We had a case of wanderlust this week, and instead of getting out the passport and packing, we just hopped over to spend the day in Epcot. Our journey started with some time spent in Future World, followed by a trip around the World Showcase. And boy, did we find a lot new eats and buys for you on this “trip”!
We have always thought of EPCOT’s Restaurant Marrakesh as one of Disney World’s most interesting restaurants. It has taken great pains to make authentic Moroccan food appealing to guests with any palate. They are continuing in this tradition by adding some unique Moroccan specialties to their menu.
Their first introduction is Pan-Seared Lamb Loin Medallions and Hummus Rosemary Pancakes. This dish comes with zucchini, olives, and toasted garlic au jus.
Some new appetizers are on the menu include Mussels Casablanca. The dish couples steamed mussels with capers, tomatoes, and saffron cream sauce. You’ll also find a new Goat Cheese with Crispy Bread available as an app. [Read more…]
So, let’s say you’ve just polished off an assortment of tapas and Mediterranean wine at Spice Road Table, the newest restaurant in Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion. Perhaps you enjoyed the Lamb Slider or Salted Cod Croquettes, accompanied by Spice Road’s Signature Sangria, but maybe you still have a little room left for something sweet.
Or maybe it’s just a warm day in Florida, and you need a little something cool and refreshing as you stroll around World Showcase.
In either case, you’re in good hands, because Morocco’s new Juice Bar has an assortment of Chef-created ice cream available… and it’s worth a stop!
The newest structure in the Pavilion serves several purposes: first, it is the home to Spice Road Table, and we invite you to take a look at our Photo Tour from opening day to get an idea of the entire space and some of the stunning detail (and don’t forget to check out our menu review, too!).
Additionally, it houses a retail area, a station to receive a traditional Henna tattoo (“The Art of Henna”), and the space we are visiting today, the Juice Bar!
Facing the lagoon, you’ll find the Juice Bar on the far right – the first thing you approach coming from the Japan Pavilion. The entire space serves as a lovely extension of the Pavilion, and the various features only enhance its already festive marketplace feel.
Well, it’s called a “Juice Bar,” but upon closer inspection [Read more…]
We’re so excited to share the awesome news that Spice Road Table, Morocco’s newest eatery, is scheduled to open to the public for a soft opening on Saturday! Woo-hoo!
Disney Food Blog exclusively broke the official news that Morocco was introducing a new small plates restaurant way back in 2012!
We’ve watched the progress with eager eyes and can’t wait to try out the new spot, which we KNOW will be a great location for catching the IllumiNations fireworks!
Here’s a little photo tour of the new location, straight from Epcot today! You can see that construction walls are still up, so Disney’s going to be burning the midnight oil for the next two days getting this spot up and running… .
Here’s a super fun addition: the Juice Bar!! We’re so excited to be able to sidle up for some chef-created ice cream!! The rest of the menu is [Read more…]
Waaaaay back in 2012, DFB broke the exclusive news story that a new restaurant would be opening in Epcot’s Morocco pavilion!
As we confirmed in April, Spice Road Table is opening soon! This restaurant joins Tangierine Café (Moroccan sandwiches and specialty pastries) and Restaurant Marrakesh (savory dishes, Moroccan music, and belly dancers). The restaurants all showcase Morocco’s authentic charm.
Mediterranean outdoor cafes served as inspiration for the restaurant’s themeing. Spice Road Table’s exterior is whitewashed with icy blue accents reminiscent of the famous “Blue City” of Chefchaouen in the North African country’s Rif Mountains. Look for an outdoor terrace seating 120 guests and room for 60 indoors with incredible views of the World Showcase lagoon. I can’t wait to see IllumiNations from here! Inside, guests will find cozy booths, Moroccan light fixtures, intricate tiles, tapestries, and art. Some features will represent Morocco’s indigenous Berber tribes.
Along the front of the building, a Moroccan “souk” will offer wares from colorful marketplaces. Before your meal, get a henna tattoo from an artist specializing in temporary body art. There will be traditional and modern designs to choose from!
Menu highlights include [Read more…]
In the meantime, the big Disney food news this week is the confirmation of a new restaurant opening in Epcot’s Morocco. We broke the news back in 2012, but we’re excited to see that it’s now official!
Later this year, you’ll be able to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine via small plates and tapas at the Spice Road Table on the World Showcase Lagoon waterfront! Read more about the new Epcot Morocco restaurant here!
Disney Food News
Short and savory!
- Tables in Wonderland members can enjoy a discount at La Nouba at Downtown Disney on select dates April through June. Plus, a beer dinner has been announced for The Wave restaurant.
- A new restaurant will be opening this year in Epcot’s Morocco called Spice Road Table. Construction has already begun, and guests will find merchandise that was sold in the shops on the waterfront now being sold at Tangierine Cafe!
And there’s more where that came from! Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board. This week, we featured spring events at Ralph Brennan’s, custom food vinylmations at the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland’s Tiki Room, and an honor for Victoria & Albert’s Restaurant!
Reader Laura tweeted a picture from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in the Magic Kingdom. She shares “Finally tried this huge and yummy waffle with chicken, loved it! Thanks @DisneyFoodBlog for the recommendation!” Hooray!! See our review here!
Grand Launch and Discount: The DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book, 2013 Edition
We’re thrilled to announce that 2013 Edition of The DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book is now available! And in honor of our grand launch, you can get the new mini-guide for $2 off the regular purchase price for a limited time — just use code MAGIC13 at the check-out!
We’ve updated our best-selling DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book to include even more snacks! It carries 114 pages of information and advice on well over 100 delicious Magic Kingdom snacks (over 30 more than in our previous edition!). With a 100% money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose! 🙂
The DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book includes:
- Full-color photos of over 100 of our favorite snacks
- Current prices and Disney Dining Plan snack credit status
- Snack locations
- Disney Food Blog reviews of all snacks
- Special Bonus items you’re going to love! (Of course…how could we not include these?)
Want even more savings? Bundle two or more of our time-tested guides into one purchase to get even more great Disney Dining information and photos.
DFB Guide + Snacks Bundle:
With our popular DFB Guide + Snacks Bundle, you’ll get our
- DFB Guide 2013 Edition, our
- DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks, AND our
- DFB Guide to Epcot Snacks
All for a significant discount! Learn more about the DFB Guide + Snacks Bundle here!
DFB Snack Bundle:
Already have the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining? You can still bundle for savings! Pick up our bundle of two DFB Snack Guides — Magic Kingdom and Epcot — for less.
With the DFB Snack Bundle, you’ll receive the DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book and the DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book for one super-discounted price. Purchase the DFB Snack Bundle here!
Did You Purchase a Previous Edition of the DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks?
Read more about our extra discounts for previous purchasers here!
On to the Round-Up!
First of all, a BIG thanks to Jen Yates at Epbot.com and Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing for sharing our post about the Disneyland Haunted Mansion dinner with their readers. These are two of my fav-o-rite websites, and I urge you to go check them out if you haven’t already! Seriously. Go now. We’ll wait…
WFTV shares great Sunday brunch restaurants at the Walt Disney World resort.
Zagat named Victoria & Albert’s as one of the top 15 iconic restaurants in the United States.
Seattle Times announces that Starbucks hired Walt Disney executive Matthew Ryan for the new position of global chief strategy officer.
Just Jenn Recipes features some really fun Star Wars recipes here!
Yesterland visits the 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival’s new food kiosks!
Main Street Gazette reviews the Starring Rolls Fruit Tart in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The Atomic Grog recaps the news and rumors regarding the restaurants at Disney Springs!
Many of you will remember when in 2012 Disney Food Blog shared exclusive details about a new restaurant coming to Epcot’s Morocco pavilion in Walt Disney World! Yesterday, Disney confirmed that the restaurant will be opening in 2013!
The name has changed since we reported the story, but the details have not! Here’s a recap of what you can expect at the new waterfront restaurant — Spice Road Table — in Epcot later this year…
Spice Road Table Restaurant
Please note that these are exclusive details from the operator of Disney World’s Morocco pavilion restaurants about the restaurant!
Breaking ground this year, the Spice Road Table Restaurant will join Restaurant Marrakesh and Tangierine Cafe to offer authentic Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine in one of Epcot’s most exotic pavilions.
The new restaurant will combine 120 outdoor terrace seats with 60 indoor seats to offer guests a new option for dining in the World Showcase (and another amazing view of Epcot’s Illuminations fireworks show).
Spice Road Table Menu
The food and drink offerings were described to me as a “Food and Wine Festival all year round.” The menu will include [Read more…]
We’ve got exclusive details from the operator of Disney World’s Morocco pavilion restaurants about a fantastic new development that has been green-lighted for Epcot’s World Showcase in 2013!
We all know about that lovely waterfront event space next to the Mo’Rockin’ stage, right? Well guess what — this gorgeous real estate might soon house a brand new RESTAURANT!
Reportedly breaking ground in January 2013, the new Tapaz Restaurant would join Restaurant Marrakesh and Tangierine Cafe to offer authentic Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine in one of Epcot’s most exotic pavilions.
The Tapaz waterfront restaurant complex plans combine 120 outdoor terrace seats with 60 indoor seats to offer guests another incredible option for dining in the World Showcase (and another amazing view of Epcot’s Illuminations, Reflections of Earth, fireworks show).
The food and drink offerings were described to me as a “Food and Wine Festival all year round.” The menu would include [Read more…]
Nestled in the back of Epcot’s Tangierine Café, you’ll find a lovely little spot that serves pastries and an assortment of coffee drinks, some laced with liqueurs.
At the same counter, you will also find a variety of grown-up slushies that prove to be very alluring on a hot (insert the season here) Florida day.
As I headed to the counter to try one of the flavors — termed daiquiris — I wasn’t really sure which one I was feelin’ of the coffee, tangerine, and strawberry options.
I had tried the Tangerine Daiquiri YEARS before, and had really enjoyed it. (If you’ve ever had the Moroccorita, the consistency is very similar.) But maybe it was time to broaden my horizons.
Since I was being all wishy-washy, the helpful cast member gave me samples to help seal the deal — one Tangerine, and one Strawberry. (Helpful cast members are the BEST.)
Now, I can’t promise that you’ll score samples, but it never hurts to ask!
The Tangerine was delicious and refreshing, but I found the Strawberry to be a little sweet for my taste. So, being the weirdo that I am, I asked for a combo Tangerine-Strawberry Daiquiri. Our helpful cast member continued to be [Read more…]
Welcome back guest author Melissa Sue Sorrells Galley with a review of the Tangierine Café in Epcot’s Morocco!
Today we’re heading to one of my all-time absolute favorite places in Walt Disney World, Epcot’s Morocco at night, to do one of my all-time absolute favorite things ever: eat.
As you enter the Morocco pavilion, you’re immediately transported by the sights, smells, and sounds of a Moroccan marketplace, which sets the scene for the delicious meal you’re about to enjoy.
Located on the France-side of the Morocco pavilion, the Tangierine Café is a [Read more…]