Copper River Salmon is returning to the menus at Artist Point, Flying Fish Cafe and California Grill, reports the Disney Parks Blog. This salmon is available typically from mid-May to mid-June. The fish travel up the Copper River in South Central Alaska each year – a distance of roughly 3,200 miles – to spawn. Known as Chinook and Tyees in Alaska, the largest on record weighed in at 126 pounds.
Each restaurant boasts a different preparation. Artist Point (Wilderness Lodge) uses their cedar planks, while the California Grill (Contemporary Resort) will be serving it “a la plancha,” grilled on a metal plate, possible alongside local Zellwood corn. Still no word on what the chefs have in store at Flying Fish Cafe (BoardWalk Inn).