Visit Orlando's Magical Dining 2020: Disney World Restaurants

Each year locals and visitors can try some of Orlando's best restaurants while supporting a fantastic cause. Feed the Need Florida helps to feed people who do not have access to healthy food. Participating in Magical Dining Month gives $1 to Feed the Need Florida.






Visit Orlando's Magical Dining offer gives diners 38 days of access to a $35 per person prix-fixe menu from August 28th. Many of the participating restaurants are Orlando's best. Here are the six Disney World restaurants that will be participating in this year's presentation.


This listing provides the prix fixe menus for each restaurant along what I look forward to trying during my visits.



Il Mulino New York Trattoria (Italian)

Walt Disney World Swan Resort


Il Mulino is a staple from the New York original. While it isn't the best Il Mulino that I have been to, New York and Miami are my favorites; they offer a more adult atmosphere that many Disney World restaurants can lack. During my visit to Il Mulino, I will try the Caesar salad, white linguini, and clam sauce, then finish with the Tiramisu.


Appetizer


Arancini Di Carne

Italian rice balls stuffed with house-made bolognese over spicy marinara sauce.


Calamari Fritti

lightly fried calamari with a spicy marinara sauce


Cozze

steamed cold water black mussels with white wine sauce


Insalata Caesar

the classic il mulino caesar salad


Main Course

Rigatoni Con Funghi

rigatoni with wild mushrooms, spicy cherry peppers, garlic, and truffle oil


Pollo Fra Diavolo

boneless chicken with sausage and vegetables in a spicy red sauce


Linguine Alle Vongole

linguine with spicy red or spicy white clam sauce


Salmone

sautéed salmon in garlic and olive oil with spicy wild mushroom sauce over broccoli rabe


Dessert

Tiramisu

espresso-soaked ladyfingers with mascarpone cheese mousse, cocoa


Torta al Ciccolato

flourless chocolate cake, whipped cream & zabaglione


Cheesecake Italiano

Italian style cheesecake, whipped cream & zabaglione


JALEO at Disney Springs (Spanish)

Disney Springs


Jaleo is donating an additional $1 to Feed the Need Florida with the purchase of a featured in-house bottle of wine. Jose Andres is known for his generosity. He demonstrated his kindness by donating the restaurant's food to employees during Florida's lockdown.


Jaleo is a big noise. Jose Andres hails from Asturias, the north of Spain, and his background prevails in this menu. As I love Asturias, having lived there for three years, my excitement to enjoy the gastronomy is unbound. Set up similarly to Spains traditional menu of the day, there is a lot to try and enjoy. I look forward to trying the traditional tomato bread and manchego, the green salad, the papayas bravas, garlic shrimp, and flan. I hope that Jaleo has been able to obtain la Casera. In Asturias, the locals cut their wine with Casera, allowing them to drink a simple sangria. I prefer Casera solo.


Appetizer

Course 1 - Choice of 1


Traditional Pan con Tomate y Queso Manchego (V)

toasted slices of bread brushed with fresh tomato served with manchego cheese


Gazpacho al Estilo Algeciras (V, VG)

classic chilled spanish soup made with tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers


Croquetas de Pollo

traditional chicken fritters




Course 2 - Choice of 1


Endibias con Queso de Cabra y Naranjas (V)

endives with goat cheese, oranges and almonds


Espinacas a la Catalana (GF, V, VG)

sautéed spinach, pine nuts, raisins and apples


Ensalada Verde (GF, V, VG)

mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, onions, and olives with a sherry dressing


Main Course

Course 3 - Choice of 1


Setas al Ajillo (GF, V, VG)

sautéed button mushrooms in a garlic and white wine sauce


Cebolla Asada (V)

roasted sweet onions, pine nuts, and valdeón blue cheese


Patatas Bravas (V)

a Jaleo favorite: fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and aioli



Course 4 - Choice of 1


Pimientos del Piquillo Rellenos de Queso de Cabra’ (GF, V)

seared piquillo peppers filled with goat cheese


Gambas al Ajillo (GF)

the very, very famous tapa of shrimp sautéed with garlic


Pollo a la Brasa (GF)

grilled marinated chicken served with mashed potatoes and piquillos


Butifarra Casera con Mongetes (GF)

grilled pork sausage with sautéed white beans and aioli


Paella Tapa

chef's selected paella of the day


Dessert

Course 5 - Choice of 1


Flan al Estilo Tradicional de Mamá Marisa con Espuma de Crema Catalana

a classic Spanish custard with ‘espuma’ of catalan cream and oranges


Sorbete

house-made sorbet - please ask your server for our daily selection




Kimono (Japanese)

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel


Kimono is an intimate lounge located at the Swan Hotel. Traditionally it is teaming with conference-goers as the karaoke is simple fun that draws them in. Now is an excellent time to visit because conventions are minimal.


When I was a concierge at a local luxury resort, the feedback that I received from guests about this restaurant was always glowing. I haven't decided if I will get to Kimono during Magical Dining, should I choose to go here, I would order: miso soup, spider rainbow roll, squid nigiri, and yuzu dome.


Appetizer

Seasonal Green Salad

mandarin vinaigrette


Ika Salad

squid, mushroom, soy sauce


Miso Soup


Edamame


Main Course

Choice of One Roll:


Vegetarian Summer Roll

ponzu sauce


Spider Roll

crispy soft shell crab


Coconut Shrimp Roll


California Roll

krab, avocado, cucumber, smelt roe


Jalapeño Roll

spicy tuna, yellowtail


Alaskan Roll

crab salad, avocado, salmon


Spicy Rainbow Roll

spicy tuna, salmon, avocado



Choice of One Course of Nigiri & Sashimi (6 pieces)


Raw

tuna, salmon, yellowtail, grouper, mackerel, squid, ama Ebi shrimp


Cooked

conch, crab, eel, octopus, shrimp, surf clam


Dessert

Mochi Ice Cream


Yuzu Dome


Strawberry Lychee Trifle


Paddlefish (Seafood)

Disney Springs


Paddlefish, formerly Fulton's Crab House, is a new Disney Springs staple. It has a buzzy atmosphere and offers lovely vistas of Disney Springs.


When I visit, I will have the fried green tomatoes (it is too hot in Florida for clam chowder), stuffed cod, and cheesecake.


Appetizer

Fried Green Tomatoes (V)

elote, queso fresco, remoulade


Wedge Salad (GF)

iceberg, tomatoes, red onions, bacon, blue cheese dressing


New England Clam Chowder (Bowl)

bacon, potatoes, cream


Ahi Poke

sweet black soy, avocado, cucumber pickle, tortilla chips


Main Course

Stuffed Cod

shrimp & scallop cornbread stuffing, asparagus, red potato, creole mustard


Pork Chop (GF)

herb potatoes, marinated peppers, chimichurri


Catfish

cornmeal crust, edamame-bacon succotash, creole mustard


Dessert

Chocolate Layer Cake

caramel sauce


Cheesecake

seasonal berries


Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae

vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate sauce




Terralina Crafted Italian (Italian)

Disney Springs


I didn't rush to try Terralina Crafted Italian when it opened in 2018, as there are so many Italian cuisine choices throughout Orlando. When I try this restaurant, I hope to dine with a view of the water. Here is what I will be trying: bruschetta, pork chop, for dessert, I am genuinely torn between the gelato sundae and the lemon panna cotta.


Appetizer

Crispy Eggplant Fries (V)

lemon-caper aioli


Meatballs

tomato basil sauce, creamy polenta, shaved parmesan


Bruschetta (V)

tomato, basil pesto, shaved parmesan


Main Course

Spaghetti Bolognese

beef, pork and pancetta meat sauce, tomato parmesan cream


Catch of the Day


Center Cut Pork Chop (GF)

creamy polenta, sweet peppers, broccoli


Dessert

Lemon Panna Cotta (V)

candied thyme


Cannoli (V)

chocolate chips, toffee crunch


Gelato Sundae (V)

pistachio, chocolate and vanilla gelato, amareno cherries, toffee crunch, whipped cream



Optional Enhancements


Caesar Salad +7

croutons, shaved parmesan, garlic, anchovy dressing


Baby Greens Salad (GF) +6

carrot, celery, onion, fennel, tomato, red wine vinaigrette



Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (American)

Disney Springs


I have known about Wolfgang Puck since I was little watching the Oscar's and hearing about Spago. My first experience with Wolfgang Pucks was in Los Angeles in 1998. I have been a fan ever since.


I look forward to exploring the flavors on offer. I will be trying the crispy calamari, the grilled ribeye, and the carrot cake.



Bruschetta

marinated tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, ciabatta


Crisp Calamari

olives, zucchini, spicy marinara sauce


Caesar

gem lettuce, ciabatta croutons, garlic parmesan dressing


Main Course

Sautéed Atlantic Salmon

summer ratatouille, basil pesto


Chicken Wiener Schnitzel

tomatoes, dill cucumbers, fingerling potatoes


Rigatoni Pasta

bolognese meat sauce, roasted tomatoes, pecorino cheese



Optional Enhancements


Grilled Ribeye +15


10 oz Flat Iron Steak +8


Add a Pasta Course +8

Campanelle pasta, wild boar ragu, sweet tomatoes, pecorino cheese


Dessert

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake

chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sauce


Spanish Cheesecake

raspberry coulis, fresh peaches


Carrot Cake

cream cheese icing, caramel sauce, candied walnuts






(GF) gluten-free | (V) vegetarian | (VG) vegan

Dietary symbols indicate a dish meets this preference or can be altered to meet the guest's request. Please advise the server of any food restrictions or allergies.