On a recent holiday tour of the monorail resorts, our final stop was at Mizner’s Lounge at the Grand Floridian. Our friend that joined us earlier that evening at California Grill has a sweet tooth, so he was pleased to find a small assortment of desserts available. To keep things “healthy,” he ordered the Tropical Fruit Crème Brûlée with Mango and Assorted Berries. Hey, it’s got fruit, right?
Last week we took a look at Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House, which is a favorite of many for its detailed design. Today for our look at the WDW gingerbread displays, we head on the monorail over to the Contemporary Resort. Synonymous with the resort for fans is the name Mary Blair, who apart from her other impressive list of credits, designed the mural which is the centerpiece of the resort (you can see some of the tile work behind the gold backdrop if you’re unfamiliar).
This year’s tree decor feels much more inspired by the late artist than 2012′s tree. The color scheme and design of the floral ornaments, the children around the base, and the sunburst tree topper feels more like it jumped right off the it’s a small world attraction in the nearby Magic Kingdom.
Click for larger
It’s been a while since I’ve visited Crew’s Cup Lounge, adjacent to Yachtsman Steakhouse, at the Yacht Club Resort. My last experience with their food was not the greatest, so I’ve only stopped in for drinks since then. On this particular visit, I was famished and in need of something quick. I decided on the Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich, which features Tomato, fresh Mozzarella, and chopped Arugula Vinaigrette on Toasted Sea Salt Focaccia.
Happy Thanksgiving & Hanukkah!
I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and fun Thanksgiving and Hanukkah! We’re enjoying a rather traditional Thanksgiving feast with a Cajun twist this year, so we’ve definitely got our work cut out for us. We might have to put our friends to work helping out before they get rewarded with dinner, football and beer.
Contempo Cafe Pumpkin Spiced Cupcake
Enjoy the holidays!
Big River Grille & Brewing Works will be hosting a Tapping Party for the Winter Tartan Scottish Ale on Thursday, December 5th beginning at 4:30PM. Free appetizers will be available during the event.
The Winter Tartan Scottish Ale is described as “a traditional Scottish ale with a smooth, malty flavor and a hint of vanilla.” While I won’t be at the party, I’ll most likely be stopping in to try this brew. I love the logo, too!
© Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
2101 N. Epcot Resort Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
We’re continuing our 2013 Eat Each Sandwich Challenge that Nora & Nick of Extra WDW Magic thought up (#2013eateachsandwich)! Today, we’re having the Ham ‘N’ Swiss!
Earl of Sandwich’s Ham ‘N’ Swiss is one of their more basic, straightforward sandwiches. It is comprised of roasted ham, Swiss & mustard sauce. Upon opening the wrapper, there was a LOT of mustard sauce on this sandwich. Its slightly spicy scent was the most prominent on this toasted sandwich.