Day 13 – Been Around The World | Part 2 | Dine Around Disney 2014

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Epcot World Showcase; Restaurant Marrakesh (Lunch); Frozen Fireworks

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August 26th, 2014 …Continued from Part 1…

For lunch we headed into Restaurant Marrakesh, which was very quiet at 3.45pm when we dined. In fact, I think we were one of only a couple of tables in there. The service was not the best, especially if I compare it to some other Disney restaurants, but the food was tasty, and there was entertainment too – a belly dancer.

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

The menus themselves had seen better days, as you can see from the above picture – very worn!

As with pretty much every table service restaurant at Walt Disney World, we presented with a bread basket with some warm bread and butter, to eat whilst looking at the menu.

When it comes to the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan at a table service restaurant you are entitled to one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert and one non-alcoholic beverage per person (usually refillable) for 1 credit per person.

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

Appetizers…

Me + Him: Assorted Mediterranean Salads For Two – Falafel, sundried tomatoes, hummus, roasted eggplant puree and tabbouleh. ($13.99)

The Boy: Chicken Bastilla – Baked layers of thin pastry filled with minced chicken and almonds, sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar. ($8.99)

I’m half Greek-Cypriot, so, many flavour combinations which may seem weird to some folk, but seemed normal to me. I’ve certainly had a lot of cinnamon in dishes over the years, and my fair share of filo pastry delights – both savoury and sweet. But I’ve never had powdered sugar on something savoury before! It was because it sounded unusual, that we picked it from the appetizer list. We actually ended up sharing everything.

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

Entrées…

Me: Chicken Kebabs – Brochettes of chicken breast, olive salad and dried fruit sweet couscous. ($24.99)

Him: Mogador Fish Tagine – Marinated fish with olives, lemon confit, potatoes, green peppers and chermula sauce. ($27.99)

The Boy: Shish Kebab – Grilled tenderloin of beef with mixed vegetables yellow rice. ($28.99)

The food was all good, very tasty from what I can remember. I don’t think it was anything out of the world extraordinary though!

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

Desserts…

Me: Bastilla – Crispy leaves of pastry topped with vanilla cream & sprinkled with cinnamon, powdered sugar and toasted almonds. ($7.99)

Him: Moroccan Symphony – Assorted Moroccan Baklavas. ($6.99)

The Boy: Marrakesh Delight – Fresh fruit salad, topped with mint ice cream, toasted almonds and orange blossom water. ($5.99)

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

There were only three desserts on the menu, so we got one of each. All were sweet and tasty, and again, like apps, we shared the desserts.

During dessert, two guys came out to play some music, and were then joined by a belly dancer. It was a shame the restaurant was so quiet, I’d imagine it would be a much better atmosphere if it was full! But she was very entertaining!

Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase

We paid up our bill and went on our way… whilst the food was good at Restaurant Marrakesh, I don’t think we’d be in a rush to go back there.

Restaurant Marrakesh

Bill Total: $146.85 (3 Credits) {Tip: $27.58}

DxDDP Running Totals: Bill: $3896.79 | Credits: 112/126 | Tips: $570.00

We continued our tour around the Morocco Pavilion, going into the souks, and spotting a Hidden Mickey along the way!

Epcot World Showcase - Morocco Pavilion - Hidden Mickey

We then noticed that a band were setting up on the stage. We decided to sit and watch them. They are called Mo’Rockin’, and sadly, their run at Epcot World Showcase came to an end in 2014. What a shame! They were a 6-piece Moroccan musical act, accompanied by a belly dancer – they were so entertaining. Glad we got to see them at least once!

I think this just shows how important it is to catch the little things you think are not worth stopping for – Epcot World Showcase has lots of entertainment, and it’s well worth just taking time out to chill out and watch the performances.

Epcot World Showcase - Morocco Pavilion

Epcot World Showcase - Morocco Pavilion

Epcot World Showcase - Morocco Pavilion

Epcot World Showcase - Morocco Pavilion

Epcot World Showcase - Morocco Pavilion

 
Epcot World Showcase - Morocco Pavilion

Epcot World Showcase - Morocco Pavilion

…Concluded in Part 3…

 

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