Friday, March 22, 2013

Negeri Paman Sam: Casey's Corner and Gaston's Tavern

Casey's Corner

On the afternoon during our trip to the most magical place on earth, a.k.a. Disney World's Magic Kingdom, we paid a visit to Casey's Corner to have lunch. After a long walk from Tomorrow Land, with no sight of eye-catching and mouth-watering food, we finally arrived at the restaurant which serves thick Hot Dogs with complimentary condiment buffet. 

Casey's Corner was packed with hungry Disney enthusiasts

Casey's Corner was filled with people, fortunately we only had to queue for around 5 minutes. There were four kinds of Hotdogs, Chicago Style Dog, Chilly Cheese Dog, Barbeque Slaw Dog, and a regular plain Hot Dog. We ordered a combo of Chilly Cheese Dog and two Barbeque Slaw Dog, one for my Dad and the other two was for my Mom and I. The Hot Dog came with a side dish, either it be French Fries or Sliced Apple. Boy was I wrong to pick the Sliced Apple.. 

Condiments were available at Casey's Corner. You can find an awful lot of Ketchup and Mustard, along with Sauerkraut, or Sour Cabbage. And the good thing is that the condiments were served on a special buffet table, so we could stock ourselves with some sour veggies to go with the Hot Dogs.

"Order's up!"

An all-you-can-eat condiments

In 15 minutes, our lunch was ready. Our tray was packed with three fat Hot Dogs! It was a blissful sight. 

Dad had himself a Chilly Cheese Dog - a fat bun filled with delicious beef sausage, then topped with a handful of chilly and shredded cheddar cheese. Mom and I had the same Hot Dog, which was a Barbeque Slaw Dog - another bun filled with beef sausage, topped with barbeque pulled-pork and coleslaw, then drizzled with a spoonful of barbeque sauce. 

My Hot Dog tasted sweet from the barbeque sauce, just like how I like it, and freshly juicy from the coleslaw. I love it very much! It costed my Dad almost $10 for each Hot Dog, but it was worth it because those buns tasted great. 

Left to Right: Chilly Cheese Dog, Barbeque Slaw Dog, Sliced Apple, French Fries, another Barbeque Slaw Dog

I chose me a bag of sliced apple for the side dish and, boy, was I wrong. Those apples were injected with preservatives they look as good as a freshly cut apple after three days. It tasted sweet, but I could taste the bitter chemical substance contained within it. If both side dishes were as unhealthy, I should have go for the french fries.. at least they tasted sinfully good. 

Our luxurious lunch

We ate at the dinning area available outside Casey's Corner. We were literary accompanied by birds and ducks when we ate, as they flew above our head and scavenged for left over french fries. "Quack! Quack! Quack!" the duck shouted when they found a pile of french fries that some customer dropped when he was trying to find some seats for his family. 

A pianist, along with a singer, entertained us with some Disney songs, such as the Jungle Book's "I Wanna Be Like You" and Monsters Inc's "If I Didn't Have You". It felt great to have lunch with the view of Cinderella's Castle in front of you, with Disney songs roamed around the surroundings. 

Even the ducks were feasting

Gaston's Tavern

On the evening, at around 4 o'clock, my parents and I were pretty hungry and decided to seek for food. I told my Dad about how Gaston's Tavern in Fantasy Land sell roasted knuckle pork for less than $10, then we immediately headed to the tavern.

The mighty Gaston's Tavern

The restaurant is a tribute to Gaston, the self-obsessed antagonist from the movie Beauty and the Beast. There was this macho and manly atmosphere when I entered the tavern. The walls were decorated with antlers and a big portrait of Gaston himself. The light inside the dinning place was very little and dim, which made me didn't notice about Gaston's throne's existence on the corner of the dinning place. If only I spotted that chair that time, I would sit on that glorious throne while munching on my pork shank. 

Spotted that furry leather throne on the right corner?

We ordered a Roasted Pork Shank and a glass of LeFou's Brew. What's a LeFou's Brew, you asked? It is a cold beverage made from "Frozen Apple Juice with a hint of Toasted Marshmallow and topped with All-Natural Passion Fruit-Mango Foam". Who wouldn't want to tasted a drink like that, right? 

Le Fou's Brew and Roasted Pork Shank

The Roasted Pork Shank tasted great! Savory, nicely roasted, meaty and less fatty, it was an awesome choice of snack to have in the evening. I do think I could finish one shank. 

LeFou's Brew tasted uniquely brain-freezing. It tasted like apple juice, but I could taste the toasted marshmallow as well. And the passion fruit-mango foam was sweet and bubbly, making the beverage gain a two-thumbs-up from me. 

Savory and meaty pork shank

LeFou's Brew that tasted unique

Casey's Corner
Main Street U.S.A. 
Chilly Cheese Dog ($8.59)
Barbeque Slaw Dog ($9.19)

Gaston's Tavern
New Fantasy Land
Roasted Pork Shank ($7.99)
LeFou's Brew ($4.49)

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