For a reasonable annual membership fee, Tables in Wonderland offers a 20% discount to all table service restaurants at all of the parks, resorts and other areas like Downtown Disney. It also offers discounts to some quick service restaurants, but not many (annual pass holders, your annual pass discount card actually gets you a discount at some quick service place, just ask!).
To make the most of our membership, Hubs and I have decided to try a new Disney restaurant each week. We want to calculate all of the discounts to see if the money we save equals the membership fee. We're nerdy like that.
We went to our first restaurant last Saturday - a hidden gem - Olivia's at Disney's Old Key West Resort.
I chose this restaurant because the menu had a lot of traditional American cuisine on it that sounded delish. But I mostly chose it because of the dessert menu - they had a banana bread pudding sundae, hello.
Olivia's is a small restaurant, so the ambiance is very homey. And it wasn't crowded, which is crazy considering it's the middle of the summer. Like I said, a hidden gem!
Our meal started with a warm loaf of pineapple coconut bread - the same bread that they serve at Ohana at the Polynesian Village Resort (our favorite Disney dining experience ever). It was delish and we gobbled it up.
Hubs ordered the pork chop with Gruyere fondue (fancy) and I ordered the special which was buttermilk chicken with sawmill gravy. OMG, not at all healthy but who cares, I ate every single bite. It was soo delicious. Jillian even ate some of my green beans and mashed potatoes.
The entire meal I just kept saying "mmmmmm" - it was so good. We were both full at the end of our meal but we knew that we had to have dessert, since that's why I chose this place. I, of course, ordered the banana bread pudding sundae with bananas foster sauce. Yes really. Hubs ordered the flourless chocolate cake. We inhaled everything. The banana bread pudding was big and gooey and divine, OMG. So good.
At the end of the meal we rolled ourselves out of there and took a short walk around the resort (it was drizzling a bit). All in all, excellent experience!! I loved Olivia's and would totally go back to try other things on the menu. And we saved $12.09 using our discount - not too bad!
Hubs picked out the next restaurant we are going to (we are alternating weeks on picking), so we are going to Maya Grill at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. I'll let you know how it is!!
How about you ... Any Tables in Wonderland members out there? Ever been to Olivia's?