I had made an ADR for the restaurant opening time (11:00 a.m.) because I wanted to give us as much time as possible between our lunch and dinner at the Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic (which began at 5:30). We checked in a few minutes before 11:00 and they hadn’t began seating guests yet, so we waited in the living room area next to the Tune-in Lounge.
As you can see, the bar was already pretty busy at 11:00 in the morning.
Our silverware and napkins were then brought and like good, obedient children we set our table. I ordered a soda here because this is one of the few places at Disney World where you can get a Vanilla Coke (Coca-Cola flavored with vanilla syrup)…
Having had a big breakfast and with plans for a big dinner at the Classic, we decided to skip the appetizers and order only one entree to share…
Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, and Collard Greens with Bacon
We each got a large chicken breast plus a good size portion of mashed potatoes & gravy and collard greens. This is definitely an entree that is easily shared!
However, both times I’ve left behind on my plate a large amount of food, including an entire chicken breast. Such a shame. And while I know that many adults order the child-size portion of the fried chicken here, I have found that this is dark meat and I’m a white meat only kind of girl when it comes to chicken.
But I digress, so let’s get back to this particular meal. Just like the previous two times, I again loved the fried chicken and my husband enjoyed it as well. It seems that Aunt Liz really knows her stuff when it comes to chicken. I was surprised when looking at the menu description just now that the mashed potatoes were flavored with roasted garlic, as I don’t recall tasting garlic. But that is probably a good thing because, though I’m a fan of garlic, my husband is not. So if he had detected a strong garlic flavor in the mashed potatoes he would have definitely commented. As for the collard greens, I’ve actually liked these in the past because they mostly tasted like bacon. However, this time they seemed void of any bacon flavor so neither of us liked them.
No dessert, but we did share a Peanut Butter and Jelly Milk Shake with our meal…
…because ever since I first tasted this in March 2013, I haven’t been able to go to PTC without having it. Again this is one milk shake that we shared, with it brought to the table already split into two glasses. So plenty big enough to share!
I remember the first time that we ordered this, I was hesitant because I’m not a big fan of pb & j. It’s okay. I’ll eat it on toast every now and then, but when it comes to milk shakes I generally have chocolate. However, my kids talked me into trying one to share and all three of us loved it. So much so that we fought over the last few drops.
Not much in the way of hijinks this time, with only a few scoldings received from our server. The last two times I’ve been to Prime Time I was with a large group of DISers and there was loads of hijinks going on…much of it was initiated by our group. Eating here again brought back memories of those fun times.
But overall it was still a nice lunch, with good food and great company. I’ll be returning to Prime Time with my kids on our upcoming trip. Will I get the fried chicken for the 4th time in row? Or will I break free from that rut (though it’s a delicious one) and try something else? Check out my next dining report to find out the answer.