Disney operated restaurants join Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month for 2017

Jul 06, 2017 in "Jiko - The Cooking Place"

Posted: Thursday July 6, 2017 8:30am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

This year's Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month will feature some of Disney's own restaurants, along with a handful of the finest from Disney Springs.

Jiko, The Wave, The Turf Club, Boatwrights, and Olivia's Cafe are among the Disney operated participants, joined by Morimoto Asia, STK and Paddlefish from Disney Springs.

During Magical Dining Month, over 100 Orlando area restaurants will offer prix fixe 3 course dinners for $35. One dollar from each meal will benefit Freedom Ride and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Whether you arrive at the restaurant as a walk-in guest or with advance reservations, just ask your server for the Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month menu. No vouchers, coupons or flyers are needed.

Here are the menus for the Walt Disney World restaurants, and you can view the full Orlando Magic Dining Month line-up and menus at the VisitOrlando site.

Boatwrights Dining Hall at Port Orleans Riverside

Choice of Appetizers

Amelia’s Salad
fresh greens, seasonal ingredients, and house vinaigrette

Mardi Gras Fritters
house-made pimiento cheese fritters with pepper jelly

Crawfish Bisque
traditional-style bisque with crawfish tails, a touch of sherry, finished with crème fraîche

Choice of Entrèes

Jackson Square Etouffee
crawfish simmered in rich seafood sauce over rice

Chicken and Dumplings
pan-seared chicken breast, hand-rolled potato dumplings, mixed vegetables, and cream sauce

General Fulton’s Prime Rib
slow-roasted prime rib with our specialty crafted chicory-coffee blend, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and horseradish cream

Choice of Desserts

Crème Brûlée

Seasonal Sorbet

Bourbon Street Pecan Pie

Grand Floridian Cafe

Choice of Appetizers

Seasonal Citrus and Cucumber Salad
organic baby lettuce, orange, cucumber, pomegranate, sunflower seeds, and coriander vinaigrette

Caramelized Onion Soup Gratinee
traditional French onion soup

Old South Chicken Wings
crispy-fried and spun with Key lime-datil pepper sauce

Choice of Entrèes

Grilled Pork Chop
10-oz pork chop, boursin cheese-potato croquette, and roasted baby carrots with peppercorn cream sauce and onion jam

Miso-Glazed Salmon
lemon sticky rice, French beans, wasabi peas, and ginger-soy vinaigrette

Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast
buttery mashed potatoes, green beans and mushroom chicken jus

Choice of Desserts

Small Desserts
(Select Two)

Mocha Pot de Crème
coffee-flavored custard and whipped cream

Wild Strawberry Cheesecake

Fresh Berry Tart
layer of almond cake topped with seasonal berries and apricot glaze

Chocolate Timbale
chocolate gateaux with bittersweet chocolate mousse

Il Mulino at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort

Choice of Appetizers

Italian rice balls over spicy marinara sauce

Insalata Caesar
the classic Il Mulino Caesar salad

Insalata Trattoria
organic greens, seasonal vegetables, truffle vinaigrette

Choice of Entrèes

broiled salmon, light garlic, olive oil, wild mushrooms,
broccoli rabe

Pollo Piccata
European cut chicken breast, lemon, white wine

Penne Rigate
penne,Il Mulino original marinara, ricotta cheese

Tortellini Alla Panna
meat tortellini, crisp peas, cream sauce

Choice of Desserts

Torta Al Cioccolato
flour-less chocolate cake, whipped cream, zabaglione

Cheesecake Al Italiana
Italian style cheesecake, whipped cream, zabaglione

layered espresso and coffee liqueur, infused lady fingers, mascarpone cream

Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Choice of Appetizers

Jiko Salads
Epcot land pavilion greens, stone fruit, pistachio halva, grilled halloumi cheese, apricot ginger dressing

Inguday Tibs in Brik
mushroom, spinach, cheese in crispy Tunisian filo, apples, curry vinaigrette

Choice of Entrèes

Bo Kaap Malay Seafood Curry
calamari, red shrimp, mussels, coconut curry sauce, saffron rice

Botswana-style Seswaa Beef Short Rib
cassava-potato purée, sambal, baby carrots, and mushrooms

West African Koki Corn
mushrooms, poblano-tomatillo purée, roasted red pepper sauce

Choice of Desserts

Malva Pudding
melktart ice cream, kataifi, kanu tuile, Cabernet gelée

Safari Sunset
carrot cake, cornbread calamansi, and lemon cremeux, Kenyan coffee streusel, citrus gel, valrhona dulcey mousse, candied carrots

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

Choice of Appetizers

Black Cod Nanbanzuke
lightly tempura fried black cod marinated with vegetables

Shrimp Yum Woon Sen
poached Key West shrimp, bean thread noodle salad, soy-lime dressing

Beef Bulgogi Tacos
thin sliced beef short ribs, house kim-chi, spicy gochujang sauce

Crunchy Spicy Tuna Roll (add $5)
hand chopped big eye tuna, scallion, spicy mayo, sesame, tempura flakes

Choice of Entrèes

Red Miso Glazed Faroe Island Salmon
wok sautéed baby bok choy, Shaoxing gastrique

Morimoto Asia Ebi Chili (Shrimp with Chili Sauce)
stir fried shrimp, vegetable fried rice, slow cooked farm egg

A-5 Wagyu Beef Burger Steak
Szechuan chili sauce, tofu, asparagus

Half Rack Morimoto Spare Ribs (6pc) (add $9)
pork ribs, cilantro, hoisin sweet chili glaze

Choice of Desserts

Green Tea Panna Cotta

Mango Coconut Soup
with fresh local berries

Asian Pear Chocolate Mousse

Olivias Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort

Choice of Appetizers

Crab Cake
pan-fried and served with avocado purée, house-made roasted pepper rémoulade sauce, and chayote salad

Conch Fritters
with Key lime-mustard and rémoulade

Tomato-Mozzarella Salad
cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fresh oranges with mixed greens, ciabatta crostini, and balsamic glaze

Choice of Entrèes

Seven Mile Sea Scallops
pan-seared scallops over polenta foam topped with an edamame succotash and tomato vinaigrette

Plantation Key Pork Chop
brined bone-in pork chop glazed with an apple-white balsamic gastrique served with roasted sweet potatoes, apples, onions, Brussels sprouts, and tossed in a bacon vinaigrette

Southernmost Buttermilk Chicken
mashed potatoes, southern gravy, and seasonal vegetable

Choice of Desserts

Key Lime Tart
baked daily and served with mango and raspberry sauce

Banana Bread Pudding Sundae
house-made daily and served warm with bananas foster sauce and vanilla bean ice cream

Paddlefish at Disney Springs

Choice of Appetizers

Fried Green Tomatoes
elote, pickled watermelon, queso fresco, remoulade

Green Salad
romaine hearts, cucumber, grape tomato, red onion, yuzu

New England Clam Chowder
bacon, potatoes, cream

Conch Chowder
Bahamian conch, spiced tomato broth

Wheat Berry Salad
farmer’s market vegetables, arugula, lemon vinaigrette

Choice of Entrèes

Fish & Chips
beer battered flounder, sweet potato fries, tartar sauce

Shrimp & Grits
cheddar grits, spicy black pepper butter sauce

Half Chicken
Carolina mop sauce, edamame bacon succotash, pickled watermelon

Pork Chop & Applesauce
house-made applesauce, green beans

Catch of the Day
select one of our chef’s preparations

Bearnaise - béarnaise sauce, whipped potato
Beurre Blanc - white wine-caper butter sauce, whipped potato
Floribbean - Jerk spices, papaya-mango salsa, red skin potato

Choice of Desserts

Carrot Cake
cream cheese mousse

Key Lime Pie
graham cracker, meringue

Strawberry Shortcake
farmer’s market berries, whipped cream

STK Orlando at Disney Springs

Choice of Appetizers

Little Gem Lettuce Caesar Salad

Key West Pink Shrimp Ceviche
with sweet potato, choclo and aji amarillo

Shaved Brussels
with dried cranberries, pickled onions and red wine dressing

Choice of Entrèes

Petite Filet Mignon
with olive oil crushed potatoes and smoked tomato sauce

Sea Scallops
with carrot butterscotch, pistachio gremolata and brown butter

Pappardelle Pasta with Duck Confit
wild mushrooms and Marsala wine

Choice of Desserts

Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie
with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream

Salted Caramel Budino
with vanilla chantilly and white chocolate crunch

Orange Dream Cheesecake
with brûléed oranges and whipped cream

The Turf Club at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort

Choice of Appetizers

The Turf Club Grilled Romaine Salad
lightly grilled hearts of romaine, roasted tomatoes, balsamic vinegar glaze, Caesar dressing, and croutons

Classical French Onion Soup
beef broth, julienne onions, Melted Swiss, and Gruyère cheeses with croutons

Choice of Entrèes

Pan Seared Corvina
lemon risotto and garlic-basil cream reduction topped with a fresh tomato relish

Grilled New York Strip Steak
hand-cut rosemary Parmesan fries and béarnaise sauce

Rigatoni Fiesolana with Shrimp
rigatoni pasta, shrimp, creamy tomato sauce with sausage, Portobello mushrooms, Parmesan, and fresh basil

Choice of Desserts

Chocolate-Espresso Torte
with raspberry sauce and vanilla-port wine ice cream

Madagascar Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee
fresh fruit and butter breton crisp

The Wave at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Choice of Appetizers

Harvest Salad
seasonal accoutrements with local greens in a house-made vinaigrette

Seasonal Soup
with chef’s accompaniment

Prince Edward Island Mussels
Chardonnay broth, fine herbs, garlic butter, grilled focaccia

Choice of Entrèes

sustainable fish, scallop, shrimp, mussels, spiced tomato-clam broth

Roasted Joyce Farms Chicken Breast
with “Mexican street corn” and salsa verde

Dashi Noodle Bowl
sweet chili bean curd, stir-fried vegetables, udon noodles, dashi broth

Choice of Desserts

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Seasonal Sorbets

Todd English's blue zoo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Choice of Appetizers

Caesar Salad
baby romaine, buttered croutons, shaved Reggiano, lemon garlic foam

bluezoo’s New England Style Clam Chowder
light and brothy with salt cured bacon, house-made oyster crackers

Choice of Entrèes

Simply Fish
marble potatoes, piquillo relish, hearts of palm puree, pea tendrils

Steak Frites
hanger steak, truffle puree, salsa verde, shake and bake fries

Chicken Francese
black rice, charred corn, corn silk, caper emulsion, frisee mache

Choice of Desserts

Warm Chocolate Banana Molten Cake
chocolate cream pudding, chocolate sauce, caramelized banana, banana ice cream

Seasonal Sorbet
a trio of refreshing sorbets inspired by the season

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wdwmagicJul 07, 2017

The names may be the same, but the portion sizes are often not. Unsure what Disney will do, but I doubt you will get what is normally sold for $70 a head for $35.

CaptainAmericaJul 07, 2017

It's a defined menu but it's all items that are available from Jiko a la carte anyways. Regardless, you definitely DO NOT want to use dining plan credits for this even if they let you. $35 is an insane value for three courses at Jiko. Pay with cash.

aandmmagiccarpetrideJul 07, 2017

Does anyone know if they always do this (the Orlando Magical Dining itself...I know the Disney owned restaurants may change or not even participate) for the month of September? We always end up at WDW in October but I would love to try this one year. But as someone already mentioned everything is already planned and/or booked by now...too late to change dates now!

wdwmagicJul 06, 2017

Its a special menu, so I would not expect it to be in a anyway part of the DDP.

worldofsoundsJul 06, 2017

I actually have an ADR at Jiko in September and I'm curious as to how this factors into the DDP. The 3-course options look really good but I'll probably just stick with the main menu.

PorterRedkeyJul 06, 2017

First, I think this is awesome! Cheap (especially for Disney), quality meals at restaurants you might not be able to afford otherwise. Morimoto Asia's menu selection is very nice for $35. :happy: That said, I really can't take advantage of many of these since I had to plan 180 days in advance. :( Next year I would like a half-year notice, please!;)