Monday, February 25, 2013

Day Two at The Taste of Disney Media Event #disneydining

The Disney Fest continues. I am going to try to make my posts more concise so I don't have a billion posts. And I am also going to try and tell the stories with photos.

Day two began with us meeting up early in the lobby. Our first stop was the Polynesian Resort and for the "Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch". Once at the Polynesian, we took a group photo and headed to breakfast.

It was a lot of fun. I have to say that even at the age of 49, I love seeing the characters. Yes, that's sort of immature and childish but it's always a thrill and that's how I roll. We saw some good characters!

Breakfast was served family style and it was delicious. I don't like eating breakfast but I ate this breakfast. At one point, the servers grab maracas and then a character parade started. That's when Lilo, Stitch, Pluto and Mickey came out to dance around the room.

Okay, you all know I am not kid friendly but it was really cute seeing the little guys dancing around and enjoying themselves with the characters. It made me smile. Don't judge people, don't judge.

This happened a few times during the meal and I actually didn't mind it. Besides myself, there were two other members of our group who had birthdays. So at one point, we all had to stand up and they sang Happy Birthday to us. We got to pose with Mickey, Lilo and Stitch. We also received a birthday cupcake, card and birthday button. Again, it was a lot of fun! If I had kids, I would do this breakfast with them.

After breakfast, we headed off to Animal Kingdom for a few hours of fun. I could detail every minute of our time there but I won't because soon you will go weary of me! So I will tell the stories with photos!!

After Animal Kingdom, we headed back to the Grand Floridian where we had Afternoon Tea at the Grand View Lounge. Okay, I love High Tea!! I don't know why. I think part of it is that I love having afternoon snacks. When I am home sometimes, I make myself a little tea and have a snack. And it is my dream to one day have a little tea house where I can serve little sandwiches and sweets. Yes, that's really a crazy idea but a girl can dream, right?

It was wonderful! I had always wanted to do tea at the Grand Floridian but Tom wouldn't go for it. But I finally got my chance and loved it! Below are some picture of the afternoon.

We had to wear hats. It was fun. The good thing is everyone was wearing hats so I didn't 
feel like a total doofus.  

The sandwiches were good and so was the company! 

After tea, we had a little break and for dinner we headed to Citricos for dinner. I sat with Raisa, Gregorio, Jeannette and Laura and Xavier from Disney. It was a great evening of great conversation and great food! It was such an enjoyable evening, that I barely took photos!

Cheese Course Trio - Murcia al Vino from Spain, Fourme d'Ambert from France and Petit Agour from the Basque region of France

Delicious. I could eat cheese all day and these were so good. 

Madiera Braised short ribs - Trofie Pasta, Wild Mushroom ragout, and truffle creme fraiche

This was absolute heaven. The short ribs were tender. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the mushrooms had all that yummy flavor from the sauce. 

I don't have the name of this dessert but it was like a chocolate torte that was creamy in the middle served with vanilla ice cream and this wonderful dark chocolate tiara! All I can say is that it was so good. I could have hoarked this down in one bite but I had to behave like I had a little class. Hello! But it was so good. 

Disclosure: I’m was invited to attend this all-expenses paid trip by Disney. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and are based on my experiences.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you had a great day! I've never been to Disney but I'd love to visit someday.