The Liberty Tree restaurant at the Magic Kingdom is one of our favorite places to eat. As far as that park is concerned, the atmosphere here cant be beat. Extensive theming, wonderful location, and great storytelling are all reasons to get a reservation here. The only problem? The food.
Much like our horrid experience at Rose and Crown, at one point the ONLY vegetarian option was actually quite delicious. The flaky crust and hearty vegetables that made up the vegetarian pot pie was enough to get us salivating and hankering to return in short order. This was truly a unique offering in the realm of WDW food. Then of course, in true Disney World fashion, that delicacy was retired. Was it replaced by something equally interesting? Interesting...yes. Good? No.
The item in question is a house made quinoa potato burger with vegan tofu tzatiki sauce served with sweet potato fries. Doesn't that sound promising? Problem is, virtually everything about this meal goes disastrously wrong. In theory the quinoa potato patty, which is flavored VERY lightly with curry and fried, should float my boat. If only the crumbly dry mashed potato wasn't the prominent flavor and texture. Though it lists quinoa as a main ingredient it is used sparingly though the patty could really use a burst of that delicious nutty flavor.
While the patty could simply be passed off as "blah," the tofu tzatiki is one of the most vile things I've ever had the displeasure of tasting. Don't get me wrong...I am one of the few people who absolutely loves tofu in all her bland glory, but the combination of silken style tofu whipped with herbs had nauseating effect. In addition to the bad initial taste, this condiment tasted legitimately old, with a dusty after taste.
It stinks that a previously awesome experience can be so quickly soiled by one bad entree. Problem is, since there is only one vegetarian option there is no real reason for us to return to the Liberty Tree until they update the menu again. Such a shame considering the great location and atmosphere. :/