ABC’s ‘The Chew’ to Broadcast from the Food & Wine Festival; Two First-Ever Future World Marketplaces to Debut

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Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz of ABC’s “The Chew” will be taping shows October 7, 8, and 9 from the 20th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot, according to the Disney Parks Blog. The five festival episodes series is scheduled to air October 12-16. The shows will be taped before a live audience (thechew.com will have information on how to obtain tickets).

In addition, “The Chew” will be featured in two marketplaces during the 53-day festival, running from September 25-November 16. New to the festival, two marketplaces will expand into Future World with the Next Eats area, featuring three dishes from “The Chew” in their Sustainable Chew Marketplace. Dishes will include Savory Pork Spareribs with Cheesy Mascarpone Grits; Ricotta & Zucchini Ravioli with Tomato Sauce, and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Fresh Figs and Pistachio Brittle. Herbs and vegetables from The Land pavilion will be highlighted. With an eco-home-inspired marketplace, it will offer a chance for guests to learn more about how food is grown and sustainability. The second marketplace is Chew Lab, where Disney chefs will collaborate with “The Chew” in a “cutting-edge marketplace inspired by food-science labs and the hottest culinary tech trends.”

Mouse Bites for July 2, 2015

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Happy Thursday, everyone! We hope you’ve been having a great week and have a great holiday weekend in store. This week, we stopped by BoardWalk Bakery to try their Maple Waffle Breakfast Cone. We also tried the Harissa Popcorn in Animal Kingdom – one of the four new flavors that has been released.

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On the news front, S’Mores flavors are where it’s at over in the Disneyland Resort. Finally, The “Disney Family Culinary Adventure” is coming to the Contemporary Resort.

Our friends have been up to some adventures as well!

plaza-ice-cream-parlorPlaza Ice Cream Parlor

Melissa Sue of Mouse on the Mind enjoys a quick bite in the Magic Kingdom with an Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich.

the-boathouse-gibsons-sandwich-king-burger-3Gibson’s Sandwich King Burger at The BOATHOUSE

Josh of Easy WDW visits Downtown Disney for a construction update, a review of The BOATHOUSE’s outdoor bar, and more.

landscape-of-flavors-breakfast-chicken-burgerLandscape of Flavors’ Breakfast Chicken Burger

Alexis of Gluten Free in Orlando enjoys breakfast at Landscape of Flavors at Art of Animation, and also visits Vivoli il Gelato at Downtown Disney.

50s-prime-time-cafe-grandmas-chicken-pot-pieGrandma’s Chicken Pot Pie at 50’s Prime Time Cafe

Sarah of Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free at WDW has some update allergy-friendly menus from Blue Bayou in Disneyland and both 50’s Prime Time Cafe and Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater in Hollywood Studios.

jiko-grilled-wild-boar-tenderloinWild Boar Tenderloin at Jiko

Wine Enthusiast has rated Jiko as one of its Top 100 Best Wine Restaurants in the country.

Thank your for visiting and we’ll keep you posted on any Disney food news that comes our way over the weekend. Enjoy your Thursday and have a great holiday weekend!

“Disney Family Culinary Adventure” Coming to The Contemporary Resort

Guests can learn the culinary secrets of Disney Chefs with the “Disney Family Culinary Adventure,” according to the Disney Parks Blog. Starting July 8th, guests 9 and older can visit the Contemporary Resort and spend time with Disney Chefs, cook, and enjoy a five-course dinner along with beer and wine (for those 21+, of course) in the kitchen.

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The evening adventure starts at 5p.m. with an introduction to the catering kitchen. Capped at 30 guests, they are invited to put on aprons, hats, and gloves before being divided into five groups. Each station demonstrates a technique, ranging from making homemade butter to fresh pasta. Chef Frank Brough notes, “It’s a guided experience but they do everything from making cheese and butter to rolling out pasta and breaking down a whole beef tenderloin.”

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New Popcorn in Animal Kingdom

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While we will no longer be able to eat poop in Animal Kingdom (see our review here), at least we still have an assortment of new popcorn flavors to enjoy. Zuri’s Sweets Shop is offering bags of four savory flavors of popcorn: Harissa, African Spice, Curry, and Ras El Hanout.

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Since I like heat, I opted to bring home a bag of the Curry Popcorn. These seasonings used include Chili Pepper, Coriander, Paprika, Red Pepper, Dehydrated Garlic, Salt, Cinnamon, Caraway, and Ginger.

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S’Mores Treats Coming to Disneyland

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More S’Mores treats are going the S’Mores Gourmet Apple at Disneyland, according to the Disney Parks Blog. The flavor is featured for the Flavor of the Month for July. The Apple and Marshmallow Wand are dipped in caramel and milk chocolate, and layered with graham crackers and toasted mini marshmallows. The Crispy Treat is prepared similarly, but without the caramel and topped with a milk chocolate drizzle.

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BoardWalk Bakery’s Maple Waffle Breakfast Cone

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Last week, the Disney Parks Blog shared some breakfast picks that you can enjoy without a reservation. While I’ve stopped by BoardWalk Bakery for breakfast in the past, one of the new-to-me items that caught my attention was the Maple Waffle Breakfast Cone. Of course, I had to swing by over the weekend and test it out!

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The cone costs $8.49 and features scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and bacon, all tucked neatly into a waffle cone. It also is served with a side fruit, which happened to be Pineapple and Blueberries.

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The bacon used is thick cut and chopped, much like in the promo picture, but is dispersed throughout the eggs, much like the cheese. Speaking of the eggs, they were DRY. I was surprised at this, as typically Disney does a decent job with eggs not being dry, even when sitting out on buffets. You can even see how crumbly they were.

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Mouse Bites for June 26, 2015

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Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you’ve been having a great week and have a great weekend in store. This week, we spent some time at Animal Kingdom checking out all the new shops that have opened. We started by trying out Bradley Falls’ Thai Pork Sandwich, which was pricey, but quite delicious. The new Zuri’s Sweets Shop opened, and we tried the Cotton-Top Tamarin Treat. The new Starbucks opened in the former Creature Comforts gift shop, and we popped in for a look inside. The Disney Parks Blog explored some unique breakfasts at WDW that you can get without a reservation, and we’ve tried several. We also added a few other suggestions from the restaurants.

the-hollywood-brown-derby-lounge-artisanal-cheeses-and-charcuterie-board-for-twoCheese & Charcuterie at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

On the news front, “Inside Out”-inspired Hot Dogs debut at Award Wieners in California Adventure. More details have been released for the Tables in Wonderland “Taste Your Way Around The World” Sneak Preview. The Grand Californian is paying tribute to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration with a Sleeping Beauty Castle Cake. There a New chef and menu items at Artist Point. Finally, new menu items are coming to The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge.

Our friends have been up to some adventures as well!

patriot-punchPatriot Punch at Liberty Tree Tavern

Ryan of Main Street Gazette cools off, takes a trip down Memory Lane, and shares a recipe for Liberty Tree Tavern’s Tavern Lemon Sherbet Punch.

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Dan/AtDisneyAgain of Mouse on the Mind stops into Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

caseys-corner-cheese-sauce-sauerkrautCheese Sauce (and Sauerkraut) at Casey’s Corner

Adam and Andrew of Disney Hipster Blog pay homage to liquid cheese.

rebel-hangar-a-star-wars-experience-trio-of-thermal-detonatorsThermal Detonators at the Rebel Hangar Lounge

Sarah of Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free at WDW visits the Rebel Hangar Lounge during Star Wars Weekend.

Thank your for visiting and we’ll keep you posted on any Disney food news that comes our way over the weekend!