Flying Fish reopens today on Disney’s Boardwalk with a new name and a new look. The restaurant has dropped “Café” from the name and will now just be known as Flying Fish. The name “Flying Fish” actually comes from the name of one of the cars on the classic “Flying Turns” rollercoaster.
An all-new kitchen and dining room have been designed, including an additional space for private dining events to take place. The open kitchen allows diners to see into all the action of their food being created. The restaurant is designed to harken back to the heyday of luxury seaside resorts and boardwalks.
The flying fish design can be seen throughout the space, in a chandelier of glass fish flying through the air, the kitchen tiles, and the upholstery. There are also subtle nods to the Boardwalk and carnival games, keeping that old rollercoaster theme present and alive.
The head chef is Chef Tim Majoras, who is a Disney Legacy award winner and has been with the company for 9 years. Before this role, he was a chef at the Grand Floridian, a sous chef at Flying Fish Café, and worked at the Boardwalk in a variety of roles.
When designing the menu, Chef Majoras said a focus of this reimagination is the notion of sustainability and that 100% of the menu is sustainable. He grew up fishing with his grandfather on Lake Eerie and has kept the viewpoint since of choosing foods that are fresh and in season.
One of the new menu items is a Fruits of the Sea appetizer with rock shrimp and clams from Florida, grouper cheek, mussels, a splash of Brandy, and a rich lobster stock, all served over a dollop of celery root puree. The menu also includes corn-crusted wild Gulf shrimp, wild Alaskan king salmon and plancha-seared Hokkaido scallops. For those guests who don’t eat seafood, they will enjoy Wagyu filet mignon, Kurobuta pork belly and bison striploin.
In addition to the new menu, general manager and sommelier Stig Jacobsen, has created a wine list that features over 80 wine choices available by the glass.
View the menu here.
Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE or by online at DisneyWorld.com/dine.
Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (wdwinfo.com), Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.