The former Downtown Disney, now Disney Springs, is in the midst of a renaissance period with a new name, new shops, new restaurants and a lot of new construction. Although there is still a long way to go before the completion of the new Disney Springs, among the new eats already open and booming is Morimoto Asia.
I was invited to experience highlights from Morimoto Asia’s Forbidden Lounge menu at a sake tasting event hosted by corporate beverage director and certified sake sommelier Eduardo A. Dingler.
Morimoto Asia Forbidden Lounge
In addition to a unique menu, the Forbidden Lounge has unique dinning hours — from 10 pm to 1 am daily. Perfect for a late-night bite on date night or a night on the town with friends. Featuring a scaled-back menu, the Forbidden Lounge has the chill vibe of a hidden retreat in the middle of the fast-passed Disney Springs.
And sake, oh my the sake! I am admittedly a complete sake novice, previously having no idea how many varieties and flavors of sake there are. If you have never dabbled in sake tasting, the Forbidden Lounge offers sake delicious pairings and sake cocktails.
Families visiting Disney will be happy to know Mortimoto Asia also has a full children’s menu that I hope to check out with my girls soon.
Next time you visit the Disney Springs area, stop by Morimoto Asia for lunch, dinner or a late night snack. You won’t be disappointed by the decor, ambiance, sake or the Asian cuisine.