*This dining experience took place in August 2015.
Whispering Canyon Cafe, located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, is one of those fun-filled dining experiences at Disney World. The cast members really get into character, and hijinks most definitely ensue. Don’t believe me? Just ask for ketchup one time dining here, and you’ll see what I mean.
On this particular occasion, I dined with two blogger friends of mine, Amanda from Eating Out Without and Alexis from Gluten Free in Orlando. Both are huge foodies like me, so it’s great to enjoy a meal with fellow special dietary needs foodies.
Remember those hijinks I mentioned? If you’re not into all the fun, you can always observe from a distance by flipping a card at your table that states you prefer to watch. My family loves all of that, so this was a rare occasion where I didn’t participate.
Though the restaurant does have an allergy friendly menu, we did have some questions for the chef, including seeing if the dinner skillet could be make both gluten and dairy free, for the chef. I was excited to see that I could still get the skillet, and I couldn’t wait to dig in.
Up first was a house salad made with an apple vinaigrette. This was light and fresh and a nice beginning to our meal.
The next course was the allergy friendly cornbread, which is a not to be missed side for dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe. Made with Namaste vanilla cake mix, it has a sweet taste to it, and is a lovely dense, cake-like, cornbread. It’s a hands down favorite with some Earth Balance vegan margarine.
For my skillet, I received corn on the cob, green beans, roasted potatoes (instead of mashed potatoes), baked beans, roasted chicken, brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. I have to say the pork and chicken were probably my favorites of the meal. The brisket being my least favorite. I liked the sides well enough, though I wasn’t a big fan of the beans. Overall, it’s a huge portion, and I was completely stuffed from this meal.
I don’t normally get dessert, but I absolutely had to try the new campfire style chocolate cake. I topped mine with Rice Dream non-dairy ice cream and with the heated chocolate cake, it was the perfect topping. Overall, this was a delicious way to end the meal. It was nice to have something a bit different, and I loved the ooey gooeyness of the cake. I wouldn’t hesitate to order this one again.
This meal was definitely a good one. Though I didn’t love everything in my skillet, I enjoyed the overall meal experience and offerings. The skillet is a great value and will fill you up easily.
Have you been to Whispering Canyon Cafe? What did you order when you dined there?