We’re feeling EXTRA patriotic tonight!
That’s because we’ve just had the opportunity to try some of the food coming to the NEW Regal Eagle Smokehouse in Epcot! If you know DFB, you know we love news that we can eat and that’s just what we got!
The new quick-service restaurant is set to open THIS MONTH in the American Adventure Pavilion, so we’ve been waiting patiently for a full menu, well we still don’t have a full menu but we’re one step closer with the deets of a bunch of new food items from Regal Eagle.
So, let’s talk about those eats!!!! We started off by trying the Toybox Tomato Salad which is a yummy and refreshing blend of peas, tomatoes, onions, and a basil vinaigrette.
Next up, we’ve got a vegetarian option. That’s right, a vegetarian option at a Smokehouse! The Vegetarian Braised Greens are a pretty hearty option.
Then we tried out the menu item we were most excited for: the Sliced Hardwood Smoked Pork. It IS a Smokehouse so we had big expectations. The pork wasn’t too dry and was ok overall. Note! Disney shared that this dish won’t be served this way when Regal Eagle opens, but it gave us a good idea of what to expect.
Movin’ on…we’ve got a plant-based option! The Smoked Impossible and Quinoa Terrine was pretty good but was a little too smokey. It kinda made us think of the library burning scene on Spaceship Earth!
To go with our meal, we had a sampling of three Regal Eagle sauces. We got to try the Honey Mustard Sauce (likely the Tangy Mustard Sauce), the Smokey Barbecue Sauce (maybe the Vinegar-based sauce?), and the Spicy Barbecue Sauce (Spicy Mop Sauce). We’re expecting four housemade sauces in the restaurant, so this gives us a good idea of what we can look forward to. All three were good but our fave was the spicy; it had GREAT flavor and wasn’t too hot.
And as the perfect side, we had the yummy Roasted Cornbread…
…complete with light, and DELICIOUS Whipped Butter. Honestly though, butter on cornbread? You can’t go wrong!
Overall, this sneak peek really filled our stomachs and got us SUPER PUMPED for the opening of Regal Eagle! We’ll keep you posted on a full menu and an opening date so that you can try allll these tasty new offerings for yourself!
Disney also shared a new piece of concept art for the new restaurant! Doesn’t this spot look like THE place to be in Epcot? We can’t wait to check it out!
Which menu item looks tastiest to you? Let us know in the comments!
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