Saturday, June 11, 2011
What The Heck Is Pommes Frites?
If you asked any Disneyland regular (the kind that actually eat in the park as opposed to bringing in a backpack full of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches) and mentioned Pommes Frites to them, you may begin to see drool start to seep from the side of their mouths. They know. Pommes Frites are the garlic fries served at the Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square. Well prepared french fries doused with vampire repelling garlic, parsley, parmesian cheese, and probably a bit of olive oil, this appetizer meets all the essentials of something memorable to eat - great tasting, wonderful aroma, visually appealing, and fattening as all get out. It is served with something like a cajun mayonnaise dipping sauce but these things are so good on their own, they don't need anything else. An order of pommes frites is sizable so splitting an order would be recommended. It is one of the great food treats in the park.
As mentioned, it is listed as an appetizer on the menu so you may feel compelled to order an entree at the table service Cafe Orleans. If you want to continue down the path toward artery clogging indulgence, try the rich and decadent seafood crepe or completely bizarre monte cristo sandwich. The Cafe Orleans doesn't get its due sitting right across from the Blue Bayou but its a fine place to eat and much cheaper than its more high profiled neighbor. The food is good, the pommes frites are memorable.