Kouzzina is yet another way that Disney is trying to bring a variety of flavors and cultures to their guests. They've even brought in a special guest to work koora live with them on this project.
From Iron Chef to Disney Chef
If you find yourself at Disney's Boardwalk Inn at Epcot, you should definitely give Kouzzina a try. Not only is it the Greek word for "kitchen," it's a very special place indeed. Chef Cat Kora, whom you may know from Iron Chef, has worked to create recipes based upon her Greek-American upbringing and family-inspired favorites to bring a bit of the Mediterranean to Florida and to Disney.
Something's Different About This Place
The staff is friendly and willing to offer beverage suggestions, including wines, some of them being Cat's own California private label wines, and authentic Greek beers. Something quite unique about Kouzzina is that they have an open kitchen, which allows diners to watch their meals being prepared and maybe get a few cooking tips in the process! They have oak-fired ovens and a wood-burning grill, which lend to the authenticity of the flavors within.
Exotic Flavors to Tantalize Your Taste Buds
The restaurant is family-friendly and offers a lovely variety of traditional Mediterranean dishes, from hummus to a spicy harissa yogurt spread, to lamb dishes, spanakopita (a yummy Greek spinach pie that's loaded with feta cheese and unique spices), lamb, and of course, baklava. How could you possibly go to a Greek restaurant and not order baklava? So, save room for dessert and enjoy some of their tasty treats.
It's All Greek to Me!
For those not particularly adventurous in your eating habits, just ask your server for suggestions. They will be more than happy to steer you in the right direction. There is also a bit of a guide within the menu, which explains some of the ingredients unfamiliar to those who don't often eat Greek food. For those more familiar, there is a special opportunity available called the Chef's Menu at CoraNation Room (clever, yes?), which is a 5-course meal including some of Chef Cat Kora's favorites.
Not Just Another Pretty Place
The warmth of the Mediterranean people is reflected in the attitude of the servers. They make sure guests don't feel rushed and the battle cry, "Opa!" is shouted upon each broken dish. So, if you want to have a great time with friends or family, or maybe a bit of both, make your way over to Kouzzina. Enjoy a meal and get a little of the Greek culture at the same time.