Nov 17, 2014

Appetizers of Walt Disney World | Mickey Monday

Welcome back to another edition of the Mickey Monday linkup: the linkup centering around a love for Disney, sharing that love and connecting with others. I hope this linkup will become a great place to turn to for Disney content each week and help all the bloggers participating out by helping readers find that great mouse-eared content. I'm co-hosting with Katie from Adventures by Katie, so of course check her blog out.

I often play catch up with podcasts. Sometimes it's because I haven't listened in a long time and I want to hear what I've missed. Other times it's getting through some back content of new podcasts. One such podcast I've been trying to listen to quickly enough to catch up is the DISDads podcast. I recently posted about the DISDads on Mickey Monday: who they are, how awesome they are, how to know if you are one. This week I'll be talking about...

Top Tasty Appetizers

Appetizers of Walt Disney World

One of the more recent DISDads podcasts covered Appetizers Worth Paying For. The podcast featured a panel giving their top 5 appetizers worth paying for while dining at table service restaurants. I love dining in Walt Disney World. It's one of the best parts, with so many dining options. This podcast topic was right up my alley, so I decided to write up my own list.

5. Scotch Egg - Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room

While not the fanciest of dishes (or best for you) this is a tasty little treat. Heck, in England, it's a very common dish, even considered a "picnic food". When I first tried this dish, I wasn't actually sure I would enjoy it. The center of a scotch egg is a hard boiled egg, which I normally do not enjoy. The egg is then wrapped in sausage meat, covered in bread crumbs and deep fried. Frankly, a nice deep fried dish peeks my interest. I was not at all disappointed with this dish. It's simple, tasty and most importantly deep fried.

4. Crispy Rhode Island Calamari - Narcoossee's

This dish can be found at Narcoossee's, one of the signature dining experiences located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. This particular appetizer has a special place in my heart. This was a first place I tried fried calamari as a child, when deciding to branch out and try something new. Now, fried calamari is one of my favorite appetizers to enjoy, as something different. Here, it is a fantastic dish, with seasoning beyond your standard Italian restaurant fried calamari. It fits right in with the other seafood specialties of Narcoossee's and it worth your consideration.

3. Wings: Sticky Wings - Kona Cafe, Thai Chili Chicken Wings - Yak and Yeti Restaurant

For my number 3 choice I'm going with a combination choice and one of my favorite dishes in general - wings. Two of my favorite can be found in some of the possibly overlooked dining locations. First, the sticky wings can be found in Disney's Polynesian Resort. These glazed wings are a great starter with the little bit of Polynesian flair. The second are found tucked away in Disney's Animal Kingdom. I love the sweet flavor mixed with the Thai chili in these wings. Both are fantastic choices if you're looking for wonderful wings with a twist.

2. Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli - California Grill

The California Grill is one of the signature dining locations at Walt Disney World. You can find it atop Disney's Contemporary Resort. The menu, as any great restaurant often does, evolves. One of the appetizers that has managed to stay around is the Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli. It is an example of how to make something so simple on a base level - cheese ravioli - into a dining delight.

1. Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup - Le Cellier

My top selection was an easy one. It actually require no thought. It is one dish I always look forward to, always enjoy and even look to replicate. The soup is no secret that it is good. A soup that includes cheese, beer and bacon is hard to pass up. There are many dishes I've thought of trying to make on my own, but only one that I have actually done so: this dish. I've found a recipe online a long time ago, it starts with bacon, ends with beer and cheese, so you know it's good. The recipe takes a while to cook, but is worth the effort. It's improved each time and is a reasonable facsimile. It will just take more trips for the real thing, which I am more than willing to do.

What are your favorite appetizers from the Disney parks?

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