Jeff & Joe's Trip Report - FOOD!

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Jeff & Joe's Trip Report - FOOD!

Let's get this party started with some food pics! I'll work my way up to the parks and everything else. I can honestly say we did not have a single bad meal, or disappointing meal. We can't say the same about some of our snacks - mainly that nasty purple macaron. More on that later.

I'll start with our meal pics, and then add in snacks.

From Be Our Guest lunch on Monday - I had the Carved Turkey Sandwich served on a warm baguette (passed on the Dijon mayonnaise) and Pomme Frites, and Joe had the Carved Prime Chuck Roast Beef Sandwich served warm on a baguette (minus the horseradish sour cream) and Pomme Frites:

These were both really really good! The bun for the carved beef had some kind of funky garlicy butter something brushed on top, which Joe did not care for, but overall, excellent!

It was interesting to experience the technology behind it. We placed our food orders in advance, and when we got to the restaurant front deck, they just swiped our Magic Bands and told us to find a set anywhere we like, and put our receipt on the table. We chose the Rose room, and sure enough, after about 10 minutes, a CM with a wheeled tray delivered our meal right to us. They use the Magic Band as location tracking to figure out exactly where we were sitting. Cool and scary all at once!

Folks without the Magic Bands were given a red puck-like thing to put on their tables, which became their tracking device.

Dinner was at Cosmic Rays in MK - of course! I had the 1/3 lb. Angus Bacon Cheeseburger and Joe had the Vegetable Burger (sorry, forgot the pic):

Ahhh, Cosmic Rays.....I loved it! Joe said his veggie burger was ok, but nothing to write home about. We also ate here on our last day before leaving for the airport, and both had the same thing again Smile

Tuesday took us to EPCOT, and for lunch we opted for France. I had the Croque Monsieur - toasted ham and cheese - and Joe had the Jambon Beurre - ham and cheese, dijon mustard butter on a demi baguette:

2 thumbs up on both! We grabbed a bench seat outside and enjoyed our food and the view. This place has never failed us yet. YAY!

For dinner we went to Sunshine Seasons (outside Soarin'). We had ADRs for Beaches and Cream, but we decided to cancel them (and paid the $10 cancellation fee). Just not what we were in the mood for at the time. But not to worry, we still found our way ove rto B&C for ice cream, which I will post later under Snacks Smile

I had the Oak-grilled Rotisserie Chicken with potato wedges (yay for substitutions!) and Joe had the Power Salad with oak-fired chicken, Quinoa, almonds, and honey vinaigrette.

We both were satisfied. So much so that we also got this again later in the week.

Wednesday was our Yak & Yeti Day at AK. I always look forward to this place - probably my favorite meal both for the food and the ambiance. And the service has always been great as well. I had the Kobe Beef Burger - 10 oz grilled American Kobe beef burger, sesame-soy sauce, mayonnaise, crispy shoestring fries, and Joe had the Lettuce Cups for Two - minced chicken breast, chopped vegetables, Saigon Hoison sauce, crisp lettuce cups, which is listed as an appetizer for 2 but makes a perfect meal for one as well!

OMG this was soooo gooooood! I had them cook the burger to the chef's recommendation, which I think was medium. Perfect!

And for dessert here, we split the Mango Pie. And by "split", I mean it was more like 75%/25% between me and Joe Tongue.

To. Die. For. And I don't even like Mango!

We went back to EPCOT in the afternoon, and hit up Norway's Kringla Bakery for dinner. We decided to split the Ham and Apple Sandwich - with Jarlsberg and Muenster cheese, with a sweet apple chutney on toasted multigrain bread, and a School Bread - sweet cardamom bun filled with vanilla creme custard and topped with glazed and toasted coconut.

Holy smokes!! Both were really good, but that School Bread?!?! WOW! That was out of this world. We couldn't believe it took us 9 trips to finally try it. And now, we get it!

Somewhere along the line we hit up Pinocchio Village Haus in MK - I went for the Chicken Breast Nuggets and Joe had the Caesar Salad with Chicken.

Both hit the spot. I thought the chicken nuggets were done really well - not greasy at all. Joe really enjoyed his salad - fresh and crispy lettuce and the chicken was moist and tender. I l;ike that they have seating areas roped off as "Reserved" with CMs guarding them - if you have a tray of food, they let you through; if not, you cannot just sit and wait for someone else to come with food. Cosmic Ray's was doing this on Saturday in their area upstairs, but I don't recall them doing it during the weekday.

Next up, the Contempo Cafe over at the Contemporary. We've generally had pretty good luck with this place, though once the wait for our food took forever. This time it was about 10 minutes form the time we ordered at the kiosk until we got our food. No complaints here!. I had the Cheese Flatbread, and Joe had the Pulled Pork Flatbread.

It was good, though I do wish the flatbreads were cooks just a minute longer, for a little more crunch in the crust.

It's been a few trips since we had a meal from the Lotus Blossom Cafe at EPCOT's China Pavilion. We won't wait so long next time! This was really good. I had the Orange Chicken with Steamed Rice, and Joe had the Sesame Chicken Salad.

And finally, no visit would be complete without at least one Mickey waffle (I had 2, for the record). This was from the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at POFQ. And totally yummy.

So that's our trip in food (at least meals - snacks coming soon!). We also ate at the Sci Fi Dine In (I had the standard burger, Joe had the Salmon BLT - both good) and EoS in DTD (I had the ham & cheese, Joe had the roast beef, and they were both excellent!).

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Oh man. It's almost dinner time here and this just made me starving! Thanks a lot! laugh

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All looked great Jeff!

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Everything looks good.

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I wish the BoG sandwiches were available to go. nice pics JeffC!

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Oh, and we did notice that while AK's Flame Tree BBQ is closed for refurbishment, there were 2 booths offering some of their popular items!

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Yummy..The Kobe us on my must try for next year...Yeh, it took us 6 visits to also try the school bread..Really nice twist on what looks kinda just ok, then it hits you..Wowza!...

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Thanks! I'm really looking forward to all the yummy food!

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Your Yak & Yeti pics made me bite the bullet and book an ADR there - thanks for the encouragement!

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Aaaaahhhhhh...food porn...now I'm drooling. Anybody have a napkin? It all looks so good, except for that School Bread. *Ducks head and hides under desk* Sorry. I don't like coconut so I would never even consider trying it. That turkey sandwich from BOG looks amazing. I love REAL turkey, but not "lunchmeat" turkey. I'll definitely be trying that my next trip (whenever that is). Asian isn't one of my favorite cuisines, but that Orange Chicken with Steamed Rice looks delicious. Also added to my must try list.

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Thumbs up all around here! I still need to try the school bread myself! Don't feel like you were the only ones left laugh

I can't wait to get back to Y & Y it was a real standout on my bday trip! Can't wait for the snack portion of the report!!

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And now for some SNACK pictures! First the things we had:

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake from Starring Rolls Cafe - ultra-good!

Mickey Pretzel (x 4!) - classic goodness Smile

The purple macaron sandwich cookie from the Candy Cauldron at HS - ick, not worth it.

From EPCOT/France's L'Artisan des Glaces (Must. Stop. Here.!!)

Chocolate Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich - AWESOME!

Strawberries and Cream Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich - ALSO AWESOME!

Salted Caramel Ice Cream - I dream of this every night! First tried it in 2013 and drool every time I think about it.....

From EPCOT/Germany's Karamell Kuche...if they offered lodging here, I would pay anything!

The Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookie - I like oatmeal cookies in general, but this thing is incredibly good!

Chocolate Caramel S'Mores Bar - this stole the show. We loved it! We got it as a snack for IllumiNations - it lasted 4.3 seconds....

Over at the Contempo Cafe in the Contemporary, we found this cupcake and decided we had to have it - really good!

And finally, from Beaches and Cream, the Milky Way Sundae (I got it "to go", so in a plastic container) - Three Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Caramel, and Whipped Cream topped with dark and white chocolate shavings and a Cherry.

This was just soooo goood! I originally was planning to get the No Way Jose, but in the end, caramel won out over peanut butter, and I have no regrets about my choice! Decadent and tasty right down to the frozen Milky Way bar stuffed in the side!

We also had our share of popcorn and Mickey ice cream sandwiches scattered throughout. I miss them so much.....

Over at the Main Street Confectionery at MK, we walked into this see this! I could happily fall face-first into either of these bowls! They were making the large Mickey-head rice krispie treats. That was fun to watch!

And of course, the Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in France always has a stunning display of treats:

Finally, we took a stroll through the Cape May Cafe dinner service, and drooled over some of their dessert offerings...we didn't actually eat here this time, but have in the past and always enjoyed their selection.

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I should not have looked at this. I am starving and can't eat until after 9:00am today.

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Wow!

When we are able to go to WDW we do our best to cut costs by bringing in our own snacks and sandwiches. As a result, we really had no idea what kind of food and treats were available. (We made some strategic choices at Epcot, but certainly didn't check out food in every pavilion!)

After joining this site I can safely say those days are behind us! lol Jeff, I also really appreciate that the food TR has it's own thread Smile It's amazing to see all the photos, one after the other, of beautiful yumminess. I must remember not to read these when I'm hungry, though!

Thank you so much for sharing and introducing me to some new treats and experiences in the World! mickey

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Hold the phone - salted caramel ice cream?? OMG!!!

How am I supposed to make it till September? eek

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Barbara, you are not alone. scrappy and I don't really care for the school bread either.

Jeff I'm with you on the Carmel apple oatmeal cookie!

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I've never tried the school bread. It looks delicious, but if I'm in Epcot I'd rather get a savory snack from one of the international pavilions or from a F&W or F&G food booth.

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These pictures are killing me! Everything looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing. And I tried the school bread for the first time last year-spectacular.

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I liked the school bread but tend to use "snack calories" for carrot cake cookies or maybe some soft seve.....

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I've never tried school bread either eek
I'm not a fan of things that have filling so I probably never will try it.

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Oh my gosh the desserts at Cape May look amazing! Glad we are eating there in November. This trip report has been great but I am so hungry and I want cupcake at 7am! biggrin

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They let you walk through Cape May Cafe even when you're not eating there??

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Well I don't know if they necessarily "let" you, but we were coming from the opposite side of the check in, on our way back from Beaches and Cream, and we just walked right in through the exit by the bathrooms and took a stroll by the buffet and dessert area, took a few pics, then left via the check in exit. biggrin

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You guys are sneaky awesome

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disneydoc wrote:
Hold the phone - salted caramel ice cream?? OMG!!!

How am I supposed to make it till September? eek

Lol...I guess you don't have to wait until Sept....I see you are headed back on May 27! Congratulations!! stars

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oHIo wrote:
disneydoc wrote:
Hold the phone - salted caramel ice cream?? OMG!!!

How am I supposed to make it till September? eek

Lol...I guess you don't have to wait until Sept....I see you are headed back on May 27! Congratulations!! stars

Yep, got a crazy wild idea and just booked a trip BEFORE my summer gig. Maybe that ice cream pushed me over the edge. wink

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Here goes the diet! LOL sarcastic

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Oh - my - gods! Jeff! I love love love that you did a trip report thread JUST for food! muchlove

Icky Purple Mickey Macarons make me sad - but so many other wonderful things to eat!