Disney’s Coral Reef is one of the most unique dining options at Walt Disney World. You’ll find the table service restaurant located inside The Seas with Nemo and Friends in Epcot’s Future World and it happens to boast the largest inland saltwater environment ever built (it holds enough water to fill 54 Olympic-sized swimming pools). Guests can dine on American and Seafood Cuisine as they feast their eyes upon a living coral reef which is home to 4,000 amazing sea creatures including 85 species of tropical fish, sharks, sea turtles, rays and the occasional scuba diver.
Chef Keith Schockling recently added new dishes to the menu, both savory and sweet, and they all look delicious!
For starters, there’s a charbroiled octopus with nori sushi rice, sesame slaw and a soy reduction; a lump crab cake with watercress-citrus salad and a classic remoulade; seafood salad with Gulf Shrimp and mahi mahi in a citrus marinade with a little kick from serrano peppers, a little sweetness from mango sorbet and crisp plantain chip, and a seasonal house salad – for summer it’s mixed greens, raspberry vinaigrette, fresh berries, feta cheese and sunflower brittle.
New entrées include one from land and one from sea: the tuna bowl with spice-crusted tuna, rice noodles, charred bok choy, crisp shiitakes, pickled vegetables and broth (substitute tofu for tuna if you prefer); and a bone-in roasted pork chop with potatoes, creamy pimento cheese, braised greens and a honey-barbecue vinaigrette.
And if you saved room for dessert, there’s a rich citrus bread pudding with whiskey sauce, candied pecans and salted caramel gelato. Yum!
Returning diners, never fear, fan-favorites like the Lobster Bisque still remain on the menu.
For reservations, visit DisneyWorld.com/dining or call 407-WDW-DINE.