...and 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort was the first place that came to mind! They have a scrumptious dinner buffet here, featuring the one and only...
Strawberry soup! I could drink this stuff by the gallon. It is so amazing. But there are tasty offerings too, so why don't we have a look at the whole buffet?
I love the decor, with all the carousel horses...and bunnies...
...and seahorses and camels!
Make sure you look up to check out the big music box set into the wall - so cool!
I guess we should save the desserts for the end, shouldn't we? They're strategically placed as the first thing you pass...you're walking by to the main buffet line and you have to do a double take. ;) But let's be good and check out the real food first...
Every good Disney buffet should have really good bread, and these slices are lovely. They're exactly the same as the bread served upstairs in the Royal Palm Club Level!
Here's the kid's area - chicken nuggets, tater tots, pizza, green beans, mac and cheese.
Disney chefs always dream up such interesting leafy creations! Here we have classic caesar salad, grilled vegetarian salad, marinated cucumber salad, and mixed greens..
...also vegan noodle salad and watercress salad.
Even the salad dressings are interesting - those first two are mango and chili cilantro!
More "nibblies" as Samantha Brown might call them - pot stickers and samosas. YUM.
Half the fun of buffets is getting to try foods you wouldn't normally eat at home. I rarely have sushi, so I loved getting to sample it at 1900 Park Fare! I believe there were three types - a california roll, a vegetarian option, and a standard option.
Here we have Spicy Durban Chicken, Asian BBQ ribs, Vegan Edamame Salad, and Tomato Mozzarella Salad. I know Tomato Mozzarella is really simple to make at home, but for some reason it's always SO much tastier at Disney!
There was so much deliciousness it was kinda overwhelming - here we have Tajine Beef and Moroccan CousCous! I somehow didn't get a photo of it, but there was also a carving station with prime rib.
This is the startch section: rolls, chicken, mashed potatoes, Vegan Tabbouleh (isn't that a fun word?), and potato salad.
Lemon-scented jasmine rice (sounds so fancy), Vegetarian Orzo Pasta, and Orange Glazed Salmon. TOO MANY CHOICES. And I couldn't even really take in all the options until I found my favorite fare at 1900...
Be still my heart: STRAWBERRY SOUP.
You guys. I could marry 1900 Park Fare's strawberry soup. That's how much I love it. Future Kill Refurb Marry topic: Disney soups. It needs to happen.
There are lots of awesome dishes at 1900 Park Fare, and it's a fantastic character meal (we haven't even gotten to that yet!); but I would come here just for the soup.
It's creamy. It's fruity. It's utterly pink. It's perfection.
Strawberry soup and THE strawberry!
I did manage to find room for a few things other than strawberry soup, as you can probably tell from my plate. ;) And of course I had to sample the desserts...
Chocolate Mousse Cups...
Mini Carrot Cake...
Back in December they had a seasonal dessert - pumpkin cheesecake!
Very nice - and I think that's a cranberry on top!
There was a whole additional sideboard of desserts that I forgot to photograph - it had bread pudding, cobbler, and cookies. There's a glimpse of it in the video...
The fruit tarts must have been popular...and so were the key lime tarts!
I did not expect to like this, but I LOVED it. The chocolate crust was amazing, and that whipped cream on top was so unique!
Now you might have a few interruptions from the royal family as you eat! Lady Tremaine, Drizella, Anastasia, Cinderella, and Prince Charming all come around. The idea is that you've been invited to a royal banquet, so the characters are all impressively announced, and Cinderella and Prince Charming even have a short dance!
The evil stepsisters and stepmother were just fabulous to chat with...although I do feel like they've been even more riotous in previous years, screaming across the restaurant to each other and running around. This time they were more subdued...and the characters did seem a little rushed, going from table to table. The interactions were still great, it just felt like they were on a tight schedule.
To tell the truth, I wanted to come to 1900 Park Fare largely because of the characters, to get their opinions on snagging a prince!
The stepsisters had some pretty hilarious tips to offer. And I thought it would be fun to get Prince Charming himself in the video too...
He was so funny, telling me how he met Cinderella because she lost her shoe. "What kind of slippers are you wearing?" he asks. "Oh yes, those are very easily lost." LOL.
And of course it was lovely to see Cinderella as well - her dress is so gorgeous. The Fairy Godmother did such a good job. ;)
It was such a fun dinner. Ahhh...now I'll be dreaming of strawberry soup all day... ;)