As promised, here is the review on ‘Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast. Let me start by saying...Best. Breakfast. Ever.
|"The first Mickey Waffles from 'Ohana" courtesy of Danuv on FLICKR|
Those are serious words for me to label something the best! Maybe it was the ambiance of overlooking Cinderella's Castle, or the fact that is was the last day of our vacation, and I wanted to savor every moment of it....whatever it was, all the stars fell into place to have a stellar breakfast.
As we were led to our table, the host picked up a basket of pineapple and coconut bread. Once seated, it took every bit of willpower to only have a small amount of the bread, so I could save room for our breakfast. Then, our cousin arrived to explain that the meal is served family style (just like dinner) and we would receive a platter of breakfast staples, and it was, of course, all you can eat. She poured us a round of “Stitch Juice” a heavenly combination of passion fruit, orange, and guava, dropped off a plate of fresh fruit, and left to get our platter. Out came a huge dish filled with scrambled eggs, sausage links, bacon, potatoes, biscuits, and Mickey AND Stitch waffles! Everything was fresh, and perfectly cooked. The eggs were fluffy, the potatoes were perfectly fried with caramelized onions and scallions, and the pork offerings were delicious. The waffles were a hit with everyone, especially the Stitch waffles, which were just the right shape to hold the butter and syrup to create a perfect bite.
I will say that between the welcome basket of bread, and the waffles, the biscuits were left untouched. It was a little bit of carb overload by that point. Other than that, the only thing I can find a small fault with is that the bacon was very thin, but that is just my personal preference, as I always get thick cut bacon. It was definitely just me...the boys went through all the bacon in the first platter (and it was an extremely generous serving) and most of the bacon in the second platter.
Aside from the amazing food, let’s not forget this was a character meal! We got to meet Lilo and Stitch, and Mickey, and Pluto. The characters took their time at the table with the kids, posing for pictures (as I fumbled with my camera in between bites of food) and signing autographs. There was only one photopass photographer that we had, and that was with Stitch. I do wish that each character had one with them. It would have been much easier than keeping the camera on the table, hoping not to spill something on it.
|Even I couldn't resist Stitch!|
When we were finished gorging ourselves, it was announced that there would be an ‘Ohana Family Parade. The Cousins went to all the tables to hand out maracas to the kids, then had them line up. Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, and Pluto all gathered with the kids, “Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride’ (from Lilo and Stitch) was played as the kids and characters wove their way through the restaurant. My youngest was dead set on not joining in the fun, however, my middle child was so excited to join in! I am so happy we stayed for one last cup of coffee, or we would have missed this.
All in all, I cannot think of a more perfect meal to have ended our vacation with, and would do this again in a heartbeat. As for a favorite between breakfast and dinner, we will have to call it a draw. Try both for yourself, and let me know which one you prefer!