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Disney Springs Foodie News Roundup for September 2023: Gideon’s Bakehouse, The Edison, Salt & Straw, and More

Disney Springs Foodie News Roundup for September 2023

We’re heading into fall, and the flavors are sure to tantalize the taste buds of a Disney Springs foodie.

September 2023 brings new flavors, special events, new menu items, and more. Are you hungry? Here’s the latest news from Disney Springs dining.

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining runs until October 1, 2023, and features some of Orlando’s best restaurants offering special prix fixe three-course menus for $40 or $60.

Participating Disney Springs restaurants are: JALEO, STK Orlando, and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. For more details, read our preview.

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining - Jaleo

The Edison

The September edition of The Edison’s Mixology Series, takes place on September 14, at 6:30pm, and will have a charitable tie to it, as the restaurant is partnering with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to support the care of Central Florida’s animals.

The restaurant’s mixologists have worked closely with its culinary team to create a menu of signature craft cocktails inspired by our furry friends, plus specialty food stations, featuring various elevated bites:

  • Meow-jito: Bacardi rum, rosemary, mint, lemon and soda
  • Salty Chihuahua: Patron Silver, blackberry-basil compound syrup, florida orange liqueur, lime, half salt rim
  • Best Buds (Zero Proof): Cream of coconut, coconut milk, cinnamon, blueberries and lime
  • Palmetto Brewing “Rescue Brew”: Lager

Tickets for the event are $85 (+ tax/gratuity) per person, and all ticket holders must be 21 or older. Full menu is available at the event’s ticket page.

The cocktails will also be available for a limited time in the restaurant starting now through September 15, 2023.

Frontera Cocina

Frontera Cocina is now offering brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. The full menu is available at the restaurant’s website, along with online reservations (which are recommended).

Gideon’s Bakehouse

Gideon’s Bakehouse is a must-stop for a Disney Springs foodie, and here are the special flavors to enjoy in September:

  • Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookie AKA Bonnie’s Cookie: An updated version of Bonnie’s Original, this Cookie is a muffin lover’s dream. They start with the OG Lemon Poppyseed Cookie filled with Poppyseeds and pockets of White Chocolate. Then they top it all with a new covering of Lemon Butter Crumbs covered in a thin Sugar Glaze. Limit two per person, per day.
  • Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip AKA Stuart’s Cookie: This returning popular flavor is a Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookie infused with Orange magic and topped with their favorite Dark Chocolates, delightful South Florida Pecan Pralines, and a very special Candied Orange Peel given to them by Stuart himself⁣. Limit two per person, per day.
  • Orange Pecan Chocolate Cake and/or Bonnie’s Lemon Crumb Cake: Enjoy this month’s limited cookie flavors in cake form. These are available by the slice only on Wednesdays and Saturdays this month.
Gideon’s Bakehouse


    To continue Jaleo by José Andrés’ 30th Anniversary Celebration, Jaleo Disney Springs is hosting an intimate dinner, combining the talents of Jaleo Disney Springs’ Chef Kristoffer Anderson and Jaleo Chicago’s Chef José Dávilla, on September 5, 2023.

    Click here for the full menu and more details.

    Jaleo Disney Springs

    Maria & Enzo’s

    If you like to plan ahead, bookings have opened for Breakfast with Santa. With dates in November and December, enjoy holiday carolers and activities for the kids, and a complimentary prosecco mimosa for the adults. Then, meet Santa Claus and take a keepsake photo with him and his elves.

    Pricing begins at $45 for children and $69 for adults. More details at the event’s ticket page.


    Paddlefish is offering a two-course with beverage Disney Springs foodie prix fixe menu at lunch (Mon-Fri from 11:30am to 5pm) for $35 in September. Options include:

    Starter (Choice of one)

    • Side House Salad
    • Side Caesar Salad
    • Side Watercress Salad
    • Cup of Clam Chowder

    Entrée (Choice of one)

    • Shrimp Pasta
    • Catfish
    • Chicken Breast

    Beverage (Choice of one)

    • Paddlefish Blonde
    • Zenato Pinot Grigio
    • Soft Drinks or Iced Tea

    On September 12, the restaurant will host Paddlefish Uncorked, featuring 30 wine tastings from the restaurant’s suppliers + light bites. Price is $40 per person, and guests must be 21 or older. Visit the event’s ticket page for more details.

    There is a Cast Member’s Happy Hour Mondays and Tuesdays from 3pm to 5pm featuring: $5 draft beer; $7 Zenato Pinot Grigio or Paso a Paso Tempranillo; $8 Blackberry lemonade; and Half off Calamari, Green Tomatoes and Sausage & Peppers. Must show valid I.D.

    Other specials: Sept 16, National Guacamole Day – Say the secret word “Avocado” and get a Crab Guacamole for $26; Sept 18, National Cheeseburger Day – Buy a Paddlefish burger and get a free soda; and Sept 28, National Drink Beer Day – get Paddlefish Blonde Special for $5 a glass.

    Finally discounts available this month: Levy Preferred Members get Triple points during Lunch only, Mondays through Fridays; Florida Residents – 25% off when you show proof of residency; and Faculty & Teacher’s Discount – 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Raglan Road and Cookes of Dublin

    Raglan Road and its sister quick service restaurant have added new items to the menus this month.

    New Raglan Road creations, which debuted at The Great Irish Hooley, include Guinness & Onion soup, Crispy Cream Goats Cheese Salad, and the Sea Board – a sharing board for two featuring a variety of savory seafood bites.

    At Cookes of Dublin, try the new Combo Box with Battered Cod & Shrimp, a new recipe for their Hog in a Box (Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder), Bang Bang’s Loaded: Buttermilk fried chicken with a spicy mayo sauce and loaded chips, and Cookes’ Cheesecake.

    Rainforest Cafe

    Both locations of Rainforest Cafe (Disney Springs and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) are offering a limited time “Gems of the Jungle” menu featuring the following dishes and drinks for a Disney Springs foodie to try:

    • Teryaki Combo: Teriyaki glazed sirloin steak, Caribbean Coconut Shrimp, tropical rice, pineapple salsa. Created by Chef Kraig Hansen
    • Malibu Combo: Jerk seasoned mahi mahi, Caribbean Coconut Shrimp, coconut rum sauce, red onion, pineapple salsa, Caribbean rice. Created by Chef Chris St. Julian
    • Raspberry Glazed Salmon: Orzo pasta, asparagus, red pepper, yellow pepper, red onion, citrus vinaigrette, spinach, mixed cherry tomatoes, feta cheese. Created by Chef Chris St. Julian
    • Lemon Chicken & Pesto Shrimp: Lightly fried lemon chicken, shrimp, pesto, alfredo sauce, scampi butter, white wine, tomatoes, lemon butter, Jasmine rice, seasonal vegetables. Created by Chef Mike Manzo
    • Lemon Pesto Linguine Pasta: Sautéed chicken, shrimp, white wine, burrata cheese, spinach, mixed cherry tomatoes
    • Taste of the Islands: Caribbean Coconut Shrimp, mango habanero glazed shrimp, jerk seasoned tilapia topped with pineapple salsa, Caribbean rice, seasonal vegetables
    • Tropical Crepes: Citrus infused mascarpone and ricotta cheese filled crepes, strawberry puree, mixed berries, creamy whipped topping. Created by Chef Aliou Dore
    • Rainforest Passion Fruit Shaker Margarita: Corazón Reposado Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Monin Passion Fruit Syrup, sweet & sour, lime juice. (Choose from Green or Rose Gold Shaker while supplies last.)
    • Fireball in Paradise: Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Monin Red Passion Fruit Syrup, Red Bull Red Edition, sweet & sour, pineapple juice
    • Blood Orange Lemonade: Minute Maid Lemonade, Finest Call Blood Orange Sour (Non-alcoholic)
    • Watermelon Lemonade: Minute Maid Lemonade, Finest Call Watermelon (Non-alcoholic)

    Salt & Straw

    The limited ice cream flavors for September 2023 at Salt & Straw are part of the “Harvest Festival” series:

    • Beecher’s Cheese w/ Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls: Cinnamon rolls mixed with apple pie are crumbled throughout a sweet and creamy Beecher’s Flagship Cheese ice cream. The ever-popular Beecher’s classic adds a subtle nuttiness to the rich ice cream. Tying it all together, ooey gooey cinnamon swirls throughout, creating a gorgeous marble dessert.
    • Caramel Apple Sherbet: Their vanilla-infused caramel is lightly burnt for a deeper, more complex flavor. These dark brown ribbons make the perfect counterpart to a crisp, simple apple juice sherbet made from the luscious bounty of our partners at Treetop. Like biting into a classic caramel apple that’s unbelievably creamy—and doesn’t need a stick.
    • Chocolate Plum & Hazelnut Shortbread (v): This vegan flavor is a balancing act between subtly-sweet coconut cream and boldly-tart plums. Flakey hazelnut shortbread is peppered with dark chocolate chips for a bit of added bitterness, perfectly complementing the plum’s juicy acidity. They then sprinkle crumbles of this delectable shortbread into the coconut cream, swirling with gobs of plum marmalade for a sweet, bright, tangy flavor.
    • Pinot Poached Pear Sherbet: They begin by bathing freshly-picked pears in a lavish bath of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir to create a refreshing sherbet, then blend it with their classic Double Fold Vanilla ice cream.
    • Pumpkin Spiced Tiramisu: Start with spiced coffee ice cream, sweetened with maple syrup, cinnamon, clove and ginger. Give it a tiramisu cake swirl. Drizzle in coffee mascarpone and top with chocolate stracciatella.


    The bakery is offering several limited cupcake flavors throughout September 2023 for a Disney Springs foodie. Here are some of the flavors:

    • Now through September 17: Cookie Cupcake – Chocolate chip studded yellow cake is lined with a cookie crust, topped with brown sugar frosting and dusted with cookie crumbles.
    • Now through October 1: Chef Series: La Gloria – La Gloria cupcake is a caramel cake studded with pecans, a dulce de leche core, salted caramel frosting and topped with a dusting of cinnamon sugar.
    • September 11-12: Nutella French Toast – This yellow cake is filled with whipped Nutella, frosted with indulgent maple cream cheese and finished with cinnamon sugar.
    • September 10-November 26: Pumpkin – Perfectly spiced pumpkin cake laced with fragrant ginger, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon meets a layer of rich cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
    • September 18-November 1: Pumpkin Spice Latte – Perfectly spiced pumpkin cake is filled with marshmallow cream and topped with Cuban coffee frosting.

    Terralina Crafted Italian

    Terralina Crafted Italian is offering a special three-course prix fixe menu for $40 featuring a choice of baby greens or Caesar salad; entree choice of Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm or Shrimp Scampi; and dessert choice of Cannoli or Bread Pudding. The menu is available Monday – Friday from 2pm-5pm through September for a Disney Springs foodie to enjoy.

    Cocktail of the month is Amy’s Scarlet Kiss ($16), featuring JF Haden Lychee Liquor, Framboise, Gilbey’s Vodka, Sour, Orgeat, and Cranberry garnished with Raspberry, Mint Sprig, and a Sugar Rim.

    Late night happy hour returns at the indoor bar from 9-11pm, which joins the regular happy hour outside from 4-6pm. Both happy hours include half-off wines by the glass excluding the reserves. $6.50 beers and a new Happy Hour food menu rollout.

    They are also celebrating National Mushroom Month with Mushroom Risotto ($29) and Bacon Mushroom Pizza ($18).

    Other special days: Sept 5: National Cheese Pizza – $13 adult cheese pizzas all day; Sept 7: National Beer Day – $2 off the Italian Craft Beers.

    Finally discounts available this month: Levy Preferred – 20% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at lunch all month long; Faculty & Teacher’s Discount – 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages; Florida Residents – 25% off when you show proof of residency; and on Sept 25, National Food Service Workers Day – 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages to anyone who can provide proof of working in the service industry.