As mentioned in our previous blog, Celebrate Soulfully is going on now at all Disney Parks! Celebrate Soulfully is Disney’s intentional event to honor, embrace, and highlight the beauty of Black culture the entire month of February. Disney is making strides to fully immerse us in all the Black Heritage has to offer; which is a buffet of things, so for this blog we will dedicate it to the limited-time only indulgences featured in Celebrate Soulfully.
Cesar Chavez states, “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with them…the people who give you their food give you their heart.” Disney’s always about following your heart, and sometimes (often) that means following your stomach.
Viola il Gelato: located at The Landing at Disney Springs
Flavors to Soothe Your Soul
Carver’s Peanut Butter Explosion: Peanut butter gelato, chocolate syrup, homemade whipped cream and a chocolate peanut butter cake
Coffee Pot Gelato: Gelato infused with black coffee stout sourced from a Black-owned brewery in Florida
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’: located at The Landing at Disney Springs
Dig into celebrity Chef Art Smith’s Southern homestyle cooking at Homecomin’
Reservations are STRONGLY recommended, as the seats at these tables fill up fast. Here are some special highlights from his culturally curated menu.
Grits & Greens Breakfast Bowl: Bradley’s grits blended with our house-made pimento cheese and topped with braised kale and collards, honey ham, two over easy eggs, spicy hollandaise, chives, paprika and crispy fried shallots.
Short Rib Hash: Two sunny side up eggs over our short rib hash with grilled corn succotash, potatoes, onions, red bell and Fresno peppers for a bit of a kick. Served with a cheddar cheese drop biscuit and choice of side.
Hallelujah Biscuit: Open-faced biscuit topped with Chef Art’s famous fried chicken, two over easy eggs, pimento cheese, pecan-smoked bacon and smothered in sawmill gravy.
Hush Puppy Benedict: think of eggs benny only better, with house made hush puppy cakes topped with fried chicken tenders, poached eggs, griddled country ham and pimento hollandaise.
Fried Chicken & Doughnuts: Two pieces of Chef Art’s famous fried chicken served with house-made sugar doughnuts.
Fried Chicken Salad: Crispy fried chicken over mixed greens, pecan-smoked bacon, egg, heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onion, and cucumber tossed with icebox dressing, cheddar biscuit croutons, and fresh herbs
Addie Mae’s Chicken & Dumpling Soup: Simple, delicious, and filled with house-made dumplings, chicken, and veggies.
Conch Chowder: This Florida Keys favorite is loaded with tender conch, tomatoes and vegetables with a spicy kick.
Fried Chicken Sandwich: Buttermilk-brined for 24 hours and hand-battered, dressed with hot sauce, aioli, iceberg lettuce, tomato and bread and butter pickles. Served with house-made barbecue chips drizzled with icebox dressing
Crispy-fried Gulf Coast catfish fillet topped with lettuce, tomato, remoulade sauce and served on toasted Cuban bread. Served with house-made barbecue chips drizzled with icebox dressing
Art’s Famous Fried Chicken: Buttermilk-brined for 24 hours then perfectly fried and served with creamy mashed potatoes, a cheddar drop biscuit and love
Chopped Pork Barbecue: Dressed with HFK sweet and spicy barbecue sauce served with Momma’s mac and cheese, Southern Slaw and a cheddar drop biscuit
Disney is also featuring Black-owned businesses throughout Downtown Disney District, Disney Springs, and all of the Disney Parks and Resorts. Special deals and collectable souvenirs will be available for purchase throughout the whole month. The Walt Disney World Company is thrilled about the return of Celebrate Soulfully and encourages all of its guests to take part in honoring Black Heritage and Culture this February!