This will be food long remembered…That’s right – Star Wars: Galactic Nights returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 27, and I’ve got a special Foodie Guide to everything being offered at this special event! These items will be available at various locations throughout the park.
Drawing inspiration from the beloved characters, worlds and stories, our culinary team has created a whole host of gourmet bites just for the occasion, including a few new offerings, such as the Dueling Gazpacho. This dish is a standoff between spicy red pepper and cool cucumber-melon, and was inspired by the famous lightsaber duel between Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Sith Lord Darth Maul.
Next up on the list of new items is the Three-Cheese Pasta with a Meatball – a bold pasta inspired by the brave and persevering Resistance Movement, with creamy three-cheese sauce and a spicy lamb and beef meatball, a truly perfect pairing. There’s also the Sweet and Spicy Fried Drumstick. This honey-chili glazed drumstick is served with a pepper jelly biscuit, because what goes better together than chicken and biscuits? Well actually, Chewbacca’s friendship with the porgs of Ahch-To comes pretty close, and also serves as the inspiration for this dish.
Speaking of Ahch-To – this dish reminds us of Luke’s time on that marine planet. The Lemon Diver Scallop with Pork Belly unites land and sea, and is available exclusively at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge. Also exclusive to this location is the Tofu and Rice Noodles, inspired by the vibrant and diverse capital of the galaxy – Coruscant. This contemporary dish features a medley of pan-seared tofu, leeks, red onions and noodles.
If you love the adorable Ewoks, then you’ll love the new Soba Noodle Salad, a dish that compliments the Ewoks and their habitat on their Forest Moon of Endor. This vegetarian dish consists of chili-soy Soba noodles, cucumbers and carrots and is topped with a hard-boiled, chili-glazed deviled egg. But that’s not the only new vegetarian dish – there’s also the Plantmeat on Rootcrush! Inspired by Unkar Plutt’s concession stand on Jakku, this ration of vegetarian meatloaf, mashed potatoes, root vegetables and mushroom gravy will get you energized to go trade with the scavengers.
“It’s a trap!” …of delicious flavors! These Cheese Grits are inspired by Mon Cala and feature a savory steamed crawfish smothered in decadent Louisiana boil broth served on top of sweet corn cheese grits. Also filled with flavor are the Loaded Red Curry Duck Fries. Based on the Battle of Crait, these seasoned fries are topped with duck confit, red curry ketchup and white blended cheese sauce, a snack that’s sure to ignite the spark of hope to any rebellion.
This next dish was inspired by the Erso’s homestead, known for its lowlands and black sand beaches. This delicious meal of Fish and Chips with Smoked Paprika Remoulade comes with root vegetable chips and is sure to have you reminiscing of Lah’mu. And if you’re up for more seafood, then you won’t want to miss the Ancho-Chili Octopus, exclusive to BaseLine Tap House. This dominant dish of octopus and jicama, pear and cucumber slaw was inspired by the Sarlacc, the legendary creature found in the Dune Sea region of Tatooine.
But that’s just the new items – I haven’t even gotten to the returning items yet, like the popular LIGHTSABER CHURROS! That’s right, those bright blue and red churros are back along with the tasty Lightsaber Churro Sundae with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. Other returning sweets include the Sweet and Crunchy Popcorn, the Star Wars-themed Orange Truffle Cupcake, the Mini-Éclair Trio, and the Glow Cotton Candy.
On the savory side, we’ve got several popular dishes returning, such as the C-3PO Charcuterie, Yoda Pepperoni Pizza, Pork Wings with Blueberry Slaw, Vegan Blue Milk Curry, the Grilled Wagyu Beef Slider, the Bloody Mary Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo Skewer, the Crab Duo, and the Ribeye Steak Puff. And for drinks, you can find the refreshing Jettison Juice (non-alcoholic) or Skywalker Wine Flight, featuring Sommità Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Rosé, and Sommità Pinot Noir from Skywalker Vineyards in Marin County, California.
During the event, The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge and BaseLine Tap House will offer table service dining with no reservations required. Here you can experience the flavors of the galaxy with many of the dishes listed above in heartier versions along with items exclusive to these locations.
The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Menu:
- Lemon Diver Scallop with Pork Belly (Location Exclusive)
- Tofu and Noodle Salad (Location Exclusive)
- Éclair Trio
- Shrimp and Chorizo Skewer
- Wagyu Beef Slider
- C-3PO Charcuterie
- Skywalker Wines
BaseLine Tap House Menu:
- Ancho-Chili Octopus (Location Exclusive)
- Éclair Trio
- Ribeye Steak Puff
- Vegan Curry
- C-3PO Charcuterie
- Dueling Gazpacho
- Skywalker Wines
Now, if you’re looking at these items and just can’t decide on one dish, try the Galactic Tasting and Viewing Package! With this sampler package, you can taste a selection of five items – with up to 25 different specialty items and beverages (alcohol included) to choose from. In addition, you can also use this sampler for any Disney Dining Plan Snack-eligible items throughout the park. This package does not include items served at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge and BaseLine Tap House. You can book the Galactic Tasting and Viewing Package online or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).
Remember, these special Star Wars-themed offerings are exclusive to this event, so purchase your tickets today for Star Wars: Galactic Nights if you want to get in on the action! This event will take place on May 27, 2018, from 7p.m. to midnight at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Discounts are available for Annual Passholders and DVC Members. Call 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639) for details and reservations.