Lunch at Paddlefish

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Shrimp and Clam Boil

Its the middle of the day and you are looking for a place to eat lunch.

Head on down to Disney Springs and give Paddlefish a try.  @PaddlefishORL

From the best seafood around…(Dont Believe me????) Well they just so happened

to be nominated for best seafood in Orlando Weekly best of  awards. Vote Here!!!!

For you land lovers there is plenty to make you  happy as well.   We recommend a

little bit of both lets say the best of both worlds.

No matter what you order we are sure you will leave happy.  We highly recommend

one of their boils.   Check out the lunch menu below and let us know what you had!

LUNCH MENU
STARTERS
CRAB CAKE

Maque choux, fried green tomato, remoulade 17

BEEF SKEWERS
Hazelnut romesco, pickled onions 13

CALAMARI
Shishito, peppadew piri piri 16

JUMBO LUMP CRAB TOPPED FRIES
Skin-on french fries, lump blue crab, Louie dressing 14

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
Elote, queso fresco, remoulade 9

LOBSTER CORN DOGS
Sweet chili aioli 16

LITTLENECK CLAMS
White wine, garlic, lemon butter 14


SOUP + SALAD

NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
Bacon, potatoes, cream
Cup 6 / Bowl 9

LOBSTER BISQUE
Sherry cream
Cup 6 / Bowl 9

GREEN SALAD
Romaine hearts, cucumber, grape tomato, red onion, roasted shallot vinaigrette
Full 12 / Side 9

CAESAR SALAD
Romaine hearts, sourdough crouton
Full 11 / Side 8

WEDGE SALAD
Iceberg, tomatoes, red onions, bacon, blue cheese dressing
Full 14 / Half 11

add chicken 5 | add shrimp 10 | add salmon 12

 

CRAB + LOBSTER

KING CRAB
Dutch Harbor, AK 65

SNOW CRAB
Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada 40

MAINE LOBSTER
1 1/4 pound 65

All served with sweet corn on the cob & new potatoes

 

CHILLED & RAW SEAFOOD

TABLESIDE LOBSTER GUACAMOLE
Maine lobster, tortilla planks, tajin (SERVES 4) 36

AHI POKE *
Sweet black soy, yuzu, avocado, cucumber pickle 16

CRAB CEVICHE *
Blue crab, avocado, bell pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, tortilla chips 15

SHRIMP COCKTAIL *
Jumbo shrimp, classic cocktail sauce 20

CHILLED TRIO *
Peel & eat Key West shrimp, crab ceviche, ahi tuna poke, tortilla chips (SERVES 3) 40

MARKET FRESH OYSTERS †
Cocktail sauce EACH

 

SANDWICHES

LOBSTER ROLL
Maine lobster, lemon infused mayonnaise, celery, split top bun 31

CRAB CAKE “BLT”
Bacon, avocado, cheddar, lettuce, beefsteak tomato, remoulade, ciabatta 20

CAJUN CHICKEN
Beefsteak tomato, lettuce, onion, remoulade, ciabatta 12

CAPRESE
Fresh mozzarella, beefsteak tomato, basil aioli, ciabatta 12

CHICKEN CAESAR WRAP
Romaine, parmesan, tomato, whole wheat wrap 12

BLACKENED CATFISH
Lettuce, tomato, onion, remoulade, brioche 17

FRIED CLAM ROLL
Ipswich whole bellies, tartar sauce, pickles, split top bun 16

CRISPY FISH
Fried flounder, tartar sauce, pickle, romaine, tomato, red onion, brioche 16

THE BURGER
9 ounce proprietary blend, house-made pickles, red onion, pimento cheese, brioche 19

 

MAIN

FILET MIGNON
8 ounce, mashed potatoes, asparagus, bearnaise 44

CHICKEN BREAST
Carolina mop sauce, edamame-smoked bacon succotash 20

FISH & CHIPS
Beer battered flounder, skin-on fries, tartar sauce 28

CRISPY SHRIMP
Flash fried, cocktail sauce, skin-on fries 19

CATFISH
Cornmeal crust, edamame-smoked bacon succotash, creole mustard 22

SALMON
Spring vegetable, couscous 34

LINGUINE & CLAMS
Cedar Key littlenecks, chourico, white wine, garlic, lemon, parsley 26

VEGETARIAN PASTA
Linguine, garlic, olive oil, market vegetables 18

FISH TACOS
Market catch, red cabbage slaw, papaya-mango salsa, sweet chili aioli 17

SHRIMP PASTA
Linguine, Florida Rock shrimp, asparagus, tomato, crab broth 22

 

HALF + HALF COMBINATIONS

SOUP & SALAD
Choose a cup of soup & any side salad 14

HALF CHICKEN CAESAR WRAP
Choose either a cup of soup or any side salad paired with half a chicken caesar wrap 15

 

SEAFOOD BOIL

Enjoy our made-to-order boils all served with sweet corn on the cob, red potatoes & cornbread.

PEI MUSSELS
1 pound 19

LITTLENECK CLAMS
24

SHRIMP
1/2 pound 26

SNOW CRAB
10 ounces 29

ALASKA KING CRAB
10 ounces 42

MAINE LOBSTER

1 1/4 pound 65

 

 

 

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Welcome back to the latest and greatest edition of Whats Brewing??  Our monthly look at what’s happening in the world of Joffrey’s Coffee.

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Joffrey’s is thrilled to announce that they are starting this year off with very special collaboration.  Joffrey’s have teamed up with Shriners Hospitals for Children® to create Rise & Shrine, a new specialty blend of coffee that helps support the health care system. For every bag purchased of this medium roast, Joffrey’s will donate $1 to Shriner’s Hospital For Children.

Check out the full story here:  Rise and Shine

Order some here:  Order today!

 

 

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Mini Donuts anyone?????

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I’m drooling just looking at how amazing these look and I can’t wait to head on over to Disney Springs or The Contemporary to grab some the next time I am down in the world.  Until then I will have to dream of these decadent delights.  Check out the story from our friends over at Disney Food Blog.      Mini Donuts

 

Flower and Garden the yearly festival of flowers and food is starting on March 6th in Epcot and I know one of my favorite things to do is sip on a delicious Joffrey’s beverage as I make my way around the festival.   Here is what you can find and where you can find it during the festival.  Personally I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them so I say try them all!!!

 

Test Track Location

Pedal to the Meadow – Frozen Cappuccino topped with Grey Goose Vodka and Kahlua

Pedal to the Meadow (2)

Showcase/Canada Location

Cold Clover – Cold Brew, Irish cream syrup, topped with Bailey’s

Cold Clover

Odyssey Location

Goose on the Loose – Frozen Passion Fruit, Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, topped with Iced Tea

Goose on the Loose

America Location

Bee’s Buzz – Frozen Lemon, Coconut syrup, topped with Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum

Bees Buzz

 

10 Burning Questions!!!  Hopefully the coffee isn’t that hot. (Ok that was a bad joke even for me)

Roastmasters Chris and Miguel answer a few of your caffeinated questions.

Caffeinated Questions

 

Finally if you are looking for that perfect cup of coffee or you need a reminder of your latest trip to Disney look no further and order that memory today.   Joffrey’s

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Welcome back to the latest and greatest……Oh Wait that is the tagline for the podcast but it works here as well!!!  Welcome back to the latest and greatest edition of Whats Brewing??  Our monthly look at what’s happening in the world of Joffrey’s Coffee.

-First off, with today being the start of Epcot’s Festival of the Arts (Jan 18)  Lets take a look at the tasty beverages Joffrey’s will be serving…..

Epcot Festival of the Arts Passport Beverages

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Future World East: Espresso-nist Latte – A shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with rich Baileys Espresso Crème Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
  • Canada: Starry Night Latte – A delicious shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with Creamy Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
  • Showcase Plaza: Surreal Cinnamon Latte – A shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with RumChata and Cinnamon Whisky, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
  • The American Adventure: Bourbon Brushstroke Latte – A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with Bourbon Whiskey Cream liqueur, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream

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Joffrey’s also has some new offerings at their kiosks through February 28

New Disney Kiosk Seasonal Beverages: Through Feb 28th

  • Lovestruck Latte
    -Made with Chocolate sauce, caramel & coconut syrup
  • Sinful & Sweet White Mocha Latte
    -Made with White Chocolate sauce and Blackberry syrup

If you are down in the parks tweet us which one is your favorite!    @themickeydudes   

 

Speaking of February and One of our Favorite holidays Joffrey’s has you covered with the perfect coffee to warm you up with that special someone.

  • Angels Kiss (Available for sale on Joffreys.com  or Coming Soon To Disney Springs)
    • Notes of chocolate and coconut create a taste made in heaven.
  • Sinful Delight (Available for sale on Joffreys.com or Coming Soon To Disney Springs)
    • Notes of Chocolate, butterscotch, and a devilish hint of nut

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That’s What’s Brewing for this month!   Spread the word and Spread the Joffrey’s love!

 

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Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2018

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Lets take a look at the menus for the upcoming

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2018

BAVARIA HOLIDAY KITCHEN (GERMANY)
Food Items:

  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spätzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
  • Peppermint Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Cider Flight
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine

AMERICAN HOLIDAY TABLE (THE AMERICAN ADVENTURE)
Food Items:

  • Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce (Vegetarian)
  • Red and Green Chocolate Chip Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • American Heritage Milk Chocolate Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Wondermade Marshmallows (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Cranberry Kringle Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout, Sarasota, FL
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: American Heritage Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps

 

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YUKON HOLIDAY KITCHEN (CANADA)
Food Items:

  • Seared Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup (Kid-Approved)
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
  • Gold Chocolate Chip Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Éphémère Strawberry and Rhubarb
  • Inniskillin Riesling Icewine
  • Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine
  • Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine
  • Ice Wine Flight
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky

FEAST OF THE THREE KINGS (SHOWCASE PLAZA)
Food Items:

  • Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (Vegetarian) (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Green and White Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Trey Reyes Mango Golden
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Rum Floater

HOLIDAY SWEETS & TREATS (SHOWCASE PLAZA)
Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Peppermint Candy (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)
  • Holiday Cookie Stroll Completer Cookie – Red and Green Mickey Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • TG Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)
  • Firenog: T.G. Lee Eggnog with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings® Winter Spice Tea and Butterscotch Schnapps

 

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L’CHAIM! HOLIDAY KITCHEN (BETWEEN MOROCCO AND FRANCE)
Food Items:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Potato Knish with Herb Sour Cream (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
  • Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup
  • Black and White Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup and Seltzer (non-alcoholic)
  • Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail

REFRESHMENT OUTPOST (NEAR AFRICA OUTPOST)
Food Items:

  • Warm Caramel Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (Kid-Approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL

 

REFRESHMENT PORT (NEAR CANADA)
Food Items:

  • Turkey Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions

Beverage Items:

  • Eggnog Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Eggnog Shake with Baileys Irish Cream

FIFE & DRUM (THE AMERICAN ADVENTURE)
Food Items:

  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping (Kid-Approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Budweiser Reserve Collection Copper Lager

TASTE TRACK (NEAR TEST TRACK)
Food Items:

  • Croissant Doughnut tossed in Cinnamon Sugar
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Holiday Sprinkles (Kid-Approved)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Eggnog Pastry Cream and Gingersnap Crumbs
  • Gelato

Beverage Items:

  • Pancake Milkshake (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red

LE MARCHE DE NOËL HOLIDAY KITCHEN (FRANCE)
Food Items:

    • Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche à L’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche
    • Bouchée à la Reine Traditionnelle: Turkey and Mushrooms in a Veloute Cream Sauce served in a Light Puff Pastry
    • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat “Christmas Log”: Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache

(Kid-Approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon
  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Blend, Château La Grand Moulin, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux
  • Holiday Kir: Sparking Wine and Monin Cranberry Syrup
  • Willm, Brut Blanc de Blanc Sparking Wine

SAPPHIRE HOLIDAY KITCHEN (MOROCCO)
Food Items:

  • Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab with Whole Wheat Pita, Cucumber, Olives, Tomatoes, Mint Yogurt Sauce and Harissa-cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze
  • “Sfenj” – Warm Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon Sugar, Toasted Almonds and Chocolate Sauce

Beverage Items:

  • Casa Beer
  • Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparking Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur and topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream

TUSCANY HOLIDAY KITCHEN (ITALY)
Food Items:

  • Cavatappi ai Quattro Formaggi: Baked Four-Cheese Pasta, Parmesan Crumble and Truffle Essence (Kid-Approved)
  • Mozzarella in Carozza: Golden-crusted Fried Mozzarella Sandwich and Tomato Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzle with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
  • Bacio al Cioccolato: Warm Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature Traditional Italian Christmas Fruitcake

Beverage Items:

  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato

SHANGHAI HOLIDAY KITCHEN (CHINA) 
Food Items:

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (Kid-Approved)
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Spicy Mala Chicken with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie

Beverage Items:

  • Sweetened Bubble Milk Tea: Mango Flavored Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Beer
  • Plum Wine

SHI WASU HOLIDAY KITCHEN (JAPAN)
Food Items:

  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Chicken and Spinach
  • Holiday Green Tea “Yule Log”: Delicate Spongecake rolled with Whipped Cream Filling

Beverages:

  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Popping Strawberry Boba Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico (non-alcoholic)
  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider: Plum Wine, Orange Juice with Lemonade and Apples

LAS POSADAS HOLIDAY KITCHEN (MEXICO)
Food Items:

  • Enchilada de Pollo con Mole: Chipotle Chicken in a Corn Tortilla topped with Mole Negro and garnished with Shredded Oaxaca Cheese and Sesame Seeds
  • Tamal de Camarón: Corn Tamal stuffed with Guajillo-marinated Shrimp topped with Mole Rojo and Shredded Cotija Cheese
  • Arroz Con Leche: Rice Pudding with Cranberries

Beverages:

  • Cerveza Mexicana Artesanal: Allende Mexican Craft Ale served with a Floater of Kahlúa
  • Noche Buena Margarita: Libélula Joven Tequila, Cranberry and Lime Juices and Agave Nectar topped with Lime Foam and Sprinkles
  • La Posada Margarita: Cazadores Blanco Tequila, Horchata-Cinnamon Liqueur, and Agua de Horchata topped with Cinnamon

ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL LOCATIONS:

L’Artisan Des Glaces

  • Glace au Pain d’Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (Kid-Approved)

Boulagnerie Patisserie Les Halles

  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolate: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Mint Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (Kid-Approved)

UK Beer Cart

  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Irish Whiskey

UK Tea Caddy

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey & Drambuie

Norway- Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream

Fountain View Café

  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake

Canada Popcorn Cart

  • Pecan Maple Bark featuring Crown Maple Sugar

Funnel Cake (The American Adventure)

  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake

 

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  • Future World East: Mistletoe Mile – Brown Jug Bourbon Cream with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
  • Canada: Naughty and Nice – Grey Goose and Kahlúa with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
  • Showcase Plaza: Rum Rudolph – RumChata with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
  • The American Adventure: Cheerful Elf – Baileys Salted Caramel with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon

 

*Information and Pictures from Disney Parks Blog

 

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Imagineering the Perfect Cup of Joffrey’s Coffee

With the recent release of Joffrey’s Artifact Blend, inspired by Tiffins Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I have come to realize that Joffrey’s talented team of coffee artisans are an unofficial extension of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Joffrey’s describes this newest coffee blend in its Disney Parks and Resorts Collection as an” expedition inspired by adventure.” Here “natural Ethiopian beans are blended with spicy estate beans from the Indonesian island of Java. Together you experience fruity and floral with deep, earthy undertones.”

 

When one considers the diverse cuisine served at Tiffins coupled with the exquisite art that adorns the walls, the new Joffrey’s Artifact Blend is the perfect complement to this signature dining experience. Their blend of fruity and floral, with deep earthy undertones mirror many of the items on Tiffins menu. Here delectable cuts of fresh meats are stewed in rich earth toned sauces accented by vibrant-colored vegetables, and hints of fruit flavors.

Serving dishes inspired by cuisines from all over the globe, Tiffins provides guests with a mix of gastronomical artifacts. Take their wagyu striploin and house-smoked brisket as an example. This dish is served with rainbow carrots, Peruvian purple potatoes, citrus-ramp butte, and a guava demi-glace. The contrast of ingredients provides a feast for the eyes as well as the pallet.

Tiffins Wagyu Striploin

This artifact theme is continued with the restaurant’s decor. The walls of Tiffins are rich earth tones accented by colorful works of art. A sign on the wall tells all guest that “Tiffins is a gallery of art based on the travel and adventure that inspired the creation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.” Joffrey’s created their new blend in keeping with the recurring themes using coffee beans of different flavors, from both Africa and Asia. The mix of flavors contrast nicely with this restaurant’s artifacts featured both on the walls and on the plate.

 

 

 

 

This is not just true of Tiffins; each coffee blend in the Joffrey’s Disney Parks and Resorts collection is created in keeping with the restaurant’s story. In doing this, Joffrey’s works in conjunction with Walt Disney Imagineering and each restaurant’s chef to tell a story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I found out firsthand how they pull this off this past summer on a trip trip to their roasting facility and tasting kitchen in Tampa, Florida.

There I met Joffrey’s Chief Roastmaster, Chris DeMezzo who described the process of developing each unique blend of coffee in the Disney collection.

Joffrey’s Chief Roastmaster, Chris DeMezzo shared the process of imagineering the perfect coffee blend for each restaurant in their Disney Parks and Resorts Collection on my recent visit to the Joffrey’s Tasting Kitchen.

Prior to the development of each blend, Demezzo meets with the head chef to discuss both the menu and the story each establishment is telling. Based on that meeting, Chris and his team develop the perfect coffee companion for the restaurant.

All of the Disney coffee is roasted with this machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Yachtsman Steakhouse as an example. This Disney dining establishment is known for very strong flavors throughout its menu. This is mirrored in the powerful recurring wood elements that dominate the décor of the steakhouse.  In keeping with this theme, Joffrey’s designed a boldly flavored, dark blend that superbly complements the menu in its Yachtsman Steakhouse Blend.

Some of Joffrey’s coffee artisans hard at work roasting quality coffee beans.

 

By contrast, Joffrey’s bled, The Wave keeps in theme with that restaurant by sourcing their specialty grade arabica beans from one of their favorite farms in Sumatra. This blend is an extension of The Wave’s theme because the restaurant shares Joffrey’s “ethos of making the world a better place by focusing on sustainable ingredients that are grown.”

When visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, a nice cup of Joffrey’s Coffee is the perfect end to a satisfying meal. This commitment to ending the story on a high note is Joffrey’s way of delivering “Imagination by The Cup.”

Let’s Eat!!!

 

Yes, it is that time of year again.  We are in the middle of summer and yet we are drawn to Epcot with the smells, the sights, and the food from the International Food and Wine Festival.  I know, I know you are thinking but wait isn’t that in the fall?  Of course it is and you might think I am crazy for thinking about it but……..  Food and Wine Menus have been released for 2017!!!!  WOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!! OHHHHHHH YEA!!!! You can get a look at all of them here.  Food and Wine Menus

There are many returning favorites to this years festival, such as the Le Cellier Beef Filet, The Lamb meatball over in New Zealand, the spicy hummus fries in Morocco, the lobster roll at Hops and Barley and of course the always awesome Kalua pork slider from Hawaii.  (man I am hungry now) So have no fear the hits are hits for a reason and should not be missed.

What I really want to look at are two new kiosks this year that have really peaked my interests.

First we have Flavors From Fire.  C’mon now the name itself it pretty awesome anything with fire is cool in my book, uhhhh or should I say “hot”, never mind.  Let’s look at the menu shall we.

  • Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions, and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring Bel Gioioso
  • Romano and American Grana Cheeses
  • Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam, and Maple Butter Syrup
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder, and Raspberry Dust
  • Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
  • Ravenswood Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  • Swine Brine featuring Evan Williams Bourbon

Right off the bat both the piggy wings and the smoked corned beef, YES PLEASE!!!  Ohhhh and that sweet pancake with spicy chipotle chicken sausage, a little sweet, a little spicy and I can bet a lot of pure deliciousness!  Wash that down with a Smokin Blackwater Porter and happiness will ensue.

Also new this year is Coastal Eats.

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
  • Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-chipotle Butter Sauce
  • Erath Pinot Gris, Oregon
  • Soter Planet Pinot Noir, Oregon

Full disclosure I am allergic to Crab and Shellfish so both the crab and shrimp would be a no no.  I ate crab and shrimp by the boat load as a kid so I am very jealous of anyone who can eat them.  I do think the combo of the crab cake with the Napa cabbage slaw would be amazing but I will bet you a years worth of dole whips that the avocado lemon grass cream puts it over the top!  What I could eat would be the scallops and I would eat plenty believe me!  I love pairing seafood with a nice wine so this booth would be a must do for us.

I could go on and on and booth by booth but I want to know what you think.  What are you looking forward to the most?  IS there one thing that jumps out at you?  Is there a must have for you?  Do you crave one of the yearly hits, or something new?  Let me know in the comments.

 

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What’s Brewing?? Joffrey’s News

As we hit the dog days of summer it is time to see what is brewing (and we hope its some refreshing iced coffee) with our friends over at Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company.

NEW GIVE AWAY!!!!  

Have to act fast on this one.  This give away contest starts July 7 and Ends July 10

For the summer traveler win the best selling travel duo.  Brew one of Joffrey’s most popular coffees at home and take the artisan roasted goodness to go! You’ll love its rich flavor and smooth body.

All you have to do to win is visit our Twitter page.  The Mickey Dudes   Like and Retweet the Giveaway and then Follow Joffrey’s coffee on twitter and you are entered!

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EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!!!

Are you the next Joffrey’s Flavor Originator? Joffrey’s wants YOU to create their next coffee flavor! 5 lucky fans will win a free year of Joffrey’s just for participating!

This is no joke, it really can be you.  You are going to have to stay tuned for all the great details in the upcoming weeks!!!  I’m so excited a new flavor that we get to help with.   This is going to be AWESOME!!!!

Finally…..

If there wasn’t enough exciting news already, how about this.

Happy hour just got happier! Now you can enjoy discounted spiked specialties at Tea Traders Café at Disney Springs.   Every day from 4 – 7 PM.

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Well that’s what brewing this month, time for me to refill my mug with some Tusker House.

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