I had the pleasure of dining at Todd English’s bluezoo at Disney’s Swan & Dolphin Resort when I was at Disney for the 24 hour event a few weeks ago, not really knowing much about the restaurant after walking under this sign, who knew that I would be experiencing one of the best meals of my life…
While not Disney themed at all Todd English’s bluezoo is upscale dining at it’s finest. For me this was a welcome break from all the people and all the Disney decorations at the Walt Disney World Resort Restaurants.
The night started with 2 drinks the Zooberry and the Bazooka Joe. The Zooberry was refreshing but the Bazooka Joe blew me out of the water! I felt like I was reminiscing my childhood in that drink. For those who have a little age to them you might remember Bazooka Joe bubble gum. Todd English was able to take that bubblegum flavor and infuse it with vodka then turn it into liquid magic. Seriously I was blown away by this drink and even if I am not eating at the bluezoo I am going to come in and have a Bazooka Joe!
Next I had popcorn ice cream with a shaved white chocolate truffle. Yes you read that correctly Pop Corn Ice Cream. Never in my life have I had a more flavorful ice cream. You would have swore I was at the movies with this starter.
Next appetizer was a down home Shrimp & Grits with okra. To me this is Southern Food at it’s finest. The Shrimp were so huge and flavorful I could have eaten a whole plate of them. I don’t think I will ever eat Shrimp and Grits again as not to spoil the memory of these.
For my entree I opted for the raw bar. Oysters, Clams, lobster, shrimp and more. When ordering I noticed on the menu it tells you where they get their seafood shipped in from. To me that puts an extra touch of class knowing where my food comes from. I was fortunate enough to see North Carolina, my home state on the menu. Each piece of seafood was perfection. The tuna tartar was probably the best I ever had, even the ceviche had the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. So far Todd English is batting a 1000. Can he continue this streak into dessert?
They did! I ordered the Truffles that were made by executive pastry chef Laurent Branlard, a two-time World Pastry Champion, which were so full of flavor I kinda over did it. Each truffle had it’s own unique flavor and I couldn’t stop eating them. They went perfectly with this dessert wine that our server recommended.
Sweet, not over powering and the perfect accompaniment for my dessert.
Overall the meal was the best I ever had in my entire life. I have eaten fine dining before and Todd English’s bluezooblew them out of the water. Our server was so helpful suggesting what goes best with each dish, her attention to detail was most welcomed as this was my first experience here. By the crowds in the restaurant I think the secret is out that the bluezoo is the place to visit.
For you parents did you know that the Swan & Dolphin has a kid care center which is free if you are dining at the Swan & Dolphin Resorts. All you have to do is bring your receipt and it is covered. So now you have no excuse not to dine at the bluezoo.
The food will dance off your tongue and awaken taste buds you never thought you had.
I give Todd English’s bluezoo an A+!
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