Hey Disney foodies! If you’re as eager as I am to see what’s cooking in Disney’s Hollywood Studios this holiday season, you’re in for a delightful treat. Let me take you on a tasty tour of the first-ever Disney Jollywood Nights food. Grab your stretchy pants, because this is one indulgent journey!
Holiday Fiesta at ABC Commissary:
- Chicken Empanadas with Street Corn: Golden chicken empanadas perfectly complemented by street corn salad, with a sprinkle of chili peppers, zesty lime, and crumbled cotija cheese.
- Yuca con Chicharrón: Dive into crispy pork belly and yuca, adorned with red pickled onions and a zesty chili pepper-lime seasoning. The yellow pepper aïoli adds a creamy, tangy touch.
- Mushroom Taco (Plant-based): A delightful mix of chili-roasted mixed mushrooms, rich avocado crema, crunchy baby gem lettuce, and garnished with sliced radish.
- Birria Taco: Savory shredded short rib and gooey Monterey jack cheese, served with a rich beef consommé for dipping.
- Tembleque: Dive into a creamy coconut rice pudding drenched in caramel rum sauce and dusted with cinnamon.
- Mexican Hot Cocoa Cheesecake: A spiced chocolate cheesecake atop a chocolate cookie base, crowned with vanilla whipped cream, cocoa powder, and a playful chocolate handle.
- Spicy Pimento-Kimchi Dip: A fiery combo of pimento and kimchi topped with chives and paired with house-made wonton chips.
- Roasted Eggplant Dip (Plant-based): Creamy roasted eggplant dip crowned with chives and served with warm, fluffy pita bread.
- Poutine Tots: Crispy potato barrels drenched in rich gravy, brisket, melty mozzarella curds, and chives.
- Christmas Tree Cookie Stack: Layers of vanilla cookie filled with pistachio buttercream, tangy cranberry, and raspberry jam, crowned with colorful sprinkles and a yellow candy star.
- Sandy Claws Hot Cocoa: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”-inspired dark chocolate hot cocoa topped with cherry whipped cream (Non-alcoholic)
- Naughty or Nice: Crown Royal Whisky and ginger mixed with orange, cranberry, and grapefruit juices topped with fresh cranberries
- Tuna Ceviche: Marinated ahi tuna jazzed up with pico de gallo and a creamy avocado finish, topped with fragrant cilantro.
- Charcuterie Cup: A savory assortment of Manchego, spicy chorizo, serrano ham, tangy pickled vegetables, olives, and toasted focaccia bread.
- Beer Margarita: A spirited blend of Patrón Silver Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur, and lime juice crowned with Scrimshaw Pilsner over Ice.
- Spicy Korean Chicken Funnel Cake: Fiery fried Korean chicken paired with tangy pickled vegetables served on a fluffy mini funnel cake.
- Brisket Reuben Funnel Cake: Succulent beef brisket and tangy sauerkraut slaw drizzled with thousand island dressing atop a mini funnel cake.
- S’mores Funnel Cake: A sweet treat with a giant roasted marshmallow, drizzled with chocolate and marshmallow sauce, and topped with chocolate curls and cinnamon cereal on a mini funnel cake.
- Samuel Adams Winter Lager: Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel for a deep flavor and malty finish
Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction:
- Christmas Gertie Cookie: A festive sugar cookie with cool mint icing. Want to up the ante? Get it with minty soft-serve.
- Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls: Crispy fried spring rolls paired with a spicy jalapeño-ranch dipping sauce and accompanied by fried rice noodles.
- Frozone’s Snowball Macaroons: Dreamy coconut macaroons drizzled with blue vanilla frosting, adorned with frosty white snowflake sprinkles.
- Spiced Apple Cider (Non-alcoholic): Warm apple cider with a hint of cinnamon, garnished with a crunchy apple chip.
- Zero-Proof Apple Cider: Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit, apple cider, Angostura Bitters, and cinnamon topped with an apple chip and cinnamon rim
- In Holiday Fashion: Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, rosemary syrup, cranberry and lime juices, and cinnamon
- Meatball and Polenta: A hearty meatball paired with tangy marinara and creamy cheese polenta.
- Olive and Goat Cheese Flatbread: Delicate olive oil-toasted flatbread with rich goat cheese, a rustic olive and tomato spread, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and zesty lemon watercress.
- Antipasto Flatbread: Fresh mozzarella, salami, peperoni, country ham, olives, peppers, onions, pepperoncini, all on a bed of rich marinara.
- Tiramisù Puff: Dive into flavors of deep espresso, velvety chocolate, and a coffee-infused custard with mascarpone cream.
- Benvolio Pinot Grigio
- Banfi Chianti Superiore
- Peroni Nastro Azzuro Lager Draft
- Heineken 0.0 Non-Alcoholic Lager
Twilight Soirée at The Tip-Top Club:
- The 5th Dimension Royale: A mix of Teremana Blanco Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur, desert pear, agave nectar, and lime juice, topped with Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut and adorned with a dehydrated blood orange wheel.
- Twilight Daiquiri: Parrot Bay Coconut Rum mixed with ube, lime juice, and a splash of shimmer for a magical touch.
- Sparkling Pomegranate-Apple Cider: Pomegranate-green tea topped with sparkling apple cider and pomegranate seeds
- Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut
- Holiday Turkey Popover: Dive into a feast with roasted turkey over creamy mashed potatoes. Drizzled with rich gravy and a touch of cranberry chutney, it’s all tucked inside a delightful house-made popover and topped with chives.
- ‘Just the Sides’ Popover: For those who simply can’t get enough of sides, this dish combines the creaminess of macaroni & cheese with the savory notes of collard greens with ham. The best part? It’s crowned with cornbread crumbs and served in a house-made popover.
- PB&J Doughnut: A delightful twist to a childhood favorite, this glazed doughnut comes filled with creamy peanut butter and grape jelly, dipped in dark chocolate, and sprinkled with house-made salt and vinegar chips on top.
- Kermit’s Frozen Banana Bliss: A chilled treat, savor the blend of frozen banana and white chocolate complemented by caramel swirls. Finished off with a dollop of matcha whipped cream and sprinkles, it’s refreshment and dessert in one.
- Mistletoe Martini: Sip on the holiday spirit with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur. This martini mixes with cranberry juice and is garnished with fresh cranberries and mint leaves for that festive flair.
The Trolley Car Café:
- Ornament Mousse: A rich dark chocolate-cherry mousse sure to delight.
Outdoor Vending Locations:
- Gingerbread Bites (Plant-based): A perfect bite-sized treat with all the flavors of the holidays.
- Zero-Proof Gingerbread Spritzer: Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit, gingerbread syrup, and bubbly club soda garnished with a bite-sized gingerbread treat.
- Sugar Cookie Martini: Stoli Vanil Vodka meets Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and DISARONNO Originale Liqueur, all mixed with milk and sugar in a sprinkle-rimmed glass with a sugar cookie garnish.
Jazzy Holidays at The Hollywood Brown Derby:
- Oyster Rockefeller: A gourmet treat of spinach foam, shaved parmesan, spicy rocoto pepper relish, and a touch of salmon caviar.
- Crispy Duck Drumettes: Juicy duck drumettes with a spicy orange glaze, paired with crunchy carrots and tangy kumquats.
- Charcuterie: A delightful spread of house-made cured meats, tangy accompaniments, creamy blue cheese mousse, and toasted sourdough.
- Derby Slider: Bison and pork belly blend, taleggio cheese sauce, and fig stout jam
- Tuna Carpaccio: Mezcal pickled vegetables, salsa macha, and avocado crema
- Pork Belly Bao: Korean BBQ, cucumber slaw, and soy vinaigrette
- Tofu Bao: Seared tofu, cucumber slaw, and soy vinaigrette
- An assortment of classic cocktails, zero-proof and non-alcoholic beverages, wine, and beer
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company:
- Tinseltown Tini: A festive cold brew coffee topped with Kahlúa, Grey Goose Vodka, a touch of light cream, and a dollop of whipped cream with cocoa.
- Round ‘Em Up Latte (Non-alcoholic): A joyous blend of espresso, cookie butter syrup, dulce de leche sauce, and milk topped with fluffy whipped cream, playful animal crackers, and colorful sprinkles.
And there you have it, a gastronomic tour of the Jollywood Nights food at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Make sure to bring your appetite and your holiday spirit!
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