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Official Opening Date for Trattoria al Forno Announced

by on October 15, 2014



Kouzzina recently closed at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and in its place is the upcoming Trattoria al Forno. Today, the Disney Parks Blog announced the official opening date for the Italian restaurant — December 18. The restaurant will offer both breakfast, which will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and dinner, which will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Menu items for dinner will include dishes like specialty pizzas (like Broccoli Rabe with Fennel Sausage or Truffle Cream with Asiago, Pecorino, and Fontina); pasta (like Linguine alla Vongole or Polpetta Gigante, a giant meatball with ricotta cannelloni and marinara); entrees (including things like Pork Chop Milanese or Shrimp with Garlic, Capers and Anchovy Butter, with Polenta); and dessert (like Bembolini served with dark chocolate and vanilla gelato or Tiramisu).

Guests may begin to make reservations beginning October 21.

Trattoria al Forno Restaurant To Open at Disney’s BoardWalk

by on July 15, 2014



While it’s well known that Kouzzina by Cat Cora is slated to close this fall (its last day of operation is September 30), what we didn’t know and have all been waiting to hear is what new restaurant was going to take its place.

Well, wait no more! Disney has officially announced that a brand new Italian restaurant, called Trattoria al Forno will be opening sometime this December at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

This brand new restaurant will serve up delectable, Old World-inspired dishes, showcasing dishes from the different regions of the country. Menu items will include Neopolitan-style pizzas, Bolognese with house-made cavatelli;  whole roasted fish with roasted vegetables; semolina tagliatelli carbonara; grilled steak; a seasonal risotto; pork chop alla Milanese; chicken breast alla Parmagiana with tagliatelle pasta; shrimp with garlic, capers and anchovy butter with polenta;  baked lasagna; slow-cooked lamb shank with polenta; ruffled campanelle pasta with green beans, roasted potatoes and Genovese pesto; and eggplant rollatini.  

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Walt Disney World Newsworthy Notes – 7/9/14

by on July 9, 2014

Hello all! Today, I bring just a few smaller things you may need to know that are currently taking place at Walt Disney World. In addition, I’ve got some details that you may need to know if you have a trip scheduled for later this fall. These are just a few minor notes that could be beneficial for you to know as you progress with your planning process. So, here we go:

  • First, we have a couple of refurbishments I wanted to note. Currently, It’s Tough To Be a Bug at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is closed until August 10, reopening on August 11. Moving over to the Magic Kingdom, the Walt Disney World Railroad will see maintenance work from September 28 through November 8, reopening on November 9. Finally, Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park will see its annual refurbishment from January 4 through March 14, reopening on March 15.
  • We all know that Kouzzina will be closing at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn on September 30. The location will be re-open later this year as an all new restaurant. In the interim, Flying Fish Cafe will be offering breakfast beginning on October 1 and lasting until December 7. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and will include dishes like a waffle with tiramisu mascarpone, frittata with roasted red pepper and prosciutto, and soft polenta with fennel sausage.
  • Guests who are still cheering on their favorite World Cup teams will now have two more locations to watch the final games from. At Epcot, guests can choose to watch from the Festival Center (the former Wonders of Life Pavilion, which is located between Mission: SPACE and Ellen’s Energy Adventure). The Festival Center will open one hour before game timem and food and beverages will be sold at this location. Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom can visit Restaurantosaurus to view the remaining games. There are three games remaining, with the World Cup Final taking place at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 13.
  • The minimum age to travel alone on Disney’s Magical Express has been lowered. The age for unaccompanied minors is now 12. It had previously been 16.
  • Beginning on July 27, PhotoPass print packages will no longer be offered for sale table-side at select restaurants, including ‘Ohana, 1900 Park Fare, Chef Mickey’s, Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Tusker House Restaurant. At Cindrella’s Royal Table and Akershus, PhotoPass print packages will be available until January 4, 2015. Beginning January 5, the inclusive photo package option will be discontinued. Once the PhotoPass print packages are discontinued, guests will need to view and purchase photos via the My Disney Experience app and website.

That’s it for this edition of Newsworthy Notes…what are your thoughts?

Kouzzina at Disney’s BoardWalk to Close in September

by on March 24, 2014



Kouzzina by Cat Cora will be closing its doors at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort permanently in September. Its last day of operation is September 30.

This celebrity chef-run, Greek-inspired restaurant serves delicious and unique items including Spanakopita (spinach pie), cinnamon-stewed chicken, fisherman’s stew, and traditional whole fish. There is also a great breakfast menu, featuring turkey/sweet potato hash, Greek yogurt with fresh berries, and spinach, tomato, and feta scrambled eggs.

A new restaurant will open in its place sometime in late 2014.

If you would like to make a reservation before it officially closes, you may do so by visiting the Disney dining website or calling (407) WDW-DINE.

Observations at Epcot: September 6

by on September 12, 2013

With crowds thinning out from Summer peaks and Food & Wine Festival just around the corner, I headed to Epcot last Friday to take a look around. My morning started with a fuel-up at Kouzzina at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. It’s generally easy to do a walk-in there, and breakfast never disappoints. I chose the Country French Toast with fig and apple compote and, like I told the Twitterverse that morning, it was so good it made me want to hug people. You can find my review here.

Kouzzina's Country French Toast

Kouzzina’s Country French Toast

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