Since we were splitting up for dinner tonight, we said our goodbyes to the Attic and strolled off for the super short walk over to Flying Fish. Our wonderful group consisted of A.j. (THE @disneyfoodblog), Jenny from Playground Magazine (@playmag), Maria Bailey (@momtalkradio), Laura Spencer (THE Disney Moms ring-leader and social media guru - @lauraspencerone), Kelby (@typeamom), Amy (@resourcefulmom)... and me (go figure!). I was a pretty lucky lady with these dinner companions!
And, being foodies, we couldn't wait to start our meal with some great appetizers - salads, cheese plates, lobster salad, kalamari, crab cake... you name it - we got it!
(Salad - Lobster - Crostini)
After appetizers it was time to order dinner! And what an ordering adventure it was - we were the DIFFICULT table - a vegan with a nut allergy, a vegetarian, a chick pea allergy (yup, you know who you are!), and a couple of seafood non-lovers! As always, a Disney chef came to visit in order to ensure we were all happy! (Caution: bad iphone picture to come!) Look - he's even still smiling at us! Amazing! I wouldn't have been smiling!!
As usual, I put my trust in the Disney Chefs - just requesting whatever veggie meal they could come up with... And, as always, I wasn't disappointed! The Pea Risotto in my Flying Fish-stlye Bento Box was incredible - I even made A.j. take a taste!!
Could I fit more in? Of course I could - it was research! So, after a brief interlude of a Latte and incredible mini-biscotti (I'll take that recipe, PLEASE!!)...it was dessert time! And, Disney nuts, there was no hint of Nescafe in this cup! Woot!
The Berry Cobbler was a popular choice, as well as the house sorbets (for the Vegan!). But, my love is chocolate - so I went with the Flourless Chocolate Torte. MMMM. And, its accompanying Riesling cube was something we all just had to try - me, A.j. and Jenny. It was too unique not to try it out (its the clear cube). The manager also came over and treated us to a glass of incredible Moscato. YUMMMM.
At this point, Chef Tim came over to check on us. I had to point out that I had a Hidden Mickey in my cookie! Now that's Disney Service.
Chef Tim was even sweet enough to show A.j. and I the Flying Fish Hidden Mickey! Of course, he also told us of a mystery Hidden Mickey in the sweet shop sign right next door - he's stared at it for hours and can't find it! If you manage to find it - stop by and tell him! A.j. and I tried unsuccessfully and Boardwalk rumor is that it may not exist any more!
Sadly, at 10:30 pm, our 3.5 hour dinner was over. Boy, did we like to talk and eat!
To walk off the calories (and since were were in DISNEY), A.j. and I decided to hit Extra Magic Hours at Epcot. We did a full loop of the park (calories burned!) and hit Spaceship Earth & Living with the Land before calling it a night at 12:30am!.
Thinking I'd just drop off into bed - I was wrong! Waiting for me in my room where a few surprises I just had to check out!
Chocolates from the Innkeeper's Club at the Boardwalk Inn:
A Mickey chef's basket with utensils and a cookbook!
Fruit basket, cheese plate (in the fridge - which I figured out the NEXT day :) ) and wine!
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