Our Favorite Food This Week: Pizza
Location: Pizza al Taglio – Epcot – Italy
Price: $ 6.75 (cheese) or $7.75 (pepperoni)
Welcome to Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods. Wow 2019 already – where does the time go :). This week’s Favorite Food Friday takes us to Pizza al Taglio for a huge slice of their famous pizza. If you can’t get a reservation at Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria or you are just looking for that quick bite while you are circling Epcot’s World Showcase then this is the perfect spot. The pizza has a thick airy crust and was covered in a healthy amount of toppings. The overall size of the slice justifies the cost and won’t leave you hungry. They offer 3 styles of pizza at the window including the two pictured above and also a Pizza San Gennaro slice with sausage, pepper, onion, and tomatoes. They also offer a small selection of wine, beer, and soda. Definitely worth stopping in for a bite.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Garden Grill
Price: $48 ($29 Child) for Dinner
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. Maybe you just aren’t into sampling all the fun food at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, maybe you just want that down home Thanksgiving style dinner, well Garden Grill has you covered. The meal starts with warm rolls and a garden salad full of veggies grown right inside the land pavilion. The main course is then served with Sliced Turkey Breast, Slow-braised Pot Roast, Carved Pork with Apple Chutney, steamed veggies, stuffing, mac and cheese, french fries, and mashed potatoes. It’s served family style and it’s all you can eat, so if you don’t fill up on the first round, just ask for more. Dessert consists of a berry short cake with vanilla ice cream, and it too is all you can eat. You definitely won’t leave here hungry. The restaurant is located in the land pavilion and it is a rotating restaurant with views of a couple scenes of the Living with the Land attraction. While eating you will have some visitors including the man himself, Mickey Mouse, his pal Pluto and also Chip and Dale. Overall, the food is above par and it’s an easy way to see characters without having to stand in line.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Location: Epcot – World Showcase
Price: $ Varies / some qualify as snacks
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. Well it’s that time of year where the weather is cooling down in all parts of the country except for Florida. Weatherman said it’s the hottest September of all time. But even with the heat, it’s the best time of year to visit Epcot and the International Food and Wine festival. The festival runs until Nov 12 and features food and wine booths throughout the park each themed to a particular country or area. So, grab a fork and check out some of our favorites pictured above…..
- In the upper right, you have our favorite Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce – Canada – $8.00 and yes its DDP Snack Eligible. It will melt in your mouth.
- In the middle left,Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard – Ireland -$4.25 and it’s (DDP Snack Eligible)
- In the middle right, Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis – Mexico – $4.25 (DDP Snack Eligible)
- On the bottom left, Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli – Islands of the Caribbean – $5.25 (DDP Snack Eligible)
Our Favorite Food This Week: Braised Beef and Enchilada
Location: ABC Commissary – Hollywood Studios
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we take a look at a relatively new item at ABC Commissary located in Hollywood Studios. I know everyone is rushing to get to the new Toy Story Land, but if you are hungry and looking for a place to sit down in the AC then ABC Commissary will fit the bill. They changed their menu around a bit this year, and we recently tried the Braised Beef and Enchilada. This dish is braised beef served on cilantro slaw with a roasted corn and cheese enchilada topped with fire-roasted chipotle sauce and queso fresco. The beef just fell apart and tasted great – the other items complemented the beef as well. This is definitely something to try if you are getting tired of the chicken nuggets and burgers. I would order it again for sure.
Our Favorite Food This Week: New Menu Items at Frontera Cocina
Location: Frontera Cocina – Disney Springs
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we headed to Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs to sample some of their new menu items……
Warning! Reading this article while hungry could be hazardous to your health.
Flavorful, unique, delicious…these are just some of the words used to describe the new menu at Frontera Cocina, a restaurant located in Disney Springs and owned by famed Chef Rick Bayless.
Frontera Cocina features a menu full of fresh ingredients and unique spices inspired by central and southern Mexico. The pictures truly don’t do justice to how original and full of flavor each of these items are.
Not only does Chef Bayless use only the freshest ingredients, but he also adds changes to the menu every two to three months, offering a unique perspective from different regions of Mexico. For the next three months Frontera Cocina is featuring foods inspired by Mexico’s Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula. Lucky me, I was invited to the unveiling of these new items, and was able to hear about the menu and its inspiration directly from Chef Rick Bayless.
When I arrived, I expected to find one or two items I enjoyed. However, there was not one item on the menu I didn’t like. Let’s look at a couple of my favorite choices.
Start your meal off with the Mango Guacamole, which includes roasted tomatillo, fresh mango, tangy-spicy Tajin, cilantro, and onion. The guacamole comes with their “just made” chips. This is truly the best guacamole I’ve ever tasted. It’s like heaven on a chip.
As for the entrees, I loved the spicy grilled Yucatan swordfish which is topped with a mango-orange salsa, achiote-citrus butter, plantain rice, and black bean refritos. If you want to go a bit spicy, try the Chipotle Shrimp. These are pan-roasted Florida pink shrimp, spicy chipotle salsa, roasted calabacitas, avocado, cotija, cilantro and onions. The Shrimp also come with plantain rice and warm corn tortillas.
Finish your meal with the silky cool mango sorbet with spicy-tangy chamoy drizzle. Again, I loved the entire new menu so you will not be disappointed with any selection. Just writing this is making me so hungry.
The food isn’t the only thing impressive at Frontera Cocina. The staff is more than helpful with the menu selections, so take your time reviewing the menu and feel free to ask questions. I can’t wait to go back with my family and experience this food nirvana again. If you’re interested in a truly authentic Mexican menu, or just want a meal full of flavor and fresh ingredients, try Frontera Cocina. You won’t be disappointed.