If you’re planning on a visit to Walt Disney World for Dapper Day weekend at the end of April, you’ll want to make sure you stop by the recently opened retro-steampunk inspired dining venue that is The Edison. In addition to countless wonderful instagramable areas… Read More »The Edison at Disney Springs creates creative cocktails for Dapper Day
Yesterday my buddy Jack and I headed over to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel so I could show him the fantastically themed dive for the first time. Little did I know that the bar pushes its theming even further during the… Read More »Sampling a few of Trader Sam’s holiday spirits at Disneyland
Of all the new restaurants at Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia is my favorite place to go to celebrate while enjoying a meal with family and friends. While the main menu is fantastic, I reserve highest praise for the Forbidden Lounge late night menu which recreates… Read More »Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs introduces new late-night menu
Disney fans, you’ve heard of the Swiss Family Robinson, now get ready for The Swine Family Restaurant at Disney Springs. Chefs Julie & James Petrakis and James’ brother Brian bring their award winning winning food from restaurants Cask & Larder and The Ravenous Pig to… Read More »The Polite Pig opening April 10 in Disney Springs
We’ve been tracking progress of construction at Disney Springs since they first broke ground. It’s been an exciting couple of years, but the end is near. One of the last projects to be completed is the update to the Planet Hollywood concept. It will be… Read More »New Planet Hollywood Observatory Concept Art
We recently had the great pleasure of being invited to cover the new late-night menu at the Forbidden Lounge in Morimoto Asia. The food is a tremendous addition to the options at Disney Springs with the worst part of our review being you have to… Read More »Sampling Morimoto Asia’s signature cocktails
We recently were invited visit STK Orlando and find out for ourselves why STK is “not your daddy’s steakhouse.” We’re working up a full review, but STK is doing a wonderful promotion right now and I wanted to get the word out about some of… Read More »STK Orlando Cocktails, a refreshing addition to Disney Springs
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).