ORLANDO – 2013 SEPTEMBER

Disney has a special place in my heart and still makes up 50% of the movies I own today. My first visit to Disney World was with family in 2009. We rode every ride and chased down every character. When the BF and I started talking about vacation this year, I suggested a return trip during the off season because he hasn’t been since high school (and I wanted to check out new Fantasyland). The pace of this trip was much more relaxed and the food, oh my god the food. Disney really does have some amazing restaurants with beautiful decor.

These were my top 5 eats from this trip:

  1. Set Menu with Wine Pairing @ Victoria and Albert’s: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
    • In the Top 3 meals I’ve ever eaten, worth the price tag, 7 courses
    • Lovely atmosphere, amazing service, live harpist (!), so many wine pairings, personalized souvenir menus
    • Every dish was amazing and so beautifully presented
  2. Beef Short Rib @ Jiko – The Cooking Place: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • African influenced cuisine, loved the strong spices and melt in your mouth beef
  3. Chocolate Souffle @ Shula’s Steakhouse: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, The Swan Resort
    • Light, moist, gooeyness – order at the start of the meal because they take 30 mins
    • Served with Creme Anglaise, Ice Cream and Whipped Cream
  4. Tonga Toast @ Kona Cafe: Disney’s Polynesian Resort
    • Large cube of sour dough french toast, stuffed with bananas, rolled in cinnamon and served with a strawberry compote
    • Filling and indulgent, great way to energize for a day at the park
  5. Eats @ Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Epcot Park
    • Annual event beginning in September and lasting until November
    • Includes special food events, performances and booths representing foods all around the world
    • Also for pin collectors, Epcot offers limited edition pins during the festival