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Reservations Now Open for Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Reservations are now available for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the new Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort for dining on Nov. 26, 2017, and beyond.

Ale & Compass Restaurant (formerly Captain’s Grille) has been completely transformed into a New England gastropub – Disney-style. The on-stage “hearth” oven area, where a select few diners can grab a seat, is the focal point of this warm and inviting space that is reminiscent of an off-shore lighthouse with rich, salvaged materials that are the decorative finishes.

The New England-inspired menus are creative and straight-up delicious — developed by the chefs of Disney’s Flavor Lab, a collaborative team responsible for all new food and beverage concepts across Disney.

Menu items incldue Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes for breakfast and the Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyere Cheeseburger for lunch. And for dinner, guests can enjoy Fried Chicken and Waffles with House-made Pickles and Orange-Chili Honey or the Coastal Clambake (1/2 Maine Lobster, Clams, Corn, and Potatoes).

Desserts include a delicious Lemon “Curd” Meringue Pie. And chocolate lovers will love the Twelve-Layer Chocolate Cake (Flourless Chocolate Cake and Ganache served with Milk-Coffee Chantilly.

The expanded and beautifully re-imagined Ale & Compass Lounge is adjacent to the restaurant and will be open to Guests beginning Nov. 26. 2017. A variety of original and classic cocktails are the stars, but extensive lists of New England and local beers and wine are also available for your sipping pleasure. The lounge menu offers lighter bites such as Caramelized Leek and Chorizo White Clam Hearth “Pie,” Oven Roasted Oysters, and Parker House Rolls with spreads of Bacon Jam, Pub Cheese, and Smoked Trout.

For reservations, visit DisneyWorld.com/dine or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

Victoria & Albert’s Voted #2 Restaurant in U.S. by Tripadvisor for Second Year

Victoria & Albert’s, located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, was voted the second-best fine dining restaurant in America among TripAdvisor’s 2017 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in their Travelers’ Choice awards – the only Florida restaurant to make this prestigious list.

Under the helm of Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera, maître d hotel Israel Perez and Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, this is the second time Victoria & Albert’s has received high honors from TripAdvisor. The restaurant also is a recipient of AAA’s highest achievement, the Five Diamond Award.
The ultimate in fine dining, Victoria & Albert’s 50-seat main dining room allows guests to choose between a 7-course menu and a 10-course Chef’s Tasting Menu with optional wine pairing selected by the sommelier. The intimate Queen Victoria Room offers a 10-course meal with tableside presentation and wine pairings.
The highly sought-after 10-seat Chef’s Table, located in the restaurant’s kitchen, grant diners a behind-the-scenes look at the Victoria & Albert’s team crafting the evening’s dishes. The restaurant’s impressive cellar boasts over 700 wines from over 35 regions.

Travelers’ Choice winners are determined using an algorithm that takes into account the quality and quantity of reviews from TripAdvisor users gathered over a 12-month period.

Victoria & Albert’s is among an illustrious group of restaurants. Here is a full list of the impressive top 10 fine dining restaurants:

Daniel – New York City, New York
Victoria & Albert’s – Orlando, Florida
Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
Alinea – Chicago, Illinois
Chef and the Farmer – Kinston, North Carolina
Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina
Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
Restaurant Gary Danko – San Francisco, California
Merriman’s – Kapalua, Hawaii

Congratulations to the entire Victoria & Albert’s team! The restaurant is open daily for dinner. For reservations, visit www.victoria-alberts.com

Appetizing Occasions at Walt Disney World Resort

Are guests looking for an unforgettable event to add to their Disney vacation? Suggest one of these upcoming culinary experiences from around Walt Disney World® Resort. And be sure to book these events for guests in advance so they can get in on the fun!

Highway in the Sky Dine Around – Additional Dates Now Available

Additional dates through December have now been released for the popular Highway in the Sky Dine Around.

This culinary journey on the Walt Disney World Monorail takes guests to three Disney resort hotels, where each destination offers a distinctively delicious experience. The journey starts with appetizers and cocktails at The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Next, guests will travel to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to partake in dishes inspired by the South Pacific. And then, it’s off to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa where guests invited to sit back, sip champagne and enjoy an artisanal selection of cheeses or charcuterie before enjoying the main course of their trip at Cítricos. The final stop on this magical journey drops you back off at Disney’s Contemporary Resort where you’ll retire to a private patio to enjoy a delectable array of desserts, cordials and coffee. Here, guests will be able watch in wonder as fireworks light up the night sky over Cinderella Castle for the grand finale of your adventure.

Spots are filling up fast, so visit Disneyworld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE to reserve.

Mickey’s New Year’s Eve BBQ at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground! 

Guests can join Mickey, Minnie and friends for a family-friendly barbecue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground as they celebrate the new year at Mickey’s New Year’s Eve BBQ. During this special finger-licking, foot-stomping barbeque event, your Clients will feast on mouth-watering items such as Bacon Jam Burger Sliders grilled on site, Wagon Wheel Mac’n’Cheese for the kiddos, and Mini S’mores served in Mason Jars!

In addition to this all-you-care-to-enjoy BBQ spread, guests will get to enjoy the sounds of a live bluegrass band and a DJ. After dinner, cowpokes can mosey on over to the dance floor for line dancing led by Disney Friends! Then it’s time to count down to midnight and watch the world-famous Magic Kingdom fireworks from a special viewing area.

Visit Disneyworld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE to book.

Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Eve Experience

Are guests ready to pamper their palate at an event they’ll remember for years to come! They can ring in the new year in style with Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Dining Experience inspired by the New Orleans French Quarter and Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.”

When guests arrive at the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Ballroom of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, they’ll be surrounded by beautiful French Quarter-inspired décor and an array of stations that will immerse their senses in unique and extraordinary flavors, such as smoked salmon mousse cones and oyster beignets fried right before their eyes. Then, when dinner time finally approaches, they’ll be guided to a premier dining destination for the main course of the night where they’ll be welcomed by art-adorned walls with visions of New Orleans. They’ll take in the rich scents and vibrant flavors as they enjoy herb-crusted Louisiana redfish, crayfish étouffé, Black Angus beef, braised short ribs and roast filet of beef with truffled celery root silk, all while enjoying the authentic sounds of a live jazz band. At the evening’s end, a spirited vocalist will join the band and bring the classic sounds of Disney’s “Princess and the Frod” by legendary composer Randy Newman to life. Soon after, guests will be ushered to a private viewing area near the Porte Cochére, for champagne and the unforgettable sights of the world-famous fireworks at Magic Kingdom® Park to ring in the new year!

From beginning to end, it’s a beautiful way to welcome 2018 and it’s sure to be a night you’ll remember. Reserve seats for your  this once-in-a-lifetime event today by visiting Disneyworld.com/dine or calling 407-WDW-DINE. Down in New Orleans – A Disney New Year’s Eve Experience will take place on Dec. 31, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and will feature restaurant-style reserved seating.

Minnie’s Halloween Dine Begins September 4 at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

From Sept. 4-Nov. 5, 2017 Minnie Mouse is inviting all of her friends to Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, where she’s hosting a Halloween celebration. This character dining experience features Minnie Mouse and friends dressed in their most festive Halloween attire.

The Halloween-inspired buffet features spiced pumpkin patch soup, Kraken squid ink pasta and vampire-repelling garlic mashed potatoes. Guests can also enjoy spider-web coconut macaroons, worms and dirt Oreo cups and pumpkin cheese cake for dessert.

Also beginning Sept. 4, 2017, Minnie Mouse will gather all of her friends to celebrate the seasons with Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine for both lunch and dinner. Breakfast at Hollywood and Vine will continue to feature Disney Junior Play ‘n’ Dine, including fun interactive moments with favorite Disney Junior pals Jake, Sofia, Doc McStuffins and Handy Manny.

Book by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, WALT DISNEY WORLD RESTAURANTS ARE ON THE MENU FOR VISIT ORLANDO’S MAGICAL DINING MONTH

As part of the one of the most-anticipated dining events in Central Florida, for the first time, select Walt Disney World® Resort restaurants are part of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month that runs now through Oct. 1, 2017.

Magical Dining Month celebrates Orlando’s amazing culinary scene and gives us a chance to showcase the talent of Disney chefs with special prix fixe dinners. Participating Walt Disney World Resort hotel restaurants include:

  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
  • Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Jiko—The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
  • The Wave … of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Magical Dining Month menus feature three courses for $35 per person, including appetizer, entrée and dessert and cannot be combined with other offers, packages or discounts. One dollar from each meal supports Freedom Ride and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation.

To make a reservation at the Disney restaurants, visit www.disneyworld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged.

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ENJOY RIVERS OF LIGHT WITH A DINING PACKAGE AT TIFFINS AT DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

When it comes to nighttime entertainment, there’s nothing quite like the spectacular Rivers of Light nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, with talented live performers, mesmerizing music and stunning water effects. And, the best way to make sure guests have a reserved seat for the show is with a Rivers of Light Dining Package at Tiffins.

Located on Discovery Island, Tiffins boast a menu that will take you on a culinary expedition of international cuisine. Plus, Tiffins is just steps from the entrance to Pandora – The World of Avatar opening May 27, 2017.

With the Rivers of Light Dining Package, guests can enjoy a fabulous three-course meal including their choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. Cost for the dining package is $67 for adults, and $26 for ages 3 to 9, or two table-service meal entitlements on the Disney Dining Plan.

Book reservations today by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dining or call 407-WDW-DINE.

FLAVORFUL MENU OPTIONS AT SATU’LI CANTEEN IN PANDORA – THE WORLD OF AVATAR COMING TO DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

With an entire new land taking shape to open on May 27, 2017, Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will transport guests to the visually stunning land of floating mountains and bioluminescent plants. And of course there’s a culinary chapter to the story of the Na’vi.

Guests can enjoy creative, flavorful dishes based on the healthful bounty of Pandora, with wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins at Satu’li Canteen, where an on-stage grill is a prominent feature in the colorful dining room.

The Satu’li Canteen was once the main mess hall of the Resources Development Administration (RDA) base located in the Valley of Mo’ara. Now the canteen is owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) tour company and has been redesigned into a beautiful museum-like dining room.

The interior has been transformed with colorful Na’vi items filling the walls and hanging from the ceiling — hand-woven tapestries, natural Pandoran elements and even cooking tools decorate the restaurant.

In this fast-casual restaurant, guests can find familiar dishes with a twist, including bowls that allow diners to customize their lunch or dinner. Diners start with a base of quinoa and vegetable salad; red and sweet potato hash; mixed whole-grain and rice or romaine and kale salad. Next is either with wood-grilled chicken, slow-roasted beef, sustainable fish or chili-spiced fried tofu. And the bowl is finished with charred onion chimichurri, black bean vinaigrette or creamy herb dressing.

The menu also offers steamed “pods” – bao buns with either cheeseburger or vegetable curry and served with root vegetable chips and crunchy vegetable slaw.

For little ones, there’s an option of grilled chicken or beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice; a hot dog wrapped in Parker House dough; cheese quesadilla, or a steamed “pod” (cheeseburger bao bun).

The fast-casual restaurant will also be the first to offer Mobile Order, a new convenient option to order and pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, allowing guests to bypass the queue to order when they arrive at the restaurant. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window. Additional fast-casual and quick-service restaurants will begin to offer Mobile Order later this year.

Disney Dining Plan will be accepted at Satu’li Canteen but, at this time, Mobile Order will only accept credit cards.

Tiffins Is Disney World’s Best Restaurant

Theme park aficionado Carlye Wisel has dined at her fair share of Disney properties, but claims the restaurant she and the Consumed crew visit in this episode — Tiffins Restaurant, inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando — is the very best meal to be had at any of them.

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