New Menu Items at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante, Olivia’s Brunch Becoming Daily, and Summer Treats at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World has released a food guide for the summer featuring new treats and menu updates.
Swirls on the Water has the new Buzz Lightyear Star Commander Cone, a purple cheesecake soft-serve adorned with chocolate wings and space sprinkles. Read our review. The DOLE Whip Float featuring Rosa Regale Sparkling Red Wine, DOLE Whip strawberry, and a fresh strawberry slice is also available this month.
At Magic Kingdom Park, visit Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies for the Zurg Freeze. It will be available starting tomorrow and through the end of June.
Over at The Land in EPCOT, Garden Grill and Sunshine Seasons both have new dishes. A Barbecued-roasted Chicken with Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce as well as a Southern-style Spoon Bread is now available at Garden Grill. At Sunshine Seasons starting today, you can enjoy a Roast Beef Sandwich with chilled roast beef, chimichurri aïoli, cheddar, arugula, and red onion on a flour-topped kaiser roll served with potato chips. For a plant-based option, try the Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich featuring roasted red pepper, red onion, tomato, arugula, hummus, and balsamic vinaigrette on herbed focaccia. And rounding up the new additions to this tasty spot is the Spicy Fish Taco. This dish has a fire-roasted corn salsa, creamy jalapeño Piri Piri sauce, and radish served with plantain chips.
Coral Reef Restaurant has also seen some enhanced items recently. Start off your meal with new appetizers like the Trio of Seasonal Dips with fresh vegetable crudité and crisps or the New England Clam Chowder. Then feast upon entrée additions like the Orange-glazed Sustainable Salmon served with vegetable stir-fry and shiitake sticky rice or the Cajun Chicken Pasta filled with pulled Cajun-spiced chicken, parmesan cream sauce, roasted mushrooms, peas, peppers, and onions.
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is debuting new menu items inspired by classic Italian cuisine in late June. For starters, the Fried Fresh Mozzarella is a must-try with marinara sauce, ricotta salata, and lemon oil. The Grilled Bone-in Pork Chop is a new entrée accompanied by creamy polenta, roasted tomatoes, mustard vincotto, and charred broccolini. You can also indulge in enhanced versions of Mama’s Italian Pasta and the Sustainable Fish dish. There are several new desserts to choose from: the Mini Cannoli Trio, Colors of Italy Cheesecake, Mama’s Cookies To Go, and Blueberry Frangipane Tart.
Olivia’s brunch service will be available every day of the week starting on September 1, with reservations opening soon. This expanded offering will still feature your favorite classic brunch items, like the Southernmost Buttermilk Fried Chicken and the Papa’s Hash. And what proper brunch is complete without a good ole Loaded Key West Bloody Mary? There will also be a new offering added to the menu – Banana Bread Pudding. This treat features Bahamian banana-rum syrup and coconut whipped cream with your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham.
Several Walt Disney World Resort hotels have some new treats for you. In the World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, you’ll find the Box Office Cupcake, a yellow cupcake filled with caramel and topped with marshmallow buttercream and a peanut-pretzel-popcorn brittle. Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort has the Rock and Roll Cupcake, another yellow cupcake but this one is filled with peanut butter buttercream and topped with banana panna cotta and candied bacon. The End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports is serving up the MVP Cupcake. This yellow cupcake is stuffed with apple pie filling and topped with a buttercream baseball and caramel popcorn-peanut crunch.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort also has a couple of new sweets. At Everything POP Shopping & Dining, the pastry chefs have whipped up the Flashback Crème Pie, an oatmeal-raisin cookie sandwich filled with marshmallow crème topped with dark chocolate and cinnamon glaze, as well as the Pop Goes the Bananas Cupcake, a yellow cupcake filled with caramelized banana in a pastry crème topped with caramel-latte buttercream.
Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort has the Lighting McQueen Gravel Road Sundae featuring vanilla soft-serve ice cream with chocolate cookie crumbs, chocolate sauce, and a Lightning McQueen chocolate coin.
Visit The Drop Off pool bar to try two new cocktails. The Big Blue Ocean is made up of Svedka Vodka, Bacardi Superior Rum, Bols Blue Curaçao, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade served with a souvenir glow cube. The Seafoam Refresher has Malibu Coconut Rum, Bols Blue Curaçao, and pineapple juice, garnished with pineapple.