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Ears the News: October 11, 2019 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

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The Beauty and the Beast inspired Enchanted Rose lounge is now open at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.


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Located in the former Mizner's lounge, the Beauty and the Beast inspired Enchanted Rose offers small bites and a range of specialty cocktails. The small plates range in price from $14 for truffle fries up to $95 for caviar.

On the drink menu, specialty cocktails are priced at deluxe resort price points - with a seasonal Old Fashioned costing $25 and Martini's at $17.

Starters
Crab and Gnocchetti Gratin
Jumbo Lump Crab, Gnocchetti Sardi, Robiola Bosina Mornay, Citrus Breadcrumbs
$16.00

Artisanal Cheese Selection
Artisanal Cheeses, Pine Nut Bread, Raisins on the Vine
$19.00

Espelette Pepper-spiced Shrimp
Lime Gelée, Piquillo Pepper Purée, Serrano Ham
$19.00

House-made Flatbread
Charred Broccolini, Seasonal Mushrooms, Fennel Sausage, Ricotta Salata, Tomato Confit
$18.00

Truffle Fries
Shaved Black Truffles and 18-Month Aged Parmesan
$14.00

Octopus à la Plancha
Black Olives, Blistered Tomatoes, Fingerling Potatoes
$18.00

Mini Smoked Short-Rib Sliders
Glacier Blue Cheese and Onion Marmalade on Split-top Buns
$16.00

White Sturgeon Caviar
Egg Timbale, Crème Fraîche, Chives
$95.00

Featured Cocktails

Tableside Cocktail - Amour (Love)
Grey Goose Vodka, Pavan Liqueur de France, Pear, Lemon, Twinings of London® Camomile Tea, Agave, Rose Petal
$21.00

Tableside Cocktail - Envie (Envy)
Busnel Calvados de Pays d’Auge, Green Chartreuse, Green Apple Purée, Angostura Bitters, Apple Chip
$21.00

Island Rose
Ketel One Grapefruit and Rose, Lime, Orgeat (Almond), Pineapple, Bitters, and Rose Water
$15.00

Floral Bitter Beauty
Hendrick’s Gin, St~Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Campari, Aperol, Lemon, and Soda
$16.00

Lavender Fog
Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, Rothman Crème de Violette, English Breakfast Tea, Vanilla, and Cream
$18.00

Garden Daisy
Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Midori, Lime, and Cucumber
$19.00

Sunny Margarita
Patrón Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, Juices of Orange and Lime, and Agave
$19.00

Rye Not?
Whistle Pig 10yr Rye Whiskey, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, Cinnamon, Pineapple, and Lemon
$24.00

Seasonal Old Fashioned
Widow Jane 10yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey, House-made Seasonal Syrup, and Bitters
$25.00

Grand Cocktails
Berkshire Pork Belly
Whistle Pig 10yr Straight Rye Whiskey, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, and Orange Bitters
$25.00

Old Fashioned
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Orange, Sugar in the Raw, and Angostura Bitters
$20.00

Side Car
Remy Martin VSOP Cognac, Cointreau, Lemon, and Agave
$22.00

Salty Dog
Grey Goose Vodka, Grapefruit, and Salt
$18.00

Mojito
Diplomático Planas Extra Añejo Blanco Rum, Mint, Agave, and Soda
$15.00

Negroni
Tanqueray N° Ten Gin, Campari, and Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
$15.00

Kir
Trimbach Riesling and Chambord
$15.00

The French 75
Veuve Clicqout Yellow Label Brut Champagne, Hendrick’s Gin, Lemon, and Agave
$20.00 Per Bottle

Kir Royale
Veuve Clicqout Yellow Label Brut Champagne and Chambord Caviar Pearls
$27.00

Featured Martinis
Classic
Choice of Beluga Allure Vodka or Nolet's Silver Dry Gin with Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambéry and House-made Blue Cheese-stuffed Olives
$17.0

Grand Cosmopolitan
Grey Goose Vodka, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, and Juices of Cranberry and Lime
$17.00

Gibson
Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambéry, and House-made Cocktail Onions
$17.00

French Rose
g’Vine Floraison Gin, Apricot Brandy, Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambéry, Lemon, and Grenadine
$15.00

Aura in Me
Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, St~Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Honey, Pink Peppercorn, Cardamom, and Lemon (contains pasteurized egg whites)
$14.00

Espresso Martini
Stoli Vanil Vodka, Espresso, Crème de Cacao
$14.00

Beer and Hard Cider
Bud Light Lager - St. Louis, MO
$7.50

Cigar City Florida Cracker White Ale - Tampa, FL
$9.25

3 Daughters Bimini Twist IPA – St. Petersburg, FL
$9.25

Samuel Adams Seasonal – Boston, MA
$9.25

Stella Artois – Belgium
$9.25

Kona Longboard Island Lager – Kona, HI
$9.00

Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen – Germany
$9.25

St. Bernardus ABT 12 Abbey Ale – Belgium
$11.50

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – Chico, CA
$9.00

Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA – Milton, DE
$9.00

Left Hand Milk Stout – Longmont, CO
$9.00

Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider – Cincinnati, OH
$8.75

Wine
Veuve Clicqout Yellow Label Brut, Champagne, France
$89.00 Per Bottle

Veuve Clicqout Yellow Label Brut, Champagne, France
$130.00 Per Glass

Laurent Perrier Cuvée Brut Rosé, Champagne, France
$30.00 Per Glass

Laurent Perrier Cuvée Brut Rosé, Champagne, France
$140.00 Per Bottle

Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France
$12.00 Per Glass

Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France
$49.00 Per Bottle

Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany
$16.00 Per Glass

Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany
$65.00 Per Bottle

Jermann Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy
$12.00 Per Glass

Jermann Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy
$49.00 Per Bottle

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
$15.00 Per Glass

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
$59.00 Per Bottle

Silverado Chardonnay, Carneros
$16.00 Per Glass

Silverado Chardonnay, Carneros
$65.00 Per Bottle

Rombauer Chardonnay, Sonoma
$20.00 Per Glass

Rombauer Chardonnay, Sonoma
$79.00 Per Bottle

Enchantée by Gérard Bertrand Rosé, Provence, France
$12.00 Per Glass

Enchantée by Gérard Bertrand Rosé, Provence, France
$49.00 Per Bottle

CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
$15.00 Per Glass

CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
$59.00 Per Bottle

Penner-Ash Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
$18.00 Per Glass

Penner-Ash Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
$75.00 Per Bottle

Duckhorn Merlot, Napa Valley
$25.00 Per Glass

Duckhorn Merlot, Napa Valley
$110.00 Per Bottle

Tikal All Natural Malbec and Syrah, Mendoza, Argentina
$15.00 Per Glass

Tikal All Natural Malbec and Syrah, Mendoza, Argentina
$59.00 Per Bottle

Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
$17.00 Per Glass

Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
$69.00 Per Bottle

Emblem by Michael Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
$18.00 Per Glass

Emblem by Michael Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
$75.00 Per Bottle

Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Garden Spritzer
Seedlip Garden 108 Herbal Distilled Non-alcoholic Spirit, Lime, Agave, and Soda
$13.00

B&B
Fresh Brewed Twinings of London® Iced Tea, Lemon, Blueberry, and Basil
$7.00

Rosemary Cooler
Odwalla® Lemonade, Vanilla, and Rosemary
$7.00

Featuring Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee™
Cappuccino
$4.79

Caffè Latte
$4.79

Double Espresso
$3.99

Press Pot (serves one or two)
Hot Tea
Featuring Twinings of London® Large Leaf Discovery Collection
$3.99

Disney's Animal Kingdom will be showing off all new holiday decor and entertainment this year, and Disney has today shared a video from inside the Holiday Services department where the new decorations are being created.

photo courtesy of wdwmagic.com

Video for the Disney Parks Blog:  

There will also be a Holiday edition of the Tree of Life Awakening. 

Walt Disney World's new gondola transportation system, Disney Skyliner, remains closed following an incident late Saturday night at the Riviera station.

photos courtesy of wdwmagic.com

No word has been given on when it will re-open.

The $50 Winter 2019 Tasting Sampler is now on sale at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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Included with the purchase are two digital value cards: one $50 card that can be used at over 40 outdoor food and beverage locations throughout the park (and does not expire), and a bonus $10 card that can be used at the following quick-service restaurants after 4pm from December 22, 2019 through January 4, 2020: Restaurantosaurus (DinoLand U.S.A), Pizzafari and Pizzafari Family-Style Dining (Discovery Island), Flame Tree Barbecue (Discovery Island), and Satu’li Canteen (Pandora – The World of Avatar).

In addition, with each $50 card purchased, you will receive two (2) reserved seats for the second showing of Rivers of Light: We are One (which must be redeemed between December 22, 2019 and January 4, 2020).

You can buy the Tasting Sample online now at https://wdgiftcards.disney.com/Campaign/DAKDINEBONUS/

Two new kiosks opened last week as part of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.


photos courtesy of wdwmagic.com

The Donut Hole offers Sweet Corn Fritters with Fresno and red pepper jelly as well as Strawberry-dusted Yeast Donut Holes. Beverages include a Strawberry Smoothie (garnished with a donut hole) and a Black and White Coffee Cocktail garnished with a fresh yeast donut with chocolate espresso bean crumbles, plus a Central 28 Beer Company Boston Cream Donut Ale.

Next door at Cool Wash, you can create your own custom slushy blend from six frozen carbonated beverages. Choose from Coke, Fanta Cherry, Fanta Orange, Fanta Banana, Fanta Watermelon and Blue Raspberry. You can then top your slushy with candy pebbles, popping pearls, jelly drops, or popping candy. There is also a Coca-Cola Orange Vanilla with gin in a souvenir cup.

Both The Donut Box and Cool Wash are located in Future World near to Test Track and will be open through the remainder of the festival which continues until November 23 2019.

Beginning October 18 2019, The Animation Experience at Conservation Station will begin offering tutorials for Disney Villains.

photos courtesy of wdwmagic.com

Characters in the rotation will include Scar and Ed from Disney’s “The Lion King,” Bruce from “Finding Nemo” and Hopper from “A Bug’s Life”; ShereKhan from “The Jungle Book” and Tic Toc from “Peter Pan.”

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