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Buen provecho is the Spanish version of bon appétit – Our visit to Jaleo

Buen provecho is the Spanish version of bon appétit, and you’ll be speaking it with gusto after trying the all-new Jaleo.

Modern Spanish tapas is on the menu at Chef José Andrés newest, and largest, restaurant in his Jaleo chain. The small plates concept offers guests an opportunity to go beyond “grabbing a bite” at Disney Springs, to be more of an experience… a culinary fine dining trip around Spain.

Food options abound. Enjoy Gin and Tonic Oysters, thin-sliced Iberian ham that melts in your mouth, and even octopus. The talented chefs make 5 paella varieties every day, and will do their best to accommodate unusual food restrictions if you let them know 24 hours in advance of your visit.

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In the mood for a cocktail? The Salt Air Margarita is like nothing you’ve experienced. Instead of salt lining your glass’s rim, it’s whipped into a sea foam that sits like a cloud on top of a little heavenly tequila-kissed concoction.

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Dessert options include Olive Oil ice cream. It’s creamy and sweet with a savory undertone that refreshes in an unexpected way.

For dinner we recommend getting a reservation via OpenTable, but it’s a big restaurant with a lot of tables. They can probably accommodate you, at least until word gets out about this new gem of Disney Springs.

Expect culinary surprises to unfold at Jaleo.

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Kelly Green of SeaWorld Mommy (Twitter, blog) for attending this media lunch at Jaleo. Kelly is a social media consultant as well as a freelance writer/editor/blogger focusing on food, family, tourism, travel, education and homeschooling, with a particular interest in charity work and philanthropy. All the photos and the write up are hers. The typos are all mine.