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Restaurant and Dining News

New Year's Eve Around the 'World'New Year's Eve Around the 'World'
December 13, 2017
Here's an overview of special New Year's Eve events and dining around Walt Disney World, as well as times for fireworks at the theme parks.


Terralina Crafted Italian to Open in Spring 2018 at Disney SpringsTerralina Crafted Italian to Open in Spring 2018 at Disney Springs
December 13, 2017
The Levy Restaurant group, which debuted Paddlefish, a seafood-centric signature restaurant located in the heart of Disney Springs earlier this year, will soon unveil their newest venue: Terralina Crafted Italian, expected to transport guests to "la dolce vita," (the sweet life) essence of the spectacular Lake District of Northern Italy. The restaurant was originally to open in Fall 2017, but has been delayed until Spring 2018.


Sprinkles Celebrating National Cupcake DaySprinkles Celebrating National Cupcake Day
December 13, 2017
National Cupcake Day is next Friday, Dec. 15. To celebrate, Sprinkles, the "world's first cupcake bakery," is giving away free cupcakes for a year. To enter the giveaway, customers must be a member or sign up for the Sprinkles Perks Program and make a purchase at any Sprinkles bakery nationwide now through Dec. 12. Each visit will count as a different entry. Winners will be contacted on Dec. 14. To make National Cupcake Day even sweeter, the first 50 customers in line at each bakery on Dec. 15 will receive a FREE limited-edition Strawberry Sprinkles Cupcake, loaded with rainbow sprinkles and topped with a cream cheese frosting.


The Edison To Host New Year's Eve Grand OpeningThe Edison To Host New Year's Eve Grand Opening
December 13, 2017
The Edison at Disney Springs will host its Grand Opening on New Year's Eve. The Edison's doors will open at 7:30 p.m., allowing guests time to eat, drink and be merry, right up through a special midnight toast to ring in 2018. Tickets for The Edison's New Year's Eve Grand Opening are $150 and available to a limited number (350) of guests. The ticket price includes tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, live-action food stations and a wide selection of beer, wine and premium spirits from 8 p.m until midnight; plus, a selection of coffee, desserts and a celebratory midnight toast to ring in the new year.
When the Edison opens for regular business, it will feature multiple themed areas, such as the Lab performance space, The Ember Parlour, Telegraph Lounge, The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and the Waterfront Patio. It will be open 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. After 9 p.m., you must be at least 21 years old to enter The Edison. The Edison offers discounts for Disney Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members, Tables in Wonderland cardholders and Disney cast members.
For more photos and details, visit The Edison dining page.


2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Announced2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Announced
December 12, 2017
The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will return in 2018 for its ninth year Friday, October 26, Saturday, October 27 and the Sunday Bubbles Brunch on Sunday, October 28. Fans can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to book overnight packages and purchase tickets.


Raglan Road Offering Christmas Day MealRaglan Road Offering Christmas Day Meal
December 10, 2017
In other Raglan Road news, the restaurant will offer special holiday dining on Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Christmas Day menu will include butter and herb-roasted turkey breast on mashed potatoes, with apple, sage and sweet onion stuffing; smoked bacon Brussels sprouts; duck-fat roasted potatoes; and cranberry and plum chutney served with traditional gravy. Price for adults is $27.95; children's price is $14. Those who wish to skip the holiday special can order anything on the regular dinner menu. Live bands and dance entertainment will be scheduled as usual beginning at 4 p.m. Reservations can be booked directly with Raglan Road at 407-938-0300.


Caribbean Beach Transformation Details RevealedCaribbean Beach Transformation Details Revealed
December 06, 2017
Earlier this year, Disney announced that the Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World would undergo some transformations. Today, as part of the 12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas news series, the Disney Parks Blog shared new colorful details about those enhancements debuting late this coming summer.


Roaring Fork Changes Seating OptionsRoaring Fork Changes Seating Options
December 03, 2017
Disney has increased the outdoor seating at Roaring Fork, the quick-service eatery located at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. During the location's recent refurbishment, the beverage station was moved from the food service area into the seating area, eliminating several tables. To make up for that, additional seating on the outdoor patio has been added. Roaring Fork currently serves breakfast, lunch and dinner between the hours of 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Executive Chef Named for Disney Springs VenuesExecutive Chef Named for Disney Springs Venues
December 01, 2017
Patina Restaurant Group is excited to announce the appointment of Chef Theo Schoenegger as Executive Chef of its new highly anticipated Italian concepts Maria and Enzo's Ristorante and Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar opening this winter at Disney Springs. One of the most influential Italian chefs in New York history, Theo's simple yet superb cooking at San Domenico and Palio set the standard for authentic Italian fine dining. A rare chef with versatility to do rustic, more casual food and also elegant, Michelin-level cuisine, Schoenegger is at the top of his game. Now with these new Disney restaurants, he will shift his focus to Sicilian and Roman cuisine.


Raglan Road Named Top 100 Restaurants by OpenTableRaglan Road Named Top 100 Restaurants by OpenTable
November 28, 2017
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Disney Springs has been announced as one of the Top 100 restaurants nationwide for groups to gather and enjoy a first-rate dining experience, according to OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in America list is generated solely from more than 10 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between October 1, 2016 and September 29, 2017.


Cool Ship Now Offering SushiCool Ship Now Offering Sushi
November 23, 2017
The Magic Kingdom's Cool Ship Cooling Station is now serving sushi. We have an updated menu HERE, thanks to AllEars Reader Brenda.


Frontera Cocina Offering Gift Card BonusFrontera Cocina Offering Gift Card Bonus
November 20, 2017
Now through December 15, Frontera Cocina Mexicana at Disney Springs will give a bonus $20 gift card for every $100 gift card purchased. Also if you're shopping at Disney Springs on November 24 (AKA Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving), before 4 p.m. you can receive received 15 percent off food and non-alcoholic beverages at Frontera Cocina.


Thinking Ahead to ThanksgivingThinking Ahead to Thanksgiving
November 08, 2017
Wondering what to do and where to eat on Thanksgiving? We have some tips from readers, along with special dining at restaurants around the Walt Disney World resort -- we'll add more as the info becomes available.


REVIEW: House of Blues Orlando at Disney SpringsREVIEW: House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs
November 07, 2017
The House of Blues Orlando restaurant recently updated its menu, and Blogger Kristin Ford paid a visit to sample new dishes and old favorites.


Choza de Margarita OpensChoza de Margarita Opens
November 02, 2017
The brand new Margarita bar, Choza de Margarita, is opening very soon. Here's a sneak peek at some of the new offerings


New Italian Restaurants Coming to Disney SpringsNew Italian Restaurants Coming to Disney Springs
October 30, 2017
Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group (PRG), has confirmed plans to open three new modern Italian restaurant and bar concepts at Disney Springs this winter. The restaurants, all new concepts created by PRG, each with unique menus, will form an expansive dining complex showcasing authentic Italian food and entertainment. They will be adjacent to The Edison, the lavish Industrial Gothic-style destination also being developed by PRG.


Victoria and Albert's Receives TripAdvisor AccoladesVictoria and Albert's Receives TripAdvisor Accolades
October 28, 2017
Victoria and Albert's, located in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, has been voted the second-best fine dining restaurant in America among TripAdvisor's 2017 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in their Travelers' Choice awards -- the only Florida restaurant to make this prestigious list. Under the helm of Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera, maitre d hotel Israel Perez and Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, this is the second time Victoria and Albert's has received high honors from TripAdvisor. The restaurant also is a recipient of AAA's highest achievement, the Five Diamond Award. Victoria and Albert is open nightly for dinner. For reservations, visit www.victoria-alberts.com.


Crew's Cup Lounge Menu Changes Crew's Cup Lounge Menu Changes
October 25, 2017
The menu for Crew's Cup Lounge in the Yacht Club has changed since earlier in the month. In addition, there is no longer food service between 2 and 5 p.m., just beverages.


Festival of the Arts Dining Packages Booking Now!Festival of the Arts Dining Packages Booking Now!
October 25, 2017
Returning to Epcot for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate all things art -- performing, visual and culinary -- from January 12 - February 19, with festivities running seven days a week and Disney On Broadway performances happening each weekend (Fridays through Mondays) in 2018. You can book Disney on Broadway concert series dining packages now!


PREVIEW the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, Oct. 27-28! PREVIEW the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, Oct. 27-28!
October 25, 2017
The 8th Annual Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will be held this weekend, October 27-28, 2017. Read Deb Wills' blog for a preview of this event, which promises to be the biggest Food and Wine Classic ever.