Obviously Disney’s keen on the fact that most of us can’t make up our minds about what we want to try in their restaurants! They’ve slowly, but surely, started introducing ways for us to sample a little bit of everything — even when we’re not at a buffet.
Trios of dishes — small portions of three menu items served together as one dish — are popping up everywhere, from casual to signature dining. And while these used to be relegated to the dessert menu, we’re now seeing trios pop up in the appetizer and entree sections of the menu. Here are a few examples…
Epcot’s Le Cellier put a trio of appetizers front and center on its menu a while ago, giving guests an opportunity to sample three of their most beloved apps: Cheddar Cheese Soup, Lump Crab, and the Tomato Stack.
Sanaa, in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, has followed suit with trios of salads and appetizers. The one below includes carrot, orange, and mint on the left; roasted beets in the center; and chickpeas with cucumber and tomato on the right.
While several restaurants are sampling how entree trios are selling, our favorite is one we reported on a couple of weeks ago — the Tasting Plate at 50’s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Once again, thanks to Mandy Jansen for the photo and heads up!
And the Wave over in Disney’s Contemporary Resort has been playing with dessert trios in a new and different way since it opened a few years ago.
When I visited recently with our DFB columnist Erin Foster, we couldn’t resist ordering all three trios on the menu! One of my favorites of the new options? The popcorn gelato! It did taste more like caramel corn, though, so don’t expect any buttery saltiness coming through…
Other options included in these trios: peanut butter and jelly gelato and olive oil infused chocolate truffle mousse. Fancy!
Have you seen any interesting trios around in your travels in Disney parks and resorts? Any you want to sample? Let us know in the comments section below!
Sanaa Photo copyright Disney
50’s Prime Time Cafe Photo Credit