Dining at Disneyworld Part Two: The Flying Fish

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We spent the afternoon at Animal Kingdom and saw some shows we missed last time, The Lion King and Flights of Wonder, and discovered our daughter had easily made the 40inch mark and would be able to ride more things than last time.

Since we were staying at Grand Floridian we decided to valet park the rental. It was convenient when we were dining at other hotels especially when we were tight for time. No hunting for a parking spot and than rushing through the parking lot to the restaurant. We returned to the hotel and found that our room was ready. I had requested an upper floor near the pool and both requests were fulfilled. I thought I would throw in some pictures of our room and view. The view was nice when wishes was on.

 

 

We changed and headed to the Boardwalk for dinner at the Flying Fish. We had eaten at the Flying Fish last time. I liked it a lot my DH was more on the fence about eating there.

We checked in for our 6:05 ADR on time and were seated within 5 minutes. We were celebrating our anniversary on the trip and were presented with personalized menus and offered complimentary champagne.

 

 

For our appetizers I had the Tuna Tartare and Crispy Tempura and Vegetable Sushi roll. It was good. Sorry the picture is a little blurry.

 

 

Jay had the Crispy Sesame and Togarashi scented Calamari. The last time we were here I had the Calamari and loved it, but I wanted to try something different. I think I would pick the Calamari as my favourite I love the flavour of the Asian dipping sauce.

 

 

Georgia had the fruit skewers with honey yogurt I don’t have a picture of them. She ate the strawberries and left the melon.

For our mains I had the Flying Fish Signature dish Potato Wrapped Red Snapper with Leek Fondue. I was not thrilled with this dish the red snapper was bland and the sauce was good but very rick and there were too many leeks. I had debated between this and the special of the day Tilapia and wished I had chosen it instead.

 

 

Jay had the Smokey Citrus and Fragrant Pepper-spiced Yellowfin Tuna. It was delicious, he definitely had the better entree.

 

Georgia had the Mickey Pasta with Olive oil. She ate much of this on our last trip and enjoyed it again.

 

Both Jay and I had a glass of the recommended entree wine with our meal.

For dessert I had the Banana Napoleon it was very good.

 

Jay had a trio of peach desserts that included a cobbler, a creme brulee, and a cake. Neither of us a creme brulee fans but it was very good and enjoyed the other desserts with the cake as the least favourite.

 

Georgia had a Mickey Puzzle that she enjoyed playing with I don’t think she ate much of it but it kept her busy.

 

Overall we enjoyed our meal at the Flying Fish, it wasn’t as good as last year and would not be top pick, but if I could fit it into a schedule I would go back, (but I wouldn’t get the signature dish again).

The cost not including wine or tip was $167.39.

 

 

 

 

After diner we walked on the boardwalk and stopped at the Boardwalk Bakery were I picked up a little Mickey head cake and G picked a muffin. I used a snack credit for both. The Mickey head sat it the fridge for a couple days before we ate it and it was moist and very good I would definitely recommend.

 

 

 



Dining at Disneyworld Part One: Breakfast at the Grand Floridian’s 1900 Park Faire

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I originally posted my food report over at the Disboards from our Disneyworld trip, and thought it might be enjoyed here on my blog.

If you have been to Disneyworld you may know the craziness of planning your meals 6 months ahead of your trip. Reservations can be made at 180 days for your trip and for some of the restaurants you may actually need to make your reservations at 180 days. For those of you wondering what to book for your trip I will be posting my reviews of the restaurants we dined at including pictures. We did do the Deluxe Dining plan so that meant we ate at a lot of restaurants during our trip. So here we go…

After a fairly restful sleep we packed up our things and headed to the Grand Floridian. We gave bell services our bags and checked in. It was around 10am and our room was not ready yet, but we were early for Park Faire.

 

 

Our reservation at Park Fare was for 11am but we thought we would try checking in early. They took us right away. We declined having the picture taken outside the restaurant. We were seated and our server was quick to take our drink orders.

Tigger was the first to stop at our table, when pooh arrived he stopped shook my daughters hand and than left we didn’t even have a chance to take a photo. We let our waitress know and the character handler made sure Pooh stopped by for a second time. Mary Poppins, Alice, and the Mad Hatter were all great. We had very good character interactions here. I made a photobook from our previous pictures with the characters for my daughter to use as an autograph book. We did get a lot more time with some characters because of the book. I got the idea from someone on the disboards and it does make a nice keepsake. I also noticed the later the reservation the better the interaction. I think the characters have more time to interact later in the day.

 

 

 

The food was a little better than some of the other character buffets. I had french toast with banana foster sauce, I found the sauce to be a little bitter, bacon, pineapple, breakfast potatoes, and lobster eggs benedict. The poached eggs had a cooked yolk a prefer a runny yolk on my poached eggs so I didn’t love it. My Daughter had mickey waffles, strawberries, bacon, and smoked salmon, and my husband had bacon, a pecan roll, scrambled eggs, ham, breakfast potatoes, smoked salmon, and lobster eggs benedict. He also did not like the fact that the yolks were cooked through. He did however really enjoy the scrambled eggs.

 

 

 

Overall we enjoyed our breakfast at 1900 Park Fare and would eat there again. Coming up next in my Disneyworld dining series our room at the Grand Floridian and dinner at the Flying Fish.