Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa officially reopens on April 1 (today) after a lengthy closure that gave the interior and menu a noticeable revamp.
This guest-favorite fine dining location is known for its flavorful seafood dishes, and Chef Noah Estabrook and his team of culinary experts, including and Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer, have created a new menu, which takes inspiration from flavors that are local to Florida and the southeastern coast.
One new dish that guests are sure to enjoy is the Ocean-Inspired Charcuterie Board, a fresh take on a classic featuring ahi tuna pastrami, charred octopus, and house-made sausage from the sea.
“We made a sausage from the sea as a nod to Chef Scott, because he taught us how to make it at Victoria & Albert’s. We cure the ahi tuna, smoke it and spice it just like pastrami. And then the charred octopus on there is an interesting addition to the whole plate,” explained Chef Noah.
With fish and seafood as the focal point of the menu, the chef and his team make it a point to source a variety of sustainable items and the freshest ingredients for each of their dishes.
Another dish to note is the shrimp and grits, which are a nod to Chef Noah’s early cooking days working in his first kitchens in Charleston, South Carolina, where he found his passion for cooking.
Along with the menu, the interior of the restaurant has a new look.
Guests who dine at Narcoosee’s will be welcomed into a soothing space designed to celebrate coastal cuisine, with soft blue and green details.
Even the hand-painted artwork takes guests on a journey from land to sea as they move throughout the restaurant.
The reopening of Narcoossee’s comes as part of the multi-year transformation of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, honoring its rich history at Walt Disney World while enhancing its iconic Victorian charm and elegance.
To book reservations at this iconic signature fine dining venue, go to the My Disney Experience app and click on ‘Make Dining Reservations,’ or make them online.
Disney says they are still putting finishing touches on Narcoossee’s, so there may be select days in May and June where reservations are unavailable.
There is also a 2 hour cancellation policy. You must cancel at least 2 hours prior to the dining reservation time to avoid a $10 per person cancellation fee.