Food and Fireworks

foodCGDo you love fireworks? It’s the highlight of many visits. But big crowds might force you to either come early to find that perfect viewing spot, or come late and stand somewhere in the back. If unlucky you’ll be watching the many phone or even tablet screens that go up from all the people around you that are trying the film it.

Want it a little bit more relaxed? How about combining it with a good meal and a viewing spot many visitors don’t think about. Here are 4 personal tips of great meals that can be combined with a firework display afterwards.

Let’s start at the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort Hotel. Right up there on the top floor, this amazing restaurant offers you a fantastic selection on American cuisine, seafood and sushi. Get yourself a nice plate of sushi, share one of the great flatbreads and then how about bison. Of course you can’t enjoy the fireworks without one of their amazing desserts. The chocolate pudding cake, with Nutella filling, or the Plant City Strawberry Cheesecake are only two of the great choices on this menu.

Feeling full? Time to go and see the fireworks. The music is piped into the restaurant so you can see the fireworks from the comfort of your seat. Or you can go to the observation deck outside. Whatever your choice is, it is an amazing and relaxing experience.

Another way to enjoy the fireworks is from the Grand Floridian and Spa Resort. Go to one of the boat docks and see the firework go up in the air from that magical location. Do make sure to bring some bug repellent product. Little mosquitoes will be sharing that location with you.

Of course you can’t just go to the hotel to just watch the fireworks (Well, you could if you wanted), you need a nice food combo. Book yourself a table and the wonderful Citricos restaurant for a great meal.  You can’t go wrong with the Oak-Grilled Florida Swordfish, the Berkshire Pork Two Ways Cannellini Cassoulet or the Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs from that menu.

UK1If you’re a big fan of the Epcot fireworks Illuminations, like I am, then you might want to look at some food/fireworks combo’s over there. I would say go to the UK pavilion and get a table at the Rose and Crown. You can’t request a table but if you are a party of two there is a big chance you’ll get one of the table right at the water. Get yourself some traditional English food and enjoy the fireworks from the best spot in Epcot.

Don’t want to go into the park and still want to see the fireworks. Go to the boardwalk and book one of the restaurants there. Flying Fish comes in mind as my favourite location, but there is enough choice to accommodate any taste buds. After that you can walk towards Epcot but stay on the bridge in front of the park. Might be a little busier at this location but once the fireworks are done you can go straight back to the Boardwalk area for that extra little drink.

These are only four options. There are many more combinations you could find. What is your favourite?

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