Grab a Blast of Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Folks!

By John Peters

Hi, everyone!  Recently, I heard reports of Canada’s infamous Cheddar Cheese Soup being available not only at Le Cellier and during Epcot’s annual Food & Wine festival but also at World Showcase’s Refreshment Port!  I had to verify this rumor first-hand!

Situated at the front of World Showcase, the Refreshment Port is the little Counter Service location on your right-hand side as you approach Canada.  And, yes, at $4.19, they do carry Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup!

I was happy to find that the soup is identical to the one I’ve had inside Le Cellier.  It was creamy, cheesy, and full of the bacon flavor you’d be expecting.  I tried it twice … once by itself and once served with this little restaurant’s Poutine!

You heard me right.  Poutine!  French Fries with Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup and Cheese Curds!  $5.99 of deliciousness!

Here’s a tip … for the instance during which I tried the soup by itself, I had the forethought to bring a Mickey Pretzel over from the snack stand by The Land pavilion.  It turned out to be a great idea!  The pretzel and the soup were a fantastic combo!

Oh.  One last thing … both the soup and the poutine are snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan!  How about that?  Highly recommended dining options, these two, let me tell you!

Phone a Friend! Dining Recon: Tangierine Café

My friends, I have to give my podcast-partner John Peters credit for this one.  Why?  Well, I said it a few days ago.  Mrs. All in WDW and I usually walk right by the Morocco Pavillion!

A few months back, I was taking an evening solo stroll through World Showcase and found hunger on my mind.  It was time for dinner, and I was in quest of Counter Service cuisine.

The Yorkshire County Fish Shop’s deliciously crispy Fish and Chips crossed my mind, but Mrs. All in WDW was back at the resort.  It didn’t seem right to enjoy a portion without her.

Sunshine Seasons and Sommerfest, they seemed a little bit “been there, done that”.  I checked out the Lotus Blossom Café’s menu.  I wasn’t enticed.  Hmm.  What to do?  Phone a friend!

One of John’s favorite – dare I say, “must do” – spots in Epcot is Morocco’s Tangierine Café.  A quick call to him, and I knew just what to have!

Step into this charming Mediterranean eatery.  It is known for its authentic shawarma platters.  It delivers terrific flavor.

Enjoy the architecture and decor, folks, but feast on the food.  You have to order the Shawarma Chicken and Lamb Platter!  Served with hummus, tabouleh, couscous salad, and fresh Moroccan bread, it is fantastic!

Take an Exciting Trip to Morocco … with ResortTV1!

A very under-appreciated pavilion, Morocco actually has a lot to offer visitors to Epcot’s World Showcase.  Hey!  Mrs. All in WDW and I are as guilty as most.  We usually walk right by!

Anyway, what do they have to offer, you ask?  Quite simply, my friends, it boasts amazing architecture, beautiful artwork, fantastic shopping, and food that is much better than one would expect!

We’ll be back in a couple of days with a delicious taste of some of that Moroccan cuisine, but, in the meantime, please click the picture below to join ResortTV1 for a full and exciting tour of Morocco!

The 2018 “Food” & Garden Festival Has Arrived! Get YOUR Menus Here!

Good Wednesday, my friends!  World Showcase’s spring-time menus have been revealed!  That’s right!  It’s time to devour the 2018 Epcot International “Food” & Garden Festival!  

With an earlier-than-ever opening date of February 28th, Epcot’s annual flower-filled event will run all of the until May 28th!  Plenty of time to eat!  And, what’s being served?  Take a look!

Please note: the following menu items marked with (GF) are gluten/wheat-friendly and those with (V) are vegetarian.

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)

  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (V)
  • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries

Cider House (United Kingdom)

  • Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Branston Dressing with Pears
  • House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare
  • Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries (V) (GF)

Fleur de Lys (France)

  • Tarte à la Tomate Provençale: Provencal Tomato Tart with Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Pastry Crust (V)
  • Canard Confit Aux Gnocchi à la Parisienne: Braised Duck Confit with Parisian Gnocchi
  • Macaron au Chocolat en Sucette: Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop (GF)

Florida Fresh (between France and Morocco)

  • Carne Guisada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream
  • Spicy Blackened Shrimp and Stone-ground Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Local Sweet Corn Relish
  • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue

Hanami (Japan)

  • Frushi: Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry and Melon rolled with Coconut Rice, sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream with Raspberry Sauce on the side (V)
  • Ginger Beef Yaki Udon: Thin-sliced Beef, Onions and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger
  • Teriyaki Salmon with Furikake Seasoned Brown Rice (GF)

2015’s Frushi

THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews (American Adventure)

  • Pulled Pig Slider with Coleslaw
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue and House-made Pickle
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños
  • Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans (V)

2016’s Pig Slider

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

  • Pork Taco: Slow-braised Pork Taco served with Apple Relish, Goat Cheese and Chile de Árbol Sauce
  • Chilaquiles: Chilaquiles served with Chorizo, Mexican Cream and Cotija Cheese
  • Capirotada: Bread Pudding served with Rompope

La Isla Fresca

  • Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce
  • Caribbean Conch Salad with Mango, Papaya and Pickled Red Onions
  • Tropical Mousse Cake: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple

2017’s Shrimp Skewer

Lotus House (China)

  • Spicy Meatballs with Crispy Tofu
  • Fried Chicken Dumplings with Peanut Sauce
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V)

Northern Bloom (Canada)

  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood Smoked Bacon (GF)
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato

2017’s Scallops

Pineapple Promenade

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve (V)

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

  • Frittata di Asparagi: Asparagus Frittata, Mixed Greens and Citrus Dressing (GF) (V)
  • Firtto Misto: Crispy Shrimps, Zucchini and Spicy Sauces
  • Ravioli: Maine Lobster Ravioli with Vodka Sauce
  • Panna Cotta al Melone: Cantaloupe Panna Cotta (GF) (V)

Taste of Marrakesh (Morocco)

  • Harissa Chicken Kebab with Dried Fruit Couscous Salad
  • Fried Cauliflower with Capers, Garlic Parsley and Chili Ranch Sauce
  • Walnut Honey Baklava

The Berry Basket

  • Lamb chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry Gastrique
  • Field Greens with fresh Strawberries, Crisp Quinoa, Strawberry Vinaigrette and Spiced Pecans (V)
  • Warm Wild Berry Buckle with Pepper Berry Gelato (V)

2017’s Lamb Chop

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board™– NEW!

  • Roasted Cauliflower with Buckwheat Honey Carrot Puree, Wild Rice Pilaf, Asparagus, Honey Blistered Grapes and Sunflower Brittle (GF) (V)
  • Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread with White Cheddar Cheese, charred vegetables, Clover Honey Sour Cream and Micro Watercress
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses

Do We Have to Say “Buh-bye” to School Bread?

Oh, don’t panic, folks.  This post’s provocative title does not mean that Norway’s beloved School Bread is going to fade away into a Maelstrom-like abyss of Disney history.

According to a report found on WDWMagic.com, Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe will close for a major, several-month-long refurbishment on February 4th.

This being the case, will we have to, even temporarily, say “buh-bye” to Kringla’s sweet cardamom bun filled with vanilla custard?  Well, let me put your palates at ease … not at all!

Check out WDW Magic’s full report for all the details of this closure … as well as where in Epcot you’ll be able to find your favorite Norwegian treat!  Here’s the link!