Food & Wine 101: Don’t be afraid to “complain”!

I say “complain”, but I mean it in the most polite and respectful sense of the word. Let me explain.

So, Mrs. All in WDW and I went off the menu a bit and gave one of our pre-festival discards a second chance. I’m referring to Africa’s Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips.

In 2013, we found the item to carry little flavor, per se. The dish, to us, was nothing more than overpowering heat – meaning, it was intensely spiced.

But, here’s where today’s Food & Wine “lesson” comes in. I purchased a serving of Tenderloin Tips and received this:


Notice the plethora of beef? No? See it? The one little morsel in the middle being drowned in a sea of okra and jalapeños?

The dish was handed to me, and I politely informed the serving Cast Member that there was one piece of beef and a ton of okra. He apologized and remedied the situation. See?


The moral of the story? Don’t be afraid to fight for your rights!

We weren’t looking for a full meal, but, like you, we’re plunking down our hard-earned cash for a fair-sized portion. Fortunately, our server agreed.

So … how were the Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips?

Uh, like last year, they delivered little real flavor and a solid dose of heat. It just wasn’t as overbearingly hot as in 2013. Oh, and the beef was too tough to cut with a plastic knife!

Frankly, we would recommend you pass in favor of the beef entrées being served by Patagonia, Puerto Rico, Canada, France, or Belgium. Plenty of better options to go around.

Sorry, Africa.


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