Narcoossee’s, a popular restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, will be reopening on April 1st, 2023 after nearly a year of being closed due to refurbishments. Reservations will open for Narcoossee’s reopening starting 60 days prior on March 1st, 2023.
The beloved restaurant first opened in 1988 and has served guests for over 30 years. Guests can expect the same classic waterfront experience as before but with a new decor and menu. Narcoossee’s has boasted award-winning cuisine for many years, and now the new menu will be crafted by Chef Noah Estabrook and Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer.
The restaurant offers outdoor seating that allows guests to enjoy views of nearby Seven Seas Lagoon and Cinderella Castle from the comfort of their table. There are also floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining room that allow diners to take in stunning views while they eat.
In addition to the new decor refurbishments, Narcoossee’s is offering a new menu multi-course menu that will include Blackened Redfish, Roasted Vegetable Paella, Dry Aged Pork Ribeye Chop and Surf and Turf with fillet mignon and lobster tail. There are also vegan and gluten free options available, upon request.
Upon sitting down for your meal, you’ll be greeted with a recipe created by Chef Kristine specially for this location – an Artisan Boule of Sourdough made with a perfectly toasty crust and baked daily in the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa bakery.Disney Parks Blog
As you enter your first course, you’ll continue to be met with masterfully crafted dishes. For years, the Bisque has been a mainstay on the menu, so flavor connoisseurs will be thrilled to see it return, but now with an enhanced tableside presentation. The culinary team has also created two new starters. First up, the Beef and Ricotta Tortelloni accompanied by luscious brown butter, parsnip puree, and sultana raisins.Disney Parks Blog
Next, the Ocean-inspired Charcuterie Board is a fresh take on a classic featuring ahi tuna pastrami, charred octopus, and house-made sausage from the sea. This plate is a true collaboration, with each component representing the style of a different chef on the Narcoossee’s team.Disney Parks Blog
Moving on to the main course of your dining experience, the team has sourced sustainable seafood from both local waters and around the globe, including Chef Noah’s signature dish, the Blackened Redfish. This meal is served with a crispy chorizo-sunchoke hash with hominy, Florida sweet corn, and red pepper rouille. What makes this fish a standout is the secret blend of blackened spice which has been passed down from chef to chef of the location, with each culinary mastermind finding their own unique way to feature it on the menu.Disney Parks Blog
Plant-based diners will be delighted with the Roasted Vegetable Paella featuring market vegetables, cannellini beans, and preserved artichoke finished with charred Meyer lemon. Those looking for land-based fare will savor the new Dry-Aged Pork Ribeye Chop served with creamy goat cheese-potato pave and turnips with onion jam and a touch of fig jus.
Of course, chef has kept Narcoossee’s guest favorites like the Plancha-seared Scallops with Parisian Gnocchi and Surf and Turf featuring tender filet mignon and butter-poached lobster tail on the menu for new and returning guests to indulge in.Disney Parks Blog
The dessert course also features a favorite that has garnered near legendary status over the years amongst diners of Narcoossee’s – Chef Kristine’s incredible Almond-crusted Cheesecake with Lambert cherry sauce and Chantilly cream.
When developing the new additions to the dessert menu, the pastry team was inspired by bright flavors that really complement the overall experience. The Berry Pavlova, for instance, is artfully crafted with Florida fresh berries and citrus delicately placed over meringue and yuzu crémeux and finished with a tableside pour of anglaise. The Pineapple Bavarois is truly a work of art with a roasted-pineapple center and house-made blackberry-buttermilk ice cream. These dishes make for a perfect and sweet finish to a memorable evening.Disney Parks Blog
Narcoossee’s will be open daily for dinner service starting April 1st, with reservations available up to 60 days in advance via My Disney Experience App. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner with a special someone or want to treat your family to an unforgettable experience, Narcoossee’s is sure to provide you with one of the best meals possible during your Walt Disney World vacation!
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