The Day after Christmas

The day after Christmas we headed over to Epcot for dinner. It was sooo cold and windy! I was enjoying the “seasonal weather,” but the guys just complained the whole time. I think they’ve been living in Florida too long.

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We had a little time to kill before dinner, so we decided to catch a viewing of Captain EO. Hubby and Dear Son had never seen it.  After all these years, the 3D effects are still impressive, but everything else… Well… I laughed my way throughout the entire movie. I can honestly say that it is a 10 plus on the corny scale. The entire thing screamed… no…  it regurgitated the 1980’s. On the plus side, Michael Jackson was very charming and still looked like a human being. The best part was the cute puppet characters. I had forgotten about Angelica Houston. So, despite the great 3D effects, Hubby and Dear Son didn’t like it. Dear Son kept asking why Michael Jackson sounded like a girl. Sigh…

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After Captain EO, we headed over to Italy where we had reservations for Via Napoli, which just opened in August.

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The atmosphere was pleasant enough, but nothing really fancy.

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I really think we had the best seats in the house, right in front of the fancy pizza ovens. It was definitely the warmest seat in the house.

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We ordered two appetizers, CalamariFritti, and Salami e Provolone.

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The Calamari was quite good, and the sauce was tasty, but Hubby was disappointed that it didn’t come with a lemon wedge. I forgot to take a picture of the Salami and Cheese plate, but it was pretty skimpy and probably not enough to share. My son would have eaten both appetizers by himself if we had let him.

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My Son ordered this pasta dish which I think was a “Special.” He didn’t like it, as it wasn’t your typical Alfredo sauce. He was so disappointed. It had a very strong flavor that I want to say was Béchamel, but I’m not sure…  I thought it tasted ok, but I wouldn’t recommend it for picky eaters.

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Dear Husband ordered Candele. I think it looked better than it tasted. The flavor was alright but it had a very funny consistency/texture.

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I ordered the Veal Parmigiana which was served with what they are calling a Spaghetti Torta. I had to laugh. The veal tasted nice, but it was seriously lacking in the cheese department. It was a bit dry. And the Spaghetti Torta was barely edible. It tasted like Spaghetti with butter or oil, cooked in a frying pan until dried out, or over-microwaved until hard.  For real… it was pretty…  Gross. I can’t believe anyone would like this.

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None of the entrees came with soup, salad or bread. The Candele entrée was $18.00, Dear Son’s entrée was $18.00 dollars, and the Veal was $26.00. We agreed that the entrees were blah and way overpriced.

For dessert we ordered the Tiramisu and the Zeppole di Catarina.

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The Tiramisu was out of this world. I think it was the best Tiramisu that we’ve ever had. The Zeppole’s came with chocolate sauce and whipped cream, but we thought that they were just ok. Nothing special.

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Except for the Calamari and the Tiramisu, everything else was so-so to bad. Next time we come, we’ll try the pizza. Hopefully it will be better than their entrees.

After dinner, I wanted to stay and hang out till closing, but since it was so cold, I was only allowed to stop and shop my way to the exit.

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Of course we had fun… despite the cold.

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That’s the temperature when we arrived home. When we left Epcot, it was 37 and very windy. It felt like 20. It was even a tad bit too cold for me. Brrrrr.

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