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Front-Row Seat for the Kitchen at New Chef’s Table at Flying Fish Cafe

posted on April 16th, 2010 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


New Chef’s Table at Flying Fish Cafe
Award-winning Chef Tim Keating at Flying Fish Cafe on Disney’s BoardWalk has a loyal following, and guests often ask him to create a special dinner –- something that’s not on the menu. And most of the regulars love a seat at the wide granite bar facing the on-stage kitchen.

Now the first six seats at the coveted “Chef’s Counter” are reserved for the new Chef’s Tasting Wine Dinner, a nightly affair that offers five courses paired with wine for a special evening –- “a new spin on menu items,” said Keating. And there’s plenty of interaction with the well-orchestrated team of chefs.
New Chef’s Table at Flying Fish Cafe
A typical dinner might include “Spring Catch Frutti di Mare” for a starter, followed by roasted Carolina Hills organic free-range chicken with morels, spring peas and mustard spätzle.
New Chef’s Table at Flying Fish Cafe
Next, slow-braised lamb shank and herbes de Provence-crusted lamb loin with heirloom gold beets, artichokes and dark cassis-laced syrah and lamb reduction. A cheese course includes Georgia’s Sweet Grass Dairy artisan cheeses, roasted plums and roasted mushroom croustade. Finish with early crop sweet Florida peaches and Tupelo honey.

Sommelier Keith Gimbel expertly pairs delicious wines with each course.

There are two seatings nightly Sunday through Thursday, at 5:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Cost is $135, $85 without wine. Make reservations at 407-WDW-DINE. There are a handful of blackout dates throughout the year (mostly around busy holidays).

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Diane on April 16th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

This is my favorite place to eat in Disney. My husband and I were there this past winter and ate at the Flying Fish four times in one week just couldn’t get enough of the place and as for Chef Tim Keating I can not say enough good things about him. He personally came over to our table to talk to us. I just love the place the wait staff is also incredible. We will be looking forward to this special treat this fall when we go back.

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Kris from IL on April 16th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Did not eat at the Flying Fish on our visit in February, however…..after reading this, we WILL definately make this a choice on our next trip!!

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Iris from MI on April 16th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

This is my favorite of the high end Disney restaurants and we love sitting at the bar when it’s just the two of us. We never miss eating there!
I am excited to see this happening.

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Jeanine from CA on April 16th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Will people be able to use the DDP or the Tables in Wonderland discount for the bar seating?

 

Pam Brandon on April 17th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

No, DDP or Tables in Wonderland for the Flying Fish Chef’s Table.

 

Pam Brandon on April 17th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Meant to say no DDP or Tables in Wonderland.

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BARBARA from NY on April 16th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Very exciting! My husband has booked us for this! It does require you pre-pay, but we spoke to the manager, and it is such a limited seating that it is the only way to accomodate and manage properly! We are sooooo looking forward to this awesome dining experience!

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Lou from FL on April 17th, 2010 at 9:06 am

I have said for years that Flying Fish was undoubtedly one of the best dining experiences on property. The food, decor, and service have always been exceptional, and now I have yet another reason to come back and visit!

Lou M

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carol from NJ on April 17th, 2010 at 11:38 am

Love this place. Second on list California Grill. Most adults do not understand why we go to Disney without our grandkids or kids,HELLO GREAT places to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Nicholas from NY on April 18th, 2010 at 12:53 am

I have a reservation here during our trip in May, but I will have my daughter and in laws with us, who would not enjoy the taasting menu. However, my wife and I would. Is it available in the dining room and are you able to get it for an individual diner? Often the tasting menus must be for the whole table.
Looking forward to dining there
Thank you

 

Pam Brandon on April 19th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

You have to book a seat at the Chef’s Counter to enjoy the special menu, but the rest of the party could be seated at a table in the dining room and order off the menu — the Chef’s Counter is at the front of the dining room.

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