Disney's new Spice Road Table restaurant 'soft opening' Saturday


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LAKE BUENA VISTA –

Walt Disney World has confirmed it will welcome guests to its newest restaurant, Spice Road Table at Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion, for a “soft opening” this weekend.

Disney spokespersons told our entertainment report/anchor Allison Walker that Spice Road Table will enter soft opening mode this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Inspired by the whitewashed, outdoor cafes found along the Mediterranean, Spice Road Table sits along the waterfront of the World Showcase Lagoon. It will offer a variety of Moroccan small plates and specialty drinks, along with scenic views of the lagoon and the other countries around the World Showcase.

A collection of shops arranged “souk” style stretches along the front of the building. There will even be a henna tattoo artist on hand to create temporary body art in traditional and modern designs.

The space is finished in cozy booths, Moroccan light fixtures, tapestries and art representing Morocco’s indigenous Beber tribes.

What’s on the menu?

Disney Food Blog, an unofficial fan site for Disney fans and foodies, posted a photo Friday of the Spice Road Table menu, which lists the following dishes:

Chef’s Special
Choose one of these Tapas platters, $16

Mogador Sampler
Mussels Tagine, Salted Cod Croquettes, Fried Calamari

or

Tingis Sampler
Lamb Slider, Harissa Chicken Roll, Merguez Sausage

Mussels Tagine
with Cilantro, Garlic, Lemon confit and Tomato sauce, $10

Spicy Shrimp
Sauteed Shrimp with dried Chilies and fried Garlic, $10

Mediterranean Omelet
with Potato, Red Peppers and Caramelized Onions, $7

Moroccan Merguez Sausage
North African Lamb Sausage served with Tomato, Red Onion and Cilantro Salad, $9

Fried Calamari
with spicy Harissa and Remoulade Sauces, $12

Hummus and Imported Olives
with Cornichons and Za’atar Flat Bread, $10

Salted Cod Croquettes
Sundried Tomato Aioli and Black Olive Tapenade, $10

Lamb Slider
Brioche, Cucumber Dill and Mint Tzatzikiki Sauce, $9

Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves
Fried Capers, Raisins and fresh Nutmeg, $8

Harissa Chicken Roll
with Harissa Ketchup, $8

Disney said Spice Road Table will include 120 outdoor terrace seats, with room for 60 in cozy booths inside.

The new restaurant could become a new favorite hot spot for guests hoping to reserve a seat with a great view of the Illuminations fireworks show that concludes each night at Epcot.


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That sounds really interesting, we may have to try it this summer. I’ve tried both restaurants in Morocco and haven’t liked the food but I may be willing to try a couple of small plates as we’re eating our way around Epcot.