Looking for that perfect dining experience to add to your Disney vacation? Well, I’ve got a few magical meals in store for you with this month’s Appetizing Occasions. Ring in the new year at PCH Grill at Disneyland Resort, learn a little more about tea with a special tea experience at Epcot, or even grab breakfast for a limited time at D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs! Here’s all the info you need to know about these new dining experiences and remember – these yummy events can fill up fast, so be sure to make your plans and reservations today!
Disneyland Resort – Have an Incredible New Year’s Eve at PCH Grill
Reservations are now open for this INCREDIBLE New Year’s Eve event at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel! Bring the whole family and celebrate 2019 with food, fun, and some of your favorite Disney•Pixar pals from “Incredibles 2” at PCH Grill. Begin your meal with a delicious buffet with all-you-care-to-enjoy selections such as New England clam chowder, herb-marinated prime rib, pan-seared wild mushroom blend, Yule log, tiramisu cheesecake, and more. The kiddos can also enjoy items made just for them, including petite grilled beef tips, oven-baked mac and cheese, and even build-your-own-pizzas! After dinner, it’s time to party in the Pacific Ballroom, where you’ll be surrounded by shimmering lights and great music. Get down and take some selfies with characters, and even count down to midnight TWICE! That’s right, you can enjoy a celebratory toast and festive balloon drop at both 9:00pm and midnight, which is double the fun!
This celebration takes place on Dec. 31, 2018, with dinner being served from 5-10 p.m. and the Pacific Ballroom New Year’s Eve Character Celebration starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 12:30 a.m. For menu details, more information, and to make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website.
Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Resort – Carthay Circle Terrace Lounge
If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy a refreshing beverage and tasty snacks while taking in the stunning views of Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park, then the Carthay Circle Terrace Lounge is the perfect place to visit! At this 21-and-over lounge, you’ll enjoy classic signature cocktails such as the Carthay Circle Manhattan made with bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Luxardo cherries. Pair these hand-crafted cocktails with exclusive food offerings that include Fire Cracker Duck Wings coated in Sriracha, lime, and cilantro and Carthay Signature Fried Biscuits stuffed with delicious white cheddar, bacon, and jalapeño. For more info, visit the Carthay Circle Lounge page on the Disneyland Resort website.
Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort – Rose & Crown Dining Room Tea Experience
Sip your way through a time-honored British tradition, learn the difference between tea blends, and find out the secret to making the perfect cup of tea with this relaxing and refined tea experience. Settle down at the Rose & Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom Pavilion while a Twinings-trained cast member takes you through the history of the brand and its flavors.
This dining experience includes tastes of five different flavors of Twinings tea as well as delectable sandwiches and scones to complement the tea tasting. For reservations, call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463) or visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.
Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort – Limited-Time Breakfast at D-Luxe Burger
Get ready to start your day with a hearty breakfast from D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs! During the month of December, the popular quick-service restaurant will now be open for breakfast daily from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a classic Breakfast Sandwich with egg, cheddar cheese, and bacon on a Parker House roll or make it a D-Luxe Breakfast Sandwich by adding your choice of either a D-Luxe signature patty, chorizo patty, or buttermilk fried chicken. Burger options include the Breakfast Burger featuring a D-Luxe signature patty topped with egg, cheddar, bacon, and hash browns on a Parker House Roll as well as the El Diablo Breakfast Burger featuring a chorizo signature-blend patty topped with pepper jack cheese, smoked bacon-pepper jam, and egg on a cheddar biscuit.
And for the southerners out there, you can chow down on a Crispy Chicken Biscuit with buttermilk fried chicken topped with honey butter, chipotle mayonnaise, and pickles served on a cheddar biscuit. For a more healthful option, there’s also the Egg White Frittata sandwich with egg whites, spinach, hash browns, pico de gallo, and avocado crema on a Parker House Roll or the Greek Yogurt Parfait with strawberries, blueberries, and granola. Of course, if you’re craving those delicious fresh-cut fries, you can order them topped with either béarnaise sauce or sausage gravy – YUM!
This breakfast requires no reservations. For a full menu and more information, visit the Walt Disney World website.
Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort – Spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Wine Bar George
If you’re looking for a place to host your holiday gathering, why not stop by Wine Bar George? In addition to serving up mulled wine all season long, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Wine Bar George will be serving select items from the regular menu as well as Prime Rib with potatoes au gratin and grilled asparagus and more than 140 wines available by the ounce, glass, and bottle for your festive celebrations!
Make your holiday reservations today by visiting the Walt Disney World website.
Walt Disney World Resort – Dine with Chef Mickey and Friends at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Whether it’s for lunch or dinner or even breakfast, there’s a fun-filled feast awaiting you at Chef Mickey’s. Just a quick monorail ride away from Magic Kingdom Park, this restaurant sits in the main atrium of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and is the perfect place to meet Chef Mickey and all of his friends! The restaurant also features an elevated buffet with freshly prepared ingredients and made-to-order dishes.
From carving stations featuring prime rib, roasted turkey, and even north Atlantic salmon to an array of vegetables, cheeses, pastas, breads, seafood, and more, there is truly something for everyone in the family! Start your meal off with artisan breads and cheeses or fresh fruits and house-made salads that even include vegan kale and quinoa salads with dried cranberries or toy box tomato salads with arugula and champagne vinaigrette. And for the main course, why not grab some seafood paella with clams and mussels or even a tender pot roast paired with Yukon gold mashed potatoes? Kids can enjoy selections that include chicken tenders, whole grain turkey, mac and cheese, corn dog nuggets, vegetables, and more!
For dessert, you won’t want to miss the classic Mickey Domes with a cookies and cream cookie base or one of my favorite sweets across property – the Cookie Dough Cannoli!
Between all of the entrees, snacks, and desserts, there’s something new around every corner. And with all of these all-you-care-to-enjoy options, you definitely won’t be leaving with an empty stomach! For more information, and to make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World website.