The Artist’s Palette’s Egg Florentine Breakfast Wrap

Last Summer I stopped by The Artist’s Palette at Saratoga Springs Resort for breakfast. I was torn between two items: Egg Florentine Breakfast Wrap and the Country Breakfast Burrito. Although I chose the Country Burrito that visit, I still wanted to try the Egg Florentine, filled with eggs, spinach, onion and cheese in a spinach tortilla. Upon receiving my order, it appeared small; a fair amount smaller than the aforementioned burrito and some other breakfast wraps/burritos I’ve had on property. I had seen the same order being brought out to a table and thought, “Oh, they must have a kids portion as well.”

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Earl of Sandwich’s Veggie

Early last year after a menu revamp, Earl of Sandwich took their Veggie sandwich off the menu (although it was said that it could be requested since they had the ingredients on hand). I never had a chance to try it, but it sounded delicious with it’s combination of Feta Cheese, Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion, Roasted Red Peppers, and Mediterranean Dressing. It certainly had its fans.

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As of the recent menu changes, the new Veggie features Swiss, Roasted Zucchini, Cabbage, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, and Pesto Hummus. The sandwich really isn’t much to look at, and its smell upon opening the wrapper was… pungent.

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Easter Egg Mickey Cake Pop

While I’m typically not a big sweets or chocolate fan, I do like WDW’s Cake Pops. We’ve sampled a couple here on the blog, including a traditional version as well as Jack Skellington. I like how the cake is more on the fudgy-brownie side, and while rich, aren’t overly sweet. This egg-shaped pop caught my eye, primarily due to its vibrant Sulley-esque colors.

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Mouse Bites for April 20, 2014

brown-derby-the-hollywood-brown-derby-dessert-trioDessert Trio from the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

Happy Easter, everyone! We hope you’ve been enjoying your holiday weekend! We’ve had a fun week here on the blog, getting in some much needed park time. Matt and I kicked it off trying the Macaron a la Fleur d’ Oranger from Fleur de Lys at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. There’s still a month to enjoy it it you haven’t yet! We then visited a place we haven’t been to in a while: Tangierine Cafe for their Lamb Shawarma Platter! We also checked in at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge to see how service has progressed over the past several months and check in on menu changes. We then continued our “Snacks From” series with a trip to Mexico for the first time, where we enjoyed some Obleas! Finally, Earl of Sandwich has changed up its menu and has seen some price increases. 

Our friends have been busy dining around the parks as well, so be sure to visit their sites!

sanaa-lamb-kefta-slidersSanaa’s Lamb Kefta Sliders

Sarah of Gluten Free and Dairy Free at WDW offers up two dinners featuring both gluten and dairy free dining and also gluten and vegan options at Sanaa and Kouzzina.

2014-flower-garden-hanami-japanese-popped-rice-cakeHanami’s Japanese Popped Rice Cake

Melissa of Rolling with the Magic visits the Japan Pavilion during Flower & Garden and samples some items from Hanami.

2014-flower-garden-urban-farm-eats-ghost-pepper-dusted-tilapiaUrban Farm Eats’ Ghost-Pepper Dusted Tilapia

Nick & Nora of Extra WDW Magic sample items from Urban Farm Eats at Flower & Garden: the Ghost Pepper Dusted TilapiaBeet Salad, and Eggplant Scallop.

Over at the Disney Parks Blog:

kona-island-sushi-bar-lava-roll-closeKona Cafe’s Lava Roll from Kona Island

 

Earl of Sandwich Menu Update

Back on April 9, @FloridaPlunge posted a pic of the updated menu from Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney in WDW:

I stopped by today to grab some pics myself and shared them on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram. I also wanted to post them here in case you aren’t on the additional social media sites.

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I noted some substantial changes and tweeted them to our friends Nick and Nora of Extra WDW Magic, with whom we took the Eat Each Sandwich Challenge last year:

Now, I would imagine you could still get the Best BLT (just hold the Avocado from the Avocado BLT), but I’m really surprised to see Cannonballs! go. Many of the full size sandwiches have increased in price of 50 cents (approx. 8.3%) along with salads and wraps, and sodas have increased $1-$1.50, making them on par with what you’ll pay in the parks, and higher.

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As for the rumor of the overall size of the sandwich being reduced, I’m not sure I really saw that (I did place an order – review to come). I’m wondering if many of the fillings are getting scaled back a bit. With commodities prices on the rise (especially with the current droughts on the west coast affecting livestock and produce), it was inevitable, especially since they’ve remained at $5.99 as far back as 2011 (at least in my records, and likely longer). You’ll be seeing the increases at the grocery store, too, if you haven’t already.

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Snacks From Mexico: Obleas

Our “Snacks from…” series treats you to different snacks found in the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot. Find more reviews here! Continuing our series, we head to Plaza de los Amigos in the Mexico Pavilion!

It looks like this is an Eating WDW first – a Snacks from Mexico! I know I’ve bought snacks there before, but I haven’t reviewed anything here. If you look around a bit in the pavilion and get past all of the Kahlua-flavored items, there are some interesting items to be enjoyed! Matt and I spotted this package of Obleas: Wafers with Goat’s Milk Candy. Goat’s milk!? We had to try it!

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The treat consists of two thing wheat wafers held together by a layer of caramel made with goat milk. The package contains 5 individually wrapped sandwiches.

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Lunch at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

We first paid a visit to The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge in November, shortly after it had opened. We loved the food, but like many guests have noted, service can be slow. With some gorgeous weather outside, Matt and I decided to take advantage of it and head back to the lounge to enjoy it.

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There have been some menu changes over the past few months. While the Derby Sliders are still available, the amazing Chorizo Slider has been replaced by a Duck Confit version. Previously available were Duck Confit Tacos, which Matt and our friend both loved. The slider version has retained some original elements, but now simply in a slider format.

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