Earlier this year, French Market and Splash Mountain closed to make way for new offerings at Disneyland. The former will be replaced by Tiana’s Palace, slated to open on September 7th. The menu was revealed for the restaurant today and we’ll cover that in this post.
I did love French Market and the style of the restaurant. While changing the theme made some sense to match Splash Mountain, a remodel wasn’t especially needed. That said, I do think that the menu and food offerings needed a refresh so I’m excited to see the new options as well as some updates on classic dishes. We’ll review the restaurant as soon as we get the chance!
I’ve included the price of each dish in parenthesis next to it. If you want a tidier way to look at the menu then here’s a direct link to it.
If you love gumbo, you’re in for a treat because this spot will feature a couple different options for you to try. The 7 Greens Gumbo ($14.99) is a must-try plant-based option. It features white beans, okra, yams, sweet potatoes, and heirloom rice. You can also add Chicken and Andouille Sausage ($16.99) to the dish if you’re wanting something a little extra. To finish off the Gumbo trifecta, there’s the House Gumbo ($16.99). This dish is a New Orleans staple combining braised chicken, andouille sausage, and heirloom rice into a mouthwatering delight.
For those wanting a little extra spice, the Cajun Spice Half Chicken ($19.49) is the dish for you. The chicken is brushed with a house-made chicory BBQ sauce and served with baked macaroni and cheese & coleslaw.
If sandwiches are more of your thing, then Tiana’s has a few options. The Muffuletta Sandwich ($14.99) stacks mortadella, salami, rosemary ham, cheddar, provolone and house-made olive relish on toasted New Orleans sesame seed bread. Another staple, the Beef Po-boy Sandwich ($15.99) features slow-cooked beef coated with gravy and fully dressed with shredded lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise atop toasted New Orleans French bread. I was happy to see that both options are served alongside red beans and rice and house-made pickles instead of a bag of potato chips.
The biggest difference between the French Market menu and Tiana’s Palace is the inclusion of the Gulf Shrimp and Grits ($17.49). Grilled and tossed in a Creole sauce, the shrimp are then paired with cheesy grits to form a classic dish that will transport you down the bayou with each bite.
If you want a little something extra to add to your meal, the chefs have put together a lovely array of classic sides, like the Buttermilk Cornbread ($3.99), Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Red Beans & Heirloom Rice, Coleslaw, Cheesy Grits, and plant-based Heirloom Rice. Sorry, no price listed for those last few. Maybe they’re free!
For the little ones, there are also some kid meals. The Roasted Chicken Drumstick ($8.49) is served with a sweet BBQ sauce and heirloom rice, while the Toasted Ham & Cheese Sandwich ($8.49) is topped with savory ham and provolone. Also, a classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese ($7.99) is on the menu for the kids too! All three of these are accompanied by a Cuties Mandarin Orange and applesauce with choice of DASANI Water or small low-fat milk.
Now onto the star of the show, the House-filled Beignet ($4.49) features a delicious lemon icebox pie filling topped with lemon glaze for the perfect bite. These look delicious to me but obviously they are different than your typical Disneyland beignets. I’ll be curious if they offer the regular beignets next door to the restaurant or not.
A specialty sip is also on the menu. The Joffrey’s Coffee Chicory Cold Brew ($5.99) topped with sweet cream is a must for those coffee lovers out there. The Ray Firefly Glow Cube ($5.69) is also available with the purchase of a beverage. This adorable addition will light up your drink just like Evangeline lights up the night sky.
Finally, if you want to take home a piece of Tiana’s Palace with you, the Lily Pad and Lotus Cup Ceramic Set ($34.99) is available and it comes with a House-filled Beignet for you to sink your teeth into.
That does it for the menu! I’m most excited to try the Gumbos and Shrimp & Grits but the sandwiches are pretty intriguing, as well. What are you most excited to try?
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