Rikki’s News Bites 2/11/13



  • It appears that Disney is attempting to get rid of all the bad coffee that plagued the resort, with the announcement last year of Starbucks coming to some places around the resort, with the Main Street Bakery and the Fountain View Cafe getting refurbishment already.  This week, it was announced that Joffrey’s Coffee will be the coffee choice that is now found throughout the resort.
  • Disney has leaked a few more of the Limted Time Magic events for this year.  A Chalk Art Festival and a special salute to Father’s Day will join in this year’s line up.
  • We are getting much closer to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival with it starting on March 6.  New this year are the Garden Marketplaces which will offer special food and beverage options.  Disney has released what the different Marketplaces now are, in addition to what options will be served at each of them.  They include:

Pineapple Promenade (World Showcase Promenade – Canada side)

  • Dole Whip
  • Dole Whip with spiced rum
  • Pineapple upside-down cake
  • Dole pineapple fruit cup
  • Frozen desert violet lemonade
  • Cream stout beer

The Cottage: Savories, Trifles and Tea (United Kingdom)

  • Potato, chive and cheddar cheese biscuit with smoked salmon tartare and sour cream
  • Baked goat’s brie with kumquat chutney
  • Heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella, vinegar and basil
  • Trifles (chocolate, berry, ginger and tea)
  • Hot and iced teas
  • Brut Rosé sparkling wine
  • Rose Blush lemonade

L’Orangerie (France)

  • Ratatouille tarte with goat cheese
  • Pate with baguette and cherry compote
  • Peach charlotte
  • Frozen cocktail
  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sparkling Muscat

Taste of Marrakesh (Morocco)

  • Spiced lamb kebab with couscous salad
  • Harissa and lemon confit chicken drumettes with chermoula and cucumber salad
  • Moroccan sweet pancake
  • Sparkling wine with pomegranate liqueur
  • White sangria
  • Red wine
  • Moroccan beer
  • Mint iced tea with peach

Hanami (Japan)

  • Frushi (fruit sushi) made with fresh fruit and coconut rice
  • Grilled shrimp, almon and crab stick over ginger rice
  • Grilled vegetables with Japanese noodles and teriyaki on a bun
  • Green tea flan
  • Yuzu rita
  • Fruit saki
  • Sake
  • Frozen Kirin Ichiban

The Smokehouse (American Adventure)

  • Pulled pig slider with cole slaw
  • Smoked beef brisket with collard greens and jalapeno cornbread
  • Rocky road mousse brownie
  • Red wine
  • Craft beer
  • Beer flight

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

  • Green asparagus and lobster with garden cocktail sauce
  • Lasagna primavera
  • Limoncello-flavored panna cotta
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • White peach bellini
  • Strawberry Rossini
  • Italian Primavera Cocktail
  • Italian beers
  • Italian-beer flight

Bauernmarkt (Germany)

  • Savory bread pudding with spring peas and wild mushroom ragout
  • German meatloaf sandwich with sweet mustard and fried shallots
  • Potato pancakes with apple sauce
  • Hugo (elderflower sparkling wine cocktail)
  • German and domestic beers
  • Beer flight

Lotus House (China)

  • Beijing-style candied strawberries
  • Spring pancake with grilled chicken and green apple
  • Taro-bacon puff pastry
  • Bubble teas
  • Fruit beverage cocktail
  • Chinese beer

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

  • Crab tostadas with chipotle aioli and valentina salsa
  • Pork tacos served over flour tortilla topped with cactus leaves, tamarind and traditional Mexican herbs
  • Guava flan
  • Rosita margarita
  • Organic tequila flight
  • Mexican beer

Florida Fresh (World Showcase Promenade – Mexico Side)

  • Watermelon salad with pickled red onions, baby arugula, feta cheese and balsamic reduction
  • Shrimp and stone-ground grits with andouille sausage, Zellwood corn, tomatoes and cilantro
  • Angel food cake with macerated Florida Berries
  • Tomato wine
  • Carrot wine
  • Florida beer
  • Strawberry slush

Fruits by the Glass (World Showcase Plaza)

  • Watermelon passion fruit cocktail
  • Wild berry slush
  • Blueberry beer
  • Mango wine
  • Blueberry wine
  • Raspberry ale
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir

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