Since opening in 1971, the Magic Kingdom was known for not selling alcohol to its guests. It had something to do with Walt Disney’s policy of not selling adult beverages at Disneyland (you had to go outside the berm to Holidayland or monorail it to… Read More »The Magic Kingdom expands adult beverage menu to eight restaurants
We were invited to the media preview of The Mighty Festival at Raglan Road Pub which runs tonight through Saturday to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. As you might expect from an authentic Irish pub there is fantastic music, terrific traditional dancing, beers worth… Read More »The Mighty Festival at Raglan Road Pub, a perfectly Irish way to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day week
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs will raise a glass to celebrate National Lager Day on December 10. The glass in question will probably contain the pub’s ‘Blagger’ beer brewed by Orlando Brewing as it’s one of the pubs favorite brews. The… Read More »Raglan Road to celebrate Orlando’s ‘Blagger’ brew on National Lager Day – December 10
Raglan Road at Disney Springs recreates an authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant experience with every detail. From the decor that was created in Ireland and shipped over to the food and drinks that come from an authentic food tradition and very talented chefs and even… Read More »Raglan Road Pub & Restaurant – new menu items are coming
When you think of great Asian fusion food, you may not think of craft beer in the same breath, but at Morimoto Asia, the two pair up to really please the palate. Not only does Chef Morimoto have his own brews on the menu, he’s… Read More »Craft Beer Festival coming to Morimoto Asia
What would the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival be without the wine. Not as well attended, that’s for sure. As astute observers have noted, Disney has expanded the adult beverage portion of the festival significantly the last few years. It’s not just some great beer, although there is that, but a number of mixed drinks have been added to the menus as well.
At the recent Media Day, we had the good fortune to meet and hear from Chef Marianne Hunnel the Content Development Manager Epcot Food and Wine Festival. She gave us a run down on what’s new in the adult beverage category this year.
While at the media day, I had the very good fortune to try many of the new options. Up first, and sadly not pictured, was the Caposaldo Sweet Peach Sparkling Moscato. This is the perfect drink for a brunch or lite lunch. The peach flavor was not overpowering, the bubbles were strong, and the aroma was perfect. This Moscato is one of my new favorite drinks.
After warming up with the sweetness of the Moscato, we moved onto a savory option. A Tsatziki Martini was available for sampling. Made with organic cucumber infused vodka, yougurt liqour, lemon juice, simple syrup, and dill, it was not at all like any martini I’d ever had before. I’m not a big fan of savory drinks in the first place, and I think this one could have used more punch and less dill. Plus the dill bits floating around led to an awkward encounter at some point in the middle of the drink. If savory drinks are your thing, give this one a try. Otherwise, you can safely pass on this Martini (try the Sake Martini at the California Grill if you’re dying for a great martini that’s tropical paradise in a glass… end plug).
Beer lovers might want to add an extra stop at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel to help toast Independence Day with some regionally brewed craft beers, during a “Taproom Takeover” at Cabana Bar and Beach Club, July 2-8. The hotel is partnering… Read More »Swan & Dolphin Holding Taproom Takeover to Help Military Families
Disney’s particular brand of magic does not usually require augmentation with spirits, unless you’re at the Haunted Mansion, but when I dine out at a nice restaurant like Disney’s California Grill, I do enjoy a glass of wine or a well-crafted cocktail with my meal.… Read More »Exploring California Grill’s New Beverage Menu