visual, culinary, and performing arts may look a little different, guests will still be able to enjoy a wide selection of activities for the entire family that is included in their admission to the park.
The Universal Orlando Resort is welcoming 2021 with SEVERAL special offers that invite guests to plan an epic trip to the award-winning theme park destination this year.
The current special offers include:
Get 3 Months Free on any 2-Park Annual or Seasonal Pass
Florida residents can also take advantage of an exclusive Universal Orlando ticket offer to purchase a 1-Day, 2-Park ticket (as low as $181 per adult, plus tax) and receive three extra days free to experience both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Florida residents can take advantage of nightly rates as low as $79 plus tax at the all-new Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, while non-Florida residents can book a stay at Dockside Inn and Suites for as low as $88 per night, plus tax based on a four-night stay.
Guests who purchase a 4-Day, 2-Park or 3-Park ticket (starting at $224.99 per adult, plus tax) can save up to $50 per ticket – that’s a combined savings of up to $200 for a family of four.
Guests can also take advantage of this offer as part of a vacation package to Universal Orlando, and receive a total savings of up to $800 on a package that includes five-night accommodations at one of Universal’s beautifully-themed hotels and 4-day theme park tickets for a family of four.
Florida Residents can visit Gatorland Orlando for just $9.99 for single-day admission, now through January 31st.
Tickets must be purchased at the admission’s gate with a valid Florida ID.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is offering the perfect gift option for foodies this holiday season – tickets to one of three food and beverage events hosted by the resort on January 16, February 7, and February 27, 2021.
On January 16 and February 27, the resort will host Food & Wine Classic: A Taste of Swan and Dolphin from 5:30-8:00 p.m., with each event offering 10 food stations from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and more than 50 beverage offerings. Both will feature live entertainment and unlimited food and beverage tastings, including dessert selections from the hotel’s world champion pastry chef, Laurent Branlard.
Roasted organic pumpkin ravioli gnudi with seared sea scallop, whipped ricotta cheese, and pumpkin gremolata (served by Todd English’s bluezoo at the January 16 event)
Surf and Turf featuring roasted Linz heritage Angus prime strip loin and marinated shrimp with creamed spinach and sauce foyot (served by Shula’s Steak House at the Feb. 27 event).
For the sports-centric foodie, the resort will for the first time host a Big Game Tailgate Watch Party Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6:00 p.m. The event will begin 30 minutes prior to kickoff and last through the end of the game. While watching all the action, guests can enjoy seven food stations and unlimited craft beer and wine. Menu highlights include crispy fried chicken wings with an array of sauces, Angus beef sliders, carne asada tacos, Italian sausage sandwiches, a selection of desserts, and more.
Each event will feature different menu items
so attendees will have a distinct experience each time. Guests will enjoy an
intimate atmosphere and experience the latest in responsible food delivery
safety measures and social distancing procedures to ensure an entertaining,
unforgettable, and mouthwatering experience.
Event-only tickets can be purchased online
at SwanDolphinFoodAndWineClassic.com for $110
per person. Room packages start at $359 and include event access for two
adults. To book, call 1-888-828-8850 between 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. weekdays;
5:00 p.m. on weekends. Events are limited to those 21 years and older.
Among the protocols implemented for each event are temperature checks at the entrance; plexiglass walls for all food service areas; all cast members wearing PPE; socially distanced event space; seating available to accommodate each party at their own table; touchless menus and clearly marked social distancing signage.
It is going to be a big party at Disney Springs when Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant celebrates its 15th anniversary on Wednesday, October 21st.
On that day Raglan Road will offer guests a bevy of food, beverage, and retail specials:
Entrees reduced to $15 to include Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s To Die For Pie,
Bangin’ Bangers and Mighty Mash, and the OMG Burger
$15 15-year-old Irish Whiskey Flight
$15 Beer Flights for Two
15% off Cooke’s of Dublin meals
off Shop for Ireland retail purchases
You can’t celebrate what’s to come without
looking back at how it all started!
The dining, shopping, and entertainment district Disney Springs was still called Downtown Disney in 2005 when the authentic Irish pub, owned and operated by Irish partners John Cooke and Paul Nolan, opened its doors offering a lively mix of authentic Irish entertainment, contemporary Irish cuisine, and a warm interior of aged walnut and mahogany woods from old Irish bars and churches was built in Ireland and shipped to Orlando.
Now situated at The Landing at Disney Springs
and having garnered multiple dining and entertainment awards through the years,
Raglan Road features daily choreographed Irish stage shows by talented bands
and an award-winning step-dance troupe. A dining destination for travelers and
locals, Raglan Road last month earned Orlando magazine’s 2020
Reader’s Choice first-place Dining Award for Best Live Music Entertainment. The
pub’s popular annual Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival and its Labor Day weekend
boutique Irish music festival, the Great Irish Hooley, have welcomed many
thousands of festival-goers each year.
Initially featuring lunch, dinner, and late-night pub grub, Raglan Road in 2013 introduced its Rollicking Raglan Brunch on Sundays, eventually expanding to Saturdays, as well. The popular weekend brunch last month also earned an Orlando magazine Reader’s Choice 2nd place Dining Award for Best Brunch.
A Traveler’s Choice award winner for
consecutive years, Raglan Road in 2020 also earned the exclusive honor of
placing in the top 10 percent of restaurants worldwide thanks to travelers’
reviews and ratings.
In addition to the pub’s modern Irish cuisine,
the menu features a wide selection of craft beers and ales, hand-crafted
cocktails, Irish coffee drinks, plus wine and bubbly, too. The Raglan Road
children’s menu offers options for every young palate.
Raglan Road closed in mid-March due to pandemic-related restaurant shutdowns and reopened in June after incorporating a long list of safety measures throughout the restaurant. Guests can book socially-distanced tables for dinner and for the Rollicking Raglan Weekend Brunch. Drop-in guests may find distanced seating at one of the pub’s bars, in one of three dining rooms, or on the patio, but reservations are highly recommended.
Currently, Raglan Road also features live entertainment nightly including a suite of shows featuring Irish bands and dancers. Guests also can enjoy shows beginning at noon during the weekend Rollicking Raglan Brunch. Dinner is served from 4-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The pub’s Shop for Ireland boutique is open daily and packed with everything from cookbooks and kitchen wares to a wide selection of apparel, jewelry, flat caps, ball caps, and foodstuffs. Cooke’s of Dublin, the Irish quick-service restaurant adjacent to the pub, offers traditional favorites like Dublin-style fish & chips, burgers, and savory pies to carry out, eat in or devour at an outside table from noon to 10 p.m.
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I am really excited that Mickey Mouse and his pals will be returning to breakfast at Chef Mickey’s restaurant in Disney’s Contemporary Resort on December 16, bringing some new items to the menu inspired by their favorite dishes.
When Chef Mickey’s reopens the menu will feature traditional breakfast favorites as well as new dishes that are sure to be crowd-pleasers!
First, guests will be able to try the new Mickey’s “Celebration” Pancake, featuring whipped cream, celebration sprinkles, shimmering pixie dust, and more.
For something a bit more savory, you can choose to enjoy the new
“Loaded” Potato-Cheese Casserole topped with smoked bacon crumbles and chives.
Last but not least is Goofy’s Banana Bread French Toast that
combines unique flavors of banana bread baked in zesty orange-scented French
toast batter, Espresso-mascarpone cream, toasted bananas, and chocolate
If you can’t decide on which new item to try, you’ll be able to taste all three as part of an all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style feast with other traditional breakfast favorites.
When Mickey and friends return, the experience may look a little different than the last time you visited, but you can still expect to smile, wave, and make unforgettable memories with some of your favorite characters as they parade through the restaurant in their chef’s best.
Reservations for Chef Mickey’s character breakfast will open on
October 17, based on availability. In addition, Disney Resort hotel guests can
make reservations up to 60 days in advance plus the length of their stay (up to
10 days). For more information, please click here.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has released the menu for the Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition on Friday, October 30.
The resort is also opening up this experience by offering guests not staying at the resort a way to experience this intimate version of the annual popular event with individual event-only tickets available for two weekends.
Event-only tickets are available for Saturday, October 24, 2020, for $75 per person and Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition on Friday, October 30, 2020 for $110 per person.
The October 30 Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition menu will include:
Carved standing rib roast with roasted fingerling potatoes, mushroom, pearl onion, and red wine sauce from Shula’s Steak House
Sorghum glazed heritage pork collar with braised greens, white corn spoon bread, and caramelized brussels sprouts from Smokin D’s BBQ
Arkansas “BLT” with fried green tomato, double smoked bacon, iceberg lettuce, and pimento cheese from Cabana
Seared sustainable salmon with caramelized savoy cabbage, asparagus, and Dijon cream from Todd English’s bluezoo
Cocoa chitarra pasta with cauliflower alfredo sauce and parmesan cheese from Il Mulino
Chile Colorado Bowl with green chile braised duroc pork, steamed rice, pickled apple-cabbage slaw, and crispy chicharrones from Frida’s Kitchen
Dessert station from two-time world pastry champion Chef Laurent Branlard
I was really excited to share the Disney Parks Blog’s Fall Treat Guide for the Disney Parks, and now it’s time to look at the yummy treats that are available at the Walt Disney World resort hotels and Disney Springs.
The treats being offered this season look ghoulishly good and are available on various dates throughout the fall.
Enough talking…let’s get to the good stuff!!!
Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide
WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Mike Wazowski Dome Cake (Available Sept. 20-Oct. 31 at Capt. Cook’s) – Milk chocolate cake dome with white chocolate icing
Halloween Minnie Cupcake (Available Sept. 20-Oct. 31 at Capt. Cook’s) – Chocolate cupcake with milk chocolate “rocky road” filling
Poisoned Apple Cocktail (Available through Nov. 1 at Barefoot Pool Bar) – Vodka, melon liqueur, blue curaçao, and pineapple juice with a novelty glow cube
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Spooky Rum Punch (Available Through Oct. 31 at Banana Cabana) – Caribbean rum, sour apple liquor, and cranberry juice garnished with a Purple Poison Apple Novelty Glow Cube
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Monster Cupcake (Available at Contempo Café Oct. 29-31) – Confetti cupcake filled with candy bar custard and purple buttercream
Pumpkin Pie Tart (Available at Contempo Café Oct. 26-29) – Pumpkin pie tart with cinnamon whipped cream
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (All Items Available at Roaring Fork Sept. 27-Oct. 31)
“Going Batty” Halloween Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake with cookies and cream filling and ganache icing
Spooky Mickey Brownie – Classic brownie topped with a dark chocolate spider
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Pop’s Potion Cocktail (Available through Oct. 31 at Petals Pool Bar) – Coconut rum, melon liqueur, pineapple and orange juice, Sprite, and blue curaçao floater with gummy worm garnish and purple Poison Apple Novelty Glow Cube
Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (All Items Available Oct. 1-Nov. 1)
Monster Cookie Bag (Available at The Artist’s Palette, Good’s Food To Go, and Conch Flats General Store) – Sweet and salty chocolate chip, pretzel, and candy-filled cookie bites
Pumpkin Spiced Whoopie Pie (Available at The Artist’s Palette) – Chocolate whoopie pie filled with a pumpkin-spiced marshmallow and garnished with a spider web chocolate decor
Caramel Cauldron Cupcake (Available at The Artist’s Palette, Good’s Food To Go, and Conch Flats General Store) – Chocolate cupcake filled with a salted caramel buttercream and sauce garnished with chocolate flames and a witch’s broom
Disney’s Riviera Resort – Le Petit Café
Pumpkin Mousse (Available Sept. 17-Nov. 28 starting at 12pm daily) – Pumpkin mousse with pumpkin cheesecake and autumn-spiced sable
Jack O Lantern Mousse (Available Oct. 30-31 starting at 12pm daily) – Pumpkin mousse with pumpkin cheesecake and Autumn spiced sable
Pumpkin Glacé Coffee (Available through Nov. 28) – Frozen blend of coffee, pumpkin purée, and fall spices topped with cinnamon whipped cream and salted caramel crispy pearls
Candy Corny Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake filled with white chocolate candy corn mousse and decorated with orange and yellow buttercream swirls, yellow crispy pearls, and a white buttercream ghost
Ghostly Mickey Brownie – Mickey-shaped brownie topped with chocolate ganache and garnished with meringue ghosts
Witch’s Mallow-Hat – Breton cookie topped with a marshmallow witch’s hat, coated in dark chocolate, and garnished with Halloween sprinkles
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club (All Items Available Sept. 22-Oct. 31)
Tiramisù (Available at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace) – Classic tiramisù with coffee flavor, a chocolate pretzel skeleton, and marshmallow skull
Candy Corn Cupcake (Available at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace) – Vanilla cupcake with chocolate Mickey ears
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie (Available at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace) – Pumpkin cake with brown butter cream cheese filling and sprinkles
Pumpkin Spiced Butter Pecan Shake (Available at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop) – Pumpkin-spiced butter pecan shake with chocolate sauce and orange icing topped with a pumpkin cupcake and decorated with assorted chocolate crispy pearls
Candle Petit Cake (Available through Nov. 2) – Layers of chocolate biscuit, vanilla chiffon and cookies and cream mousse with a layer of cookie cream
Halloween Minnie Mousse (Available through Nov. 2) – Carrot cake with pumpkin mousse and marshmallow mousse
Pumpkin Crème Brûlée (Available through Nov. 27) – Pumpkin custard, leaf cookie, and candied pecans
Novelty Pumpkin Tire Straw (Available through Nov. 2)
Minnie Frankenstein Piñata (Available through Oct. 31) – Dark 65% chocolate sphere decorated with modeling chocolate and edible “bolts” filled with milk chocolate-covered vanilla bean marshmallows and crispy pearls
Caramel Ganache Skulls (Available through Oct. 31) – Dark 65% chocolate skulls filled with creamy caramel ganache
Hot Sipping Chocolate (Available through Nov. 2)
Pumpkin Spice Latte Ganache Squares (Available through Nov. 2)
Oogie Boogie Worms in Dirt (Available through Nov. 2) – Mint ice cream, chocolate cookie crumbs, and gummy worms
Bug Juice (Available through Nov. 2) – Vodka, raspberry liqueur, melon liqueur, and blue curaçao with house-made sweet-and-sour and topped with cranberry juice and gummy worms
Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket
Pumpkin Milk Shake (Available Through October) – Vanilla gelato, caramel, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie baking spices, whipped cream, and pumpkin pie baking spices on top
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Poison Apple Glow Cube (Available Through Nov. 2)
The Daily Poutine(All Items Available Through Nov. 1)
Oktoberfest Poutine– French Fries with stout gravy, bratwurst sausage, sauerkraut, and cheese curds
Canadian Apple Slushy – Apple whisky with Odwalla Lemonade, caramel, and apple topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle
Dockside Margaritas (All Items Available through Nov. 2)
Black Magic Margarita – Tequila, orange liqueur, house-made sweet-and-sour, and black cherry purée
Poison Apple Glow Cube
Outdoor Bars (All Items Available Through Nov. 2)
Witch Way– Vodka and blue curaçao with pineapple and orange juices
Jack-O-Lantern– Rum, dark rum, orange liqueur, lemonade, and orange juice with a float of grenadine
Shimmery Star Cosmo
Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw
Select Outdoor Vending Locations (All Items Available Through Nov. 2)
Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket
Halloween Novelty Glow Cubes
Halloween Novelty Straws
Mickey Pumpkin Premium Popcorn Bucket
Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Spring Fall Treat Guide!
Fall at Walt Disney World brings fun celebrations, festive decorations, and mostly delicious Fall Treats, and the Disney Parks Blog shared the Foodie Guide to Fall Treats that includes something for everyone. Selections include pumpkin spice, apple and cinnamon delights, sweet sips, and fun novelties to name a few.
In addition to the Fall Fun at the Magic Kingdom Park, these Fall treats are available in all four parks of the Walt Disney World Resort!
All offerings below are available now unless otherwise specified.
Halloween Cupcake (Available on Halloween Day Only at Sunshine Seasons) – Choice of vanilla or chocolate cupcake with buttercream and a Mickey Pumpkin garnish
Nemo & Squirt’s Noggin Concoction (Available on Halloween Day Only at Coral Reef Restaurant) – Chocolate brownie stuffed with a chocolate chip cookie topped with white chocolate-covered pretzels and a Mickey Pumpkin Garnish
Halloween Sugar Cookie (Available on Halloween Day Only at Traveler’s Café and Garden Grill) – Sugar cookie topped with Halloween Sprinkles
Liquid Nitro Cake Pop (Available on Halloween Day Only at Desserts & Champagne Marketplace in World Showplace for EPCOT Taste of International Food & Wine Festival) – Liquid nitro chocolate cake pop with Halloween sprinkles
Scar Cupcake (Available at Creature Comforts, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Restaurantosaurus) – Red velvet cupcake with toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate marshmallow frosting, chocolate pebbles, white chocolate flames, and an edible icing image
Spooky Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Flame Tree Barbecue and Isle of Java) – Sprite with Monin Apple Syrup poured over ice, garnished with a rock candy apple straw, a gummy worm, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and a sugar lime rim
Rotten Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Alcoholic) (Available Flame Tree Barbecue) – Angry Orchard and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky over ice, garnished with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and gummy worms
Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Tamu Tamu, Trek Snacks, Restaurantosaurus, TriloBites, and Outdoor Vending Ice Cream Carts)
Purple Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks)
Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks)
UPDATED: The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has extended its new Sip, Savor and Stay series to a seventh weekend by offering a second Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition taking place on Friday, Oct. 30, 5:30pm – 8:00pm.
Starting September 19th, every Saturday evening from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm through October 24, a different culinary experience will take place exclusively for guests staying on the new Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays overnight package.
Each themed event will feature an intimate
atmosphere with a limited capacity implemented with the latest in responsible
food delivery safety measures and social distancing procedures to create an
entertaining, unforgettable, mouthwatering experience.
Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Details
The Sip, Savor and Stay Saturday events are
created by the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team and are inspired
by elements of the popular Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic elements
like the Champagne Lounge, barbecue favorites, and Oktoberfest.
The Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays weekend event lineup is as follows:
September 19: Bubbles Lounge
A lounge experience showcasing the finest in sparkling beverages with perfectly paired small bites to complete the experience. Taste the base varietals of traditional Champagne along with various sparkling wine styles from around the world.
September 26: Beer Garden
A celebration of hops with a variety of ales, lagers, and pilsners served alongside pub favorites.
October 3: Italian Wines & Bites
A delicious trip for guests’ taste buds across the Atlantic showcasing top Italian wines varietals from across the country’s famed regions from Sicily to Tuscany to Piedmont.
October 10: Smokin’ D’s Bourbon, Beer, & BBQ
A selection of BBQ favorites handcrafted by the resort’s executive chef Dan Herman along with the best in bourbon and beer samplings. Smokin’ D’s menu items are annual favorites at Food & Wine Classic and only offered at the resort select times each year.
October 17: Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition (5:30-8:00pm)
A new Food & Wine Classic experience, this event features fan favorites from the well-known Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic in a more intimate setting.
October 24: Oktoberfest Biergarten
An Oktoberfest party with German-themed music and tastings alongside a full selection of brews.
A one-night Sip, Savor and Stay
Saturdays package offers guests a chance to celebrate the culinary arts
all weekend long.
In addition to exclusive access to the Saturday evening event, guests can enjoy a different specialty themed pop-up food truck each Saturday by the resort pool (available to all resort guests and not included in the package), as well as convenient, walkable access to the Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, just 1,000-steps away.
Tickets are available exclusively as a resort
package. Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays one-night packages start at $295 and
include access for two adults. The October 17 Food & Wine Classic: Limited
Edition experience, which will feature extended hours and expanded offerings,
will start at $395 for a one-night package. Events are limited to those 21 and
All Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays events will
be indoors and limited to 100 participants, except for the Food & Wine
Classic: Limited Edition experience which will be limited to 200 participants
in a larger space.
One of the best times of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort is the annual EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and Imagineers have cooked up a creative and modified festival experience that will be the longest festival yet – A Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!
This new take on the foodie festival will debut July 15 and continue through the fall, offering over 20 signature global marketplaces like Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and Islands of the Caribbean, spaced out around the park.
The Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival combines the floral fun of Flower & Garden with the global goodies of the annual Food & Wine Festival.
If you didn’t get to see the park’s newest topiary, Remy, in the France pavilion, or to purchase any Flower & Garden merchandise, this is your chance!
For scavenger hunt fans, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt returns to take guests on an adventure to find their favorite ’Tiny Chef’.
While we don’t have information about the Food & Wine merchandise yet, we are sure to share the information as the products join the fun later on after the festival begins.
While popular musical acts during the “Eat to the Beat Concert Series” often pack the house, they will not be a part of the Take of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in an effort to accommodate proper physical distancing.
However, there will be plenty of music to enjoy at America Gardens Theatre with local EPCOT entertainment such as Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors and more.
It’s going to be awesome to see these fan favorites perform throughout the day, giving audiences more options to enjoy them.
City Works Eatery & Pour House at Disney Springs announced it will reopen Wednesday, June 10.
City Works is located next door to the NBA Experience and is Disney Springs’ premier sports restaurant and bar with its high-definition TVs; 90 local, regional, and global craft beers on tap; and a menu offering brilliant twists on American classics.
With a video wall that features a 168-inch, high-definition video screen complemented by four 110-inch and 12 65-inch screens, City Works is the perfect place to watch sports as professional leagues begin to announce their returns.
To celebrate its reopening, City Works is “gettin’ cheesy” with new menu items as part of its limited menu featuring:
Queso Dip that offers hot chorizo and pepper jack cheese to give it a subtle kick.
Rigatoni with goat cheese to make it creamy and delicious. Gluten-free pasta is also available.
Smoked Cheddar Mac is an adult version of classic mac and cheese, enhanced with bacon lardons and smoked cheddar cheese.
Their Tex Mex Mac is topped with crispy tortilla strips, providing a crunch to balance the creaminess of the dish.
In addition to the new menu items, City Works is constructing a new canopy over its outdoor dining area that will soon be available for guests who prefer dining outside.
City Works offers 30-40% of its draft beer taps dedicated to local breweries and eight wines on draft. Guests can enjoy Happy Hour specials, including $2 off well drinks, local craft beers, glasses of wine, and $7 bar bites Monday through Thursday 3-6 p.m.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Rock and Roll Brunch will return on weekends soon.
City Works will implement a number of safety measures upon reopening. This includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all team members and increased cleaning protocols and precautions, including scheduled sanitizing of all shared surfaces evey 30 minutes, required hand washing every 20-30 minutes and seating following social distancing guidelines. City Works has created a Shift Safety Manager position to ensure these protocols are being followed. Hand sanitizer stations also will be located throughout the restaurant for guests.
If you are looking to make reservations to visit, make sure to visit their OpenTable page!
At Palo, Disney Cruise Line’s signature restaurant named after the colorful poles that line the canals of Venice, dining is taken to a new level that will have you believing in culinary magic.
While the menu features some amazing modern Italian dishes, you absolutely cannot pass on ordering Palo’s iconic chocolate soufflé, prepared fresh-to-order, and served piping hot with luscious vanilla bean and chocolate sauces.
I am really excited to share with you how to make this dessert that is sure to light up any evening.
Palo Chocolate Soufflé (Serves 6)
3 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing the soufflé cups
6 tablespoons sugar, plus more for dusting the soufflé cups
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa
2 ounces (2/3 cup) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted
4 eggs, separated
Vanilla Sauce (recipe follows)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Set a full kettle of water on to boil.
Butter six 4-ounce soufflé cups and coat with sugar; set aside.
Bring the milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cocoa to the butter and beat with a whisk to a smooth, paste-like consistency. Reduce heat and cook for 1 minute.
Slowly add the hot milk, whisking until smooth, then blend in melted chocolate. Let cool for 5 minutes, then stir in egg yolks.
Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until frothy. Slowly add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff, glossy peaks form. Stir a heaping spoonful of egg whites into the chocolate, then fold in the remaining whites just until combined.
Pour the batter into prepared soufflé cups. Place cups in a large baking dish and add enough boiling water to reach halfway the sides of the soufflé cups.
Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately, with warm vanilla sauce.
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/4 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
3 tablespoons sugar
2 small egg yolks
Bring cream and vanilla bean to a low boil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Combine sugar and egg yolks.
Add 2 spoonfuls of boiling cream to egg mixture and stir well, then pour back into the remaining cream and continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 minutes.
Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort is opening tomorrow with new guidelines for guests, and I am really excited to share the official list of dining and retail locations that will be opening!
Disney Springs dining locations opening May 20th include:
Disney Springs shopping locations opening May 20th include:
The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group
Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Royally Yours by Arribas Brothers
Savannah Bee Company
Sosa Family Cigars
Sugarboo & Co.
It was announced last week, and you can read more about it here, but here are dining locations opening May 22nd include:
Morimoto Asia Street Food
Vivoli il Gelato
And the Walt Disney World Resort Announced that select locations operated by Disney will be opening May 27th, and they include:
World of Disney
DLuxe Burger – mobile ordering
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