Vacation – Day One

by Cate on April 20, 2007

Long-time readers know that when we go on vacation, we usually do a “Where in the World is Sweetnicks,” but this time, I think it’s going to be more difficult – for me! We didn’t get here until early evening, so not a huge amount of picture taking today, but for people that have been here, I think one of the pictures is fairly recognizable. When guessing, I’m not looking for the general area where we are, but this time, the specific place where we ate dinner tonight. The most specific, correct guess gets a copy of the Desperate Housewives cookbook. Have at it!

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Anonymous April 20, 2007 at 3:20 am

You ate at Boma at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in WDW.



Anonymous April 20, 2007 at 3:30 am

Ok, now that I know how to leave a comment… :-)

I love Boma, and the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and WDW in general! I didn’t try the zebra domes (don’t like coffee flavoring), but I loved trying all the new foods at Boma. If you have a chance, you should go to Jiko as well — great food (yummy flatbreads and the filet on mac & cheese is delicious), great atmosphere, and great wines (so I’ve heard). Can’t wait to go back to WDW in January!



Claire April 20, 2007 at 12:42 pm

Well, if you ARE in Walt Disney World then I guessed that but would have had NO CLUE as to how to guess which restaurant, the last time I went there Animal Kingdom didn’t exist!

Quick question: several months ago my name was drawn on Well Fed to win one of those DH cookbooks and I haven’t received it. Just didn’t know if they had ever been sent. No biggie, just wondering. Hope y’all have a FANTASTIC vacation! I wish I was there!


girlville April 20, 2007 at 12:55 pm

are you staying at AKL?? i LOVE LOVE LOVE Disney…have a great time. i wish i were there.


Anonymous April 20, 2007 at 1:48 pm

I was going to say Boma also.


Susan April 20, 2007 at 1:48 pm

I knew it was Boma! Great buffet. I’m actually going to WDW next week – can’t wait! (Yes, I am a big kid at heart).


Cate April 21, 2007 at 3:05 am

Kari, so fast?! I know one other place that I mentioned our general destination (you hang out there, right?). ;) E-mail me with your address. We didn’t notice coffee flavoring in the Zebra Domes (thought the inside was peanut butter?), but they were delicious, and we asked for a recipe, which they’re e-mailing. The trio of hummus with lavosh was a big hit with everyone too.

Claire – one of the last times we were here (on our honeymoon 9 years ago!), Animal Kingdom had just opened. Temperatures were 107 degrees and the animals were so hot, they wouldn’t come out. This is MUCH better! Send me your address and I’ll send another copy of the book out to you; sorry the first one didn’t make it!

Girlville – we’re not staying at AKL, but did have dinner at Boma last night.

Susan – have a great time!


Anonymous April 21, 2007 at 3:12 am

Yup, I knew from the CLBB you were going to WDW, but didn’t know your dinner schedule. ;-) I would have gotten this right away anyhow, what with the pics of the zebra domes and the towel animals (love those!!), and because I’m in the midst of planning another trip to WDW myself. Unless they’ve changed the recipe for zebra domes, it was an espresson cream filling when I was there. Here’s the recipe:

Zebra Domes
From Animal Kingdom Lodge

Yield: 16 servings


1 pound milk chocolate
¼ cup espresso coffee
5 egg yolks
¼ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
6 sheets gelatin
½ cup Kahlua Liqueur
4 cups heavy cream
¾ cup white chocolate ganache
¼ cup dark chocolate ganache


1. Melt milk chocolate.
2. Whip heavy cream to soft peaks.
3. Mix yolks with sugar.
4. Soften gelatin leaves in cold water.
5. Mix gelatin with Kahlua and coffee. Set bowl over hot water bath to dissolve the gelatin.
6. Fold 1/3 of whipped cream into the chocolate.
7. Add the yolks, then the gelatin mixture.
8. Fold in the rest of the cream.
9. Pour mousse in flexipan domes almost to the top.
10. Place sponge circle (1/4″ thick yellow cake cut in a circle) on top. Leave in the freezer to set.
11. Once hard, unmold and place in glazing racks.
12. Make white chocolate ganache and chocolate ganache.
13. Put chocolate ganache in a pastry bag. Ladle white chocolate ganache to cover each dome. Simultaneously, pipe a stripe design of chocolate ganache over the dome.
14. Refrigerate to allow the glaze to set.
15. Decorate the bottom edge with coffee crunch.
16. Place a chocolate covered coffee bean on the center of each dome.

Note: One sheet of gelatin is equal to one teaspoon of unflavored powdered gelatin dissolved in ¼ cup of water.


Cate April 21, 2007 at 3:36 am

Kari – thanks for the recipe! Totally making those. Two of us swore we tasted peanut butter. Must’ve been tired taste buds from the travel. ;) We requested the recipes for the hummus trio and the Watercress Salad as well. Figures out favorite recipes from there weren’t in the two cookbooks I bought; Murphy Law and all that. ;)


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