Definitely the most complicated, but also the most delicious is the Pappardelle with White Shrimp, Fresh Grape Tomatoes, Basil, Saffron and Capers from Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort. Sure, you can use store-bought pasta, but take an afternoon and create this special dish – you won’t be disappointed.
On the flip side, probably the quickest recipe is another top favorite. Chef Dee Foundoukis at Kouzzina by Cat Cora cooked us a pan of Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter Vinaigrette – plenty of butter and balsamic vinegar make everything tasty. They’re a regular on the menu at the restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk at Walt Disney World Resort.
A dark horse winner is the Vegetable Burger with Fried Green Tomatoes and Creole Remoulade served at Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. Of course, rich remoulade and anything fried makes for a good sandwich, but the veggie burger made with white beans, shredded carrots and potatoes and a dash of Sriracha sauce was mighty fine.
And we headed back out to the Disneyland Resort for number four – the Cheesy Enchilada Soup at Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café at Disney California Adventure park. Slightly spicy, slightly rich, perfect for sipping when the weather turns even slightly cool.
And we’ll end with a sweet. The S’Mores Bake from Big Thunder Ranch BBQ at Disneyland park, pretty new on the menu and already a winner. Memories of childhood are baked into this one-dish wonder that starts with a boxed brownie mix and ends with melted marshmallows, hot fudge sauce and a sprinkle of graham crackers. Worth the calories to re-live kid campfires.
Lots of new recipes on the way for 2013! Is there are favorite dish that you’d like a recipe for making at home?