On the Friday before New Year’s Eve, our group (of 5 at the time) made dinner reservations at The Wave so that we would be able to watch the first “airing” of the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. As we browsed the menu, we ordered an Orlando Brewing Organic Pale Ale. I’ve ordered this before along with the Rock Shrimp Flatbread over the summer (which has since been switched out).
There was a bar menu at our table, featuring the standard drinks found all over property. In the back of the book are the wine and beer flights, as well as specialty cocktails. This menu has remained the same, but here’s a much clearer picture. Note to self: Order The Wavesicle on my next visit!
Bread was brought out, as well as salted butter (you can kind of see it to the left of the bread). The bread was a whole grain variety, with a very soft interior and a hard, almost too hard, crust. It was very difficult to tear or bite through, so I ended up removing most of the soft bread and eating it. It was also the only variety served.
Matt and I looked over the dinner menu and nothing was standing out to us, in the way many items on the lunch menu do. Apart from that, we weren’t very hungry. We asked out server if we could order food from the bar menu, and this was not a problem. Since I had yet to try the Buffalo Mozzarella Flatbread, I ordered it. Matt ordered the Barbecue Pork Flatbread, which he enjoyed last visit. Our server immediately tried to talk him out of it. He said a lot of the guests don’t like it, and that the flavor of the goat cheese is too strong. I let him know that we’ve ordered it before and did in fact enjoy it. After he left, I said to Matt, “…And there is no goat cheese on that flatbread; it’s white diamond cheddar.”
Our flatbreads arrived, and even though I’ve already posted pics of the Barbecue Pork, here are some new ones.
It looks like on our last visit, there was a pesto sauce drizzled on top. Not this time! Matt still thought it was delicious.
My flatbread didn’t look nearly as impressive as other I’ve tried. The tomatoes were okay, but were a little awkward to eat and liked to slip right off the cheese. One highlight, thought, was the amount of cheese on the flatbread. It had a nice elasticity, too. The pesto had a nice flavor that helped to tie the milder flavored elements together.
Matt and I were both happy with our flatbreads, although I would go with the Barbecue Pork next time. While the Buffalo Mozzarella was decent and I’m glad I tried it, I would prefer more flavors and textures. Everyone else enjoyed their meals, and we were able to cap off the evening with some amazing fireworks from the 4th floor viewing deck. It was a great way to start the New Year’s weekend!
So what items from the dinner menu do you recommend? We’re not big on seafood, and stay away from carbo-loading on items like pasta. We saw a few beef dishes, but the sides seemed kind of “meh.”