Food Photos from the Grand Opening of Paddlefish in Disney Springs

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

The Empress Lilly has been magically transformed into a sleek and modern waterfront eatery in the bustling Disney Springs area of Walt Disney World. That newly reimagined restaurant is called Paddlefish.

Here are highlights from their Grand Opening last week. Please keep in mind that this was a preview event so all of the images are tasting size portions of the dishes.

SIPS AND BITES

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
NOT EVERYONE’S MARGARITA
Nuestra Soledad Mezcal, El Destilador Blanco, jalapeño, Creme de Mure, house sour

PINOT GRIGIO
Zenato, Italy

LILLY SPRITZ
Mas Fi, Cocchi Rosa, seltzer

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
FUNKY BUDDHA
Floridian Hefeweizen

UINITA BREWING COMPANY
Baba Black Lager

CIGAR CITY
Jai Alai IPA

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
ADMIRAL’S PUNCH
Smith & Cross Jamaican rum and Kirk and Sweeney Dominican rum (serves 4)

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

CAPTAIN HANDSOME
Boyd & Blair vodka, fresh raspberries, Framboise, thyme

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
LITTLE BIRD
Boyd & Blair vodka, Nue ra Soledad mezcal, Ab cot du Roussillon, pineapple

AHI POKE
Sweet black soy, yuzu, avocado, radish, Asian pickle

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
MARKET FRESH OYSTERS
Champagne-cucumber mignonette, house made hot sauce, cocktail sauce

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
TABLESIDE LOBSTER GUACAMOLE
Maine lobster, tortilla planks, tajin

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
HAMACHI CRUDO
Blood orange, lime, chili, jicama, aji panca

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
SPECIALTY SEAFOOD BOIL
Served with Plant City farmer’s market corn, new potatoes and jalapeño cornbread

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
THE BURGER
9 ounce proprietary blend, house made pickles, red onion, pimento cheese, brioche

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
CRAB FRIES
Hand cut potatoes, lump blue crab, spicy Louie dressing

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
CRAB CAKE
Maque choux, fried green tomato, remoulade

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
SCALLOPS
Brown butter, cauliflower puree, crispy Brussels sprouts, bacon

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
LOBSTER ROLL
1 1/4 pound Maine lobster, butter, split top bun

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
CHARRED CARROT CAKE
Caramelized carrot puree, cream cheese mousse, shortbread cookie crumb

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
CHOCOLATE BOURBON PECAN TART
Candied bacon, sea salt, dulce de leche ice cream

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
DOUGHNUTS & COFFEE
Cinnamon sugar doughnut holes, coffee gelato, vanilla-honey tuille

Equally as important as the quality and taste of the food and beverages is the service and atmosphere. Paddlefish has nailed it in both departments. Let’s look around shall we?

ATMOSPHERE

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

I was thoroughly impressed with this new Walt Disney World eatery and can not wait to go back for more mini doughnuts and cocktails out on the many open spaces the ship offers.

Paddlefish
Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
1670 Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando FL 32830
(407) 934-2628
PaddlefishRestaurant.com

A huge shoutout to Paddlefish for hosting me at this dinner.