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Old 06-06-2011, 01:51 PM   #61
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:03 PM   #62
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I have a question. You said that you bought refillable mugs. Where can these be used and how much are they?

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Old 06-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #63
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Whispering Canyon Cafe

Monday May 16th 2011

Today we had an early start as we were taking the Backstage Magic Tour so I grabbed a quick coffee and snack from Roaring Fork



Cranberry Scone From Roaring Fork

This was delicious and extremely fresh. I always found the bakery items at RF to be of wonderful quality

We met our tour guides at Epcot at 8.30am and were soon starting what turned out to be a very enjoyable day

Lunch at Whispering Canyon Café was included as part of the tour and our driver dropped us off at Wilderness Lodge at around 12.15

Our tables were ready and waiting and the whole tour group settled into their seats as our servers introduced themselves and took our drink orders

Shortly before our drinks arrived we were treated to this



Corn Bread and Coleslaw

The corn bread was wonderful and I could have easily eaten the whole thing!

Our drinks arrived as we were munching on the corn bread, a coke for DH and a Pomegranate Lemonade for me



Pomegranate Lemonade

I made a mental note to order this drink elsewhere as I really enjoyed it but somehow I never got round to it

When we checked in for the tour in the morning we were all asked if anybody had any dietary restrictions and soon after our drinks arrived the chef appeared to check if I would like to try the trout as everyone else was having the pre-arranged meal that comes with the tour.

It sounded wonderful so I happily said yes

It wasn’t long before our entrees arrived.

The whole of our tour group were presented with several dishes of the following:



The Canyon Skillet
All You Care To Enjoy; Smoked Pork Ribs, Oven-roasted Chicken, and Pork Sausage served with Cowboy Beans, Corn on the Cob, Creamy Coleslaw, Mashed Potatoes, and Fresh-baked Cornbread


DH absolutely loved this, he couldn’t fault anything on the plate and tells me that the ribs were tender, the chicken crispy and not at all greasy, flavourful sausage and all of the accompaniments were great to. Everything was hot and fresh

And here was my lunch



Whisky Maple-Glazed Trout - on a bed of Arugula-Frisée Salad

This was sensational, the whisky maple glaze was devine and I wish I had asked for the recipe. The salad was fresh and the dressing was the perfect partner to the trout.

It was a simple dish but perfectly executed

We couldn’t stop raving about our meal at WCC all week (and still cant)

But hold your horses cowboys (and girls) the best is yet to come



Peach and Strawberry Cobbler at WCC

This was just AMAZING !!!!

Several of these beauties were placed along the various tables and as there were only three of us at our table (myself, DH and one of our tour guides) we seemed to end up with more than most

All three of us joked about having to show some restraint as this was clearly meant for at least 4 or 5 people but boy it was so good we couldn’t stop eating it

Apparently there is a different type of cobbler on the regular menu and this is only served for tour groups. Well let me tell you they should get this added to the menu right away as it was truly delicious

Very full and very happy we headed back out to the bus and continued our tour

Whispering Canyon Cafe was a huge hit with both of us and we really enjoyed our lunch. The servers were a delight and everthing was so tasty and fresh it still stands out as one of the best meals of our trip

Coming Up Next .................... Chip N Dale And Our First Ever S'mores

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Old 06-06-2011, 02:28 PM   #64
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And yet another great review!

I am glad to hear that you liked the Backstage Magic Tour - it's great isn't it?

And I am surprised to read that they changed the lunch location for the tour! We had lunch at Mama Melrose and it was real good too!

Now, I would have SO loved to try your dish as well! That trout looks devine - just up my street and I am not a vegetarian!

And that cobbler has me drool all over my keyboard! Yum, yum, yum!
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:31 PM   #65
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I have a question. You said that you bought refillable mugs. Where can these be used and how much are they?

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Hello there
The refillable mugs can be purchased at each of the WDW resorts and can only be used at the resort from which you purchased it for the duration of your stay (you can't use them in the parks)
You buy them at your resort's quick service location/food court and if I remember correctly they cost $14.95
We stayed at WL for two weeks so they were wonderful value for us. We used them for coffee, soda and hot chocolate every evening before bed
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You were so lucky to get the trout! I ordered that on our last visit...and, without asking me, they subbed in the kiddie salmon as they were out of trout.

The dish looks delicious...I'll have to book lunch next time so, hopefully, they won't be out of trout for the day by the time we get there!
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And yet another great review!

I am glad to hear that you liked the Backstage Magic Tour - it's great isn't it?

And I am surprised to read that they changed the lunch location for the tour! We had lunch at Mama Melrose and it was real good too!

Now, I would have SO loved to try your dish as well! That trout looks devine - just up my street and I am not a vegetarian!

And that cobbler has me drool all over my keyboard! Yum, yum, yum!
Thanks Karin
I have a real craving for something sweet right now
Oh what I would give for some of that cobbler
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We both woke up at stupid ‘o’ clock so I decided to head to the gym for an hour. I know, I know, it was temporary madness which I put down to jet leg, don’t worry, it was the first and last visit on this trip with the exception of a massage later in the week

After a shower and a coffee we decided to head down to Roaring Fork to check out the breakfast offerings

Oh yes baby, they have a waffle menu and I considered it my DIS duty to work my way through it over the coming days



Wilderness Waffles – Mickey Waffles with candied pecans and maple butter

We split and order between us which as per my previous comments on the gym this would be the first and last time this happened (mine, mine, mine )

They were totally delicious, very light and fresh and the maple butter was heavenly

DH quickly took the bacon from the plate but said it tasted weird, not like any bacon he had ever tried before

After breakfast we hung around pool side for a while before heading over to Epcot with the intention of exploring World Showcase

After an enjoyable hour walking around I decided it was time for my first adult beverage of the trip so I had better make it a good one, and boy, it sure was



Avocado Margarita from La Cava Del Tequila

I’d read about this beauty on the DIS and was intrigued as to how it would taste, well let me tell you this is a total work of genius (can you tell I liked it)

As I glugged it down the noises coming from our table were like a scene from ‘When Harry Met Sally’

The only disappointment was that I didn’t get time to go back for another one I will be sure to rectify this on our next trip!
Woa mama! Those waffles look awesome! I am also quite intrigued by the avocado margarita. Two of my favorite things in one drink? Yes, please. But, it seems to me it might taste like frozen guacamole. Did it?

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After a very pleasant morning walking around World Showcase we were in serious need of food

I left it to DH to decide where to go as I had pretty much chosen on all of our ADRs

He surprised and delighted me by suggesting The Tangierine Café, we had eaten there last year and I had really enjoyed my meal

I ended up ordering the exact same thing as last time



The Vegetarian Platter

I remember that last time I ordered this it was all very good and tasty but that the falafel was very dry. No such problems this time, everything on the plate was just perfect. For anyone looking for a tasty and good value vegetarian meal I would highly recommend this plate

You get cous cous, falafel, hummus, lentil salad, mint salad, olives and bread and it's a filling and yet light lunch or dinner

For DH, the speciality lamb sandwich with a side order of fries



He loved this; he ate every last bite and proclaimed it to be ‘full of flavour’

There is only one option for dessert on the Dining Plan and that’s the Baklava



It was really dry and basically tasted like someone had dipped cardboard in sugar and left it out in the sun for a couple of days

We took one bite each and the rest ended up in the trash.

We’ve both had baklava before and although we aren’t huge fans of the dish this was certainly a poor version of it

All in all though we both love Tangierine Café, the food is fresh and flavourful (except for dessert) and we really enjoy the atmosphere of the place

After lunch we strolled around World Showcase a little more before stopping in Italy for some light refreshment



Rosa Regale

I shouldn’t like this as I don’t usually enjoy drinks that are too sweet but there is just something wonderful about people watching in Italy with a glass of pink fizz in your hand

In order to compensate for our poor desserts at the Tangierine Café we both felt like we deserved a sweet treat



Freshly made hot caramel corn from Karamel Kuche

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MMMmmm, I had an awesome meal at Tangerine Cafe as well on my last trip and it was probably the best thing I ate the entire time! Didn't try the Baklava but I am sorry yours wasn't that great. The caramel corn is always a good decision though!

I am sorry Le Cellier wasn't all you thought it would be. I agree with you about the hype. I've only been there once in 2007 for dinner and I thought it was very yummy but nothing that I couldn't get at a local upscale-ish steak house at home. In fact, the meal was so heavy I didn't even want any of their signature desserts and just got sorbet.

So glad you liked Whispering Canyon! I am dying to try this place on my next trip. The canyon skillet looks incredible.

I am really looking forward to reading more reviews and drooling over the pictures!
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Yummy!!

That trout at Whispering Canyon - it looks delicious! I've only ever had the skillet there.

And as for the cobbler! It looks so delicious - and huge!

Loving your reviews!
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Loving the new look of the refillable mugs and "Oh My" !! that cobbler looks soooo good !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DW and I also did the Backstage Magic Tour when we were at WDW the week after Thanksgiving last year. We were supposed to have lunch at WDW but they were filming the Christmas parade so we ate at Whispering Canyon as well. It was great!! How about that tour? Did you get to go see the Utilidoors? We really enjoyed the trip too. Keep the great TR coming!!
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Yummmmm, I love Whispering Canyon!! Glad you had such a good experience there. That cobbler looks heavenly I definitely wish they would add that to the regular menu!
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Toasting Forks At The Ready!

Monday May 16th 2011

Once our Backstage Magic Tour was over, we headed back to the WL to spend some time at the pool

Whilst at the pool I grabbed one of these from the Trout Pass Pool Bar



Grand Margarita

They mix a really good margarita at this bar and the bar tenders were lots of fun

We didn’t have any ADRs for tonight so decided to just go with the flow and see where we ended up

I sat on our balcony writing some post cards home whilst DH showered and after I had showered we decided to head down to the boat dock and make our way over to Fort Wilderness

I loved being able to jump on the boats at WL, such a relaxing journey and the weather was beautiful

We knew exactly where to head ……….. The Chip ‘n’ Dale Campfire Sing-along

I had read about this on the DIS and it seemed like a fun way to spend an hour and I was curious to know what a S’mores was!

Yep, I had no idea what they were

It’s just not something we do in England, I’ve had toasted marshmallows before but that’s about it

We headed over to the Chuck Wagon to pick up our kit and stood back for a while whilst we worked out what to do



S’mores Kit

The more observant of you may have noticed that a Bud Light managed to jump into the photo whilst I wasn’t paying attention

OK, stand back, we’re going in ....................



And here’s the result!



Some rather large rodents tried to steal my culinary masterpiece but I was having none of it



'You aren't having any Chip'



'And neither are you Dale'

For those who haven’t heard of this event before, it runs pretty much every night over at Fort Wilderness and is free of charge. You can bring your own marshmallows etc with you or you can buy supplies at the Chuck Wagon

There is little show on the stage with a cowboy country singer and people have a lot of fun singing and dancing along, especially the kids

At the end of the show Chip ‘n’ Dale walk around for photos and they show a Disney movie on the outdoor screen

We loved our time at FW and the S’mores were delicious

Coming up next ………………… Back On The Boat And Over To The Contemporary

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You were so lucky to get the trout! I ordered that on our last visit...and, without asking me, they subbed in the kiddie salmon as they were out of trout.

The dish looks delicious...I'll have to book lunch next time so, hopefully, they won't be out of trout for the day by the time we get there!
The server told me that the Trout is on the lunch and dinner menu
I can't believe they switched to salmon without asking

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Woa mama! Those waffles look awesome! I am also quite intrigued by the avocado margarita. Two of my favorite things in one drink? Yes, please. But, it seems to me it might taste like frozen guacamole. Did it?

MMMmmm, I had an awesome meal at Tangerine Cafe as well on my last trip and it was probably the best thing I ate the entire time! Didn't try the Baklava but I am sorry yours wasn't that great. The caramel corn is always a good decision though!

I am sorry Le Cellier wasn't all you thought it would be. I agree with you about the hype. I've only been there once in 2007 for dinner and I thought it was very yummy but nothing that I couldn't get at a local upscale-ish steak house at home. In fact, the meal was so heavy I didn't even want any of their signature desserts and just got sorbet.

So glad you liked Whispering Canyon! I am dying to try this place on my next trip. The canyon skillet looks incredible.

I am really looking forward to reading more reviews and drooling over the pictures!
Thanks for reading
It's really hard to describe the taste of the avacado margarita but it was lovely and creamy and just worked on every level

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Yummy!!

That trout at Whispering Canyon - it looks delicious! I've only ever had the skillet there.

And as for the cobbler! It looks so delicious - and huge!

Loving your reviews!
Thanks Shari
Another review coming right up

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Loving the new look of the refillable mugs and "Oh My" !! that cobbler looks soooo good !!!!!!!!!!!!!
We loved the refillable mugs. DH drinks soda all the time so he thought it was great getting a top up whenever he wanted and great value on a two week trip.
I loved getting hot chocolate before bed

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DW and I also did the Backstage Magic Tour when we were at WDW the week after Thanksgiving last year. We were supposed to have lunch at WDW but they were filming the Christmas parade so we ate at Whispering Canyon as well. It was great!! How about that tour? Did you get to go see the Utilidoors? We really enjoyed the trip too. Keep the great TR coming!!
We loved Whispering Canyon and really hadn't been expecting to. I would love to go again for dinner

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Yummmmm, I love Whispering Canyon!! Glad you had such a good experience there. That cobbler looks heavenly I definitely wish they would add that to the regular menu!
I think that DH has mentioned that cobbler everyday since we got home
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The food at WCC looks yummy! That dessert!! I can imagine not knowing when to stop when eating that cobbler - it looks divine!

Am glad you enjoyed the camp fire sing-along - looks like fun! I also do not have much of a clue about S'mores apart from the pics I have seen on here. Do they have gelatine in them? I know marshmallows do so am guessing these would as well. If so I would not be able to eat them anyway
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