The weekend brought with it Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney, and apart from some beautiful artwork, some of the restaurants had booths set up for hungry guests. While the sliders at Portobello have been around for well over a year now, I have not been to the restaurant to sample them. In fact, I have yet to eat at the restaurant. When I saw the kiosk set up featuring the sliders (cash only), I hit up the ATM so I could finally give them a try.
They could be purchased individually or as a trio. The salmon version was not offered as it originally was, which I wouldn’t have wanted anyway. I’m just not a fan of the fish when cooked. The options were chicken, pork, and beef. The biggest surprise for me was the value: three sliders of a rather large portion cost $5. Considering how far $5 goes at F&W a mere stone’s throw away, this was a definite steal.
My favorite of the three was the pork. It had a lot of flavor, and I typically don’t care for ground pork. The bread used for the three sliders was enjoyable as it had a soft texture and didn’t compete with the meatball.
The chicken was my second favorite. After a couple bites of the sliders with the bread, I had to move on to just the meatball. Ground chicken can be finicky with its texture, but that was not the case here.
In third place was the beef. Beef meatballs are relatively standard, so it takes a little oomph to elevate them. While still quite good, I was anticipating a bit more in terms of flavor. I would still order these again, though.
I’m very glad that I tried these sliders, and it makes me want to eat at the restaurant in the near future. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try the restaurant!
Have you hade the sliders from Portobello? If not, what are your favorite dishes from the restaurant?