Paula & Hunter, Rachel, Beth and I had dinner at the Boardwalk’s…
I thought our meal got off to a bit of a rocky start when we were seated in the Circus Tent room in the back left side of the restaurant. This was the first time that I had sat in this area (I’ve dined at Flying Fish three or four times previously) and to me it seemed louder than the main dining room. I remember reading a Disney Food Blog review that referred to the circus tent area as “where you get to eat if you’re really, really lucky!” So with that in mind, perhaps my expectations were unrealistically high. However, we had a later ADR (at 8:45), so the area gradually emptied out and by dessert we had the room to ourselves…which was very nice!
Here’s a photo of our group…
Starting left and moving clockwise: Paula, Beth, me (Barb), Rachel, and Hunter
First a photo of the menu…
I started by ordering this for my appetizer…
Signature Flying Fish Cafe Appetizer Duo:
Crispy Maine Coast Jonah Crab Cake and Caesar Salad
This combination appetizer was perfect for me…a definite win/win!!!
Beth chose for her appetizer the Epcot Land Salad and said it was wonderful… (Photo by Beth)
Sorry no photo but for her appetizer Rachel ordered the Mozzarella di Bufala alla Caprese Florida Yellow Beefsteak, UgliRipe and Tiny Tomatoes, Aged Balsamico, Exotic Peppercorns, Petite Basil, and Sicilian Olio Verde.
Rachel said, “I am just in love with the appetizer. They added the peppercorns since last time I had it and it just makes it so much better. It is a spicy peppery taste that is added and it is so good with the sweet tomatoes and creamy mozzarella cheese. I would come back to Flying Fish just for this!”
Paula started with the Beet and Goat Cheese Salad… (Photos by Paula)
She said, “I had this salad in May and loved it.. and I loved it again!”
And her husband, Hunter, had the Caesar Salad, made special for him sans anchovies (because of his shell fish allergy)…
For my entree, I had their signature Potato-wrapped Red Snapper and really liked it…
Potato-wrapped Red Snapper with Creamy Leek Fondue, Veal Glace de Viande-Red Wine-Cassis Butter
Beth had the Yellowfin Tuna Tartare appetizer as her entree… (Photo by Beth)
She said, “I have had this before and loved it, so I got it again. It did not disappoint. This is seriously one of the best meals ever!”
No photo but for her entree, Rachel had the Grilled Pepperberry and Wattleseed-crusted Snake River Farms Berkshire Pork Tenderloin Bacon-studded Greens, Leek, Fontina, and Truffle-laced Trofie Macaroni & Cheese with a Black Mission Fig, Port Wine, Balsamico, Red Onion, and Grilled Portobello Mushroom Compote.
She said, “Wow- this was amazing! This pork was sooo good. You could definitely tell that it was a sweeter taste and it was char grilled with the sweet crust. By the way I have no idea what pepperberry, wattleseed, bacon-studded, trofie, is/means. But this entree was good! The only thing I did not like was the figs on the plate. There were a lot of them and I just didn’t like the texture. I also loved the macaroni & cheese. It was a spiral macaroni and I could taste the strong truffles which were amazing. This mac & cheese was not healthy and it was very greasy/fattening but it was heavenly. Both Hunter and I ordered this and we both enjoyed it.”
Paula had the Signature Duo of a Char-crusted Angus New York Strip Steak and Potato-wrapped Red Snapper… (Photo by Paula)
She said, “The beef was FABULOUS! The fish on the other hand I felt was a little overcooked. It was good but I truly loved the beef side far better!”
Hunter went with the same dish Rachel had and described above… (Photos by Paula)
Along with a side of Risotto…
Paula said, “Hunter LOVED his meal. It was really delicious! I think Flying Fish has some FABULOUS options even for those not going the seafood route.”
So when it came time for dessert, to be honest I was not enthused about the offerings on the current menu as they were pretty much the same as they were when I was here in March (with only slight variations).
Therefore, I wasn’t going to order dessert but Hunter took matters into his own “masterful” hands and requested that we be brought a sampler platter of their desserts for us all to share. This included four Flying Fish desserts: pumpkin semifreddo, Frangelico dark chocolate mousse, carmelized banana napoleon, and caramel apple bread pudding.
I skipped the Banana Napoleon (since I already knew I wasn’t crazy about it), thought this version of the bread pudding (Warm Caramel Apple) was better than the one from March, didn’t like the pumpkin semifreddo, and my favorite dessert on the platter was the chocolate mousse.
I specified my favorite “on the platter” because actually my favorite dessert of the evening was by far the one served to each of us in a glass…
In our glasses was a frozen cocktail, Peanut Butter Freeze with Kahlúa, Baileys Irish Cream, Crème de Banana, Dark Crème de Cacao, and Peanut Butter. This was amazing! An adult milkshake and it was delicious. We all loved it!
So I’m happy to announce that I have finally found a dessert that completes the Flying Fish “trifecta” of having a great (for me) appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Now I just hope that the Peanut Butter Freeze is still on the menu whenever I return to Flying Fish…which I most definitely will!