Culinary Distinction at Disney’s BoardWalk
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Down on Disney’s boardwalk, the pizza is hotter than the seashore in July and the saltwater taffy is take-home friendly. From breakfast to lunch to dinner and dessert, the dining options are a delicious surprise at Disney’s BoardWalk, the Atlantic seaboard-themed village at Walt Disney World Resort.
Kouzzina by Cat Cora features the celebrity chef’s Mediterranean-inspired recipes. At the 170-seat Flying Fish Cafe, new American cuisine means a diverse menu designed to please every palate. At ESPN Club, where fans can view “every sport, every game, every day,” guests are batting 1.000 with a Philly cheesesteak, specialty drinks and the club’s signature “Boo-Yah!” Chili. Big River Grille & Brewing Works offers handcrafted beers and taste-tempting pub fare. And what’s a trip to the shore without a stop for fudge or taffy at Seashore Sweets’, a freshly baked cinnamon bun at BoardWalk Bakery, or a sip of something special at Leaping Horse Libations, a carousel pool bar.
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Kouzzina by Cat Cora
Kouzzina by Cat Cora, features a menu of Mediterranean-style cuisine that pays tribute to Chef Cora’s Greek roots. As a Mississippi native born to a family of Greek restaurateurs, Cora grew up immersed in two different and flavorful cultures – and kitchen “know-how” handed down through generations. The cuisine at Kouzzina (Greek for “kitchen” and pronounced “koo-zee-nah”) showcases Chef Cora’s philosophy to create simple yet sensational meals. The family-friendly restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner.
Flying Fish Cafe
Nostalgically reflecting an early 20th century Atlantic Seaboard pier, brilliant neon above the front door welcomes guests to Flying Fish Cafe. Named for a Coney Island roller coaster called The Flying Turns, with cars emblazoned with “flying fish,” the brilliant hues carry right inside the front door, where the décor conjures up thoughts of the deep blue sea. Giant, shimmering fish scales hug the walls. Delicate lights dangle from oversized fish hooks. Sleek, golden fish arc overhead.
Guests can dine at the chef’s counter by the show kitchen to watch as a well-orchestrated team turns out nightly specials like oak-grilled scallops, char-crusted New York strip steak or potato-wrapped red snapper. Flying Fish Cafe is all about seasonal flavors and modern classic cooking, with a seafood-driven menu that also offers a variety of vegetarian, beef and other meat dishes.
Dessert is special at Flying Fish Cafe, with creations like house-made sorbets and fresh fruit tarts. Wine pairings also are on the menu.
Flying Fish Cafe is open daily from 5:30-10 p.m. for dinner.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Freshly brewed ale and a pub menu of distinction sets apart Big River Grille & Brewing Works. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night snacks, Big River features six flagship beers brewed right on premises. Served in an eclectic, laid-back atmosphere, the menu features burgers, ribs and specialties such as flame-grilled meatloaf and hazelnut-crusted chicken. With seating for 50 outside and 140 inside, the pub serves lunch, dinner and late-night snacks.
The 71-screen ESPN Club gives noshing fanatics a palate-pleasing lineup of choices. Macho Nachos with beef and cheese, pulled pork, burgers and Red Wings (the club’s own special version of Buffalo wings) make dining as much fun as viewing. Entree items include a grilled chicken sandwich, burgers, pulled pork and fresh fish.
From the bar, guests can sample the MVP Margarita with tequila, organic agave nectar and fresh-squeezed lime juice or The Adrenalin, a non-alcoholic blend of strawberries and bananas.
For those who want a walk on the sweet side, a stop at Seashore Sweets’ or BoardWalk Bakery is the ticket. At Seashore Sweets’ guests can admire vintage photos of Miss America Pageant winners while choosing from a selection of gelato, candies and specialty coffees. Seats are available inside and out for those who’d like to sit and sip a cappuccino or caramel hazelnut latte. BoardWalk Bakery’s walk-up counter (seating on the boardwalk) features a selection of pastries, croissants and mouth-watering cinnamon sticky buns plus coffee, espresso, cappuccino, juices and other drinks. Guests can watch bakers at work behind picture windows.
Poolside at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Leaping Horse Libations carousel pool bar, swimmers and sunbathers can enjoy a selection of specialty drinks, plus burgers, salads and chicken sandwiches.
For additional information on eatery hours, call 407/939-5100.