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Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Returning for 8th YearSwan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Returning for 8th Year
March 29, 2017
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will return for its eighth year Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, with new dishes debuting alongside returning festival favorites. Fans can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to view the 2017 food menu as well as book overnight packages and purchase tickets. Highlights of the 2017 menu feature items from the hotel's restaurants, including The Fountain, Todd English's bluezoo, Il Mulino Trattoria, Shula's Steakhouse, Kimonos and Garden Grove. Also returning this year is the day-after Sunday Bubbles Brunch with J Vineyards and Winery at Il Mulino New York Trattoria on October 29. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., this lavish brunch will feature traditional and not-so-traditional items prepared by our award-winning Chefs. Guests can reserve brunch online or by calling 888-828-8850.


Planet Hollywood Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Features CelebritiesPlanet Hollywood Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Features Celebrities
March 23, 2017
Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs has been celebrating its reopening in grand style. On March 17, Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon took part in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the restaurant, alongside Mickey Mouse. The ceremony was followed by an intimate cocktail reception with family, friends and Planet Hollywood Founder, Robert Earl. Actor Josh Gad (Olaf in Frozen, Lefou in the current live-action Beauty and the Beast) also stopped by the new flagship location to take part in the festivities. Several days earlier, on March 13, singer Britney Spears also celebrated Planet Hollywood's reopening with a meet and greet, where she was seen signing autographs and taking selfies with fans. Following the meet and greet, Spears and her two sons, Sean and Jayden, mom Lynne, sister Jamie Lynn and niece Maddie Briann, "dined amongst the stars," indulging in some of the restaurant's classics, as well as its new over-the-top menu items.


Citricos to Host Special Dining EventsCitricos to Host Special Dining Events
March 17, 2017
Citricos at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is hosting two upcoming special dining events:
-- April 28 at 6 p.m.: Domaine Bousquet Wine Dinner at the Citricos Chef's Domain. Anna Bousquet, CEO and Co-Founder of Domaine Bousquet, one of the top Organic Wineries in the world, will showcase some of her favorite wines, as Chef Dom and his team present a menu to enhance them. There is limited availability for this event. The cost is $250 plus tax/gratuity per guest, paid on the evening of the event.
-- May 6 at noon: Brunch with a Twist. A 5-star, 5-course meal prepared by award-winning chefs: Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef Dominique Filoni, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara, Chef Lawrence Searl, and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek representing Victoria and Albert's, Citricos, Narcoossee's, the Grand Floridian Cafe, and the Grand Floridian Bakery. Each course will be paired with complementary wines for the ultimate brunch experience. Attendees will learn new cooking techniques and have the opportunity to ask questions while watching the chefs whip up their individual specialties. There is limited availability for this pre-paid event. Cost is $169 plus tax per guest. Gratuity and complimentary valet parking are included.
To book either of these events, call Sandra at the Grand Floridian at 407-824-2450.


2017 Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick's Festival Runs March 16-192017 Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick's Festival Runs March 16-19
March 16, 2017
Looking for a place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Head over to Disney Springs and enjoy the Festival at Raglan Road from March 16-19

        Related Links:
         -- Raglan Road's Family Friendly St. Patrick's Day Festival


Sunday Roast Added to Rose and Crown MenuSunday Roast Added to Rose and Crown Menu
March 12, 2017
Rose and Crown Dining Room in Epcot's World Showcase has added Sunday Roast to its menu. Sunday Roast is a traditional British meal, typically consisting of roasted meat, potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. At Rose and Crown Dining Room, the dish will alternate weekly among Roasted Pork, Turkey or Lamb with Mint Sauce. Customary sides such as roasted potatoes, peas and carrots, sage and onion stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and gravy accompany the roast. Sunday Roast will only be served on Sundays. To make reservations at Rose and Crown Dining Room, visit DisneyWorld.com/dining or call 407-WDW-DINE.


Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick's Festival 3/16-19Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick's Festival 3/16-19
March 11, 2017
Celtic rock's hardest-working band and an extraordinary family of Irish musicians will headline the 2017 Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Disney Springs. Running March 16-19, the most authentic St. Patrick's Day celebration in Central Florida will feature a round-the-clock lineup of talented musicians, award-winning Irish dancers and authentic cuisine by Irish celebrity chef and PBS/Create TV personality Kevin Dundon.


Win a Sushi-Making Tutorial with Chef MorimotoWin a Sushi-Making Tutorial with Chef Morimoto
March 01, 2017
Twelve lucky winners will be chosen to master the art of sushi-making under the watchful eye of Chef Masaharu Morimoto at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs. The 45-minute tutorial will take place on Monday, March 6 from 6 to 7pm. The sweepstakes will close at noon on Friday, March 3. Enter for your chance to win HERE.


Bon Voyage Character Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno Starting April 2!Bon Voyage Character Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno Starting April 2!
February 23, 2017
Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk will launch a character breakfast this spring. The new Bon Voyage Breakfast will begin on April 2, and will give guests the opportunity to meet a variety of characters, including Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel and Prince Eric. This character dining experience, offered at breakfast only, will cost $34 for adults, $20 for children. Reservations are now open. To book, visit DisneyWorld.com/dining or call 407-WDW-DINE.


"Celebration at the Top" Coming to California Grill"Celebration at the Top" Coming to California Grill
February 21, 2017
Celebration at the Top is a new dining event coming to California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort on Sunday evenings from February 26 to March 26. The event begins with check-in at the restaurant an hour before the evening's Magic Kingdom fireworks. Guests will enjoy canapes, sushi, flatbreads and other small plates, along with craft beers, California wines, cordials and coffee in the restaurant's private banquet rooms. Just before the fireworks begin, guests will be led to a private observation deck. Afterward, guests return to the private room for dessert, including chocolate confections and fruit tarts. Reservations for Celebration at the Top are now open by calling 407-WDW-DINE/407-939-3463. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet parking is included.


Big Changes Coming to Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach ResortBig Changes Coming to Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resort
February 16, 2017
Walt Disney World announced today, expansions at both Coronado Springs and Caribbean resort.


Wok and Wines Dinner at Morimoto Asia Feb. 28Wok and Wines Dinner at Morimoto Asia Feb. 28
February 10, 2017
The team at Morimoto Asia would like to officially welcome the soon-to-open Wine Bar George to the Disney Springs neighborhood with a special collaboration wine dinner. The menu, created by Executive Chef Yuhi Fujinaga, will showcase a selection of modern Pan-Asian dishes. Master Sommelier George Miliotes will pair each course with wines that will be served at the wine bar when it opens later this year in Disney Springs.


Victoria and Albert's Receives 17th Consecutive AAA Five Diamond RatingVictoria and Albert's Receives 17th Consecutive AAA Five Diamond Rating
February 09, 2017
Victoria and Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel and Spa has received the prestigious AAA Five Diamond rating for the 17th consecutive year, a feather in the cap of the restaurant's Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, Maitre d'Hotel Israel Perez and their team. There are just 47 AAA Five Diamond restaurants in the United States, with only three in Florida. To book reservations at any of the restaurant's three dining experiences (the main dining room, the Queen Victoria's Room or the Chef's Table in the kitchen), call 407-WDW-DVNA (939-3862). Visit Victoria-Alberts.com for more information.


2017 Summary of WDW Dining Discounts2017 Summary of WDW Dining Discounts
February 08, 2017
AllEars Contributor Gary Fisher has provided further updates to the 2017 summary of Walt Disney World dining discounts for Disney Vacation Club Members, Annual Passholders, and Disney Visa cardholders.


Starring Rolls Cafe Closed at Hollywood StudiosStarring Rolls Cafe Closed at Hollywood Studios
February 08, 2017
Starring Rolls Cafe at Disney's Hollywood Studios closed February 5. No future plans have been announced for the popular breakfast and lunch stop, located next to Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Many of Starring Rolls specialties can now be found in the nearby Trolley Car Cafe, the park's Starbucks location.


2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Now to May 292017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Now to May 29
February 06, 2017
Celebrating 24 years when it kicks off March 1, 2017, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will jump-start spring with gardens of earthly delights plus new character topiaries, entertainers and food and drink offerings.

        Related Links:
         -- Meet Tea Guru This Weekend at UK Pavilion
         -- Butterfly Biologists to Host Presentations at Flower and Garden Festival
         -- PHOTOS: Future World Gardens and Topiaries
         -- PHOTOS: Flower and Garden Festival Center
         -- PREVIEW 2017 Epcot Topiaries and Floral Displays
         -- PHOTOS: World Showcase Gardens and Topiaries
         -- Royal Tea Garden Tour
         -- Behind the Blooms at the Festival
         -- Meet Captain Ron
         -- Outdoor Kitchens Preview
         -- Outdoor Kitchen Menus with Prices
         -- Epcot Garden Rocks Concert Series Announced!
         -- Garden Rocks Concerts Dining Package Info


Cape May Cafe Hosting Brunch on Easter and Mother's DayCape May Cafe Hosting Brunch on Easter and Mother's Day
February 02, 2017
This Easter and Mother's Day, Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort will offer a character brunch with Minnie Mouse and her pals. The characters will be in beach attire, while the menu will feature traditional brunch items like frittatas, hand-carved glazed ham, creamy cheddar grits and more.


Character Breakfast Coming to Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk!Character Breakfast Coming to Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk!
February 01, 2017
An all-new character dining experience will debut in late spring at Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk.

The breakfast will feature popular royal character couples from favorite Disney stories like "Tangled" or "The Little Mermaid."

More details, including the opening date, when you can make reservations, and menu offerings will be announced soon.


Minnie's Seasonal Dine Available at Lunchtime Beginning in MayMinnie's Seasonal Dine Available at Lunchtime Beginning in May
February 01, 2017
As of May 14, Minnie's Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be available at lunchtime (11:20 a.m. to 3 p.m.) as well as at dinner (3:30 p.m. to close). Breakfast will continue to feature Disney Junior Play 'n' Dine friends from 8 to 10:20 a.m.


More Dates Added for Highway in the Sky Dine-AroundMore Dates Added for Highway in the Sky Dine-Around
February 01, 2017
Highway in the Sky Dine-Around, which launched in December, has added more dates. The progressive-style dinner, which makes stops at various dining locations along the monorail line, is now available for booking every Tuesday through Saturday now through March 11. You can make reservations at disneyworld.com/dining.


Cinderella's Royal Table Breakfast Review VIDEOCinderella's Royal Table Breakfast Review VIDEO
February 01, 2017
Cinderella's Royal Table Breakfast is one of the hardest reservations to obtain at Walt Disney World. Cinderella herself, greets you in the lobby and Princesses Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine and Snow White make the rounds of the dining room while you eat. We give an honest review including whether this is worth the price.


For more details on these and many other Disney dining-related items, along with photos, visit disneyfoodblog.com