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:
Choose one of these Tapas platters, $16
Mussels Tagine, Salted Cod Croquettes, Fried Calamari
Lamb Slider, Harissa Chicken Roll, Merguez Sausage
with Cilantro, Garlic, Lemon confit and Tomato sauce, $10
Sauteed Shrimp with dried Chilies and fried Garlic, $10
with Potato, Red Peppers and Caramelized Onions, $7
Moroccan Merguez Sausage
North African Lamb Sausage served with Tomato, Red Onion and Cilantro Salad, $9
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
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.