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Tim Majoras has been designated to be the executive chef when the restaurant formerly known as Flying Fish Cafe reopens in late summer, according to Pam Brandon of Disney Parks Blog. Majoras, who has been with the Fish since 2011, fills the position left vacant when longtime executive chef Timothy Keating left the company in February. The restaurant at Disneys’ Boardwalk has been closed for renovations since the end of January.
Besides a new lead chef, the restaurant will also have a modified name. Disney is dropping the Cafe part, so it will now be known as the Flying Fish. The redone interior will still pay homage to the old days of seaside boardwalk attractions, but renderings show a more elegant, stylized decor. There will also be expanded space for private group dining.
Disney has also announced that there will indeed be a full service bar next to the restaurant, which was first reported here in October. The bar and lounge will take over the space that was a candy and ice cream shop that separated the Flying Fish from Trattoria al Forno. It will be called the AbracadaBar, which only makes sense once you hear the cockamamie made-up back story (it has to do with it having once been a hangout for magicians who all mysteriously vanished one night, along with the bar; poof, it’s back).
Stig Jacobsen continues as the restaurant’s general manager and sommelier.
Majoras is working on a new menu, but it will still feature sustainable seafood. Also, Fish fans can probably count on some signature items, such as the potato-wrapped snapper, to return.