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Restaurant and Dining News

Midnattssol Bakeri  Opens in EpcotMidnattssol Bakeri Opens in Epcot
March 16, 2018
Temporary kiosk in Epcot's Norway, while Kringla Bakeri og Kafe is closed for rehab.


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Around the WorldCelebrate St. Patrick's Day Around the World
March 16, 2018
The saying is that "everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day," so celebrate this fun-filled holiday this weekend, March 16-18 around Walt Disney World. Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs will be a hub of St. Paddy's Day activities.

        Related Links:
         -- Raglan Road's Mighty St. Patrick's Festival!
         -- The Maguires Featured Live Entertainment at Raglan Road


"Incredible Summer" at Walt Disney World Starts May 25!"Incredible Summer" at Walt Disney World Starts May 25!
March 15, 2018
Walt Disney World kicks off its Incredible Summer over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, with new entertainment in all four theme parks, Disney's Animal Kingdom 20th anniversary celebration, a new Typhoon Lagoon nighttime party and the June 30 opening of Toy Story Land.


2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival to Run Aug. 30 - Nov. 12!2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival to Run Aug. 30 - Nov. 12!
March 12, 2018
The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival have been announced. The event will run for 75 days, from Aug. 30 to Nov. 12. No other details are available as yet.


Temporary Kiosk Open During Kringla Bakeri RenovationsTemporary Kiosk Open During Kringla Bakeri Renovations
March 12, 2018
While the Norway Pavilion's Kringl Bakeri is closed for renovations, a new temporary kiosk called Midnattssol will be serving some of the bakery's more popular menu items. The kiosk was not open this past weekend, but is expected to start operations soon.


Victoria and Albert's Receives Multiple AwardsVictoria and Albert's Receives Multiple Awards
March 08, 2018
For the 18th consecutive year, Victoria and Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has received the AAA Five Diamond Award and, for the first time ever, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award. There are only 68 Five Diamond restaurants in North America, and only 64 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurants out of more than 1,600 restaurants across the globe. Victoria and Albert's is the sole restaurant in the state of Florida to receive both the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards. The esteemed restaurant features three unique dining experiences: the main dining room with the choice of a 7-course menu or 10-course Chef's Tasting Menu; the intimate Queen Victoria's Room with a 10-course Chef's Tasting menu, tableside presentation and optional wine pairings; and the highly sought-after 8-seat Chef's Table located in the restaurant's kitchen. Victoria and Albert's wine cellar has more than 700 wines from more than 35 regions. Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, and Maitre d'Hotel Israel Perez head the Victoria and Albert's team. For reservations, call 407-WDW-DVNA (407-939-3862) or go online to book the Dining Room or Queen Victoria's Room up to 180 days in advance. For more information, visit www.victoria-alberts.com.


Tortuga Tavern Now Open Year-RoundTortuga Tavern Now Open Year-Round
February 26, 2018
Tortuga Tavern in the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland is now open year-round. It has added a Short Rib Sandwich to its menu, featuring chipotle BBQ short rib and citrus slaw served with a side of chips. The Tavern also offers turkey legs and all-beef hot dogs.


Tiffins and Nomad Lounge Menus UpdatedTiffins and Nomad Lounge Menus Updated
February 22, 2018
Nomad Lounge in Disney's Animal Kingdom is now allowing guests to order anything off the appetizer list at Tiffins Restaurant, as well as any of the enhancements. In addition, Tiffins now offers a combined lunch/dinner menu, with a number of additional "Lunch Offers."


Be Our Guest to Offer Enhanced Dining Experience This SummerBe Our Guest to Offer Enhanced Dining Experience This Summer
February 21, 2018
Beginning July 27, guests can experience an Enhanced Dining Experience at the Magic Kingdom's Be Our Guest. The new prix fixe dinner menu boasts a variety of delectable French-inspired dishes and new offerings. This unique experience will make you feel like royalty with a three-course dinner that includes your choice of appetizer and entree, followed by a personal dessert platter.


Mobile Order Now Available for Disney Dining PlanMobile Order Now Available for Disney Dining Plan
February 11, 2018
Guests using a Disney Dining Plan can now use Mobile Order, available in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Mobile Order, which is currently offered at 23 locations throughout the theme parks and Disney Springs, allows you to order meals and snacks and pay in advance so that you can skip the line at select quick-service food and beverage locations. All three Disney dining plans are available with Mobile Order: Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. Mobile Order does not accept gift cards or discounts; for those, you must still order in person.


Pizza Ponte Offering Free Pizza This FridayPizza Ponte Offering Free Pizza This Friday
February 07, 2018
Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs is celebrating National Pizza Day this Friday, February 9, by giving away a free Sicilian square slice of 4-Cheese or Pepperoni pizza with a purchase of a cold beverage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Online Super Bowl Specials Offered at SprinklesOnline Super Bowl Specials Offered at Sprinkles
February 02, 2018
Sprinkles bakery at Disney Springs is celebrating the Super Bowl by offering 20 percent off its "GO TEAM" and DYO (Design Your Own) doughnut boxes (regular and mini size). This offer applies to online orders only, to be picked up or delivered February 3-4. Use promo code TEAM20.


Executive Chef Named at Wine Bar GeorgeExecutive Chef Named at Wine Bar George
January 31, 2018
Master Sommelier George Miliotes will bring his renowned wine expertise to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort when his new venture, Wine Bar George, opens in spring 2018. Wine Bar George will be the only Master Sommelier-led wine bar in Florida.


Paddlefish to Host Four-Course Crab DinnerPaddlefish to Host Four-Course Crab Dinner
January 25, 2018
Paddlefish restaurant at Disney Springs will host a four-course crab dinner on its rooftop deck on Wednesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. The four-course dining experience will begin with a reception where guests will be served snow crab claws with garlic butter accompanied by a glass of sparkling Mas Fi Cava. First course of a crab salad with bacon, avocado, tomato and Louie dressing paired with Muga Rose will be in the private dining room. For the second course, guests will be served lump crab, shrimp and crawfish etouffee, and the main course will feature a surf and turf combo of miso pork and king crab claws. Dessert will be espresso-flavored creme brulee and hot chocolate paired with Alvear Cream Sherry. Space for the event is limited. Tickets are $75 per person, which includes tax and gratuity, and can be purchased online at Eventbrite. Guests must be 21 years of age or older in order to attend. For more information, visit paddlefishrestaurant.com or call 407-934-2628.


All Star Music Offering Pre-Order ServiceAll Star Music Offering Pre-Order Service
January 20, 2018
All Star Music Resort's Intermission Cafe is now offering a pre-order service. Select menu items can be ordered in advance so that they will be ready for you when you arrive at the food court. To order, speak to one of the cashiers at the food court.


2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel Announced2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel Announced
January 19, 2018
The 2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel has been announced. The 11 new panelists, selected from thousands of applicants, aim to make the Disney vacation planning process easier by offering personalized guidance and by providing honest and relatable vacation tips. The Disney Parks Moms Panel is an online resource that can be found at www.disneyparksmomspanel.com.


Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar Now Open Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar Now Open
January 19, 2018
A speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars, located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria and Enzo's. Inspired by Florida's true history of rum running, Enzo's Hideaway pours Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serves a casual menu of hearty Roman dishes.


Maria and Enzo's Ristorante Open in Disney SpringsMaria and Enzo's Ristorante Open in Disney Springs
January 19, 2018
An Italian trattoria set in the town's storied abandoned airline terminal from the 1930s, now transformed into a restaurant. The dining room is open and airy, featuring 50-foot ceilings with views of Lake Buena Vista. The restaurant interiors showcase artifacts that reference air travel of the time, with maps and historic flight paths. The menu is inspired by Sicily, with a range of family-friendly dishes.


Free Quick Service Package Available for SummerFree Quick Service Package Available for Summer
January 17, 2018
A free Quick Service Meal vacation package has been announced for summer travel dates. These packages include one FREE meal (either breakfast, lunch or dinner) per person ages 3 and up, per night at certain Walt Disney World Resort quick-service dining locations when you buy a non-discounted 5-night/6-day room and theme park ticket package at a select Disney Value Resort hotel. For more details visit Walt Disney World's special offers page or contact your favorite Disney travel agent, like AllEars.Net's preferred travel provider, MouseFanTravel.com.


2018 Dining Discounts Summary2018 Dining Discounts Summary
January 14, 2018
Summaries of Walt Disney World dining discounts for DVC Members, Annual Passholders, and others have been updated for 2018. Thanks to Gary Fisher for the update.