By Todd Barron @ FoodieCuisine.com
I had a nice dinner at the Flying Fish in Disney World’s Boardwalk area the other night. If you have never been there, you do not need tickets to enter the Boardwalk area. They have a few restaurants and several performances you can watch along the way (jugglers, etc.) It reminds me of a small Atlantic City Boardwalk, but cleaner.
I had eaten at the Flying Fish a few years ago and enjoyed it, but was not over excited to return (unlike Jikos which I go to every year.) As it turns out, it was worth the wait as Flying Fish now has very good entrees and I cannot wait to go back.
I sat at the bar which allowed me to enter and grab a seat within ten minutes. Most Disney World restaurants have a weeks waiting list so I was happy to get right in! I had the Cheese Sampler ($16) to start, with the Leek Soup, and then the Grilled Salmon with Vegetable Ragout ($unknown).
The cheeses on the Cheese Sampler were small in portion but were accompanied by raisins, honeycomb, and Bermuda onion compote. Overall I wished there was more cheese to consume but enjoyed it a lot. It was plenty of cheese for two as a light appetizer. The honeycomb was especially tasty when paired with one of the harder cheeses.
The Leek Soup came out next and had a lot of depth to it. You could taste the leeks but they did not overpower the soup. It reminded me of a French Onion soup without the heavy cheese. I will order it again in the future.
Against the servers suggestion I opted for the Salmon with Vegetable Ragout. She does not like the vegetables but I found them quite good. They included a mix of small potatoes along with other root vegetables and were earthly but not overpowering. The salmon was grilled perfectly and left me completely full, but not stuffed.
I was too full to order dessert but may try some in the future. I really enjoyed the visit and cannot wait to go back.