Friday, March 13, 2009

Valentine's Day at Disneyland (Carnation Cafe & Cafe Orleans)

Posted by Jen Ko at 2:48 AM
I went to Disneyland again for Valentine's day. I know, J and I go to Disneyland a lot. I think it's because I'm not 21 yet so there's really no where else to take me. + I love cute stuff!!!:)

We were really hungry when we got to Disneyland, we didn't get there until 3pm. We had to park all the way at the convention center since the main parking lot was full. When we got to Downtown Disney.. I realized I forgot my camera so J and I had to go all the way back to the convention center to get my camera. We didn't actually get into the park until 4pm. We were really hungry and I really couldn't wait until 6:30 to eat at Orleans Cafe. 

So my goal is to try everything at Disneyland/California Adventure and blog them. I have this thing for Japanese/Korean BBQ and Disneyland right now for some reason.

Doesn't his smile look like he's the Grinch that stole Christmas? haha.
I saw that other people had the loaded baked potato soup so I had to get it too. We ordered the bowl and shared. It was really really good and the butter was shaped into flowers, but it melted next to the hot bowl of soup so I didn't get a chance to take a picture.

We both got the Cafe Steak Melt and it was a disappointment. It just wasn't good, wasn't flavorful and just tasted like meat and cheese. It really lacked flavor so I wouldn't recommend getting this. I think just getting the Half Sandwich & Soup  would be a more worth it. 

After we were done with our extremely late lunch J said, "You know we have to eat in another hour?" He came up with another bright idea where we would split up to buy each other a Valentine's gift. We did that and by the time that ended it was time to eat again. I really wasn't hungry at all but because he already made reservations we thought we mind as well go and try it since we read on yelp that the food wasn't too shabby.

I was surprised at how reasonable the prices were at Cafe Orleans. We were initially going to aim for Blue Bayou but we called in 1 week in advance and they were already booked. 

So then, we exchanged gifts.. I almost cried when I saw my present.
Let me explain why,
So I had these Tigger slippers I bought at Walmart with my mom and they're SO cute but it got really dirty. One day J and I were at Target and I guess I just randomly said, "I need new slippers," and he remembered. While I was shipping for his gift I saw the Minnie slippers and I was looking at the price tag thinking.. omfg, are you kidding? I thought they were super cute but super over priced so when I pulled them out of the bag I was so touched. I was very happy!! :) I'm so scared of getting them dirty.  
I got him a very big mug. I couldn't find anything else and J said later on that he already knew what he was looking for. My mug sucked compared to his slippers. 

The only good picture after 23 takes. That really says something doesn't it??
The french fries were yummy. They had garlic smothered on them, made my breath very stinky.
This I did not get at all. People on yelp said it was good but J and I were pretty grossed out. This is called the Three Cheese Monte Cristo Sandwich. The outside reminds me of pancake mix so it's a bit sweet and the inside is salty cheese, topped with some powdered sugar. I just never understood how salty and sweet can match. It reminds me of McGriddles (is that what it's called?) except worse.

Creole Ratatouille - ??? I don't like bell peppers, that's the one thing I really really REALLY hate. I don't even know why I got it, it said on the menu it has bell peppers but I think because of the move Ratatouille I just had to try it.
I remember seeing beignets on Food Network so I told J that no matter how full we were we had to get these. I saw these fluffy fried things on TV since I was small so I was so excited to finally get to try them. *Drumroll

They tasted like DONUTS!! ahhh!! 
but lookie look, mickey shaped sprinkles. 
The waiter gave us a very generous amount of mint chocolates.

haha so I pretty much spent the whole day eating at Disneyland and after this meal I really thought I was going to throw up. The only ride we went on was Haunted Mansion. They changed it!! 

We missed the fireworks because we were in that stupid star wars ride. J gave me a little something something. I was really surprised and thought I once again don't deserve it. I love the Minnie Slippers more though, ShhH! don't tell me. lol.

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