It’s time, once again, to share the Best Bites for Walt Disney World, including what’s new and special in food from around the resort.
First up is Epcot, where Takumi-Tei celebrated its official grand opening this week. The new signature-table service restaurant in the Japan pavilion has been soft-opened for about a month, but today officials from Mitsukoshi and Disney officially cut the ribbon.
Also in Epcot, guests will find some new items on the menu at the Coral Reef Restaurant.
New appetizers include Seared Sea Scallops with saffron butter broth, tomato bruschetta, and crostini. The updated entree menu features a new Lobster Seafood Boil with lobster, Jonah Crab claw, shrimp, mussels, Andouille sausage, corn, potatoes, ouzo-garlic butter, and spiced cioppino broth, or Grilled Swordfish with warm white beans, roasted Cipollini onions, arugula, and lemon-herb vinaigrette.
Guests can also choose to add the new one pound of steamed Maryland-style Snow Crab legs with lemon and butter to their entree. For dessert, grab the cheesecake with a shortbread cookie and fruit compote.
Over at Disney Springs, a new food truck called Cookie Dough and Everything Sweet is on the way, featuring edible cookie dough desserts.
Try the Springs Candy Taco with candy monster cookie dough, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry served in a waffle taco; Minnie Mouse Taco with peanut butter fluff cookie dough, caramel sauce, whipped cream, a cherry, and a chocolate Minnie bow served in a waffle taco; Celebration Parfait with celebration cookie dough with celebration Mickey cake, vanilla custard, strawberries, whipped cream, and a cherry; or Mickey or Minnie Funnel Cake topped with powdered sugar and Mickey or Minnie-shaped cookie dough.
Cookie dough is also available by the cup or on a cone. The truck is scheduled to open later this month on the West Side across from Candy Cauldron.
Also opening this month is Sunshine Churro, with carts in both the Marketplace and West Side. The cart, which also has locations at the Disneyland Resort, serves classic and gourmet flavors like watermelon, salted caramel, strawberry cheesecake, fruity cereal, and cookies and cream.
Staying in Disney Springs, D-Luxe Burger is making a new Pepperoni Pizza Burger with artisan pepperoni, fried mozzarella, and Pomodoro sauce. For something completely different, try the Temple of Bacon at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, made with thick cut applewood-smoked bacon dipped in milk and chipotle chocolate ganache from The Ganachery.
Finally at Disney Springs, visit the popular Earl of Sandwich for a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich or Chicken Cheesesteak sandwich, with provolone, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions. You’ll event find a Veggie Cheesesteak Sandwich with provolone, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and HP sauce.
The Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort has a new plant-based treat with a familiar shape. The Sweet Thai Coconut Mickey Onigiri includes coconut sticky rice with poppy seeds, stuffed with roasted mangos, mandarins, apples, and carrots, then wrapped in nori and served with a sweet and sour fruit dipping sauce.
Also for August, the food court is making the Hades Cupcake, with chocolate cake, blue sour candy buttercream, and a chocolate Hades piece.
Source: Disney Parks Blog