Sneak Peek: Desserts From Animal Kingdom’s Satu’li Canteen in Pandora

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OH ME, OH MY! Disney Parks Blog just released a “sneak peek“…Check it out right here: Sneak Peek: Desserts From Animal Kingdom’s Satu’li Canteen in Pandora.

Sneak Peek: Desserts From Animal Kingdom’s Satu’li Canteen in Pandora

A “sneak peek”? How about a “sneak taste”? OK, since that is not possible (yet…maybe one day, my Disney friends), a “sneak peek” will have to do! Disney Parks Blog has let us in on some tasty looking pictures straight from the Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom’s newest land, PANDORA!

From Disney Parks Blog

While Walt Disney Imagineers are putting the finishing touches on Pandora—The World of Avatar, the Walt Disney World Resort chefs are using their own storytelling magic to create two special sweet endings for Satu’li Canteen, the new land’s fast casual restaurant.

“We watched ‘Avatar’ and noted that the Na’vi are in stellar shape – very lean, with beautiful skin and bright yellow eyes,” said Executive Pastry Chef Stefan Riemer. The Na’vi colors were the inspiration for the Blueberry Cheesecake with Passion Fruit Curd, a cream cheese and blueberry creation with passion fruit to connect to the film’s tropical environment.

Satu’li Desserts

The cheesecake tastes as delicious as it looks, with a combination of acidity from the passion fruit with bold blueberry and creamy cheesecake.

The Chocolate Cake with a Crunchy Cookie, Banana Cream and Goji Berries again takes its inspiration from the healthy Na’vi, as the chocolate bean would fit perfectly, says Riemer. “We used dark chocolate because it’s rich in antioxidants, then add a little crunch with a cookie wafer and the contrast of creamy mousse.”Sneak Peek: Desserts From Animal Kingdom's Satu'li Canteen in Pandora

The cake is topped with banana cream, made with a few simple (but delicious) ingredients: cream, white chocolate and bananas, with a little drizzle of lemon. “The chocolate-banana is a great flavor combination,” says Riemer. “Then we added goji berry on top – it tastes a little like a raisin, and we hydrated it with simple syrup. The taste of the goji berry with the banana cream and chocolate is a lovely balance of flavors.”

If these desserts seem fancy for quick service, it’s because Riemer’s philosophy is that desserts should always have complexity in flavor, taste, texture and color. “These desserts have flavors that our guests will recognize, but in smaller portions.” (He recommends that you savor the experience of each bite.)

Both upscale desserts were taste tested with kids and came out winners. “We got a thumbs-up for both desserts!” says Riemer with a smile.

Thanks to Disney Parks Blog for always keeping us up to date with delicious Disney Yumminess!


  • The Satu’li Canteen will be a quick service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.
  • Use a snack credit to try one of these delicious desserts!
  • Park admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is required.

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