Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort wins AAA Five Diamond Award

Once again, Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been awarded the coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award, the highest AAA honor for a restaurant. This is the 11th year (first awarded in 2000), and V&A’s is the only restaurant in Central Florida and one of only three in Florida, along with L’Escalier and The Restaurant at the Four Seasons, both in Palm Beach. Only 55 restaurants made the 2011 list, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico.At the helm of Victoria … [Read more...]


Book Review – The Disney Food Blog Guide to WDW Dining

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As many of you probably know, the Disney Food Blog is a beloved food blog for Disney fans.  AJ Wolfe, owner and writer of the DF Blog has created her own part of the cyber world that has many drooling and planning trips around foods she blogs about.  AJ knows food at Disney Parks better than most, probably including some of the chefs on property and has finally shared her knowledge in a portable e-book, The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining; Steps to a Stress-Free, Personalized Plan.The … [Read more...]


2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Details

This fall the World Showcase will host the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The food and wine festival is a popular event that celebrates your favorite culinary delights. If you have never experienced the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival here are some highlights that you can look forward to:Tasting of regional food, beer and wines around the World Showcase (there are approximately 25 kiosks offering foods from 6 continents). Participate in seminars and … [Read more...]


Quick-Serve Dinner Favorites at Disneyland Resort

We love a leisurely dinner, but when we want one more drop on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure park or on the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland park, we look for a quick bite. But we still want delicious.Here are our favorites, tell us yours!If we’re dashing between parks, we go slightly out of our way for a slice of pizza from the wood-burning ovens at Napolini at Downtown Disney – easy to eat and stroll back to the parks.Our hands-down favorite … [Read more...]


Best Vegetarian Eats in Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Plenty of Walt Disney World guests are looking for vegetarian eats in the theme parks, so we did a little scouting to find the best. These are our choices – what are yours?In Magic Kingdom Park, quick-service picks include the Greek salad, veggie wrap or veggie burger at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland. Across the park in Frontierland, we like the veggie flatbread at Golden Oak Outpost. And the Lighthouse Sandwich at Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square, a delicious stack of … [Read more...]


Character Dining: How Much Is Too Much?

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I see this a lot:  A family plans a trip to Disney World and they get the dining plan, which allows them to eat at a wide variety of restaurants on site, but when  they make their advanced dining reservations (ADRs), they end up booking a character meal for almost every day of the trip.  As a travel agent and possibly more so parent as a who's taken my children to Disney World many times, I want to shout "don't do it."  Don't get me wrong, I like character meals, but hear me out.  There's a … [Read more...]


Disney Snacks – Five Best Candy Stops at Walt Disney World

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Disney foodies know there are plenty of desserts and snacks that can provide that sugar rush. But not only does Walt Disney World (WDW) offer inventive desserts, ice-cream concoctions that defy gravity, and the famous Dole Whip, it’s home to candy that would make Willy Wonka proud. Disney candy connoisseurs can find tasty selections throughout WDW. And while I’ll generally argue for sampling one of everything, there is a limit to the size of one’s stomach (and waistband). So here, in … [Read more...]


The Magic Behind the ‘Company’ – Getting To Know Kristen

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Name? Kristen Where do you live? In An Enchanted CastleHow long have you been with Chip and Company? 6 monthsWhat topics do you write about? Snack and counter service food items and other Disney dining topicsFavorite C&C Writer? Myself :) (Followed by Aljon... I guess.)Do you have a Blog or Website? http://cookingwithmickey.infoWhat do you talk about there? Disney restaurants, food, recipes and news. Also cooking tips and personal recipes.Have a Facebook Page or … [Read more...]


Whatever happened to… Figaro Fries???

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Whatever happened to Figaro Fries? You know... Disney World fries, topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and drowned in ranch sauce. Figaro Fries are one of the the many secrets of the Magic Kingdom, and could only be found at PinocchioVillage Haus in Fantasyland.One our last trip I was surprised to find out that the Figaro Fries were removed from the menu on May 1st, 2008 and replaced with loaded fries, consisting of fries topped with cheese and bacon.It's just … [Read more...]


Quick Eats – Grilled Salmon from Sunshine Seasons

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Sunshine Seasons is a quick service restaurant located at Epcot, in The Land Pavilion. It's located downstairs near Soarin' and Living with the Land attractions. The food court offers a variety of food stations to choose from - Soups and Salads, Sandwiches, The Grill, Asian and Grab n' Go.I decided to stop by The Grill and try the Sustainable Fish which was Grilled Salmon ($9.99). The grilled salmon was topped with kalamata olive pesto sauce and served with green beans and roasted red russet … [Read more...]