One of the things we are most looking forward to when Pandora – The World of Avatar opens next month is the unique food and beverage items which will be offered in the land. You can take a look at those previously shared options here and here. Today Disney gave us a sneak peek at some of the desserts which will be served at Satu’li Canteen, Pandora’s fast-casual restaurant. Let’s take a look!
First off, we have the blueberry cheesecake with a combination of passion fruit with blueberry and creamy cheesecake.
“We watched ‘Avatar’ and noted that the Na’vi are in stellar shape – very lean, with beautiful skin and bright yellow eyes,” said Executive Pastry Chef Stefan Riemer. The Na’vi colors were the inspiration for the Blueberry Cheesecake with Passion Fruit Curd, a cream cheese and blueberry creation with passion fruit to connect to the film’s tropical environment.
Next up, The Chocolate Cake with a Crunchy Cookie, Banana Cream and Goji Berries again takes its inspiration from the healthy Na’vi, as the chocolate bean would fit perfectly, says Riemer. “We used dark chocolate because it’s rich in antioxidants, then add a little crunch with a cookie wafer and the contrast of creamy mousse.”
The cake is topped with banana cream, made with cream, white chocolate and bananas, with a little drizzle of lemon. “The chocolate-banana is a great flavor combination,” says Riemer. “Then we added goji berry on top – it tastes a little like a raisin, and we hydrated it with simple syrup. The taste of the goji berry with the banana cream and chocolate is a lovely balance of flavors.”
These desserts are definitely more sophisticated than most of the sweet offerings at Disney’s quick service restaurants and are a welcome addition.
Pandora – The World of Avatar officially opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017.