Jambo! Thanks to Vallen Tucker at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge concierge office, we have some great NEW information about the resort’s Dine With An Animal Specialist opportunity!!
As you know, the dining option is offered at Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village. Guests can dine with an Animal Specialist, savoring cuisine from Sanaa while learning about the animals grazing outside the window. During the “untamed” lunch, your family will be immersed in African culture while posing questions to the animal expert regarding the animals on the nearby savanna.
Dine With An Animal Specialist: Menu
The four-course menu will delight your senses during this exclusive experience limited to 12 guests. It is recommended for guests over 8 years old. Special Diets can be accommodated and there is a separate menu for kids
First Course: Indian Style Bread Service
Breads – Naan, Onion Kulcha, Papadum, Paneer Paratha
Accompaniments – Red Chile Sambal, Cucumber Raita, Coriander Chutney, Mango Chutney, Garlic Pickle, Green Mango Pickle, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus, Tamarind Chutney
Second Course: Salad Sampler
Chickpeas with cucumber and tomato
Watermelon, lime, and radish
Third Course: Slow Cooked in Gravy, Simple and Well Seasoned
Chicken with Red Curry Sauce and Shrimp with Green Curry Sauce
Served with Basmati Rice
Fourth Course: Dessert Sampler
Chocolate Cake, Passion Fruit Kulfi, and Chai Cream
(My favorite is the Kulfi! It’s like a sorbet.)
Meeting the Animals
After dining at Sanaa, guests will enjoy seeing reticulated tortoises up close!
Cost and Booking Details
This opportunity is offered at Sanaa every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 1:15 pm, and is in a trial period for 16 weeks. It is open to all Walt Disney World visitors — you do not have to be staying at the resort to take part.
$49.00 (10 and older)
$29.00 (3-9) for special kid’s menu
Cost includes a $5.00 contribution to Disney’s Worldwide Conservation Fund.
Applicable tax and 18% gratuity automatically added and included in cost.
To make a reservation, call 407-938-6922, option 3 or stop by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge concierge. Beginning Aug. 1, 2011, reservations will be available online at http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/reservations/dining/ or call 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463) up to 180 days prior to visiting.
This is a wonderful opportunity to dine at Sanaa while learning about the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s animal program!
Thanks again Vallen!