Sure, you expect to see Popcorn in Walt Disney World! It’s all over the place, from Main Street to Dinoland and back again!
BUT, you don’t often expect to see popcorn hitting the menu at some of Disney’s signature restaurants and lounges. I’m kind of excited to note that’s exactly what’s happening!
Three of my favorite dining locations in Disney World are featuring popcorn on their menus, and I’m sure they’re not the only ones! Let’s check it out…
Flying Fish Cafe
Over at Flying Fish on Disney’s Boardwalk, popcorn takes center stage on a new dessert trio called “Out on the Boardwalk,” featuring a twist on treats you might find ocean-side.
This dessert comes to the table like this:
And the popcorn mousse is delicious. It doesn’t have a strong “popcorn jelly belly” kind of taste; instead, it’s more caramel-like in flavor, with rich, buttery undertones.
This dessert is extremely fun, but I’ll warn you — that Popsicle packs a punch! It’s sour!!
While visiting Artist Point last week, I was treated to a taste of a new soup! This isn’t on the menu at Artist Point, but you can find it at Whispering Canyon Cafe (thanks to the comments!) and, I think, over at Territory Lounge as well. This gem is made with beer, cheese, candied bacon, and…popcorn!
Boy was this a treat! The candied bacon gave a slight sweetness to the dish, while the cheddar cheese offered a bright, salty base. The popcorn was a garnish, but that little crunch made a big difference!
Run, don’t walk, to Wilderness Lodge…and order this!
Victoria and Albert’s
Our Disney Food for Families columnist, Erin Foster, chimed in on this post with a photo from her recent meal at Victoria and Albert’s, Disney’s most critically-acclaimed restaurant. The dish is Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin, and it’s topped with…popcorn!
If it’s good enough for V&A’s, it’s good enough for me!
The Wave…of American Flavors
And at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the dessert menu at The Wave is again graced with popcorn! Back in January, I had the chance to try some of their Popcorn Gelato!
This was on the dessert menu as part of a gelato trio, and was teamed up with Rocky Road Chocolate Gelato and Peanut Butter and Jelly Gelato!
The flavor here was very subtle, and the addition of the caramel corn on top gave a fun, sweet texture!
Where are you seeing popcorn “pop” up on Disney menus? Are there any of these options YOU might like to try? Let us know in the comments below!