The Three “Faces” of Disney’s Butter Chicken!

Hello, folks!  Mrs. All in WDW and I recently got an opportunity to meet a family friend at one of our favorite spots – Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.

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You know, it’s hard for us to try something “different” when we go to Sanaa.  What I mean by that is, like most Disney fanatics who have eaten at this outstanding restaurant, we just love Sanaa’s bread service.

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Their naan is incredibly fresh, hot, and soft.  Their spreads, or accompaniments, are delicious.  We can’t get enough of it.  In fact, we can’t not order it!

Of course, for me, personally, the same goes for Sanaa’s Butter Chicken.  A pretty well-known Indian dish of chicken that is pleasantly drowned in a mildly spiced curry sauce, Butter Chicken tastes phenomenal!

In fact, this dish is so good that Sanaa actually offers two recipes!

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First, look to the center section of the restaurant’s menu.  You’ll find a set of options labeled “Potjie Inspired”.  Here, accompanied by rice, you can choose any two main dishes to highlight your meal.

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Me?  Well, though all of this section’s entrees look great, I always double-up on Butter Chicken!  Deee-lish!

On this particular visit, Mrs. All in WDW went in a pleasantly different direction.  Under “Spice Route Favorites”, she selected Sanaa’s other Butter Chicken entree!  Way to go, dear!

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Served with peas, carrots, rice, shallots, and cucumber, it, too, was very, very good.  In fact, it’s now on my “list” for next time!

Of course, I mentioned that Disney boasts three “faces” of Butter Chicken, now, didn’t I?  How so, you ask?  Well, it just so happens that Sanaa is a pretty inspiring restaurant.  It inspired this 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine dish, at least.

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A “abbreviated” but delicious version, to be sure, this particular delight was a festival favorite of mine.  In fact, it earned the #3 spot in my infamous All in WDW Final Top 25!

So, there you have it, my friends.  The Three “Faces” of Disney’s Butter Chicken.  But, wait!  There’s more?!  Yes, folks, there is.  There is one last place at which Butter Chicken hides in Walt Disney World.

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To this point, I have walked by the Namaste Cafe food truck in Disney Springs on countless occasions.  Sadly, it has always been before they’ve opened for the day.

They, too, are on my “list”, however.  Why?  Well, they serve Butter Chicken, of course!  One more stop for me to make in the future.  Have they been inspired by Sanaa as well?  I bet they have!

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My friends, I have just two words for you … Butter Chicken.  If you find it, you have to try it … even if it’s just once!  It is phenomenal!  And, frankly, I think it’ll leave you wanting more and more!

Food & Wine ’15? A Parting Shot!

Good morning, my friends!  One last festival blast coming your way!  Food & Wine never lets go of me!

Actually, I was able to slip in one last trip to World Showcase a week or so back.  Previous to that, however, I hadn’t been back to sample Epcot’s festival cuisine since Opening Weekend!

Hey!  It has been a busy few months!

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Anyway, I learned a couple of things this time around.  First … I’m definitely not a fan of smoked salmon.  Even if it is Scotland’s Fresh Potato Pancake with Scottish Smoked Salmon.

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Oh, I had tried smoked salmon many times in the past.  I guess it is the texture of the fish that I don’t like.  I’m going to have to stay away in the future.

I also discovered that, as much as I complain about Germany, they always find a way to draw me back in.  Take their Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll, for example.

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Yes, folks.  I defied my sensibilities and sampled the brat.  I’ll never learn my lesson, I guess.

You know what?  A tzatziki martini featuring cucumber vodka and yogurt liqueur is very tasty and refreshing.  I stopped by Greece to sample this delight.

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Finally, New Zealand’s Lamb Meatball is definitely Food & Wine’s “champion” dish.

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Not to be cheated out of enjoying my favorite item one last time, and to hold me over until next year, I “doubled-down” on the lamb.  Yum!

See ya' in 2016, Food & Wine!

See ya’ in 2016, Food & Wine!

 

Food & Wine ’15 Menu “Recon”: Sustainable Chew

As I close out my marathon run through Food & Wine’s marketplaces, I want to thank you all for your support!  Thanks for sticking with me as I carved through Epcot’s festival food!

If you’ve been to Food & Wine this year – or, any year in the past – you know that it is a fantastic experience.  If you haven’t been, please put the festival on your “must do” list.  You won’t regret it!

Pork Spareribs?  Too little pork and too much bone?  Kind of, yes.  It did taste good.  The accompanying grits were very tasty.  However, call the dish “Just OK”!

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As I said in earlier posts, I’m a big fan of ravioli.  Well, let me be more specific … I’m a big fan of beef ravioli.

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The Chew’s Ricotta & Zucchini Ravioli was a good dish, but, of course, I found it to have too much zucchini and too little beef.  Likewise, I’ll call it “Just OK”!

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Food & Wine ’15 Menu “Recon”: Chew Lab

Hidden behind Club Cool, I found ABC’s The Chew … and, my very first exposure to food prepared in an immersion circulator.  It met with mixed success.

The Olive Oil Poached Salmon?  It was very good.  Fancy “dishware” for Food & Wine, eh?  Beautiful presentation, too!

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In fact, across both of the popular show’s marketplaces, this was their best entree … in my opinion, at least.  You could really taste the flavor of that olive oil!  My friends, it is “Worth a Shot”!

The Lab’s New York Strip was tasty.  At $6.25, however, we just didn’t feel that two small slices of steak were a good value.  Sorry, Chew.  We’re going to call this dish “Just OK”!

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Food & Wine ’15 Menu “Recon”: Cheese Studio and Wine Studio

Crave cheese?  Thirst for wine?  Then, wow, does Epcot have the place for you!

Tucked away on the path (near the Imagination Pavilion) between Future World and World Showcase, you can visit The Studios – both Cheese and Wine.

I love the location and set-up, Disney!  Great job!  Take a look at these “digs”, folks!

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