Sapphire Evaluate: 2018 Epcot Holidays Pageant

World Showcase’s Morocco pavilion is our subsequent cease at 2018’s Epcot Pageant of the Holidays for the Sapphire sales space. On this evaluate, we’ll share images of the snacks and desserts on the menu, and provide our meals opinions & tasting notes of Moroccan vacation favorites.

In the case of Walt Disney World eating, few locations are as underrated as Morocco. I do know we beforehand stated one thing related with China, however the distinction there’s China is good meals with a poor fame. Against this, Morocco has eating places providing largely wonderful delicacies with a “the place’s that?” fame.

Tangierine Cafe is one of the best counter service restaurant in World Showcase…that additionally occurs to have the shortest traces. Spice Highway Desk is a gem hiding in plain sight. Restaurant Marrakesh affords a number of the greatest delicacies and lunch specials in Epcot, and is so unpopular (partially resulting from its tucked away location) that there’s a greeter standing within the entrance of the Morocco Pavilion. Suffice to say, in the event you’ve been sleeping on the Morocco pavilion’s eating choices, it’s essential appropriate that ASAP.

Morocco competition meals has at all times been a distinct story. Some years, the choices at Epcot’s Meals & Wine Pageant have been implausible. Different years, issues have been a bit extra dicey, with some good and dangerous. (That was the case this 12 months.) At all times followers of Moroccan delicacies, we had been keen to offer the brand new Epcot Worldwide Pageant of the Holidays objects on the Sapphire sales space a shot.

Right here’s what’s on the meals menu on the Sapphire Vacation Kitchen for 2018:

Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab with Complete Wheat Pita, Cucumber, Olives, Tomatoes, Mint Yogurt Sauce and Harissa-cilantro DressingConfit of Chermoula Rooster Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze“Sfenj” – Heat Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon Sugar, Toasted Almonds and Chocolate Sauce

Now our images and opinions of every merchandise…

Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab – This kebab consists of spicy lamb with cucumber, olives, tomatoes, mint yogurt sauce and harissa-cilantro dressing served on an entire wheat pita. The portion of lamb is strong and completely ready with a light-weight spiciness and nice taste. The refreshing flavors of the greens and mint dressing distinction properly with the slight kick of the harissa-cilantro dressing, making this a filling dish that isn’t precisely a heavy one.

It’s a simple winner in the event you’re on the Disney Eating Plan and have a snack credit score to burn. In case you’re paying out of pocket, the $eight worth makes it a bit much less of a slam dunk, particularly with Tangierine Cafe providing excellent worth (comparatively talking).

Confit of Chermoula Rooster Drum – This can be a actually fascinating dish due to the cinnamon Granny Smith apple, toasted almonds, brussels sprouts, and a pinot noir glaze that every one brighten up comparatively atypical (however tasty) rooster.

When it comes to our advice, the story is just about the identical right here as with the kebab. This merchandise can be $eight, making it a no brainer on the Disney Eating Plan however a ‘perhaps’ if paying out of pocket. For what it’s price, we predict each are scrumptious, however that is the extra ingenious merchandise with out an analogue (to our information) providing each day on the Morocco pavilion.

Sfenj – These ‘heat beignets’ are Morrocan donuts, and they’re spectacular. Addictively good, the truth is.

The portion is a bit on the small facet as in comparison with different desserts on the Epcot Worldwide Pageant of the Holidays, however the second you bit into the nice and cozy, creamy middle of one in every of these items, you gained’t assist however suppose to your self that it was all price it. These are a must-buy.

Right here’s Sapphire‘s drink menu:

Casa BeerKasbah Status Purple WineThe Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparking Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom WaterWalnut Spiced Espresso with Walnut Liqueur and topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream

General, Sapphire does surprisingly properly. It’s not one of the best sales space on the 2018 Epcot Worldwide Pageant of the Holidays, however it’s close to the highest. We loved every little thing we tried, and felt the parts had been truthful given the ambitiousness of the dishes. The pricing on each savory objects “feels” about $1 too excessive, however given the standard, it is a minor quibble. At an occasion the place a lot of the greatest objects we had tried (up till this level) had been simple consolation meals, Sapphire supplied a wonderful change of tempo. Most significantly, all of it tasted nice.

Try our Meals Information to the Epcot Worldwide Pageant of the Holidays if you wish to see and browse extra about each Vacation Market this 12 months, what to eat & keep away from, and different ideas for taking advantage of the culinary facet of the occasion. As this occasion isn’t simply in regards to the delicacies, you’ll additionally need to learn our full Epcot Worldwide Pageant of the Holidays Suggestions & Tips put up for information in regards to the non-culinary facet of the festivities. That covers Candlelight Processional, the Illuminations: Peace on Earth tag, Vacation Storytellers, and extra!

Planning a Walt Disney World journey? Find out about accommodations on our Walt Disney World Accommodations Critiques web page. For the place to eat, learn our Walt Disney World Restaurant Critiques. To save cash on tickets or decide which kind to purchase, learn our Suggestions for Saving Cash on Walt Disney World Tickets put up. Our What to Pack for Disney Journeys put up takes a singular have a look at intelligent objects to take. For what to do and when to do it, our Walt Disney World Experience Guides will assist. For complete recommendation, one of the best place to start out is our Walt Disney World Journey Planning Information for every little thing it’s essential know!


What do you consider Morocco’s Sapphire Vacation Kitchen? Have you ever tried any of the meals objects or drinks at this sales space? What did you consider them? Are you as enamored with the Sfenj as we’re? Questions we can assist you reply? Listening to your suggestions—even while you disagree with us—is each fascinating to us and useful to different readers, so please share your ideas beneath within the feedback!

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