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Old 25 May 14, 01:48 PM  
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"Well, THAT happened" - Our 14 day DDP Food Report - Apr/May 2014 - COMPLETE!

Have been back a couple of weeks now and figured it was about time I started my reports! I thought I'd do the food one first because who doesn't love a food trippy?! ?

And now, we invite to relax, let us pull up a chair, as LadyDebs86 proudly presents... Our dinner(s).

Virgin PE Dinner

We were lucky enough to get upgraded to PE on our flight out and the food was excellent if I'm honest. Never been a fan of plane food but this was properly lovely...very nice eating with real cutlery, and check out the little salt and pepper pots shaped like planes!




Like the rookie I am I failed to take a photo of my actual hot meal, but I had the Somerset chicken which was very tasty! It did, however, look like all other plane food so honestly, you're not missing out. The chocolate profiterole cake was very nice too, very light, more like a mousse than a cake with little mini profiteroles nestling inside.

We also were served afternoon tea, which was two egg mayonnaise finger sandwiches, a TINY bag of TINY crisps, and a Millionaire Shortbread style biscuit.



I am famous amongst most people who know me for HATING egg in the majority of its forms, but I was starving so I did eat this and I must say, it wasn't bad.

We were also given a mini Fab ice lolly shortly before landing, but I figured it was a bit pointless photographing that!

Stick with me, this WILL get better

Edited at 01:22 PM.
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Old 25 May 14, 01:49 PM  
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Old 25 May 14, 01:57 PM  
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So...to the good stuff...!

Arrival Day - Hurricane Hanna's

We both got burgers from the poolside grill at the Yacht and Beach Club (we were staying at YC). These were good but very filling, we really could have shared! I had a beef burger and it had a LOT of BBQ sauce on which I of course managed to spill down my brand new top. If I'd had this again I would have asked for it without sauce as they did seem to be making them fresh to order, you had to wait a while after ordering to get your food. Chris had a chicken burger, again this was good but it had an obscene amount of rocket on, we had to remove some I got a side of slaw with mine (it was a bit weird) and Chris got fries, my dessert was an apple and his was a frozen lemonade cup





We then sat watching the Little Mermaid on the beach, I had a Piña Colava which was AWESOME - I'd kill for one of these right now:



It's basically a frozen piña colada with raspberry sauce swirled in and it is just epic!

Edited at 10:19 PM. Reason: Got Chris's meal wrong!
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Me too, this is gonna be good..
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Great start

Was that a free upgrade on the plane?
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Old 25 May 14, 03:48 PM  
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Great start. Can't wait to read the rest.

Staying at the Yacht Club next year so reading about the food there with interest
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Old 25 May 14, 04:15 PM  
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Day 1

Crystal Palace Breakfast
The traditional first morning breakfast at Crystal Palace (well, a tradition I've adopted from The Dibb - I've never done it before! ). I must say, I thought this was a great breakfast - we did three Disney buffet brekkies and this was the best by a mile. There was a great variety of choice, and the food was hot and fresh - to be honest, I booked this for the early entry to MK and the novelty of the characters, and the food was an after-thought, so it ended up exceeding my expectations. Despite the restaurant being pretty full, there was plenty of space at the buffet, it didn't feel like a jostle. Here's some pics of our plates...






There's nothing quite like your first taste of fruit when you get to Florida, so beautifully fresh, it makes what we eat back here seem absolutely rubbish!

I liked the potato casserole best (crispy potato, cream and cheese, whats not to like, right?!) whereas Chris loved the breakfast lasagne - you can see which one of us has the sweet tooth!

I was also given one of the birthday cupcakes at the end of the meal and the waitress who brought it sang happy birthday to me I was wearing my birthday badge despite my actual birthday being nearly a month earlier...that's ok right?! The only picture I have of this also contains me making a ridiculous face so I will not be posting that! It was just a standard little cupcake with Mickey sprinkles, I was sooo full by this point but I ate some just to be polite

Cheshire Cafe

We grabbed a frozen raspberry lemonade to share on our way to catch the steam train to leave the park...



My GOD this was good. It was a really hot day and we were still acclimatising to the heat, so this really hit the spot. A perfect blend of sweet and tart.

Teppan Edo Dinner

Oooh this was so much fun! We had such an entertaining evening and this is definitely on my must-do list for our next trip! Luckily some of the other people were ordering appetisers so we didn't feel bad doing the same! We shared the Wafu ribs:



These were so lovely and tender, the meat had pretty much fallen off the bone by the time they were put in front of us. The sauce was really good too.

Chris then chose the scallops, I went for the chicken and shrimp. We also had the usual noodles, veggies and rice:





We shared a bit of each others meals, for me the scallops were definitely the star of the show, and I wished I'd ordered them! My shrimp was good but the chicken was a little too strongly flavoured with soy sauce for my personal taste. Someone else at our hotplate ordered the steak and I think Chris was sad he hadn't picked that after watching it cooking! So we'd both probably order differently next time, but it was still yummy

We had a really cute, funny chef, she put on the full show and she did the famous onion volcano for us:



She saw me snapping away and pulled that pose which I thought was hilarious

As we were on the DDP we got a dessert too, I went for boring old vanilla soft-serve, which I didn't make much of a dent in as I was full by this point. Chris had the chocolate ginger cake which he enjoyed.




I also had a lemonade and its always funny when you are reminded of how pro-active they are with the refills! Every time I reached about halfway in my glass a new one appeared!

All in all a great experience, so much more than just eating dinner
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Great start

Was that a free upgrade on the plane?
Yep, not a clue how we managed it! It did a good job on us though cos we loved it so much we paid to upgrade on the way home and will be travelling PE on our next trip.

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Great start. Can't wait to read the rest.

Staying at the Yacht Club next year so reading about the food there with interest
Oooh you'll love it, we've just provisionally booked to go back next September (after saying the one just gone was our last trip for ten years! ), it is heavenly
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fab start! lucky you for the upgrade! the food and drinks look delish
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