The TouringPlans Park team can try many foods and drinks. From fast service sites to intermediate food and snack service, we try so many different foods to help keep the information on our site up to date. Sometimes food and drink are wonderful. Other times, not so much. But what is there really? Here are our top 3 food or drink options that the park team tested this week.
ALL the crepes from La Creperie de Paris
The Creperie de Paris in the French pavilion (on the Paseo de Remy) is my new favorite place at Epcot. I am convinced that the fixed price menu, priced at $ 33, is one of Walt Disney World’s best value meals. You can choose soup or salad, a cracker, a sweet pancake and a drink (which can be a soft drink or a hard cider). I tried many of the items (pictured here is the melba dessert crepe) and they are evenly delicious. The semi-dry cider is the chef’s kiss, one of the best hard ciders I’ve ever tasted. The meal leaves you full, but not in a grotesque way, so you become unable to get back on your bus with a 95 degree heat.
Professional tip: You can get individual pancakes from the quick service window outside the main restaurant, but the prix fixe menu is in the table service part of the venue. Reservations are not currently available (right now they are just accessories) and few people know it, so now is the time to jump.
Fifi, Gigi, Mimi and Aloha Isle
This special treat on Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom is a tribute to three of the birds singing at the nearby Tiki Room attraction. This stack of three mini cakes (pineapple, orange and vanilla) is topped with a slice of Dole Whip pineapple. The cakes are “glued” along with a scoop of vanilla, which adds even more moisture to the dish. This pleasure can be shared, but the stacked training makes it difficult to properly attack the bottom cake if that’s what you want. Ask for one or two extra bowls to make it easy for everyone to get their favorite.
50th Celebration Hot Dog at Casey’s Corner
Let’s be clear, this novelty item is not the “best” hot dog I’ve ever eaten, but it is one of the most interesting. This standard beef hot dog is topped with a strawberry and bacon jam, pieces of funnel cake and a little powdered sugar. If you like sweet / savory juxtapositions, this does fit. The strawberry jam only had the weakest bacon notes and read like a fruit glaze. If you like a glazed ham with cherry or pineapple, this is a fun riff on the meat / fruit genre.
These are just some of the amazing things we ate this week. Do you have any suggestions for us next week? Let us know in the comments.