Bobotie Platter from The Mara
Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a busy week here at the blog, especially with a lot of food news coming your way! The biggest news? The menus for the 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival were released! I’m so excited for the festival to begin. Fingers crossed that this gloomy weather we’ve been having gets out and stays out by opening day! :) Some of the items were were eating this week included the Bobotie Platter from The Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Masitas de Puerco – Cuban Mojo Marinated Fried Pork Bites – from Bongos Cuban Cafe Express at Downtown Disney West Side.
Masitas de Puerco from Bongos Cuban Cafe Express
In other news, there are new beverages & chef demos at the Epcot F&G Festival. A spring menu is debuting at Raglan Road. Two Downtown Disney Food Trucks to will be receiving new menus. St. Patrick’s Day Gourmet Apple coming to Disneyland Resort is coming to Disneyland Resort, as some fund St. Patrick’s day merchandise will be available on both coasts. Finally, a Cinderella Souvenir Popcorn Bucket is coming soon to Hollywood Studios and will make its way to Disneyland Resort later this spring.
Our friends have been up to some culinary adventures as well!
Gasparilla Grill and Games’ Grand Gaspy Burger
Josh of Easy WDW has a fantastic review from the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and shares photos of many dishes from several of the resort’s restaurants and his thoughts on them.
Good’s Food to Go’s Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pita
Sarah of Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW stops by Good’s Food to Go at Old Key West for some of her favorite allergy-friendly chicken tenders and fries.
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf at Wolfgang Puck Express
Alexis of Gluten Free in Orlando visits Downtown Disney to check out the new Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC and stops by Wolfgang Puck Express.
The Master’s Cupcake featuring The Grey Stuff at Be Our Guest
Melissa of Rolling with the Magic shares her tips for dining at Be Our Guest during lunch.
Thank your for visiting and we’ll keep you posted on any Disney food news that comes our way over the weekend. Enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend!
While enjoying some of the nice weather we’ve been experiencing here in Central Florida, I took advantage of it and did some walking around Downtown Disney. Knowing the lunch hour was drawing near, I decided to stop by Bongos Cuban Café Express on the West Side to get some food to bring home to share with Matt. I placed an order for the Masitas de Puerco, or Cuban Mojo Marinated Fried Pork Bites.
With Disney’s live-action film “Cinderella” being released in March, it’s only reasonable the princess be honored with her own popcorn bucket!
According to the Disney Parks Blog, you’ll be able to find this souvenir soon at Hollywood Studios at WDW, and it will be released at Disneyland Resort later this spring.
Coming March 1st at the Disneyland Resort is this cute St. Patrick’s Day-inspired Gourmet Apple, as reported by the Disney Parks Blog. The apple is dipped in caramel and milk chocolate before being decorated with green sanding sugar and yellow jelly beans, adorned by marshmallow hat.
Being reintroduced is the Gourmet Apple of the Month, the Triple Chocolate Gourmet Apple, which is dipped in caramel, milk chocolate, rolled in both semi-sweet and white chocolate before being drizzled with milk, dark, and white chocolate. The blog notes that this apple has been a fan favorite for the past two years. These apples can be found at Candy Palace on Main Street, USA, in Disneyland, at Trolley Treats in California Adventure, and at Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District. The plush featured in the photo above, as well as a Jessica Rabbit St. Patrick’s Day pin (see on the Disney Parks Blog), will be available at the resorts on both coasts.