2014 Swan and Dolphin Holiday Dining Guide

Are you still looking for a wonderful meal this holiday season? Several of the restaurants at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin are offering special menus, so whether you’re looking to dine on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Eve, you’re bound to find a menu to enjoy!

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Todd English’s bluezoo

CHRISTMAS

On Thursday, December 25, 2014 bluezoo will be open from 5pm until 11pm. We will be serving our full menu in addition to our Christmas special. All reservations should be made through restaurant reservations at 407-934-1717.

Click here to see our Christmas Menu (PDF).

Christmas Special: 22 oz. Cote de Boeuf served with winter root vegetables,
organic mushroom ragout, potato pave, sauce au poivre – $60

NEW YEARS EVE

On Wednesday, December 31, 2014 bluezoo will be open from 5pm until 11pm. We will be serving our full menu in addition to our New Year’s Eve special. All reservations should be made through restaurant reservations at 407-934-1717.

Click here to see our New Year’s Eve Menu (PDF).

New Year’s Eve Special: Honey Brined Berkshire Pork Loin served with farro verde, organic vegetables, braised greens, smoked cippolinni onions, pork jus – $50

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Mouse Bites for December 19, 2014

california-grill-spiced-capocollo-flatbreadCapocollo Flatbread from California Grill

Christmas is less than a week away! Matt and I are excited, and we’ve finally shipped out all of our gifts to our family across the country (it’s been a bit of a scramble!). We hope it hasn’t been as hectic for you! This week, we grabbed a light dinner at the bar of California Grill. We also enjoyed some delicious small plates at Spice Road Table.

spice-road-table-moroccan-lamb-sausageMoroccan Lamb Sausage at Spice Road Table

On the news side, we looked to the west coast for a look at the 2014 Grand Californian Gingerbread House. New Year’s Eve Specialties are headed to Disneyland Resort. You can also find a Southern, Home-Style Breakfast at River Belle Terrace in Disneyland. Back “home,” Taste of Hollywood to Go Returns to Hollywood Studios. The ONE Group will be opening STK Orlando at Disney Springs. Finally, dinner at Tusker House will feature characters starting March 8, 2015.

Now let’s see what our friends have been up to!

sunshine-tree-terrace-citrus-swirlCitrus Swirl from Sunshine Tree Terrace

Estelle of This Happy Place Blog shares some photos of her adorable hand-made Disney food-themed holiday cards.

This might happen today… Popcorn cart over by Imagination

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Adam and Andrew of Disney Hipster Blog sample the “gourmet” popcorn at Epcot.

olivias-cafe-breakfast-cubanBreakfast Cuban at Olivia’s Cafe

Melissa Sue of Mouse on the Mind shares what she ate over a few meals at Olivia’s Cafe.

Canyon SkilletWhispering Canyon Cafe’s Breakfast Skillet

Alexis of Gluten Free in Orlando enjoys breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe.

2014-grand-floridian-gingerbread-house-6the 2014 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

Ryan at Main Street Gazette takes a look at the Grand Floridian’s 10th Anniversary Gingerbread House from 2008.

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!

Southern, Home-Style Breakfast at River Belle Terrace in Disneyland

River Belle Terrace, located in New Orleans Square in Disneyland, serves a home-style breakfast daily from park open until 2 pm. According to the Disney Parks Blog, they may be know for their Mickey Mouse Pancake, but they also serve up some other specialties, including Cinnamon Roll French Toast (below). It comes topped with Cream Cheese Frosting and is served alongside Scrambled Eggs and a choice of Bacon or Sausage.

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Lunch at Spice Road Table

It’s been almost a year since I have been to Spice Road Table, which is a shame because Matt and I enjoyed our first visit. I needed some fuel before getting some Christmas shopping done in the park, so I stopped in to grab a quick bite.

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One of the menu items I’ve been wanting to try was the Brie Fondue, which I first saw when Nick & Nora ordered it over at Extra WDW Magic. The dish’s description reads “Baked Brie with Rosemary Croutons,” and it arrives a bit different.

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As you can see, the wheel of brie is scored, topped with orange marmalade (I believe that’s what it was), slivered almonds, and a light sprinkling of chopped rosemary. The “croutons” were slices of bread that had only been toasted on one side. This was a bit disappointing from a textural standpoint, but the flavor of the cheese more than made up for this.

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Characters to Stay for Dinner at Tusker House Starting March 8, 2015

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Tusker House at Animal Kingdom has featured characters donning safari attire for breakfast and lunch, and starting March 8, 2015, they will be staying for dinner service as well, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

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Donald, Daisy and Goofy will entertain guests will a celebration occuring approximately once and hour.

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The ONE Group to Open STK Orlando at Disney Springs

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The ONE Group is set to open STK Orlando at Disney Springs 2016. According to the Press Release:

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (“The ONE Group”) (OTCQB:STKS), known for developing upscale, high-energy restaurants, today announced plans to open a STK in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. STK Orlando is expected to open in The Landing at Disney Springs in 2015, with the full completion of Disney Springs expected in 2016.

The new STK will be located within the waterfront setting of The Landing at Disney Springs, a completely re-imagined shopping, dining and entertainment complex that will double the number of shops and restaurants currently found at Downtown Disney. The Landing is the first phase of Disney Springs and will be home to unique and memorable dining experiences such as STK, Morimoto Asia and The BOATHOUSE, plus a number of still-to-be-announced innovative restaurants and boutique shops.

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New Year’s Eve Specialties at Disneyland Resort

The Disney Parks Blog reports that there will be special menu items to be found at Disneyland Resort on New Year’s Eve. In Disneyland park, Blue Bayou Restaurant it serving a Pan-seared New York Strip Loin a la Oscar featuring Dungeness crab, Béarnaise and a chive-café au lait. Carnation Café will have a Sirloin with Shrimp, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Sun-dried Tomato Butter and a Herb Beurre Blanc. Cafe Orlneas will feature Flat Iron Steak with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Green Beans (below). If pork is your preference French Market Restaurant will serve a Roasted Pork Chop flavored with Calvados Applesauce, Braised Greens and Sweet Potato Soufflé. For a quick meal, Bengal Barbecue is offering a Jambalaya Skewer.

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