Michelle Clegg, the food & beverage operations manager for the Landscape of Flavors food court at the new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, has been talking about what Guests can expect at the new restaurant.
They’re still tweaking the menu, but all sorts of creative new items make this the next generation of Disney food courts. Burgers are “create your own”; you can start with a beef, chicken or veggie burger, and then the kitchen will pile on your favorite toppings (say, pepperjack cheese, pickles, tomatoes, onions and lettuce).
There will be four onstage tandoor ovens where chefs will bake bread and roast chicken, shrimp, sausage and acorn squash and other veggies – Michelle says that the roasted acorn squash is her favorite dish at the new restaurant. Tandoors are cylindrical ovens that reach very high temperatures and quickly bake, so it should be a grand onstage show for diners. The real treat is naan, a delicious Indian bread that’s slapped directly onto the oven’s walls and left to bake until puffy and lightly browned, perfect for wrapping all sorts of delicious food.
The restaurant’s Mongolian grill is another new touch – 3 feet in diameter, the chefs will make everything onstage, from challah bread French toast for breakfast to grilled beef and fish for lunch and dinner.
Mongolian Beef Stir Fry
There’s lot of attention on “better-for-you” options, so you’ll find buckwheat waffles and pasta, multigrain rice, low-fat smoothies, egg white frittatas and make-your-own yogurt parfaits. But it’s all about choices, so there are still pizzas and fries (and chocolate chip pancakes).
Make your own Yoghurt
...Egg White Frittata ................. Shrimp Pasta
Mickey Fruit Tart
Chocolate Chip Cookies
There is also real gelato on the menu, the Italian version of ice cream with less butterfat but bigger flavor. All this and a whole menu of coffee drinks, including iced French vanilla, iced mocha, cappuccino, espresso and mochachino.
Vanilla Ice Coffee