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These Over The Top Cocktails Are Inspired By Cinematic Classics

Castaway Burbank can really hold its own when it comes to mouthwatering dishes like their Lobster Pot Pie. However, the hidden Los Angeles Gem also holds another secret that only locals know about. Film buffs and alcohol aficionados, you’ll want to check this out.

The Green Room, a secret bar/cocktail lounge inside of Castaway is home to a community that loves everything film. At the bar, one can order from a menu of intricate cocktails that are each individually inspired by a cinematic classic.

Here are some that you’ll find on the menu.

 

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Short Round, named after Harrison Ford’s sidekick in the classic Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, is a visual masterpiece. The cocktail is made with Macallan 12, Dolin Blanc, and Suze. Stired and strained, it’s placed in the chest (on a bed of grass) and served alongside a dry ice skull.

Belle, based off of the iconic rose from Beauty and the Beast, features Ketel One Botanical, St. Germain, Clarified Lemon, and 1-1 simple syrup. The cocktail is presented with a special technique that features smoking incense and the use of dried flowers to create an atmospheric aromatic rather than one that simply comes from the cocktail or garlic.

It’s served in a bell jar that’s filled with smoke.

Pirates of the Caribbean fans will want to order the Flying Dutchman, a cocktail that serves two people.

They stir and strain stolen smoked rum, Novo Fogo cachaça, Smith & Cross, honey, clarified citrus, and Allspice, and finish the drink by infusing the ship carafe with orange wood smoke. As the drink is poured into the glass, the ghost ship arises within the foggy cocktail sea. A haunting beverage that’s perfect for a melancholic evening.

You can find these cocktails and more movie-inspired beverages inside the hidden Green Room at Castaway.

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Barista’s Beautiful Disney Latte Art Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

We’ve all had baristas who like to get artsy and throw down those flowery looking designs on our morning cup of Joe. These are not your basic cups of latte art, though.

Korean barista Kangbin Lee has created a niche for himself, putting together awe-inspiring, colorful works of art that go above and beyond the barista art you’re used to.

Lee’s Instagram account is flooded with his incredible creations, but the most nostalgic ones that really hit home are his Disney portraits. From Beauty and the Beast to Aladdin, these cups of coffee will definitely take you back to your childhood and make you wonder how the hell he put them together.

Take a look at the rest of his amazing art on Lee’s Instagram account, and peep the gorgeous Disney art below:

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Bambi

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The Little Mermaid

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Aladdin

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Alice In Wonderland

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Stitch

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Zootopia

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Winnie The Pooh

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Pinocchio

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BONUS: Captain America: Civil War

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Disneyland And Its Food Are Getting A “Beauty And The Beast” Makeover

Beast and Belle is our all time favorite couple🌹💛🐻 Who’s your favorite Disney couple?

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You’re gonna want to be Disneyland’s guest for this new experience.

In timing with the release of the live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast,” Disneyland announced that they will be converting part of the Fantasyland section of the park to match the movie’s theme. That, of course, involves bringing in some flavorsome twists to the food in that section of the park.

According to their official blog, Disneyland will be converting the Pinocchio-themed “Village Haus Restaurant” into “The Red Rose Taverne,” which will feature decor telling the tale of “Beauty and the Beast” in various rooms. The quick-service food will be given an upscale French twist, and new signature beverages will also be sold. We also hear that “the grey stuff” will be sold there, and it’s delicious!

The “grey stuff,” popularized in the movie’s signature song Be Our Guest, is likely going to be a whipped cookies & cream panna cotta, which is what it currently is at Disneyworld in Florida. It will also be available in Fantasyland’s food stall “Maurice’s Treats,” which sells twisted breadsticks with dipping sauces like strawberry and marinara.

While Disneyland hasn’t announced an official opening date, we’re expecting the changes to be made sometime before the live-action movie’s release on March 17.

We’re expecting the details on the official opening date soon, so stay posted here for updates on that as they come.

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Disney Fans Will Nerd Out Over This Beauty And The Beast Inspired Cafe

There’s just something about bringing anything animated into real life that makes us overtly giddy like a little girl’s first time at Disneyland. In celebration of the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters real soon, the Town House cafe at Kensington Hotel is offering a limited time experience called “Tale As Old As Time.” Just one caveat: the cafe is in London.

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The afternoon tea experience has a lot of Disney pixie dust infused. The menu and ambiance is reminiscent of the classic movie, and has actual ceramic adaptations of Mrs. Pots and Chip that you can actually drink out of! Priced at 35 Euros (or 45 with champagne), with a great selection of eats, you’re sure to get your money’s worth.
Beauty and the Beast cafe

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The response has been so overwhelming that reservations for the magical cafe has been booked up until the end of June. But…at least the cafe will be around until November, so you have some time to stack those airline miles up!

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Watch Video of Disney’s Enchanting New Beauty & The Beast Restaurant

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Disney is killing the game with their latest addition to the Magic Kingdom: A Beauty & The Beast-themed restaurant. If you’ve seen Disney’s classic animated film, you’ll be mesmerized by this video tour that walks you through the Ballroom to the Rose Gallery. The detail that went into creating a realistic experience that could live up to the beloved animated film is apparent in the refulgent splendor of every room. Ominous gargoyles guard the entrance, enormous chandeliers hang from the ceiling and stained glass mosaics capture iconic moments from the movie. Simulated snow even “falls” outside the windows for added realism.

The menu also aims to achieve the same high standard as the decor itself. A French-inspired menu offers guests dinner entrees such oven-baked layered Ratatouille for $15.99 and Thyme-scented Pork Rack Chop for $21.99. A wine and beer list is also available, featuring  French and Belgian imports.

However, the spell is momentarily broken for those ordering lunch, as guests customize their orders on automated, touch-screen terminals. Dinner, thankfully, is spared this high-tech obtrusion, and guests are seated and served by Disney personnel.

As an “imagineer” explains, “For those of us who truly love Disney, it is so over the top that I’ve seen tears come to people’s eyes.”

The Be Our Guest Restaurant opens November 19th.

Watch the An Imagineer Tour of Be Our Guest Restaurant below:

Via DisneyFoodBlog