Disney Cruise Line released a new video today featuring executive chef Stephen Walker, offering a sneak peek at the all new Brazilian themed main dining restaurant Carioca’s debuting next month aboard the reimagined Disney Magic. Carioca’s has been designed to provide guests with a dynamic dining experience inspired by South American fresh markets. During the day, Carioca’s will have a festive atmosphere. Then for main dining, the lights will lower with city-side windows softly illuminated and lanterns flickering overhead. Similar to Enchanted Garden on the Dream class ships, a scenery scrim will be used to conceal the buffet during main dining to provide a more elegant dining atmosphere.
Today’s sneak peek video provides us with the best Carioca’s logo to date. I love how the design, specifically the C, incorporates elements reminiscent of the scroll work found on the bow.
Carioca’s Menu Teaser II
The fresh market concept lends directly to the menu which will feature dishes made with fresh ingredients! Disney teased a few of the new menu in the spring with recipes and photos featured in the Castaway Club eCompass newsletter. Now today, we have a few more dishes that will be featured on the Carioca’s dinner menu.
- Havana Style Black Bean Soup with Fresh Cilantro
- Argentinean Beef Empanadas with Red Chimichurri
Sautéed ground beef with cumin, cilantro, and other fresh spices
- Peruvian Causa
Three layers of Potatoes: Yukon Gold Potato, Purple Potato, and Saffron Mashed Potato all layered between a Manzanilla Olive and Tomato Salsa served with a Huancaina Sauce.
- Shrimp Kabob with Quinoa
- Grilled Pork
Served on a bed of Black Beans and a Roasted Corn Salsa and topped with Roasted Carrots
Reimagineering the Disney Magic: Carioca’s
What’s your first impression of the new menu items at Carioca’s?