Mouse Bites for August 28, 2015

beastly-kiosk-baked-lobster-macaroni-and-cheese-5Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese from Beastly Kiosk

Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you’ve been having a great week and have a great weekend in store. This week, we made our way to Animal Kingdom, where we tried two new items added to a couple of the menus there: the Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese from Beastly Kiosk and the Farmer’s Salad from the Gardens Kiosk. At Epcot, we enjoyed a savory breakfast bite of the Tartine aux Fromages from Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie, and brought home a Snack from Japan. In the news, FastPass+ is now being offered for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Our friends have been up to some adventures as well!

grand-floridian-cafe-grand-floridian-burgerSurf & Turf (formerly Grand Floridian) Burger at the Grand Floridian Cafe

Alexis of Gluten Free in Orlando stops by The Artist’s Palette at Saratoga Springs for breakfast and the Grand Floridian Cafe for lunch.

fantasy-remy-chocolate-pralineChocolate Praline at Remy on the Disney Fantasy

Melissa Sue of Mouse on the Mind provides a quick recap of dining on her recent Disney Cruise, with more detailed reviews to come!

pinocchio-village-haus-pepperoni-flatbreadPinocchio Village Haus’ Pepperoni Flatbread

Josh at Easy WDW has Magic Kingdom menu updates and reviews the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich from Pinocchio Village Haus.

2014-food-wine-craft-beers-odyssey-line2014 Epcot F&W Festival Craft Beer

Adam and Andrew of Disney Hipster Blog share their ideas for craft beers at WDW.

harambe-market-african-milk-tart-toasted-coconutAfrican Milk Tart (review coming soon!)

Ryan of Main Street Gazette shares his thoughts on Animal Kingdom’s African Milk Tart.

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!

Gardens Kiosk’s Farmer’s Salad

Garden Kiosk

In addition to the recently added Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese that was added to the menu at Beastly Kiosk, the Gardens Kiosk also made some changes. Also known as the “Allergy-friendly” kiosk (see former menu here), they recently became home to two new salads. The Trek Power Salad features Quinoa, Beets, Edamame, and Citrus, while the Farmer’s Salad features Blueberries, Goat Cheese, and Candied Pecans.


At the ordering window, a display shows what each of the salads looks like. They are also prepared to order (at least mine was), so you don’t have to worry about the greens getting saturated and wilting.


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FastPass+ Reservations Available for Eat to the Beat Concerts during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Fans of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series will be glad to know they can book dealing via FastPass+ during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, according to the Disney Parks Blog. As of today, you can log on to My Disney Experience to reserve a spot up to 60 days in advance.

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Snacks from Japan: Calbee Jagabee – Butter Soy Sauce

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 Mitsukoshi in the Japan Pavilion!

It’s been over a year since we paid a visit to World Showcase for our “Snacks from” series. On a recent trip to Mitsukoshi, I spotted a few items I hadn’t seen before, so I picked them up. Today’s Snack from Japan is Calbee’s Jagabee: Butter Soy Sauce Flavor. These “thick, whole cut potato crisps” feature Kikkoman Soy Sauce. While I’ve had several snacks from Calbee, the Jagabee line is one that I’ve not yet tried. A quick Google search shows several online retailers for this product, with several options available on Amazon.


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Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie’s Tartine aux Fromages


While I’ve been a fan that Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie’s in Epcot’s France pavilion has been open for breakfast for two and a half years now, I’ve never taken advantage of the option (however, I have brought home food which I’ve enjoyed for breakfast the next day). After using up some morning Fastpasses, I made my way to pick out something to eat.


While several items on the menu stood out, I knew I wanted to try something I hadn’t ordered before. I opted for the Tartine aux Fromages: a combination of Country Bread, Tomato Sauce, Swiss, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese. The Cast Member asked if I would like it warmed up, to which I replied, “Yes.” In the past, I’ve had the Pissaladière, which didn’t spend enough time toasting, but the Tartine came out perfectly.


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Beastly Kiosk’s Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese


Last month, we saw that Beastly Kiosk, well as some other locations in the park,  were undergoing some menu changes. In addition to selling Mickey Pretzels and Jalapeno Pretzels, it was adding a Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese as well as a Baked Three-Cheese Pasta.


For those on the Disney Dining Plan, every item on the menu is currently a Snack Credit, making the Baked Lobster Macaroni & Cheese the best value. Those paying cash, like me, may find it on the pricey side at $5.99. When I ordered it, the cast member noted that it was a snack-size portion, so I imagine they’ve received comments of disappointment and are being proactive (many other kiosks are setting out displays so guests can see what to expect). Still, for the price, it’s the size of an Epcot International Food & Wine Festival portion. In fact, it costs less than last year’s Baked Lobster Alfredo served at Hops & Barley Market.


Also, as you can see, this is not a “Disney Standard” Macaroni and Cheese. Instead of elbows, they used campanelle. It’s not DayGlo orange. There’s a layer of cheese baked on top.


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Mouse Bites for August 21, 2015

pinocchio-village-haus-pepperoni-flatbreadPepperoni Flatbread at Pinocchio Village Haus

Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you’ve been having a great week and have a great weekend in store. This week, we escaped the rain and had dinner at Pinocchio Village Haus. We also grabbed a quick breakfast at Sunshine Seasons. In the news, the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd., Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom was officially announced. We shared the Fall 2015 Mickey Monitor food news. Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak prize pins were revealed. There’s a new Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party at MNSSHP. Finally, we take a look at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival firsts.

Our friends have been up to some adventures as well!

pizzafari-pizzas-dessertsWill the Dough frisbees remain at Pizzafari?

Adam and Andrew of Disney Hipster Blog contemplate what’s ahead for Pizzafari when it goes into refurbishment on Monday.

C_Hoop_De_Doo_3_83Hoop Dee Doo circa 1983

Ryan of Main Street Gazette takes a look back at the Peddler’s Truck at Fort Wilderness.

spice-road-table-moroccan-lamb-sausageSpice Road Table’s Moroccan Lamb Sausage

Alexis of Gluten Free in Orlando dines at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe for the first time in several years. She also revisits Spice Road Table in Epcot.

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!