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What’s New on Signature Menus at Walt Disney World

posted on March 30th, 2011 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Foodies, rejoice and check out these delectable new tastes on Walt Disney World signature menus. Then tell us what Disney dish you’ve tasted lately that’s worth sharing.

What’s New on Signature Menus at Walt Disney World

In the Magic Kingdom, Cinderella’s Royal Table has added a lunch Niçoise Salad with seared tuna, haricot verts, olives, tomatoes, baby greens and classic vinaigrette. For dinner, an indulgent whole-fried Cornish hen with castle-made mac ‘n cheese and broccolini is getting rave reviews.

Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is featuring a simply delicious taste of spring with a pear and endive salad tossed with pear emulsion, pistachio brittle, Robiola Bosina cheese and fresh strawberries.

What’s New on Signature Menus at Walt Disney World

Also at the Grand, Narcoossee’s offers a whole snapper with basmati rice, charred green beans and soy-lime vinaigrette. If you remember this from the menu, it’s run before as a special, but is so popular it’s now a seasonal staple.

Jumping over to Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, we had a hard time choosing between the house-made charcuterie with smoked duck sausage, venison, veal sweetbread terrine and steak tartare and the butter-poached lobster with vanilla-whipped parsnips and a tart green apple emulsion. That lobster is cooked sous vide (French for “under vacuum”), which keeps it deliciously tender.

Across the water at Disney’s BoardWalk, Flying Fish Cafe keeps it local and sustainable with Floribbean wild-caught shrimp cocktail with Vero Beach red watercress, spiced heirloom radishes and palm hearts with a horseradish and piquillo-pepper-laced cocktail sauce.

At California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, it’s all about spring veggies – spring onions on the flatbreads and in soups, English peas, artichokes in the ravioli, Delta asparagus with the beef filet, Florida peaches to “lacquer” the buttery pork belly served with a white bean puree – or have your peaches for dessert with crepes and peach sorbet. Yum.

Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort takes the prize for sweet endings with its “Chocolate Indulgence” – Valhrona chocolate ganache with salted chocolate ice cream, Amarena cherries and chocolate “pop rocks.” Eat dessert first, we say!

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Mark from RI on March 30th, 2011 at 10:29 am

OK! Now I’m offically hungry.

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gerry on March 30th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

We had a celebratory dinner 2 weeks ago at Narcoossee. Marvelous service, margelous food, and a GREAT view of the fireworks.

We also sampled Kouzzina, Cat Cora’s restaurant on the Boardwalk. I expect I’ll be back there again. And again.

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Laura on March 30th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Ah yes, one more delicious reason to visit WDW! Can’t wait for our next trip to Florida, but a visit this Sat to Disneyland will have to do for now! :)

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Charles on March 30th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Had an awesome meal at Cinderella’s. The tenderloin was perfectly cooked and very tender. My wife had the braised cobia and said it was the best fish dish she has ever had. Service was wonderful never wanted for anything.

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Barbara on March 30th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Sounds great! We’ll be celebrating my husband’s b’day at the Yacht Club in May and have reservations for a few of these restaurants as they’re our favorites! Thanks Disney for always surprising us with something great!

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Iris from MI on March 30th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

These sound tasty,.
I was so disappointed by the signature restaurants limited menus. Every one had the same type foods, just variations of them though. After about 5 nights in 5 different places, we got bored and started eating our way around EPCOT instead. :(

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Friend on March 30th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

YUM!

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Tracey from ON on March 30th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Some of this info is a little late! We had the Cornish Hen at CRT back in Sept ’10…it was delicious…highly recommend it.

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Jackie on March 30th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

We were just at WDW in December and we LOVED just about everything we ate! Do overs for us include: Yak and Yeti, Garden Grille, Tusker House, Rose and Crown (mushy peas, YUM!), and Plaza Inn. The fast food place with the fish and chips in the UK near Rose & Crown (sorry, can’t remember the name) warranted 2 visits. We also really enjoyed the sandwiches in Norway. The food everywhere was terrific and the service couldn’t be beat. We also LOVE Steakhouse 55 in DLR!

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April on March 30th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

We recently returned from a visit to WDW, and my kids (19, 21 and 23) and I all enjoyed a FABULOUS dinner at SANAA at the Animal Kingdom Villa’s Kidani Village. Rather than each order a single entree’ and in order to enjoy as many dishes as possible, we took advantage of the sampler offerings. We started with 2 of the Indian-Style Bread Services, which came with several dipping accompaniments. AMAZING!! Then we moved on to the Appetizer Sampler, which features Potato and Pea Samosas, Pulled Duck with
Red Curry Sauce, and Roasted Cauliflower. Moved on to 2 Salad Sampler where we chose Chickpeas with Cucumber and Tomato,Watermelon Lime and Radish, and Carrot, Orange, and Mint. The flavors were unbelievable. So many unusual spices which made the salads so delicious. Finally we had a Slow Cooked with Gravy Selection with Chicken with Red Curry Sauce and Coconut-Curry Lamb which came with Basamati Rice. We also enjoyed a little dessert & coffee afterward. The four of us were able to enjoy so many different and unusual flavor combinations, we were comfortably full, and didn’t spend a fortune. The view out the window of the animals is something you don’t normally see! We still talk about how wonderful this meal was!

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Skip from FL on March 30th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

#9 Jackie
United Kingdom counter service
An older park map of mine has:
Harry Ramsden $ fish and chips
A more recent park map has:
Yorkshire County Fish Shop L D $

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Tracie from RI on April 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 am

While vacationing at WDW a few weeks ago, Citrico’s prepared for me a vegan version of the pear/endive salad. It was delicious – a celebration of texture and taste. In November 2009 I had the whole snapper at Narcoossee’s – it, too, was wonderful. Crispy not oily, not overly breaded, and (surprisingly) very easy to eat.

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Nancy on April 4th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Is that first photo of the whole snapper at Narcoossee’s? If so, it looks fantastic! :D Kudos for presenting it whole with head and tail on. The charcuterie plate at Yachtsman’s sounds absolutely delicious also. I adore duck, game meat, and offal! :) Thank you, Disney culinary team, for adding more creative and foodie dishes to your signature restaurants!!!

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