The Wave…of American Flavors Offers a Quieter Buffet Option at the Contemporary

I’m all for a raucous good time, surrounded by Mickey and Friends, with Disney tunes blaring and green napkins flying.  But sometimes, you’d like to savor your Mickey waffle in peace and quiet.

Enter The Wave…of American Flavors, a new-ish restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort.  While there’s a party going on upstairs on the 4th floor concourse, The Wave’s Chef Frank Brough has, in a genius move, begun offering a quieter, gentler breakfast buffet in his sleek, well, contemporary restaurant, which celebrates fresh American flavors with an international twist.  The buffet is tucked into the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen – ideally positioned to keep the food fresh and piping hot as it’s delivered in small buffet serving pieces to the heated bar.

Guests can enjoy an array of delicious foods, ranging from decadent Mickey waffles, sweet potato pancakes, and delicious, homestyle grits and gravy, to lighter seasonal fare, like fresh fruit, housemade granola, yogurt, and turkey sausage.  Indulge in a made-to-order omelet.  Or sample the “at season’s peak” Florida citrus.  But by far, the most exciting offering, in my opinion, is the coffee cake version of a Concourse Steakhouse (a restaurant that was formerly located on the fourth floor concourse adjacent to Chef Mickey’s) classic:  the Sticky Mickey.  Made daily in the Contemporary’s bakery, this Disney version of a sticky-bun-monkey-bread was a treat that was well worth the calories.  The promise of this alone will send me clamoring for a table at the Wave in the very near future.

The casual dining restaurant is located in the lobby of Disney’s Contemporary, and prices range $15-35.99 per person.  The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner, and features a full bar and an amazing wine list.  For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463) or visit Disney’s website.

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