Cuisine - American, Disney, Foodie Destination

Inside Disneyland’s Club 33

Hidden in the streets of New Orleans Square at Disneyland in California is a restaurant so exclusive that most park guests don’t even know it exists. Sadly, I must admit that I will probably never have the chance to experience the secrecy, majesty and history behind Club 33, so when I saw a review of it pop up in my Twitter feed today, I was giddy with delight.

Tony Spittell presents a Disney Culinary Quest on the DisUnplugged Blog, and his review of Disneyland’s Club 33 presents all the grandeur and spectacle of one of Walt’s greatest visions.

Located at 33 Royal Street, just steps from the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean and the Blue Bayou Restaurant, Club 33 is a members-only respite, and the only location at Disneyland park to serve alcoholic beverages.

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Cuisine - Desserts, Disney

More Disney Halloween treats

The chefs at Disney Parks are busy concocting spooky and eerie sweet treats for the Halloween season. You might remember a little while ago I posted about the gingerbread haunted house that’s in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, but the Disney Parks Blog recently showcased some other great treats that are available in the parks for this ghoulish time of year!

Disney Halloween treatsFall cupcakes from the Blue Ribbon Bakery on Main Street USA.

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Cuisine - Desserts, Disney, Recipes

Disney’s Old Key West Resort Key Lime Pie Recipe

Editor’s note: This post is part of the Disney Blog Carnival. Head over there to see more great Disney-related posts and articles.

Key lime pie.

Characterized by its tart, yet sweet, creamy interior, a golden crumbly crust and whipped cream topping, key lime pie evokes a symphony of emotions and flavors. One bite and you’re transported to a swinging hammock off the coast of Florida. The warm, salty air glistening off your cheeks. A frozen drink with a teeny colored umbrella in your hand.

Wanting a trip to the tropics, I pulled out “Cooking with Mickey and the Disney Chefs,” a cookbook that includes recipes from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California and the Disney Cruise Line. The recipe for Key Lime Pie from Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort needs only four ingredients. In about three hours (mostly waiting for the pie to chill), you can be transported to The Keys, and you barely need to know how to cook. Just stir and turn the oven on.

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Disneyland’s Haunted Gingerbread House

I just had to share this really cool video of Disneyland chefs creating a gingerbread house for The Haunted Mansion for the Halloween season.

During Halloween, The Haunted Mansion transforms into a world out of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” with Jack Skellington and Sally. Each year, they place a gingerbread house in the ballroom scene of the ride. This year’s theme was a tombstone. It measures six feet tall and four feet wide. It looks like it’s decorated with candy but it’s really fondant and royal icing.

The gingerbread house took a team of three chefs, electricians, designers and engineers to create.

Happy Halloween!