Wednesday, April 22, 2015

1900 Park Fare Breakfast - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

This morning, my friend Jennifer and I met at 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort for their Supercalifragilistic Breakfast.

Our server started us off with some juice, which was a mix of orange, guava and passion fruit.  

Chef Christopher came out to talk to us about gluten free options and gave us a tour of the buffet.  

Jennifer and I both have celiac, and we dined towards the end of breakfast service, so we asked Chef Christopher if he could bring us freshly made food from the back, so we wouldn't have to worry about cross contamination.  The only food I ate off the buffet was the Floridian strawberry soup and fresh fruit.  If you enjoy strawberries and strawberry mousse, you will love this soup, which is also served at dinner.  

Chef Christopher brought us gluten free Mickey waffles with a side of bananas foster, sausage, bacon, hash brown casserole, cheese grits and potato puffs (tater tots).  

The Mickey waffles were made with Bob's Red Mill.  They were a little heavy, so I mainly ate the ears and the parts around the edges.  The bananas foster was good, but not as delicious as the bananas foster at Boma.  

I enjoyed a couple pieces of bacon, but ate way too many sausage, because they were so delicious.  Dipped in syrup or eaten with a tater tot, I might have enjoyed the sausage more than anything else I ate this morning.

The tater tots were great, but the hash brown casserole was dry and not worth eating.  The cheese grits were a little bland and unexciting compared to the cheese grits I have had at The Wave.  

Before we left, I cleansed my palate with some fresh fruit from the buffet.  In addition to pineapple and grapes, they had watermelon, strawberries, honeydew and cantaloupe.  There were other gluten free options on the buffet which I did not try, like the smoked salmon, and omelets and eggs made to order.  I did not ask about the hickory-smoked ham at the carving station or gluten free pancakes.  My family dined at 1900 Park Fare for breakfast almost seven years ago when we moved to Orlando, and the only thing I remember eating was gluten free pancakes, so they might be available.  I am sure they would have also brought us a selection of gluten free muffins, donuts and bread if we had asked, but I don't have much interest in eating Udi's muffins and Kinnikinnick donuts when I am eating at an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet.  

I definitely prefer the food 1900 Park Fare serves for dinner, but I enjoyed the Disney characters at both meals.  Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, and the Mad Hatter paid us a visit while we dined, and they were all quite entertaining.  

Comparing the all-you-care-to enjoy breakfast buffets at Disney, I much prefer the food and atmosphere at Boma and Tusker House Restaurant.

Adult meals were $26.99 and children ages 3-9 were $14.99, but prices can vary depending on the time of year and day of the week.  We were able to use my Tables in Wonderland card to save 20% off our meal, but be aware that 1900 Park Fare has blackout dates for the discount at peak times of the year.

You can read more about 1900 Park Fare, view their menus, and make advance dining reservations on Disney's website here.

What are your favorite gluten free dishes at 1900 Park Fare?


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