Any time I have the chance to dine at Flying Fish Cafe in Disney World’s Boardwalk Inn Resort, I take it! I love this restaurant, and it always manages to surprise me with its clever and innovative menu.
I dined there in July, and while I’m not going to do a full review of that meal, I needed to share these awesome menu items with you just in case you’re headed over. I wish I had this meal to do over again, because I’d definitely order the same thing!
Get these on your must-eat list, stat!
Duo of Char-Crusted Angus New York Strip Steak and Potato-Wrapped Red Snapper
Well, Flying Fish Cafe has two signature entrees…can you guess what they are? Yep, the Char-Crusted Strip and the Potato-Wrapped Red Snapper are the menu’s highlights, and Flying Fish has done us all a favor and put them together on one plate!
The Potato-Wrapped Snapper includes Leek Fondue with a Veal Glace, Red Wine, and Cassis Butter reduction; while the Char-Crusted Angus New York Strip comes with Fingerling Potatoes, Hericot Vert, Young Carrots, and Bermuda Onions, and an applewood-smoked Bacon Mustard Seed Vinaigrette and Classic Sauce Foyot (hubba hubba!).
I was very surprised and impressed how well everything actually went together. I was using the sauce from the Snapper with the steak, and vice versa. The flavors were incredible (especially the Veal Glace and Leek Fondue)! This is easily one of my best Disney entrees of the year.
I should note that this dish is part of a Chef’s Prix-Fixe menu currently, but you can order it a la carte as well.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Creme Brulee
For dessert, I indulged in the PB&J Creme Brulee! You’ve seen plenty of innovative and interesting flavored creme brulees on our Disney Creme Brulee Gallery, but this is definitely the most unique version I’ve ever tasted!
Served with white chocolate dipped blueberry biscotti, fresh blueberries, a fresh gooseberry, and a teeny little syringe of dark chocolate (hiding behind the gooseberry in the pic above) to apply yourself “to taste,” this is probably one of the most “accessorized” creme brulees I’ve ever seen!
Inside, there’s even more to explore. Crack through that caramelized sugar and you’ll find rich peanut butter custard cream paired with what seems to be straight-up (though extremely high-end) jelly! I loved the duo of flavors.
This is what dessert should be — an interesting, exciting roller coaster ride where you never really know what’s going to be around the next delicious corner! Yep — Food IS A Theme Park!
I was utterly pleased with this meal — as I am with most meals at Flying Fish Cafe. I would definitely recommend both of these dishes to anyone headed to “The Fish,” and I hope you’ll let me know if you love them!
Of course, should the menu change before you get there, not to worry. The eats at Flying Fish have been incredible for years. If you’re not sure what to get, stick with the steak or the snapper — they’re delicious.
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