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Old 12-03-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Hey!!! Don't eat that, I haven't taken a picture yet!! *Completed*

Hi all, long time food review reader, first time food review poster. We are currently in the world, arrived Dec. 1st and they're making us go home on Dec. 15th. I will not promise that this review will be 100% live, but I will do the best I can (mostly depends on how tired I am each night when we get back to the condo).

We are staying off property at the Polynesian Isles Resort. This is our 3rd stay here and if we aren't staying on-property this is our first choice.

Cast of gluttons:

Me- Eric, 48 I will eat most things, but not a fan of many veggies and I really don't care for the spices used in African and Indian food. I am also the photographer.

Luanne, 50 She eats most anything.

We are both foodies, our WDW trips are basically planned around where we want to eat. We both enjoy all the planning and research involved in a WDW trip and LOVE reading these food reviews. Also, we are not really officially married but we do celebrate our anniversary on Dec. 8th, so there will some of those celebration desserts many of the TS restaurants give you.

I have decided not to list where we will be eating as we have only been here 2 days and have already made changes LOL.

So welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy the ride.
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Can't wait!! Such an awesome time of year to be at WDW! ENJOY
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Welcome. Yep, this is our favorite time to be in WDW. Last year we came at the end of Oct. and beginning of Nov. so got to see both the Halloween celebrations and also the beginning of the Christmas season and we enjoyed that also. But the total emersion into Christmas that Dec. in WDW brings can't be beat in our opinion.
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Your title and above description sounds a lot like me and my wife, although we're officially married in Washington, DC (and 6 other states or maybe it's 9 now, LOL). We honeymooned at Disney and are going back this next June for our 2nd anniversary so I can definitely relate to the celebration desserts.

Happy anniversary, I'm anxious to see all your photos and wishing you both the most fabulous celebration!!
Thank you! The celebration desserts are a nice surprise when you get them, although we have been on the DDP before and then its almost to much dessert (never would have thought I'd ever say that LOL).

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I hope you're having a great trip! I can't wait for more of your reviews. The bacon wrapped meatloaf at WPE is a must-try for me on our next trip!
Thanks and we highly reccomend the meatloaf... ask for extra gravy!

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Love your title! I was saying that my whole trip Have a great time!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #6
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Day 2- Magic Kingdom

Day 2 dawned bright and early at about 10AM LOL. We actually had an ADR for a Trails End breakfast........ But.......I work a 2:30PM to 12:30 AM shift at work, since Oct 1st I had had a grand total of 5 days off, Colorado is 2 hours behind Florida and as mentioned I had only gotten about 3.5 hours of sleep the night before we left so ... the best laid plans of mice and men and all that LOL.

We puttered around the condo allowing the coffee to do its magic and then headed to MK for lunch. We decided to hit up Sleepy Hollow and try the :


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and the:


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Overall we liked the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich best. It had enough going on to counter act the sweetness of the waffle and the chicken had a very good flavor without being to hot. On the other hand we felt that the Ham, Prosciutto and Swiss was over powered by the sweet waffle. It might have been better with more salty ham and/or prosciutto to cut the sweet waffle. We both wished the waffles had been cooked just a little longer as they were very soft. Overall neither sandwich was too bad, but neither will make the must eat again list. We do plan to try the Nutella and Fruit Waffle later in the trip.

Along about mid-afternoon we decided it would be a good time to try a Citrus Swirl - orange slush with vanilla soft-serve ice cream from Sunshine Tree Terrace. Alas there is no picture as I was shovelling this citrusy, ice creamy mound of deliciousnous in my mouth as soon as the guy handed it to me, oh well, guess now I have to get another one to take a picture LOL. I really enjoyed this cold refreshing treat, I prefer this to Dole Whips. Luanne enjoyed hers as well, but I think her heart belongs to the Dole Whip Float. If you opt to try this make sure you go to the Sunshine Tree Terrace as they have the orange slush and Aloha Isle only has orange flavored ice cream, get the real thing.

Dinner tonight was at Sanna. As I said earlier I don't really care for the spices used in a lot of African and Indian food, but I discovered last year that Sanna has one of the tastiest steaks on WDW property. For starters we had:


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The Indian Style Bread Service. You now get all five breads...Naan, Garlic Ginger Naan, Spiced Naan, Onion Kulcha and Papadum, you also get to choose 5 of the dips....Red Chile Sambal, Cucumber Raita, Coriander Chutney, Mango Chutney, Coconut Chutney, Garlic Pickle, Spicy Jalapeno-lime pickle, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus, Tamarind Chutney. We took 3 cucumber raita, 1 roasted red bell pepper hummus (for Luanne) and 1 Spicy Jalapeno-lime pickle (for me). We really liked all the breads, one is a very thin crispy cracker like thing, the others are thicker and soft (think very thick tortilla like texture). The cucumber raita is a yogurt with cucumber 9and some other stuff) dip, very mild and cooling. I didn't have the hummus, but Luanne likes it. The jalapeno-lime pickles were HOT with a HOT that lingered, I don't know what else was in this dip but it was hotter than just jalapeno hot. I like spicy, but generally not the fire-breathing, steam coming out of your ears kind of hot, but I actually liked this, I mixed it with some of the cucumber raita to cool it down a little.

We also had the:


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Lamb Kefta Kabobs - with mint chutney These were great!! I have no idea what the ingredients were, but the flavor was out of this world. I would go to Sanna just for these. I think I saw that on the Sanna lunch menu they have a lamb kefta sandwich and I look forward to trying that someday. Luanne asked for the recipe, but they didn't have it to give out.

For our main course we had:


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New York Strip - Coriander Chutney rubbed strip steak served with seasaonal vegetable wat and potato wedges.


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New York Strip - Coriander Chutney rubbed strip steak with 5-grain pilaf instead of the veggies.

Both steaks were very good, cooked to order and had a very nice char flavor that just plain makes the steak as far as I am concerned. Luanne had hers with the veggies and she enjoyed them. As the veggies are laced with the spices I don't care for I got my steak with 5-grain pilaf. The rice was cooked well, but I was wishing for a bit more flavor. The steaks are worth going to Sanna for, I will just try different side until I find one I am happy with.


We weren't going to order dessert, but in honor of our anniversary celebration the server brought us this:


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Complimentry Celebration Dessert from Sanna. Mint/Raspberry Sorbet and a very fudgy Chocolate cake.

I am a sorbet fan and I loved this! The sorbet had a very tart yet sweet berry flavor and the mint melded in well, noticeable but not overpowering. The cake was very moist and chocolately.

Sanna was a big hit and has become one of our must do's, for both the food and the atmosphere. Don't forget to go outside and look at the animals, through night vision goggle they lend you if your there after dark.

Next I will bring you day 3 at AK where we will find out... did he or didn't he remember to take a picture of his mickey bar?
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Day 1

Day 1, Dec 1st. Travel day.

I got home from work about 1am, got to bed about 4am and was up and out the door at about 8:30am. Our flight wasn't until 12:55 but we have a cat and a dog and of course they can't board at the same kennel. So we take the cat to the Petsmart Pet Hotel about 12 miles west of the house the dog goes to a place about 15 miles northeast of the house and the airport is about 30 miles south east of the house, so we basically make a huge 3/4 circle.

Unfortunately there are no food pictures today. One the way to the airport we hit Macdonalds for sausage and eggs biscuits.

After arrival in Orlando, we stooped at Walmart for coke, water and ice and then went to check into the condo.

By the time we finished all that it was about 8:30PM so we headed for DTD Marketplace. Tonights agenda was Wolfgang Puck Express. I was still operating on about 3.5 hrs sleep so I wound up leaving the camera in the condo. But what we ate was; Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf - mashed potatoes, port wine sauce and crispy onion rings. We both ordered this, we both love this, we both dream and drool about this at home and it didn't dissapoint.
We also had a Meatballs and Peppers Wood-fired Pizza, house-made meatballs, mozzarella, fontina and tomato basil-garlic sauce to share. This was something we hadn't tried before, but we both liked it. I would have preferred the crust to have been cooked a little longer, but thats just a personal preference, overall it had great flavor!

After dinner we stopped by Ghirardelli for some free samples. This time of year it is white chocolate peppermint squares.

Then I ran in to World of Disney for a supply of Minnie's Bake Shop chocolate chip cookies. I love these things and always go home with a bunch, for those of you taking part in the DDP they are also a snack credit.

For Day 2 we will be at MK .... stay tuned.
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Hi all, long time food review reader, first time food review poster. We are currently in the world, arrived Dec. 1st and they're making us go home on Dec. 15th. I will not promise that this review will be 100% live, but I will do the best I can (mostly depends on how tired I am each night when we get back to the condo).

We are staying off property at the Polynesian Isles Resort. This is our 3rd stay here and if we aren't staying on-property this is our first choice.

Cast of gluttons:

Me- Eric, 48 I will eat most things, but not a fan of many veggies and I really don't care for the spices used in African and Indian food. I am also the photographer.

Luanne, 50 She eats most anything.

We are both foodies, our WDW trips are basically planned around where we want to eat. We both enjoy all the planning and research involved in a WDW trip and LOVE reading these food reviews. Also, we are not really officially married but we do celebrate our anniversary on Dec. 8th, so there will some of those celebration desserts many of the TS restaurants give you.


I have decided not to list where we will be eating as we have only been here 2 days and have already made changes LOL.

So welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy the ride.
Your title and above description sounds a lot like me and my wife, although we're officially married in Washington, DC (and 6 other states or maybe it's 9 now, LOL). We honeymooned at Disney and are going back this next June for our 2nd anniversary so I can definitely relate to the celebration desserts.

Happy anniversary, I'm anxious to see all your photos and wishing you both the most fabulous celebration!!
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I hope you're having a great trip! I can't wait for more of your reviews. The bacon wrapped meatloaf at WPE is a must-try for me on our next trip!
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Love your title! I was saying that my whole trip Have a great time!!
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Awesome reviews! You are so descriptive, I love it!! Your pictures are really great too!
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Those little sausages from Cooke's look so good. I've never been to that part of DTD. Maybe the BF will want to give it a try.

Have fun if you decide to come this way! I eat totally differently at our local park. I mostly eat soup! and MM pancakes.
Hmmmmm MM pancakes. I think I just found 1 breakfast at DL!
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