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Old 10-29-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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*+*+*Dreams Can Come True*+*+* Club 33 Trip Report COMPLETED!!

......A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes......

My name is Laurie and I am a Disney Fan. Some of you know me already from my many trip reports I've done on here but for those of you that don't.....here's a quick summary of who I am.

I'm 51, wife for almost 30 yrs & mother to 7....yup I said 7 amazing kids! I gave birth to 3 sons and then was blessed with 4 kiddos we had as foster kids who we adopted. So my kids are son 28, son 26, son 24, son 12, daughter 8, twin daughters 6. All 4 kids that we adopted come with their own set of issues. The twins are both mentally delayed and autistic. My whole world revolves around my family!

I love to sing and I love Disney~~my car plays only Disney music, we watch Disney movies & have themed dinners & games. We have a Disney kitchen & master bedroom as well as our main bathroom. Most of my wardrobe (shirts) is Disney. I love talking Disney with anyone that will listen.

So as a Disney fan I've had a few things on my bucket list like~~

Go to WDW....which I got to do earlier in October!! My first trip and it was a lot of fun!!
See Disneyland at Christmas time......got to do that over the last 2 years.
See Walt's Apartment.....still waiting!
Stay in the Dream Suite....still waiting!
Stay in one of the DLH themed penthouses.....still waiting!
Eat at Club 33..........which brings us to this report!!

I'm getting the opportunity to dine at Club 33 in December!!! This is something I never thought would happen. A friend of mine was offered, by a member, a chance to enjoy a meal at the private restaurant. Well she was also able to invite a few friends & I was on the receiving end of that gracious offer as well as a few other Dis'ers!!! I am more than excited about this!!

So my 26 yr old son will be accompanying me to a lunch on December 9th with 3 lovely ladies and I keep having to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming!!

So I was explaining what Club 33 was to a friend of mine and she got a hold of me the next day to tell me that she booked us a condo with her points so we wouldn't have to worry about coming up with money for a motel/hotel. I couldn't believe she would do that.....what a generous gift!! So we have a place to stay.....now to secure our flights, tickets & hopefully book the Holiday Time Tour.

So I hope you'll follow along!! Just in case you haven't followed some of my other reports......you will find mine very heavy with pictures! We just got back from a 3 day trip to WDW and we took almost 3800 pictures. So you won't be disappointed!!

This is my son Tyler (that will be joining me) and I:






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10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

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Old 10-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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SW Flight~Portland to Sac/Sac to Orange County, Dolphin's Cove/World Mark: Post #41
Dolphin's Cove/World Mark: Post #42
DCA~Buena Vista Street near Entry: Post #44
DL~Main Street and New Orlean's Square: Post #46
DL~Club 33: Post #51, 52
DL~Club 33 Lunch/Food Porn: Post #64
DL~Club 33: Post #71, 72
DCA~WoC: Post #73
DCA/DL~Big Thunder Ranch: Post #82
DL/DCA~Holiday Tour: Post #87
DL~Holiday Tour: Post #88
DL~Holiday Tour, NOS: Post #91
DL~Holiday Tour, Haunted Mansion Holiday: Post #92, 93
DL~Holiday Tour, It's A Small World Holiday: Post #96, 97, 98
DL~Holiday Tour, Tour Goodies, Christmas Fantasy Parade: Post #99, 100, 101, 102, 103
DL~Holiday Tour, Christmas Fantasy Parade, Castle: Post #104
Flight to Portland via Vegas: Post #106
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I'm in! Club 33 is nothing short of wonderful. The nostalgia and spirit are heartwarming. We've been for dinner and lunch; both were fantastic magical meals.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:24 PM   #6
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I'm in! Club 33 is nothing short of wonderful. The nostalgia and spirit are heartwarming. We've been for dinner and lunch; both were fantastic magical meals.
I'm excited to get in there before they change stuff after the first of the year!! I enjoy the history, originals and always have a hard time when they change stuff at the park & hotels. Guess I'm a sucker for the retro.....lol

Glad you'll be following along!!
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We haven't made it to the museum yet & it's closer to us than Disneyland......lol Hoping to do a family road trip in the next year that would include that & a few days in San Diego.
I am worse than you on this than you are Laurie. We live 45 miles from the museum. In our defense Scotty and I tried once. We got lost. The gps doesn't work well among tall buildings. By the time we got there we couldn't figure out where to park. It was a fiasco. We ended up at Ghiradelli Square instead. We played tourists and had a blast!
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I am worse than you on this than you are Laurie. We live 45 miles from the museum. In our defense Scotty and I tried once. We got lost. The gps doesn't work well among tall buildings. By the time we got there we couldn't figure out where to park. It was a fiasco. We ended up at Ghiradelli Square instead. We played tourists and had a blast!
lol......I've never used a GPS......I google map everything prior to leaving home and so far so good. Mike & I make a great team!! I let him drive & I tell him where to go!!
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So I'm only getting one post done today, but it's one that most of you are interested in seeing......the "FOOD PORN"!!!

So they start your table out with a Club 33 Cordial (like a starter/tasting plate). We had two in our party that aren't fans of shellfish, so they were given a plate of grilled, then chilled vegetables. This was Tyler's plate. He said the sauces were very good but we are both unsure what the fried thing was on the top. The consistency was strange.......he was thinking tofu??





This was the Plateau de Fruits de Mer for the table~~It had shrimp, lobster tail and I believe crab claw. YUM!! I love seafood!!





Next up was our appetizers. Tyler went with the Butternut Squash & Gala Apple Bisque. "Curried Root Vegetable Compote, Pumpkin Seed Oil & Dehydrated Apples". The ones that went with this dish were ooohing & aaahing as they ate this.





I went with the Pan Seared Day Boat Scallop. "Black Pearl Osetra Caviar, Aromatic Risotta Croquette & Brussels Sprout Emulsion". Oh my goodness......so delicious!! It also was my first caviar!!





The entrees were next. Tyler went with the Colorado Rack of Lamb Chops. "Salsify & Black Garlic Crust, Creamy Polenta, Saga Blue Balsamic Reduction". I could tell the Tyler was in a heavenly food coma. I tasted the lamb and I could see why!





I had the Zahtar Spiced Grilled Arctic Char. "Caramalized Forest Mushroom, Celery Root & Sweet Potato Hash, Pomegranate Jus". I did inquire prior to ordering on what exactly Zahtar Spice is. Our waiter said it was a Mediterranean spice (not hot and not curry) but it was hard to explain. After having it, I can tell you it's hard for me to explain it too......but it was DELICIOUS!





Louis, our waiter, also pointed out that they had the Truffle Mac-n-Cheese, which is a favorite of many diners...so Vikki & Liza ordered some and Sherry, Tyler & I would be able to try it as well this way. It was ok, I really didn't get what the big deal was but maybe that was just me. Sorry about the blurry pic!



After finishing our meal, we were able to head out to the Dessert Buffet.









These were Ty's & my plates: Angel Food Cake, Bailey's Cream Filled Eclair, Fruit Tartlet, Eggnog Cheesecake, Chocolate Mint Mousse, Gingerbread Shingle & Hot Chocolate. They are as good (or better) than they look!! (especially the hot chocolate!!)



These pictures were out by the Dessert Buffet & Bar.











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Wow! That shingle is huge! Was it soft gingerbread?
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Wow! That shingle is huge! Was it soft gingerbread?
I believe it was......we took ours to go & then cracked into later. I was a little dry then. The moistest (and best) gingerbread I've had from Disneyland is the one we get on the Holiday Tour and it's individually packaged. They are so soft & delicious!!
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