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Kona Cafe Menu Update

Discussion in 'WDW Restaurants and Dining' started by JohnD, May 17, 2017.

  1. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member

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    Per the Disney Food Blog, at the Kona Cafe,
    http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2017/...ys-polynesian-village-resort-in-disney-world/

    Breakfast
    Out: Big Kahuna, Samoan, Steak and Eggs, Blueberry Pancakes, Egg White Omelette

    Lunch
    Out: Polynesian Plate Lunch, Surf and Turf Burger, Big Island Tacos
    In: Island Style Beef Burger, Lomon Grass-Scented Airline (huh?) Chicken Breast, Shrimp Salad with Yuzu Emulsion

    Dinner
    Out: Same as lunch. And Kona Coffee-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, Pan Seared Duck Breast, Crusted Lamb Chops

    Dessert
    Out: Warm Apple Tart, Banana Chocolate Creme Brulee, Yuzo Citrus Tart
    In: Te'Fit's Island Mousse, Warm Pear Tart, Mango Cheesecake, Kona Mocha Verrine

    There could be other changes not listed.
     
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  2. Disney Hound

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    Gutted! My favourite meal on property has gone! We used to go at least twice every trip - may have to look elsewhere going forward! I wish Disney would realise that there are people who pay out of pocket and are happy to do so for a good quality meal - it is not all about the DDP! Furthermore, not everybody can survive on burgers alone!!!
     
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  3. Minthorne

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  4. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Original Poster

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  5. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Agree. Big Kahuna was usually my go-to meal because it included everything.
     
  6. aladdin2007

    aladdin2007 Well-Known Member

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    another great place to get a big fat red X, horrible menu and of course the prices skyrocketed, for lunch especially.
     
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  7. Chef dad

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    It comes down to cooking seasonally and creativity for the chefs. As a chef I have upset guests with removing menu items, some staples stay, but menus change. It's what drives us to create exceptional experiences
     
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  8. Matt in the Hatt

    Matt in the Hatt Well-Known Member

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    With the coffee rubbed pork gone it will be a while before i go back
     
  9. Mr. Toad

    Mr. Toad Active Member

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    Well this makes me sad. The Grilled Ahi Tuna Sandwich is also gone from the menu. We eat here every trip just to get that sandwich. Will probably change our ADR that we have for our trip this fall to somewhere else.
     
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  10. JimW

    JimW Well-Known Member

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    Airline refers to the cut of the breast. It means that the breast was cut with the drumette still attached. It's a weird name, and I'm really not sure where it came from.
     
  11. RoyWalley

    RoyWalley Well-Known Member

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    I agree! Just cancelled our reservation for lunch in July as the prices went way up and the lunch menu choices didn't agree with us, Oh well on to something else.
     
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  12. MotherofaPrincessLover

    MotherofaPrincessLover Well-Known Member

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    I always wondered what that meant.
     
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  13. Minthorne

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    Airline chicken is a food dish comprising a boneless chicken breast with the drumette attached. Skin on breast with 1st wing joint and tenderloin attached, otherwise boneless.[1] The cut is also known as a frenched breast.[2] It is also known as "statler chicken," a name which originated from the Boston Hotel Statler, built in 1927 by E.M. Statler.[3] A chicken dish stating it is "Statler" means it is a breast of chicken with the drumette still attached. It can be accompanied by any type of sauces or side dishes.

    It should be A Statler Chicken!

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  14. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    Just be sure to pair it with a Waldorf Salad... Waldorf.JPG
     
  15. 22YrsDVC

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    Could it have anything to do with what used to pass as chicken when airlines would serve food in Coach seats? Nummy.
     
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    Took one glance at the prices and decided I'm too poor.
     
  17. Jocie115

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    And they got rid of the NY Strip steak..... and replaced it with a loin covered in Miso sauce with baby eggplant and wild mushrooms. Barf. Seriously?? Wahhh
     
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    The tacos and burger were great!!! Lava Roll and Crab Cakes are there...so I'm still good for lunch. My breakfast staples are there as well...but a little disappointed about the blueberry pancakes and omelette. I'm sure they could still make an egg white omelette though.

    These sound delicious! I can't wait to see what the mousse looks like!
    "New desserts include Te’Fiti’s Island Mouuse, Warm Pear Tart, Mango Cheesecake, and Kona Mocha Verrine"
     
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  19. splashtest

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    We went a couple of weeks ago not realizing the menu had changed and were beyond disappointment. My husband loved the Ahi Tuna Sandwich and I was in love with the Volcano Roll. Both are no longer. Let's not discuss that they removed the Creme Brulee from the menu too. We have reservation for October that are going to be cancelled. The sushi they now offers is just blah and nothing special. nothing served here that I would go out of my way for anymore. Sad.........very very sad. A hidden gem no longer.
     
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  20. LuvtheGoof

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    So nothing else on the menu is any good to you or your DH? Nothing? If there is only one item on a menu that you like, then I certainly wouldn't consider it a "hidden gem". Oh, and we still love Kona Cafe, and enjoy many of the different menu items.
     

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