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Chef Scott Hunnel sells more than 10,000 dessert soufflés a year at Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. After a meal of everything from osetra caviar to seared Kobe beef tenderloin, discriminating diners at the award-winning restaurant look forward to a sweet ending.
An upswing in Walt Disney World dessert sales is a sign of the times, with sweet sales soaring in U.S. restaurants. And in spite of the no-carb craze, there’s no sign that the heightened demand is slowing down. Last year at Walt Disney World Resort, pastry chefs used more than 865,000 pounds of sugar.
Erich Herbitschek, master pastry chef at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, keeps a staff busy with increased dessert orders for his chocolate creations, crème brûlèe and other desserts. On a recent weekend at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, 50 percent of the diners ordered desserts such as butterscotch crème brûlée with banana cakes and caramelized bananas; warm Valrhona chocolate cake with molten center and raspberry ice cream; and chocolate pyramid with chocolate gelato and berries.
Which Disney desserts are making memories? Though you’ll find house-made sorbets and fresh fruit on menus, here are the decadent, longtime best sellers:
- Silky chai cream with tea tuile at Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
- Warm berry cobbler at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, seasonal fruit and a sugary crust served with vanilla ice cream.
- Old-fashioned s’mores at 50′s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios — graham crackers, chocolate square and marshmallows, served warm, just like the campfire days.
- A Florida favorite, the Key lime pie at Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort.
- The legendary grapefruit cake at The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, made from the 1920s recipe shared from the original Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood.
- The satiny crème brûlée with a crisp brown sugar topping served at restaurants at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
- The Kona Kone at Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, a childish delight for kids of all ages: a giant waffle cone filled with ice cream and served with cotton candy and M&Ms.
- The Kitchen Sink at Beaches & Cream at Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts, a wonderfully sinful sundae meant for sharing with a gallon of ice cream, multiple toppings and an entire can of whipped cream.
- Anything on the menu at Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop at Downtown Disney Marketplace — a root beer float, hot fudge sundae, even an old-fashioned malt.
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What is it?
Chicken with red curry sauce,Basmati rice and Shrimp with green curry sauce.
Why you want it-
It is full of flavor and you get the best view on the Savannah.Paired with their Indian style bread it makes a wonderful meal.Sanaa is a nice place to enjoy a little romantic lunch or dinner.The staff is very friendly and can make recommendations based on your like or dislike of spicy foods. This dish is $18.99 OR 1 Table Credit if you are using the Disney Dining Plan.
*Reservations are strongly suggested.
Photo courtesy of Lynn Pittman.
Thank you Lynn for the mouth watering photo!
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Fans of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge already know that the well-versed animal specialists are always ready to answers questions and share their knowledge about the beautiful creatures roaming the savannas.
But now there’s an even more personal way to learn about the animals – and enjoy a delicious African-inspired lunch at Sanaa at Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. With a view out the restaurant window onto the savanna, one of the resort’s animal specialists joins a small group (no more than 12) around the table for lunch and a fun insider’s view, with time for lots of questions. A giraffe gallops by; a zebra grazes unaware while guests enjoy a four-course lunch from Sanaa’s tandoor ovens. From warm naan bread and savory dips to slow-cooked meats and unusual sweets such as a tropical fruit kulfi and chai cream, you get a culinary lesson too as the restaurant servers talk about each delicious course.
The Animal Specialist experience is every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Cost is $49, $29 ages 3 to 9 (special kid’s menu). The price includes the gratuity plus a $5 contribution to Disney’s Worldwide Conservation Fund. To make a reservation, call 407-938-6922, option 3 or stop by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge concierge. Beginning Aug. 1, reservations will be available online at http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/reservations/dining/ or call 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463) up to 180 days prior to visiting.
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This question comes from Linda, who asks:
We just got back from a magical 9 day visit at Kadani Village. While we were there I had a glass of wine at the Sanaa Restaurant. I do have the name of the wine but can not fine it anywhere to purchase. Do you know whom I would contact to buy this bottle of wine? Thank you.
Linda, thanks for reading the site and for your question. If you see merchandise in the parks but didn’t purchase it while visiting, you can still purchase it when you get home by calling 407-363-6200. The more descriptive you can be the better, including where you saw it, but they can usually find it and send it to you with just a general description. The only issue I see with your situation is shipping wine over state lines.
Hope this helps!
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