Sorry for the long delay. My schedule has been crazy and I can never find time to finish out my trip report. Hope I can finally finish it up!
So here we are on day 4. I scheduled to give us a little break in the morning so we can have a little more rest. I made 9:30 reservations for The Whispering Canyon Café and if you know the place, it has anything but whispers. The waiters are loud and a little obnoxious but its all in good fun. Melissa ordered the egg white omelet with Spinach, goat cheese and chipolte pico served with fresh fruit and a biscuit. I ordered the House-made Banana Bread French Toast served with your Sausage.
Both were delicious, especially mine. Melissa had asked for Ketchup and our waitress brought more than enough…
After breakfast we wondered around the lodge and took a few photos but we were eager to get to the pool and relax!
The pool at the Wilderness Lodge is beautiful with all the surrounding rocks and trees. They have a waterslide and all the kids thought it was hilarious that a big guy like me was sliding down it. The parents thought it was for kids only but once they saw me going down it, they joined in on the fun.
Once we were finished up at the pool it was time to go get ready and head over to Epcot to enjoy the Food and Wine Festival! Our first stop was Spaceship Earth. It's one of Melissa's favorite rides in Disney and I haven't been on it since it was updated so I was eager to check it out. See what our future looks like.
Once we were done with that, we headed directly towards the International Showcase for some good eatin'.
We headed towards Mexico first because I was very eager to try the food in Brazil. We first ate the Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado and Cilantro. Holy cow, was it delicious! It ended up becoming my favorite snack from all the kiosks.
We kept on moving and stopped at the Australia kiosk and ordered the Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies. Sorry I didn't take a picture of it but as you will notice, I forget to take pics of a few of them. I ate them way too quickly ha.
After that, we kept on moving but didn't stop for more food until we reached South Korea but here are some pics along the way.
Before we got to South Korea kiosk we wanted to walk around in Norway and go on the Maelstrom. Apparently the ride is going to be changed into a ride that incorporate the film, Frozen. Hope that happens but the ride is a little outdated and could use a makeover.
After riding we finally made it to South Korea which was located near the China Pavilion. We ordered 3 things from there: Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce, Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw, and Bohae Black Raspberry Wine.
Once again, everything was amazing and the wine was superb. I'll have to try and find that wine in my local liquor store. We Continued on all the way to Germany!
There were two stations near Germany, the Cheese Kiosk and the Brewers Collection. We got the Artisan Cheese Selection: Flagship Reserve Cheddar, La Bonne Vie Triple Crème Brie, Wijngaard Goats Gouda and a flight of beer that included: Schöfferhofer Grapefruit, Warsteiner Premium Verum, Warsteiner Premium Dunkel and Altenmünster Oktoberfest. The Grapefruit was my favorite and its odd since I hate grapefruit everything.
We spent a lot of time as this particular spot and had a great view of the lake.
Most of the tables always had people at them but everyone is willing to share. This couple was kind enough to share with us and we began to chat with them. They were nice enough to take our picture as well.
The one couple left and soon after another came to our table and chatted with them. Everyone is so friendly is Disney, its awesome. We hanging out and becoming very full from all the beer, we continued on.
On the other side of Germany was the Poland Kiosk and we couldn't resist eating there. We ordered the Kielbasa and Potato Pierogie with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream and Zapiekanki (Toasted Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Cheese Bread with House-made Ketchup). Melissa wanted to try the Temptation Zinfandel so we got that also.
Again, everything was great. No complaints in Poland. After eating in Poland we went to Italy and walked around there for a bit and then made our way to the American Pavilion.
I really wanted to try the Lobster Roll with Lemon Herb Mayonnaise and New England Clam Chowder with a side of Tabasco but ended up being very disappointing. It was very bland and not enjoyable ha. At least Melissa liked her La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.
We continued our merry way being full and somewhat drunk but not sure how we had room in our bellies for more. After making our way past Japan and Morocco, I couldn't resist getting a Harissa Chicken Roll from the Morocco Kiosk.
It was awesome! Glad I got it but it was a quite stop and we were making out way into France and saw that Belle from Beauty and the Beast was out and about. We got lucky because they cut the line off not too far behind us. The New Zealand Kiosk was near so I had Melissa wait in line while I grabbed a Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney.
It was so good and was my 2nd favorite item of the day! When I came back to the line, Melissa chatted up with the family behind us who was somewhere from the midwest. It was finally our turn to see Belle.
I remember asking her if she had any good book recommendations but I can't remember what she said. I wish I did. Oh and don't worry, I got a selfie with her.
She was lot of fun to talk with but we had to move on. We continued on through France.
We are eating we Les Chef de France later that evening so we will soon be back.
As we were leaving France, we saw that Aurora from Sleeping Beauty was chatting with people. She was awesome to speak with and she had so much to say, it was crazy! I wish I could remember what she was talking about ha. I do remember her mentioning her horse but that's about it.
Before I left, I asked her if she likes to take naps and she responded with, "It was only that one time!" It was great. She was a pleasure to talk to. Didn't forget the selfie!
After that, we stopped at the Rose and Crown Pub in England for a pint! But that gave us an appetite and went to the Canada Kiosk and ordered the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup and “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce. Everyone said to get the soup because its amazing and it was, so damn good.
We left the International Showcase and headed over to the Finding Nemo ride which we've never been on. I always loved those seagulls.
After Finding Nemo, we got to meet with Mickey, Goofy and Minnie. Here are the photos with our Meet and Greets!
Goofy was waiting for the next group ha
It was almost time for Dinner. It's surprising that we had any room for more. But I had to take a few photos.
Finally it was time for dinner at Les Chefs De France! We starting by sharing Soupe a l'oignon Gratinee which is an onion soup and it was delicious.
I'm not sure what Melissa got ha. I looked on the menu to recall what she ordered but it doesn't really match anything. Oh well, here's a picture.
I ordered the Duck breast and leg confit with cherries, sweet potatoes puree and patty pan. It was amazing. Loved it!
We had a great meal and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. We decided to skip desert and see what the other kiosks had to offer.
I stopped by the Ireland booth to get the Warm Chocolate Pudding with Bailey’s Custard and got a little surprise. They messed up the order and ended up giving me a free Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie as well! Who said nothing was free in Disney? Loved both of them!
It was time for Illuminations and I picked us out a spot to watch the show. Melissa went to the bathroom and brought back a few treats with her ha. She got the Chocolate Orange Cupcake, Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake and Frozen S’mores. Liked everything besides the cupcake, wasn't a big fan ha
After watching Illuminations, it was time to head out. It was a wonderful day and we ate sooooo much. I think we tried 25 different foods and drinks from the booths. If you ever get a chance to do the food and wine festival, do it. It is totally worth it. Just know that you will spend a good chunk of money ha. Anyways, that is it for day 4! I hope to have day 5 up within the next week instead of two months.