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: 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.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Easy Three Ingredient Dip
Location: Your house
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we are stepping away from the parks so I can share with you something that my sister introduced us to many years ago. It’s easy and it’s addictive, so be careful. At family gatherings we love to snack, one simple snack is this easy 3 ingredient dip, not sure what the real name of it is, but it’s easy and 3 ingredients so we will go with that. The three things you will need are (1) 8 oz package of creme cheese (2) a 15 oz can of no bean chili (3) 1 cup shredded cheese (Colby-Jack is our preference). Take the cream cheese and press it into a glass pie dish, using the back of a spoon works well for this. Then spread the no bean chili on top. Then add your shredded cheese. Bake at 350 for around 20 minutes and wham bam you have an amazing dip. We enjoy ours with Frito’s Scoops, but you can also use your favorite tortilla chip. Cook this up for any gathering and it won’t last long, and if it does last it can easily be stored in the fridge and reheated in the microwave or oven. Is your mouth watering yet………