Reported recently was the addition of “designer burgers” to several counter service restaurants all around Walt Disney World! We had the chance today to try the Caribbean Burger, featuring sweet plantains, fried onion straws, and pineapple barbecue chutney.
This 1/3 pound Angus burger can be found at Old Port Royale’s Market Street Food Court at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Just head over to the “Broiler” area and order one up
So let me let you in on a little secret — I was pretty sure I was going to hate this burger. No kidding. I’m not a big fan of meat and fruit together, and adding in a super sweet sauce wasn’t something I thought would benefit the overall taste. But, happily, I was wrong.
The plantains added an interesting texture and just enough flavor to complement the saltiness of the meat. I absolutely loved the addition of the fried onion straws as well; I wish there were more!
The only slightly overwhelming part of the burger was the pineapple barbecue sauce. I really enjoyed the taste added, but I didn’t need quite as much sweetness. In fact, cutting that sauce with the addition of a bit more regular barbecue sauce evened out the flavors nicely.
Overall, I really enjoyed this burger and I can recommend it. It does make use of the crumbly wheat buns (mine fell apart on me after the first two bites), so I suggest cutting your burger in quarters — that should keep the bun in tact a bit longer.
And let’s just take a moment to think about this — Disney’s introducing some menu items that are not only specific to, but also based on the cultures and flavors represented by the counter-service spots where they’re located. Kudos to Disney for adding back into the menus a few location-specific items — this really offers a great variety as well as an incentive to explore some of the lesser-visited counter service spots!
Have you tried any of the new burgers? Let us know your thoughts!