I usually always go to the Animal Kingdom on my first day at the World which means that evening I will hit Jiko for dinner since it is close. No reason to go all the way out to AKL just for dinner. Might as well hit it when we are at the park as well. I have been to Jiko 5 times now. I always enjoy myself enough to keep it in the must do rotation but it has never been number one overall.
I love Jiko. The hotel is beautiful and the dining is always special. I was stone cold sober today (and for the majority of the trip after the Tune-In Lounge incident) so I have better notes for this dinner.
1/4-1/3 of the tables had children dining. These ranged from high-chair to 10 years and all were well behaved. They were all enjoying themselves and the 2 year old even had the good manners not to scold his Dad when HE knocked his wine glass over and broke it on the floor.
This was soooo yummy I can hardly describe it. The pudding was firm, almost like fine polenta in texture. The goat cheese gave the sweetness of the potatoes a tangy edge. I ate one and took the other one to go so I could save room for dessert. Grade: A-
So if I couldn’t have the beef filet, then I would go in the opposite direction and have seafood. The scallops were perfectly done and very tasty. Soft, with the slight crunch of the sear and the cornmeal type topping. I personally, prefer a lighter, more cream based type of sauce. Something with garlic or curry or saffron. The tomato was a little heavy for me but still a respectable dish – B
It was basically a parfait. And like Donkey says in Shrek, everyone loves a parfait. But not when you want something else. On it’s own, it was nice. Slices of apple and cinnamon, layered with spiced whipped cream. It was sweet, light and a very nice end to the meal. It just wasn’t Tanzanian Chocolate Purses. B