Our Favorite Food This Week: Garden Grill
Price: $48 ($29 Child) for Dinner
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. Maybe you just aren’t into sampling all the fun food at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, maybe you just want that down home Thanksgiving style dinner, well Garden Grill has you covered. The meal starts with warm rolls and a garden salad full of veggies grown right inside the land pavilion. The main course is then served with Sliced Turkey Breast, Slow-braised Pot Roast, Carved Pork with Apple Chutney, steamed veggies, stuffing, mac and cheese, french fries, and mashed potatoes. It’s served family style and it’s all you can eat, so if you don’t fill up on the first round, just ask for more. Dessert consists of a berry short cake with vanilla ice cream, and it too is all you can eat. You definitely won’t leave here hungry. The restaurant is located in the land pavilion and it is a rotating restaurant with views of a couple scenes of the Living with the Land attraction. While eating you will have some visitors including the man himself, Mickey Mouse, his pal Pluto and also Chip and Dale. Overall, the food is above par and it’s an easy way to see characters without having to stand in line.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Braised Beef and Enchilada
Location: ABC Commissary – Hollywood Studios
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we take a look at a relatively new item at ABC Commissary located in Hollywood Studios. I know everyone is rushing to get to the new Toy Story Land, but if you are hungry and looking for a place to sit down in the AC then ABC Commissary will fit the bill. They changed their menu around a bit this year, and we recently tried the Braised Beef and Enchilada. This dish is braised beef served on cilantro slaw with a roasted corn and cheese enchilada topped with fire-roasted chipotle sauce and queso fresco. The beef just fell apart and tasted great – the other items complemented the beef as well. This is definitely something to try if you are getting tired of the chicken nuggets and burgers. I would order it again for sure.
Excited to be joining Chef Bayless tonight at Frontera Cocina. If you are in the area be sure to stop by and try a new menu items inspired by Mexico’s Riviera Maya in the Yucatán Peninsula. Stay tuned as we share our experience later this week.
Orlando, Florida (July 17, 2018) – Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless, known as Bravo TV’s Top Chef Master and host of the PBS series, “Mexico–One Plate at a Time,” is bringing his culinary expertise back to his restaurant Frontera Cocina at Disney Springs. Bayless, himself, will be preparing new menu items inspired by Mexico’s Riviera Maya in the Yucatán Peninsula. Lucky restaurant-goers and members of the news media will be the first to sample the brand new dishes on the night of the new menu roll-out.
This isn’t the first time Bayless has introduced new menu items in meet-and-greet events at his popular Orlando restaurant. In May, he released his Baja-inspired menu to the visitors of Disney Springs.
“I love returning to Frontera Cocina here at Disney Springs to meet travelers and have them try my new dishes. This has become a destination restaurant, a place where we can introduce regional Mexican food to many people from around the world. Being here in this kitchen and interacting with our guests is always a highlight of my trip to Orlando.”
Frontera Cocina was one of the first new restaurants to open at Disney Springs in 2016. Located within the Town Center, it features contemporary Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is Bayless’ first venture in the southeastern United States.
Bayless is a seven-time award winner of the nationally-recognized James Beard Awards for culinary excellence, including Midwest Chef of the Year, National Chef of the Year, and Humanitarian of the Year. He also created an award-winning line of salsas, cooking sauces and organic chips.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Solo – A Star Wars Story Cupcake
Location: Hollywood Studios, ABC Commissary
Price: $5.99 DDP Snack Eligible
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we traveled over to Hollywood Studios to check out the Solo, A Star Wars Story cupcake to see if it will do better at the box office than the film did. Overall it was delicious, the chocolate cake was moist and the cookie buttercream frosting had just the right amount of sweetness to keep you coming back for more. The “rock” on it were similar to an M&M, but with a thicker candy coat. If you are a cupcake fan you won’t be disappointed in this one.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Griddled Maple Pound Cake
Location: Epcot, Flower and Garden Festival, Northern Bloom Booth
Price: $4.50 DDP Snack Eligible
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. Sticking with our cake theme from last week, this week we tried the Griddled Maple Pound Cake which is available at the Northern Bloom Booth just outside Canada at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. Yes, that is caramel corn on the plate and it was the perfect complement to this dish. The description of the cake is Griddled Maple Pound Cake Served with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato. The compote (fruit preserved or cooked in syrup) did have some pieces of peach in it, but the overarching flavor comes from the sweet corn gelato. If you like kettle corn, sweet corn, or caramel corn you will enjoy this dish.
Now let’s hear about your favorite food – link up……