Guests to the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot will soon be exploring new tastes from the country when the Spice Road Table opens in 2013. The restaurant joins Tangierine Café and Restaurant Marrakesh as the third Morocco dining option in the area. Spice Road Table is said to showcase Morocco’s authentic charm along with its delicious dishes from every region.
As you approach the new Moroccan restaurant you will feel like you’ve stepped into an outdoor café in the Mediterranean. The restaurant’s exterior is whitewashed with icy blue accents reminiscent of the famous “Blue City” of Chefchaouen in the North African country’s Rif Mountains. Spice Road Table will feature terrace seating for 120 guests and room for 60 indoors with awesome views of the World Showcase lagoon. This will be the fifth Epcot ® restaurant to offer a view of the World Showcase Lagoon, joining the United Kingdom’s Rose and Crown Restaurant, and its Yorkshire County Fish Shop and Mexico’s La Hacienda de San Angel and La Cantina de San Angel. These restaurants are typically popular areas to watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth nighttime show.
The design will also feature a Moroccan “souk” where guests can purchase Moroccan themed items like henna tattoos before sitting down to their meal, as well as olive oils and ingredients from the restaurant and the dishes so you can try to re-create your favorite Spice Road Table dish at home.
And now onto the food! So far the food and drink offerings have been described as a “Food and Wine Festival all yearlong” with tapas, small plates, olive oils and ingredients, and great wines representing specific Mediterranean countries. Guests will be able to taste every region of Morocco by either ordering a grouping of dishes from the same country, or mix and match for a variety of flavors.
Dishes include zesty harissa chicken drummettes; a Mediterranean omelet with sausage; potatoes and caramelized onion; mussels with preserved lemons and tomato sauce; Moroccan merguez sausage with a tomato salad; and garlicky jumbo shrimp in a spicy chile pepper sauce.
To the left of the Morocco pavilion will be a walk-up window bar selling beverages, cocktails, wines and pastries. This window will replace the current Morocco pastries kiosk.
No word yet on the opening date but you can bet Orlando Fun Tickets will report back as soon as we know more. In the meantime you can enjoy the rest of the Morocco pavilion and its food with discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.