DISNEY FOOD NEWS AND UPDATES
In order to make sure you hear everything we hear, I created this Disney Food News Pinboard to capture the bits and pieces of information we receive through the grapevine.
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Restaurant and Other News
The Diamond Horseshoe: Magic Kingdom’s Diamond Horseshoe in Walt Disney World will continue serving all-you-care-to-eat platters until July 4th. The menu has changed up just a bit — apple pie has been replaced with a campfire brownie for dessert and a smoked sausage entree has been added. Thanks to Reader Jean A. for the heads up!
Tequila Pairing Dinner at Four Seasons Resort Orlando: Tequila and Mexican food lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, May 28, 2016, when Four Seasons Resort Orlando joins forces with acclaimed Mexican Chef Lula Martin del Campo and Casa Dragones Joven Tequila for a gourmet tequila pairing dinner. Chef Lula will cook alongside Samuel Faggetti, Executive Sous Chef for Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.
The five-course menu will be served at Plancha, the Resort’s lakeside Cuban American restaurant at the Tranquilo Golf Clubhouse. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm and seated dinner at 7:00 pm. The menu includes:
•Orange/achiote fish ceviche by Chef Lula
•Tequila granita by Executive Sous Chef Samuel Faggetti
•Green tomatillo and mushroom soup by Chef Lula
•Steak crusted with ashes and cotija cheese sauce by Chef Lula; or yellowtail snapper with chayote and embrued onions by Executive Sous Chef Samuel Faggetti
•Corn brûlée dessert by Chef Lula
The full dinner will be paired with Casa Dragones Joven, a 100 percent blue agave Joven tequila.
Reservations for this unique Mexican tequila pairing dinner, USD 145 per person, can be made by calling 407 313 6161.
Rix Lounge Update: Rix Lounge at the Coronado Springs Resort has made changes to their menu. More details coming soon!
Grab and Go Breakfast at Grand Floridian: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort are now offering a Grab and Go Breakfast option in the lobby from 7:30-10:30AM.
Nilla Wafers Cookies $2.99
Donut Holes $4.69
Cinnamon Roll $2.69
Blueberry Muffin $3.29
Coffee Cake $2.69
Cliff Bar $2.99
Bottled Water $3
Strawberry or Chocolate Milk $2.79
Apple Juice $2.99
Orange Juice $4.19
Mexican Restaurant at Disney Springs Update: Set to open this summer at Disney Springs, the Mexican restaurant has undergone name change — Frontera Fresca to Tablas Frontera to Frontera Cocina.
New Dinner and Show Promotion at Disney Springs: Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba and Morimoto Asia have teamed up for a limited time to create the ultimate night out.
• Visit Morimoto Asia’s Forbidden Lounge after the show.
• Present your Cirque du Soleil ticket stub.
• Purchase any beverage on the menu.
• Receive your choice of a complimentary four-piece sushi vegetable roll or California roll.
For more information call 407-939-MOTO.
Offer valid only on same day of Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba show. Limit one sushi roll per ticket stub. Purchase of beverage required for each sushi roll order. Offer valid through July 31, 2016.
The Sushi Bar at Morimoto Asia is now available for booking via the Walt Disney World website.
Flying Fish Cafe Refurbishment: The BoardWalk’s Flying Fish Cafe closed February 1 for refurbishment, but it looks like it will reopen this Summer! Look for a brand new look and plenty of new menu items (as well as a new chef!) — but the signature potato-wrapped snapper and the popular New York strip steak will be back!
Lunch at Morimoto Asia: Beginning October 14, 2015, Morimoto Asia will be open for lunch starting at 11AM.
Happy Hour at bluezoo: bluezoo has announced a nightly Happy Hour from 5-7PM.
Menu Update at Boatwright’s: Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort has updated its menu offerings to Guests.
While the Gulf Delta Chilled Shellfish has been removed from the lineup, the Ol’ Man Island Oysters have been added, now combined with the new Colonel’s Peace Pieces, featuring a blend of lightly fried oysters, crawfish, shrimp, okra, and drizzled with the house-made remoulade.
Joining the appetizer selection will be the Pirogue Platter, including the Chef’s selection of meats and artisanal cheeses.
The Ponchartrain Pasta will now include orecchiette pasta, Andouille sausage, and fresh shrimp, complimented with fresh corn, and tossed in a light cream sauce. The Voodoo Chicken will now be accompanied by fluffy waffles and garnished with maple bacon gravy.
Add Shrimp Creole, Crab Imperial, or Crawfish Mac n’ Cheese to enhance your entrée experience.
New Menu at Maya Grill: Maya Grill at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort has released a new menu. Check it out here.
Sanaa Menu Update: Looks like the Beef Short Rib is no longer available, but the Spicy Durban Shrimp has returned. Thanks to Daniel Staten for this update!
Cookes of Dublin Menu Update: The Doh Bar no longer appears on the menu (what??!!) at Cookes of Dublin in Downtown Disney Orlando. But we’ve talked to the chef, and it will be back eventually! Thanks to Reader Emily for this information.
Kona Cafe Updates: Reader Emily also reports that her family was able to order the ‘Ohana bread pudding to be brought to their table! “The portion was plentiful, the single serving about the same size as the portion for 2 people served at ‘Ohana. Came with the same lovely sauce and ice cream!”
Also, the “New York Strip is now served with a maple bacon butter instead of teriyaki pineapple. It is served with choice of potato and seasonal veggies (mine was delicious broccoli). Half of an entire bunch of garlic cloves come roasted as well, ready for delicious spreading. It was incredible!”
Thanks for the updates!!
Pacific Wharf Cafe Menu Update: At Disney California Adventure, Pacific Wharf Cafe’s menu has been updated and now appears much smaller. For example, the Chili and Shrimp Louie Salad have been removed.
Thanks to Reader Janet for the heads up.
Stitch Waffles at ‘Ohana: Stitch-themed waffles are now being served at ‘Ohana’s family-style breakfast in the Polynesian Village Resort. During this festive breakfast, Mickey Waffles are still being served as well! Source: Tikiman
Walt Disney World Restaurant Closures
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Flying Fish Cafe at Disney’s BoardWalk is currently closed for extensive renovations. Look for the signature dining spot to reopen Summer 2016.
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