On Friday night, we had a chance to go out to dinner with a couple of Disney chefs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge hotel. Before dinner, we were given a tour of the hotel lobby. It was amazing! It had a large collection of authentic African art. (Outside of the lodge, exotic animals roamed free on their wildlife reserve.) Here are some photos of the art that I took with my temperamental camera:
After the informative tour, we went to an African restaurant called Jiko. Honestly, I didn’t really get a chance to speak with the two chefs (they were sitting at the other end of the table) BUT the food spoke for itself. I had perhaps the most tender, flavorful beef dish ever – their barbecue beef ribs. The side of macaroni and cheese (that I shared with the other women) was also really tasty. I ended my meal with an excellent pistachio crème brûlée. Suffice it to say, I was in “foodie heaven”.