Delicious Disney by The Disney Chefs with Pam Brandon. 2006. 192 pp.
Food is a big deal at Disney and it can be the most expensive part of your vacation, outside of the tickets. Over the years, we have seen Disney change their dining at the parks and resorts. Although the food has been criticized for becoming fairly homogeneous, Disney has added many upscale and fantastic eateries over the past 20 years.
The book is presented in nine chapters:
- Disney Classics
- Fancy & Festive
- Fresh & Healthful
- Fast & Casual
- International Cuisine
- Magical Gatherings
- Food for Kids
- Wine & Spirits
This book is a delight. The photographs and layout are gorgeous and the book is presented in a way in which the foods go well together. There are recipes from every level of Disney restaurant, from the average table service to the high-end eateries. There are some time-tested favorites: Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup; Monte Cristo; Tonga Toast; Fetuccine Alfredo; and 'Ohana Bread Pudding. A lot of the recipes featured are from the more upscale restaurants, but that is reflected in the tone and style of the book.
|Peanut Butter 'n Jelly Shake from the 50's Prime Time Cafe|
The Food for Kids section didn't seem to excite my two boys very much. They are the chicken nugget, mac n cheese and hot dog eaters. The meals were a little more adventurous than the average family, but if you are used to eating at signature dining then you are sure to find something they will like. My youngest thought the food looked a little fancy to him. I hated to tell him that we weren't fancy eaters!
Of course, I had to leave you with a shot of a dessert. Mmmm...lava cake.