|Cake pops, red velvet, and pink and green! Perfect Trifecta!|
|It's difficult to choose a treat with so many delicious choices.|
In Epcot, there's delicious food, but there are also delicious drinks. In Italy, be sure to try the Rosa Regale, a crisp red sparkling wine. France is home to my all time favorite, the Grey Goose Slushie. Yummy!
Disney restaurants also offer a lot of fun and fantastic food. Our most fun meal was at the 50s Prime Time Cafe at Hollywood Studios. Our waiter was "Cousin Cooper" who scolded me for not having a happy plate and tried to feed me salad via helicopter. The twincesses thought that this was hilarious.
Jiko, at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, was so delicious and the atmosphere was elegant and calm after a busy day in the parks. This was my favorite meal. The food had more flavor than I could have imagined and the service was stellar. The twincesses thought that it was very chic that we received warm rose water towels to clean our hands before dinner. That was new for them. I ordered the Braised Beef Short Rib with Truffled Potato Puree, Pear Onions, Baby Carrots, and Cabernet-Tamarind Sauce. Oh. My. Goodness. I didn't know food could have such amazing flavor. The beef was fork tender and full of tangy flavor.
At Disney, I prefer to eat in full service sit down restaurants as opposed to counter service establishments. The restaurants offer a guaranteed space and time for a meal; nothing is worse than having to wait in line for food after waiting in line all day for everything! Sadly, my two most disappointing meals on this trip were at two of my former favorites from previous trips. Service and food at the San Angel Inn and the California Grill were not nearly as good as they had been in the past.
If you're planning a trip to Disney and would love to hear about a particular restaurant, please let me know...I've probably eaten there within the past 2 years or will eat there later this week. I'm happy to share my thoughts about everything from appetizers to kids meals, drinks, and desserts.
If I'm going to gain five pounds this week, I'm going to enjoy the process! What foods do you enjoy on vacation? What are your favorite Disney restaurants?