Sunday, December 24, 2023

Takumi-Tei@EPCOT Disney World ★★

High-End Japanese Omakase at Japan Pavilion in EPCOT. Good quality Japanese food in Disney. Nice & friendly service with servers from Japan. Kiku 7-Course Omakase Menu $250 per person. Had both $150 wine pairing (included amazing Kenzo rindo red wine) and $100 sake paring. [developing story]

Kenzo rindo red wine

Disney World EPCOT
1780 N Ave of the Stars,
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 939-3463

Kona Cafe@Disney World

Sushi Roll at Walt Disney World. Cocktails available.

Shrimp Fire Cracker Roll $28
tempura shrimp, crab, tuna, avocado, cucumber, chili sauce

White Sangria $13
opici family white sangria, airén grapes

Complimentary Bread Rolls

Crispy Pork-Vegetable Pot Sticker $13
soy velouté

Mahi, Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato $29
pan-fried mahi, butter croutons, marble potatoes, tomato, arugula, soy velouté

Kona Cafe
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
1600 Seven Seas Drive, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 939-5277

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Victoria & Albert's@Disney World ★★★

Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Disney. Excellent tasting menu. Located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Amazing Zero Proof (non-alcoholic beverage) pairing by the talented & friendly Chef Gabriella from Norway. She knew that we were coming, so she personally came to our table to introduce one of her creations to us. Such a lovely treat. Her world traveling adventures (as seen on her IG stories) inspired her to create an international palette. Love the story behind her creations like the Cherry Cola. She grew up in the mountains. Her parents were reindeer farmers, and she would always have Cola. Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer. Our server Christopher was nice. $375 (Chef's Dégustation Menu with Spanish Carabinero Prawn & A5 Miyazaki Wagyu)/$295 Dining Room Menu per person. White Truffles supplement $85. Zero Proof pairing $145.

Also went:
November 6, 2016
December 28, 2022

New Zealand Langoustine, "Tom Kha Gai", Shiso

Japanese Wagyu, Capers, Calabrian Chili

Welcome Drink: Cranberry Ginger Spice

Parsnip Crémeux, Pepper Sable, Cassis

Pear Blossom $25.50
8 weeks barrel matured borolo chinato, no. ten & campari

Zero Proof Pairing: The Chef's Garden w/ Hidden Mickey Ice Cube (elderflower, star anise)

Royal Belgian Caviar, Parsley Root, Bone Marrow

Zero Proof Pairing: Kyoto
sencha, strawberry juice, shiso leaf

Norwegian King Crab (2 ways – hot & cold), Kohlrabi, Lemon Verbena

Norwegian King Crab (2 ways – hot & cold), Kohlrabi, Lemon Verbena

pineapple, papaya, lime, sunflower seeds

Spanish Carabinero, Saffron, Sweet Plantain

Italian White Truffles Supplement, Alba $85 (3 grams)

Zero Proof Pairing: Cherry Cola

Chestnut, Black Truffle, Parmigiano Reggiano

Zero Proof Pairing: Bjørnebær (Norwegian for Blackberry)
blackberry, 2 black teas w/ tannin, vanilla bean, & black peppercorn

St. Canut Cochon, Red Beet, Citrus

Secret Zero Proof Menu from Chef Gabriella: Apple Sorbet w/ Wasabi

Zero Proof Pairing: 1711 ("Old Fashion")

Rocky Mountain Lamb, Sicilian Pistachio, Castelvetrano Olives

Live Harpist w/ Christmas Songs

Calamansi Tonic
key lime juice, cold infusion of raspberries & strawberries

Miyazaki A5 Wagyu

Nigata Koshiibuki Rice, Furikake


Preparation of Cheese

Nyangbo Chocolate, Passion Fruit, Mascarpone

Apple Tarte Tatin

Raspberry Bakewell
Pomegranate Pâte de Fruit
Balsamic Fig Ganache
Spiced Carrot Marshmallow

Christmas Special – Cast Member's Favorite Grandma Recipes

Himalayan Tea

Chef Gabriella – The Mastermind "Scientist" behind the Zero Proof Pairing

Our Server Christopher

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Spa
4401 Floridian Way
Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 939-3862