Trattoria al Forno Character Breakfast

by Casey Morris on May 7, 2018

The Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno has become quite the hit lately. Located at Disney’s BoardWalk, it is very convenient to do this breakfast on your Epcot day.

If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, this meal takes only one table service credit per person.

Upon arriving to Trattoria, here is the entrance:

As you come in, you will check in with the hostess here:

If your table is not quite ready yet, there is a a comfy waiting area just opposite of the check in desk:

There are so many good choices on the menu, so let’s just dive right in, shall we?

When you are first seated, you will be served a “variety of pastries” in none other than Rapunzel’s frying pan for everyone to share. Trust me when I tell you that every.single.pastry.is.divine. I mean, someone had to try them all, right?

Next, you get to choose one starter, your options are either a fruit salad or berry, yogurt and granola parfait.

 

The adults now choose from the adult entrees, and kids from the kid entrees. The adult entrees include:

Here are some pictures of options we have personally tried:

The most popular of the options is King Triton’s Shipwreck al Forno. Of course, to keep up with the theme, it is served with King Triton’s trident. (This was our favorite!)

This deserves a close up:

…as well as a cross section to really take in the goodness!

Next up is Tower of Pancakes, which is just as it sounds – a tower of pancakes! I’m guessing this one might be Rapunzel’s favorite. (And I immediately start singing “I’m so glad I left my tower” every time I see this option!)

The Royale Breakfast comes with steak, and now all the men are happy!

The kid’s menu has 4 different entree options:

Our kids have only tried the Flounder’s Flapjacks here. How cute are these?!?

While the food is fabulous, most people are drawn in for the characters!

There are two lovely couples that can be met here, and they are oh so much fun to interact with! First up is one of my favorites – Rapunzel!

Next is Flynn Rider, complete with his satchel and all!

Then we saw Ariel –

And last but not least, Prince Eric!

This breakfast is truly a gem, and we highly recommend it. Reservations can still be quite difficult to get, due to popularity, so be sure to let your Pirate and Pixie Dust Destinations travel advisor know early on if you would like to add  this to your itinerary!

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Satu’li Canteen

by Casey Morris on March 23, 2018

Satu’li Canteen is one of the newest quick service restaurants at Walt Disney World.  It’s located inside the world of Pandora, which can be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  It is located near Flight of Passage and Pongu Pongu.  Outside you’ll find the menu of all the different items Satu’li Canteen has to offer.

Like all good Disney attractions, there is a story behind this restaurant.  The restaurant itself is designed to be a revamped RDA mess hall.  Now owned by ACE, RDA’s presences has been replaced with decorations made by the Na’vi.  The beautiful Na’vi works and hangings truly give the dining room an exotic beauty.

The food at Satu’li Canteen is just as unique and exotic as the world around you.  Satu’li Canteen takes one quick service credit from the Disney Dining Plan, and allows guests to order their food in advance using the mobile order feature on the My Disney Experience (MDE) app.  When using the mobile ordering feature on the MDE app, just remember to use the app to notify Satu’li Canteen when you have arrived, so they can begin to make your order. You can then just go strait to the counter labeled “mobile order pickup” as seen here:

Satu’li Canteen’s cuisine consist of customizable bowls and pods.  To order a bowl, you must start by adding a protein (beef, chicken, fish, or chili-spiced tofu).  Then, you add your base and sauce.  Your base can be quinoa and vegetable salad, whole grains and rice, romaine and kale, or red and sweet potato hash.  To complete your bowl, you’ll need to also add a sauce.  Your choices include a creamy herb dressing, a black bean vinaigrette, or a charred onion chimichurri.

I decided to go with a grilled chicken bowl with mixed whole grains and rice.  The sauce I used to complete my bowl was the black bean vinaigrette.

chicken, mixed whole grains and rice, black bean vinaigrette sauce

Here is a grilled chicken bowl with red and sweet potato hash and charred onion chimichurri sauce.

I had heard great things about the pods at Satu’li Canteen, so I decided to also order the hamburger pod, which was also recommended by the Cast Member taking my order.  They do offer a vegetable curry pod as well.

cross section of hamburger pod

For dessert, I also ordered the chocolate cake ber’ri! It is a chocolate cake (more of a mousse texture) with a crunchy cookie layer, topped with banana cream topping.

cross section

The other dessert option is the famous Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse, which is topped with a passion fruit curd. While this looks really strange, it is actually very delicious. Be prepared for blue teeth and lips for a little while though!

For children, they can also get a bowl similar to their parents.  However, I feel like children would enjoy the cheeseburger steamed pod or Teylu (a hot dog wrapped in a type of dough) better.  There is also a cheese quesadilla offered on the kids menu.

Teylu (a hot dog wrapped in dough) with vegetable chips

cheddar & mozzarella cheese quesadilla with vegetable chips

inside quesadilla

I have to admit, I thought the presentation of the food at Satu’li Canteen was just amazing.  The Boba Balls certainly gave the food a futuristic and unique look.  For a quick service credit, I felt this was a great choice for Animal Kingdom.  It ventures away from your classic park quick service choices.  The bowl I ordered was very good.  I enjoyed it better than the pod.  The pod was not bad at all, and I could absolutely see it being a hit for children.  I just absolutely loved the bowls at Satu’li Canteen.  The chicken tasted so good and had a lot of flavor.  The black bean vinaigrette was also tangy and really complimented the chicken and the rice.

Overall, I loved everything about Satu’li Canteen.  The atmosphere was also very immersive, but the food was amazing for a quick service credit!  I would absolutely recommend it, especially if your family are adventurous eaters.

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Thanks goes to Tiffany, for a great review of Satu’li Canteen!

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