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One Amazing Disney Restaurant has a Michelin Star

One Amazing Disney Restaurant has a Michelin Star

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Did you know that one Walt Disney World restaurant has a Michelin Star? Here is a review of our recent experience dining there.

Michelin Stars

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A Michelin Star is awarded to restaurants offering outstanding cooking. According to Michelin, inspectors take into account five universal criteria: the quality of the ingredients, the harmony of flavors, the mastery of techniques, the personality of the chef as expressed through their cuisine, and consistency both across the entire menu and over time.

Disney has several restaurants recognized in the Michelin Guide. These include Ravello, The Polite Pig, Morimoto Asia, California Grill, Victoria and Albert’s, Citricos, and Toledo.

But, only one restaurant in Walt Disney World holds the distinction of having a Michelin Star. That honor belongs to Capa at The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World.


Capa inside
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Recently, I (Kate) had the privilege of dining at Capa with some of my favorite foodies. Capa has been on my radar for a while, and I was delighted to finally have just the right occasion to visit!

Capa is a steakhouse nestled on the 17th floor of the Four Seasons Orlando. Guests will enjoy notes of Spanish influence as they indulge in fine proteins sourced from Kansas City, Japan, the Iberian Peninsula, and even New Zealand. Chef Malyna Si brings the menu to life.

If you time your meal just right, you can watch Happily Ever After fireworks explode above the Magic Kingdom or Luminous The Symphony of Us glitter over EPCOT. And, you can enjoy sweeping views of Disney World that include Spaceship Earth, TRON, Space Mountain, Cinderella Castle, and more during your meal.

Arriving at Cape

17th floor caps
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Capa is located in a secluded part of Disney at The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World. Unless you are staying at the Four Seasons or within walking distance, you will need to either drive your own car or utilize ride-share to get there, but it is ever so worth it.

Capa Balcony
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Once you arrive, head to the elevators that will whisk you to the 17th floor for a roof-top experience! There you will find the restaurant, which has its own laid-back and understated casual, yet sophisticated style.

Our party arrived a bit ahead of our reservation time. This way, we could enjoy fireworks and drinks from one of several balconies before the staff showed us to our table.


Capa Olives
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We started the meal with Tapas. Among our selections were Aceitunas. These are Traditional Basque Marinated Olives.

The olives were delicious. While they were not distinctly different from similar offerings at other restaurants, the set the right tone for what was to come.

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We also tried the Almendras Saladas, which are homemade roasted almonds. These were not just any almonds. They were savory, lemony, delicious bites of perfection.

I will dream of these almonds. If I could have, I would have brought home a container of them to snack on. I don’t think I will find better. If you are able to indulge in almonds, do.

Capa Porl Belly
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Next, we tried Cerdo. This dish is Beer Brined Pork Belly, Apple Butter, and Pistachio Jazz. Has there ever been a more appealing description for pork belly?

I typically try the pork belly wherever it is offered. While the Cerdo was certainly good, it was not particularly memorable. Surely diners will enjoy it, but it is not as staggeringly delicious as other dishes.

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We rounded out our Tapas with Pan Con Tomate. It is just as advertised: bread with tomato pulp. This was another tasty dish, but here again, it is not one I would have missed if I had ordered something else.


Capa lobster
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Truly, the most remarkable parts of the meal come from the grill. The proteins at Capa are truly special and something for the restaurant to be proud of. You certainly will not find such dishes on the menus at most restaurants, and surely you would be pressed to find any sich dishes prepared so perfectly.

We ordered several dishes to share family-style. One of these was the Langosta, which is a 1.5 lb Maine Lobster with Mushroom, Spinach, and Bernesa Salsa.

The lobster was sweet, flavorful and nicely prepared. It certainly complemented the red meats well.


Cape Kitchen full
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However, if you want the most memorable and perfect morsels, be sure to savor the steaks and pork. These dishes are what the restaurant does remarkably well.

One of these dishes is the Iberico Pluma prepared with Marcona Almond Romesco and Valencia Oranges. This is truly a special cut of pork.

Our server told us that these particular pigs spend their lives gorging on acorns in the Iberian countryside. And, I must say, this dish certainly has an oaky nuttiness woven into its flavor.

Capa Pork
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In fact, this is the best pork dish I have had in my life. It was flavorful, tender, and altogether perfect. It is not to be missed if it is on the menu during your meal.

Another impressive dish was the Bone-in Filet. I have to credit one of my dining companions for selecting this dish. It was truly a special steak that belongs in a class of its own. It will be difficult to surpass.

Capa Bone in Filet
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The cut itself is part of what makes it special. It had the melt-in-your-mouth elegant tenderness of a filet with a fuller flavor than what is typical of a filet. If a steak can be described as dreamy, then this was a dreamy steak.

The problem with Capa is there are so many delightful steak dishes that it could be tricky to select one. It you find yourself torn during your visit, the bone-in filet is certain to please.


Capa Maiz
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We also enjoyed some of the vegetables. One of these was the Maiz. This dish is Corn, Polenta, Goat Cheese, and Sherry Vinegar. It is every bit as good as it sounds. I wish I could eat a bowl full for breakfast every day.

And, we had the Esparragos, which is Jumbo Asparagus, Chistorra Jam, Eggs, and Beurre Blanc. It was a rich and delicious way to serve asparagus.


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We did not save room for dessert, but we ordered it anyway. And, of course, we had a glass of port along with it.

We tried Pastel de Almendras Y Aceite de Oliva. This is Olive Oil Cake, Mixed Berries Sorbet, and Lemon Cream. And what a savory delight of a dessert it was. It had just the right hint of sweetness.

We also enjoyed Churros with vanilla and chocolate dipping sauces. Our server warned us that they were the best churros anywhere in the world, and she was correct.

Wine at Cape
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I have had good churros, but these were truly perfect. Lightly crisp on the outside and gloriously fluffy at the center, they were just the right combination of everything. I can’t say I have had better myself.

We also indulged in Valor Chocolate. This dish is Chocolate Mousse, Coffee Ice Cream, Toffee Crunch, and Meringue. While it was not as perfect as the churros, it was a worthy splurge.


Capa bathroom
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This meal had so many highlights. We were also surprised at how comparatively inexpensive it was compared to other Michelin Star experiences and even compared to some run-of-the-mill Disney restaurants. We had a bout of reverse sticker shock- if there is such a thing. I found myself saying, “That’s it?” when I saw the bill.

If you have the chance for an adult-only evening and want a special meal, head to Capa. Enjoy a glass of wine with the almonds. Order the proteins and save room for the churros. You will be in for a treat.

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