Here is a photo of the new menu - where each platter comes with two hush puppies, one entree, and one side:
I tried the fried fish today. And though I don't know if it was in part because it was fresh from the kitchen - as they had just run out of the fish, as everyone in line is requesting it, and had to make a fresh batch - but it was really
I've had the fried fish from The Captain's Catch in the waterpark many times (where it too is freshly made when you order it). Along with the other fried fish varieties in the park throughout the past 10 or so years (like at Outer Hanks and such). But none of those come close to crispiness and flavor, of the two large fillets, I got today.
I ran into Chef Denis at the restaurant. He was saying the inspiration for the menu refresh was from a recent trip he took to Bay Area back in January, and some fish he was eating there. -So if that's all it takes for him to find inspiration in refreshing the KD menu's, let's get this man on more vacations 😉
I tried the new cheesy potatoes as my side, and was also impressed. Chef Denis was saying how 'if a potato ever wanted to be a Mac 'n Cheese, this is as close as it would ever get to it'.
The new apple pie also looks delicious. Chef Denis requested a slice be cut for him when he was in line. He actually made them weigh the slice, and it was over 16 ounces; so a whopping one full pound.
He was also (perhaps half-jokingly) boasting how KD has the best food of any theme park in America. I'm not sure I'd quite agree for those parks legitimately
classified as a "theme park". But for "amusement parks", yes, I would absolutely
agree with him on this -- where it's still just mind boggling to think how "average" (for an amusement park) the food was at KD just 3 or 4 years ago, and what it has become, and continues to become.
So if you like fried foods, the fish and some of the new sides at Country Kitchen have my recommendation, as something new to try.