Sunday Brunchies and Crunchies: A Real
7 October 2012
Author's note: The 'Sunday Brunchies and Crunchies'
edition of Sunday Brunch explores a single item in WDW. Rather than
dedicate a post to one whole restaurant, we'll be taking a quick and
critical look at some delicious Disney treats and dining
I think I am eternally in love with Brunch. It's a
great way to have breakfast when you woke up too late and you still
want it, it's a great way to excuse yourself to have breakfast again
when its already lunchtime, heck it's part of the name of this blog!
I love Brunch! Down in the Southland of the United States, a
traditional dish serves as a Brunch staple: Chicken and Waffles.
We here at Sunday Brunch have had waffles at
Trail's End, and
Sleepy Hollow, and today we return to Trail's End at Fort
Wilderness for some authentic, classic Chicken and Waffles. If
you've had Sleepy Hollow's delicious Spicy Chicken and Waffles
sandwich, just wait until you try the incredible Chicken and Waffles
at Trail's End. Available only on their lunch menu (served 11:30 am
' 2:00 pm), the Trail's End version of Chicken and Waffles certainly
satisfies hungry appetites and is probably the best Chicken and
Waffles I've ever had.
Nobody really knows exactly where the dish
originates, though some say it arrived when the waffle itself came
to America. Though already brought over by the Dutch to New York
City for decades, the waffle really took off in the late 1790s.
Thomas Jefferson arrived to his home Monticello in Virginia from a 5
year visit to France with the best souvenir to serve America: the
waffle iron. Fried Chicken was already a popular food in the states,
especially in the South. As with any meal, the protein is
traditionally eaten with a bread, so once the waffle started to
become a fad, it was chosen one day as the bread for the day's meal.
Soon after that, cookbooks had recipes for Chicken and Waffles, what
today could be considered colonial Fusion Cuisine. To this day, the
dish is one of the most popular products of the South and found in
restaurants and diners all over the country.
Though there are no pictoral records of Thomas Jefferson eating a
waffle, here is another president enjoying our 3rd
At Trail's End, the chicken and waffles are simply
the best. There are no reheated frozen pieces of chicken here.
Prepared freshly battered and fried, the chicken is crisped golden,
providing that hot and tasty satisfying crunch. The waffles also
made fresh come fluffy, crisp, slightly sweet. The complete dish is
sure to satisfy and stuff, with four waffle wedges, two chicken
breasts, a well of hot syrup, and a scoop of creamy Rosemary infused
butter. By themselves the waffles and chicken are just great, but
adding the new dimension of herbs and the sweetness of maple syrup
make the dish divine. It's hard not to fall in love with this
charming dish, where every bite is filled with the freshness of