By floridafuntimes | November 04, 2011 at 08:26 PM EDT | No Comments
Florida Fun Times is currently on the search for the BEST restaurant INSIDE a central Florida theme park! I will be giving letter grades with A being the best and being the worst. Wait times and service will not be graded as this varies from day to day. I deduct at least one grade for any food that seems to be to have artificial colors, enhancements, flavors, preservatives, or other non-naturally occurring compounds.
Up first for my graded inspection was Mythos at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. During my visit this week, I ordered crab sliders, without bread. The two small crab cakes were moist and had a touch of a tasty dressing. The dish was a good value at $12.99. I will order them again in the future.
This entree is normally served with a side of potato salad and on my request, they were kind enough to substitute mashed potatoes and put a pat of truffle butter on top. The mashed potatoes were piped to resemble a sea shell. Despite their gracious accommodation of my request of the substitution and my insistence of a pat of truffle butter on top, I would not order the mashed potatoes again. These mashed potatoes looked and tasted like there was no expense spared on butter flavoring. I am sensitive to many types of flavorings and additives; if you are like me, then you will want to pass on the mashed potatoes.
I drank unsweetened iced tea but must confess that I like lemon water with a splash of tea added. Restaurants, please quarter lemons instead of turning them into thin half wheels that are nearly impossible to squeeze into tea!
For dessert, I selected flour-less chocolate banana cake. It tasted like a milk chocolate soufflé and was served warm topped with Edy’s brand peanut butter ice cream. I savored the caramel sauce which was pure, simple, delicious and could have accompanied a flan. Everything together was near the top of my sweetness tolerance level, though. I was glad that I didn’t eat bread or drink sugar laden soft drinks. For me, this is the type of dessert that I would share with my significant other.
The grade for Mythos: C+