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Disney World's Newest Restaurant Serves Global Cuisine and Craft Cocktails

Tiffins hits the Animal Kingdom later this month


Man cannot survive on Mickey Mouse-shaped ice cream bars alone, so it's thankful that Disney World is equipped with plenty of restaurants (some of them actually quite good). The newest addition to the park's dining lineup: Tiffins, slated to hit Disney's Animal Kingdom over Memorial Day weekend.

The name may sound vaguely like a Southern chain that would serve a lot of pie, but "tiffin" actually refers to a metal lunch box commonly seen in India and a number of other countries (the term is also used to mean a midday meal). Located in the park's Discovery Island area, Disney describes the table-service restaurant as "a gallery you can dine in with artwork that is a direct result of travels to Africa, Asia and South America."

The menu globe-trots across several continents with dishes such as miso-glazed black cod, pork tenderloin with huitlacoche tamales, and berbere-spiced lamb chops, along with "sustainable, organic wines," craft cocktails, and craft beer. Reservations are recommended, but for more impulsive park visitors there's also the adjacent Nomad Lounge with small plates and "beautiful waterfront views."

Also coming soon to the Disney dining universe: Rick Bayless's fast-casual Chicago export Frontera Fresco, which is headed to the Disney Springs complex, and at least two bars and restaurants at the much-anticipated Star Wars Land.

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