The chicken portion was disappointingly small, but it was tender with a nice flavor added by the lemon-garlic glaze.
The spiced lamb is the best option in terms of portion and quality. It was tender and flavorful. If you only get one kebab, this is the one to get.
The beef was very tough, and frankly, it was hard to get past that. Avoid getting this one if you can.
*NEW* Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Zaalouk, and Zhoug Dips – $5.00
This was the big winner! It’s a tender, doughy bread with three very nice accompaniments. The hummus, while simple, was restaurant-quality at least. The Zaalouk has eggplants and tomatoes with spices. It looks like harissa so we expected more spice, but in the end it was more savory and sweet with no spice. The zhoug is a spicy sauce with cilantro, hot peppers and garlic. It wasn’t hot, but it was heavy on garlic and cilantro flavors, though it needed more pepper. Still, we found it to be very enjoyable.
*NEW* Pistachio Cake with Cinnamon Pastry Cream and Candied Walnuts – $4.75
This was a delicious, moist cake with sweet cinnamon pastry cream.
It comes in a nice portion size, but is lighter than it looks. It’s a perfect cake for a hot summer day.
*NEW* Fresh Orange Juice (Non-Alcoholic) – $4.75
This was a little bitter. It’s a weird offering, as the non-alcoholic options are still usually more special.
*NEW* Fresh Blood Orange Juice (Non-Alcoholic) – $5.25
Of the two orange juices, this was the superior choice. It has a tanginess and tartness that’s more pleasant than the other juice. It’s refreshing in the Florida heat.
*NEW* 3 Daughters Brewing Fig Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (5.5% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 oz., $9.00 for 12 oz.
From correspondence with 3 Daughters Brewing: “Tender, fresh figs with honey-like sweetness create this delicious fall cider. Complemented with hints of ripe berry, this brew may remind you of a certain type of cookie.”
From Bold Rock Hard Cider: “Ginger Turmeric is an herbal tea inspired cider made with locally grown Blue Ridge Mountain apples paired with the distinctive spice of ginger root and aromatic earthiness of turmeric.”
*NEW* Fig Cocktail with White-Cranberry Juice and Fig Vodka – $11.00
There’s probably not a lot of alcohol in this one, but it was really well-balanced. It’s not syrupy like other festival drinks, which was nice.
It’s quite refreshing, and takes a pretty picture for the budding food photographers out there. We highly recommend this one.
Location of Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina is on the western side of the Morocco Pavilion, opposite the entrance to Spice Road Table. You can find it at number 27 on the map below.
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