Our Favorite Food This Week: New Menu Items at Frontera Cocina
Location: Frontera Cocina – Disney Springs
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we headed to Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs to sample some of their new menu items……
Warning! Reading this article while hungry could be hazardous to your health.
Flavorful, unique, delicious…these are just some of the words used to describe the new menu at Frontera Cocina, a restaurant located in Disney Springs and owned by famed Chef Rick Bayless.
Frontera Cocina features a menu full of fresh ingredients and unique spices inspired by central and southern Mexico. The pictures truly don’t do justice to how original and full of flavor each of these items are.
Not only does Chef Bayless use only the freshest ingredients, but he also adds changes to the menu every two to three months, offering a unique perspective from different regions of Mexico. For the next three months Frontera Cocina is featuring foods inspired by Mexico’s Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula. Lucky me, I was invited to the unveiling of these new items, and was able to hear about the menu and its inspiration directly from Chef Rick Bayless.
When I arrived, I expected to find one or two items I enjoyed. However, there was not one item on the menu I didn’t like. Let’s look at a couple of my favorite choices.
Start your meal off with the Mango Guacamole, which includes roasted tomatillo, fresh mango, tangy-spicy Tajin, cilantro, and onion. The guacamole comes with their “just made” chips. This is truly the best guacamole I’ve ever tasted. It’s like heaven on a chip.
As for the entrees, I loved the spicy grilled Yucatan swordfish which is topped with a mango-orange salsa, achiote-citrus butter, plantain rice, and black bean refritos. If you want to go a bit spicy, try the Chipotle Shrimp. These are pan-roasted Florida pink shrimp, spicy chipotle salsa, roasted calabacitas, avocado, cotija, cilantro and onions. The Shrimp also come with plantain rice and warm corn tortillas.
Finish your meal with the silky cool mango sorbet with spicy-tangy chamoy drizzle. Again, I loved the entire new menu so you will not be disappointed with any selection. Just writing this is making me so hungry.
The food isn’t the only thing impressive at Frontera Cocina. The staff is more than helpful with the menu selections, so take your time reviewing the menu and feel free to ask questions. I can’t wait to go back with my family and experience this food nirvana again. If you’re interested in a truly authentic Mexican menu, or just want a meal full of flavor and fresh ingredients, try Frontera Cocina. You won’t be disappointed.