Hollywood & Vine

Minnie’s Holiday Dine
“Deck the halls at a dazzling dinner party filled with holiday cheer and the joy of the season!”

So what was served at the buffet at Minnie’s holiday dinner party?  Let’s begin with the Breads & Cold Foods section of the buffet, starting with the Pretzel Rolls

Or Plain Hard Rolls

Autumn Field Greens and Caesar Salad


Pear & Pomegranate Salad with Shaved Fennel and Arugula


Winter Kale & Cabbage Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Dried Craisins


Broccoli Slaw


Cantaloupe & Honey Dew Melon


New Zealand Green Mussels


Peel -n- Eat Shrimp


Then the Hot Foods section, starting with the main dishes like Barbecued Meatballs



Marinated Flank Steak


Apricot Roasted Pork



Chicken in Buffalo Sauce and Ranch Dressing


Sustainable Fish of the Day: Verlasso Salmon


Fried Shrimp & Chips


Pumpkin Seed Crusted Trout


Shrimp Alfredo with Lobster Sauce



And Pumpkin Ravioli


Next some side dishes, like Corn Bread Stuffing


Candy Yams...



Garlic Mashed Potatoes



Sweet Potato Casserole


Brussels Sprouts


Green Bean Casserole


This was called “Corn Nibblers“…


Plus there was a Carving Station serving Ham and Turkey


Then at the Kids’ Station, there were both plain Carrots and Broccoli


Plain Macaroni...


Corn Dog Nuggets


Chicken Tenders


Macaroni & Cheese


Tater Tots


Roasted Potatoes

Wow, I didn’t remember taking that many photos! :laughing: But that’s not all.  There’s still DESSERT!!!

Let’s begin with Minnie’s Eggnog Cheesecakes…


Gingerbread Mini-Cupcakes




Chocolate Peppermint Bark



Christmas Stollen


Mickey Pecan Tarts


Pumpkin Tarts with Cinnamon Dust


Chocolate Chip Cookies


I don’t have a clue what these were but they really look unappetizing :laughing:


My plate…

Starting at the 12:00 position and moving clockwise: Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Barbecue Meatball, Shrimp Alfredo, Pretzel Roll, Peel -n- Eat Shrimp, and Fried Shrimp.  I also had a second small plate with a slice of carved ham and turkey.  While everything I tried here was fine, there was nothing that stood out as being especially good.

And so that just leaves the characters in their holiday attire…


The first to visit our table was our hostess Minnie Mouse…


Next Mickey Mouse…


Then Daisy Duck…


And Donald Duck…


There was a fifth character who was present at this dinner, however he did not come around to the tables to visit guests.  Instead, you went to him for a photo op, which we did on our way out of the restaurant…


So given that the cost of this meal was $50 per person (less my 20% Tables in Wonderland discount), I would give it a rating of only 3 stars based solely on the food.  Taking into account the characters in their cute holiday attire, I would maybe give Hollywood & Vine an additional 1/2 star.   3 1/2 stars is the same rating which it was given by Yelp reviewers, but those on Trip Advisor gave it a more generous rating of 4 stars and ranked it #300 of the nearly 3,000 Orlando area restaurants reviewed there.  Wow, really???