Shutters Restaurant at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, has recently had it's menu updated. Chef Mike Reitzler spent a good bit of time in the Caribbean on the Disney Cruise Line ships, so he was the perfect person to tweak the casual restaurant’s island-inspired menu.
If you’ve been to Shutters before, you’ll hardly recognize the menu. Chef Mike has left favorites like the chorizo-black bean soup and the crispy chicken wings tossed in habanero-brown sugar glaze, but pretty much everything else is new.
The “Mahi Bake,” which is Shutters’ take on fish tacos with crispy mahi mahi, avocado, lettuce, mango salsa and cilantro-lime sour cream. It’s inspired by the “shark bake” street food in Trinidad, Barbados and Martinique, says Chef Mike, and he had one of the chefs on the ship teach him how to perfect this simple starter.
Each entrée shows off Caribbean flavors, from the fresh fish with yucca dumplings and a curry-lemon butter sauce, a char-crusted New York strip steak with mashed sweet potatoes and a garlicky chimichurri sauce and pasta with shrimp, chorizo, spinach and goat cheese (he also makes a vegetarian version). There is a citrus-poached shrimp, which is really more of a ceviche and is served with hot fried plantains.
A new dessert is a no-sugar-added angel food cake, topped with silky coconut crème Anglaise and fresh fruit. Served with a press pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain,.
Shutters is open nightly at 5 p.m. for dinner. For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE. Dinner is one (1) entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan.