Downtown Disney (the shopping, entertainment, and restaurant district) at Walt Disney World recently welcomed the Superstar Catering Food Truck to the lineup of eateries!
And so it begins… the first official food truck has arrived in Downtown Disney!
If you’ve been keeping an eye on Disney Food Blog, then you’re aware that new food trucks have been preparing to park themselves near Cirque de Soleil and House of Blues in Downtown Disney’s West Side.
To be precise, four new themed food trucks will be joining the lineup: Enchanted Fare Food Truck (featuring treats from Disney Parks around the globe), The World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck (bringing a few Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival favorites to guests all year-round), Namaste Café Food Truck (Sanaa fans, start your engines!), and Superstar Catering Food Truck… which has made it’s starring debut!
Superstar Catering brings a touch of Hollywood Studios to Downtown Disney. It’s easy to recognize how the sleek-yet-playful decorative elements and colors of the truck echo those of the park. Specifically, it brings to mind images of the retro-styling of 50’s Prime Time Café.
Tables were set up for the debut! We’re not sure if these were there for the Festival of the Masters event, or if these will be there full time… .
And Disney cast members are raring to go on the inside!
Superstar Catering boasts a “Star-Studded Menu!”
Guests have their choice of three dishes: Turkey Sausage and Golden Raisin Meatballs (served on soft polenta), the Lamb Meatball Flatbread Sandwich, or the Spinach and Beef Meatball Sandwich. For children, there’s also a Kid’s Meatball Slider.
I went with the Lamb Meatball Flatbread Sandwich, and this one is definitely ready for its close-up!
The sandwich consists of three lamb meatballs served over an arugula salad in a flatbread. It’s topped with tzatziki and a vegetable relish. I thought the presentation was pretty terrific!
From the first bite, the flavor grabbed me right away –- the lamb meatballs were well done, yet not at all dry. But it didn’t seem to carry much in the way of spice… at first. By the end, I was definitely feeling some kick!
But let’s not talk about the end just yet, because there are a few more elements I’d like to share…
I was so, SO impressed with the freshness of the veggies: a relish made of diced cucumber, onion, tomato, and red onion top the meatballs, while they sit on a bed of arugula. (The menu names an “arugula fennel salad,” but I didn’t pick up much fennel flavor.) I tried to take a good close-up so you could see exactly what I’m talking about.
And then we have the generous amount of tzatziki spread over the meatballs… OH MY, that tzatziki! I’ll admit my bias towards tzatziki: I looove it. I’d top ice cream with it if I found a flavor I thought might work.
And this tzatziki was wonderfully creamy, cucumber-y, and garlic-y (or whichever actual words you might prefer ), with emphasis on the garlic.
One more note: you’ll want to decide your plan of attack with this one. I did try a few bites as a proper sandwich in hand. But the juices from the meat and the tzatziki made it all a bit drippy.
I recommend grabbing a few utensils from the spinny-fork-and-knife-thingy you may be familiar with from the Food & Wine Festival. (You may also choose the more appropriate — but slightly less fun — moniker of “utensil dispenser.”)
Oh, and don’t forget to grab a napkin or two like I did! I noticed after the fact that they were right at the end of the pickup counter. Trust me… you’ll want one!
According to some of the Cast Members at Superstar Catering, the other trucks will be rolling in (pun intended!) by the end of November. We’ll be keeping an eye out, and hope you will, too!
Are you looking forward to the Food Trucks in Downtown Disney? Let us know in the comments below!