October 2015 Trip (Review 1)
The first of these ladies, Sue (Wood Nymph), I had had the privilege of meeting once before but only briefly, as she and her DH had a ME bus to catch to the airport. So I was very happy that we were again going to be at Disney World at the same time and were able to actually have a meal together. The second lady who dined with us was one that I had known for quite some time here on the DIS boards but had never met in person. So when I discovered that for the first time ever our trips would overlap by just a couple of days, I was thrilled that I would finally have the opportunity to meet Jill (jedijill).
Now on to the food, starting with the menu. I apologize though that this is not actually the menu from this visit to Captain’s Grille. At this breakfast I was a little distracted by the great company and completely forgot to take a photo of the menu. Realizing this later in our meal, I decided it was no big deal because I would be back here for breakfast just 5 days later. Well, guess what? That breakfast was also a DIS meet and again I forgot to take a photo of the menu! And believe it or not I actually had one more chance to fulfill my dining review duties and failed because I was back at Captain’s Grille the following day for lunch with my husband. But at least this time I remembered to photograph the lunch menu.
So anyway, the following menu photo was actually taken during my last breakfast here in May 2015.
And so yes, I broke my rule and dined at a restaurant which I had just been to on my last WDW trip…and not just once, but twice on this trip. This was actually my third time having breakfast at Captain’s Grille in the last 1 1/2 years. My first ever visit to this restaurant was in May 2014 and was also a DIS meet. Though my four dining companions all chose the buffet, I wasn’t feeling that hungry so ordered the Tailored Omelet served with Savory Hash Browns and a Biscuit…
This was fine but I was quite envious when the four of them returned to our table from the buffet with plates of delicious-looking breakfast food. So I vowed that on my next trip I would return to Captain’s Grille and have the buffet. Well, that didn’t happen because on my next trip in October 2014 I was able to get a breakfast ADR at Cape May Cafe so went there instead. Then by May 2015 I had heard about their Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes with Blueberry Compote and couldn’t resist ordering them when I had breakfast here.
These were very good! Even though I’m not a big fan of lemon curd, I still enjoyed these. However I still had the CG breakfast buffet on my bucket list to try, plus I had spotted two other things on their menu that sounded interesting. The first of these was the Citrus-scented French Toast and the other was the Lobster Omelet. So I scheduled two breakfast ADRs at Captain’s Grille for this trip and figured I would decide which two of the three (buffet, french toast, or lobster omelet) I would get based on what I was hungry for at the time. At this first breakfast I was feeling the….
This was fine but not as good as their Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes (which btw is what Jill ordered ), and not even close to the delicious Maple-Vanilla French Toast that is served at the Grand Floridian Cafe.
The French Toast came with a side of bacon or sausage. I chose bacon…
This was actually pretty good bacon. Well-cooked, not undercooked and limp and not overcooked and burned to a crisp.
Sue went with the buffet and I learned from her that you could special order some items (such as the gluten-free Mickey waffles that she got) and weren’t just limited to those items offered on the buffet line. This knowledge helped me to make my choice on my next visit to Captain’s Grille.
Following our breakfast, we said our goodbyes to Sue and then Jill and I caught the boat to Hollywood Studios. I was planning to spend the day there and Jill was going there on a mission. This was the last day of her trip (she was to fly home that afternoon) and she still had to go to DHS and Magic Kingdom in order to complete her collection of Starbucks “You are Here” mugs. So I went with her to Starbucks at DHS and ended up also purchasing my first mug…
I found out from Jill that I could get a 10% Annual Passholder discount on the mugs, which ended up saving me quite a bit of money because I of course ended getting the other three mugs. While I’m not really a fan of Starbucks, my oldest daughter is a big fan so I plan to give her this collection. I gave her the Epcot one for her birthday last month and she loved it!
After Starbucks Jill and I said our goodbyes, as I had a FP+ to get to and I think she was off to Magic Kingdom for that last mug.
So even though my french toast was nothing to write home about, having breakfast with these two great DIS ladies more than made up for it. I sincerely hope that our trips coincide again sometime in the future!
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