Victoria & Albert’s Chef Among Semi-finalists Named Best in South

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The James Beard Foundation has released its highly coveted annual list of top chefs in the country and among the semi-finalists for “Best Chef: South” is Scott Hunnel of Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Awards, www.jamesbeard.org/awards, recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and continue to emphasize the Foundation's mission: to celebrate, preserve, and nurture … [Read more...]





Dieting at Disney World? Who Does That?

Amazing food, mickey bars, drinks.  Who thinks to diet when they're on vacation anywhere, especially not at Walt Disney World?  Well, according to everyone that answered when we asked on facebook, I'm one of a small minority that thinks about it while I'm on vacation!  Some readers said they like to lose 5 lbs ahead of time, to balance out all of the Mickey Bars, while others stated that they generally walk enough to not think twice about it.For me, however, I still think about it.  Even … [Read more...]





The 2011 Disney Dining Plans

While it is common for those planning vacations to Walt Disney World to discuss “The Disney Dining Plan”, in reality there are a variety of different Dining Plans offered by Disney, to help the vacationer experience dining…and other extras….as easily as possible. Choosing a Dining Plan can also be a way to make your meals at Disney World more affordable, as many find that this can be a cost-savings to them, as well as a great way to budget, and experience new restaurants. But before you decide … [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...]





Dining Strategies And Your Walt Disney World Visit

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Dining at Walt Disney World can be a wonderful experience. There are dozens of outstanding table service restaurants and many more counter service venues many of which are also quite good. I'm not going to talk about particular restaurants or even the Disney Dining Plans, I'll leave that to your judgment. What I am going to talk about are the different approaches to dining that we have tried in the past and give a very basic opinion of each.Table Service/Signature Emphasis - At times we … [Read more...]