One thing I love about many of the table service restaurants on Disney property is their seasonal menus. One thing that can drive me a bit batty is said seasonal menus. I love being able to be surprised by something new, but sometimes miss out on something I spot on a menu one day, only to have it disappear on my next visit. One of those items that likes to get reinvented is the flatbread.
Jiko in particular has some really fantastic wood-fired flatbreads. During my last visit, I tried their Buffalo and Pork Boerewors Sausage version. Currently there are three flatbreads available: Za’atar-rubbed Lamb, KG’s Peri-Peri Roasted Chicken and Roasted Kubota Squash and Kalamata Olive. The Za’atar-rubbed lamb is one of the options that has stood out to me for a while, and I knew I had to get over to Jiko soon to give it a try.
The Za’atar-rubbed Lamb flatbread is also topped with Cranberry-Pear Chutney and Point Reyes Blue Cheese. The za’atar seasoning was quite bold, and the flavor of the lamb was strong. The previously reviewed lamb in the Lamb Kefta Sliders from nearby restaurant Sanaa was much more mild. The chutney added a fruity sweetness which helped mellow out the bold flavors of both the lamb and the blue cheese.
I had plenty left over, so brought the remaining portion home so Matt could taste it as well. It was another winning dish for him, although I still think if he was at Jiko with me, he would have ordered his favorite Grilled Wild Boar Tenderloin:
Here’s a look at the menus from my recent visit. If you’re looking to try any item in particular, it’s probably best to call ahead to be sure it’s still on the menu! Otherwise, be sure to have a back-up plan. 😉
Let us know what your favorite dishes are at Jiko!