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…

SANTA GOOFY!!!

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???

 

 

 

 

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