A Delicious Journey Down Spice Road


I’ll admit, I’m not quite adventurous when it comes to trying new foods. Up until just a few years ago just the idea of spinach made me gag, and don’t get me started on broccoli. As much as neither of those vegetables has really anything at all to do with this article, the point is I don’t want to try new foods… except when I’m at Epcot.



A Whole New World

There’s something about Disney that can lighten up even the worst of situations. One of these situations could just be figuring out what’s for dinner. There are more than 135 restaurants on property catering to basically everyone’s palate, if not their wallets. Which lends itself to the fact that, each trip you take to “the World,” you can probably find somewhere you haven’t been before. Some even treat it as a game, trying to see how many they can sample during their lifetime. This is obviously easier if you live locally. By trying something new each trip, you can almost feel like it is a whole new world each time.

The Search

The list that seems endless, aka the list of Disney Restaurants. In your search for a reservation, you might be overwhelmed by the shear culinary diversity Disney offers. However, fear not! There is a forum section on the DISboards that can help you with restaurant information, reviews and even whether or not you’d usually need a reservation.

The Spice Road Less Traveled

Morocco was one of the pavilions in Epcot that I always, sort of, passed right through. Don’t get me wrong, it is a beautiful pavilion. It’s full of authentic architecture and diversity just like any of the other pavilions, I just never took the time to enjoy what was right there in front of me (well, to the sides) as I walked through. I found out what a big mistake I was making during a trip in May 2015.

Rediscovered

Before the trip, on a whim, I decided to switch my La Hacienda de San Angel reservation to a more conveniently timed one over at Spice Road Table. It was a gamble, and it would be my first experience in the Morocco pavilion. I could not have been more pleased! Even though the menu focuses on small plates, there is a tasty selection of entrees available as well. It is because of this experience that I will be spending more time in Morocco next trip to Epcot.

Coriander-crusted Rack of Lamb; Photo Credit: The Morocco Pavilion

Delicious Never Tasted So Good

Spice Road’s menu has a bountiful selection of Mediterranean fare. If you’re joining them for lunch or aren’t in the mood for a large meal, their small plates menu offers selections of fried calamari, lamb sliders, and Moroccan lamb sausage among others. Dinner entrees include All Natural Roasted Chicken, Coriander-crusted Rack of Lamb (a new found personal favorite), Mediterranean Vegetable Platter, Mix Grill (beef and chicken) Skewers, and Yellowfin Tuna. There are pairings on the menu for wines (of which there is an apparent warehouse of selections). To my delight, the sangria went just about perfect with everything on the table.

On With The Show

The best part of eating at Spice Road? The view! Time your meal just right like we did, and treat yourself to a unique view0 on the World Showcase Lagoon of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. The music gets played and the lights go dim for this explosive nighttime spectacular, celebrating culture and diversity. We sat outside, check out my video of our view! Please excuse the pole in the way, it was still a great view.

As you can see, there is much fun to be had and many plates to be cleared at Spice Road Table. So the next time you find yourself on a road less traveled, take the fork in the Spice Road and enjoy a meal on the water in Morocco.



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