Trying to get your recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies while touring the parks?
Flame Tree Barbecue
We’re spotlighting something that can help… with half of that goal, anyway ;)! We’re visiting Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the Fruit Plate with Honey Yogurt.
Flame Tree Barbecue is known for its hearty offerings with a menu focused on barbecue, naturally. Featured items include Ribs & Chicken and Pork Sandwiches. And ever since Trilo-Bites changed its menu, Flame Tree is THE place in Animal Kingdom to grab a Jumbo Turkey Leg. So the Fruit Plate stands out by being unique among the barbecue offerings.
We’ve always liked the Fresh Fruit Salad that you can find at Tamu Tamu Refreshments and Bradley Falls during the warmer months – so much so that we’ve yet to give the Flame Tree Fruit Plate its due. Let’s have a look!
The menu description says “Seasonal Fruit served with Honey Yogurt.” For my visit, the fruits served happened to match the picture on the menu: honeydew, watermelon, grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe, and orange.
While it doesn’t have the same visual impact as the Fresh Fruit Salad, it’s not bad in its own right!
It’s just a nice, light, chilled option, and there is a lot to be said for the portion size. For my dish, the half-orange wasn’t ripe yet (you can see how the orange rind is yellow and green), but everything else was in good shape, including the juicy pineapple.
For those who need to add a little extra zip to their fruit, the Honey Yogurt does the trick just fine, offering a creamy, sweet dipping sauce with a nice emphasis on the honey.
Just another chance to work towards that RDA at AK !
Would you try the Fruit Plate at Flame Tree Barbecue? Please let us know with a comment!