My fiancé and I had the honor of attending Tiffins Talks with Joe Rohde on April 20, 2019. This special event took place during the “Party for the Planet” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. With Joe Rohde as our guide, we traveled to Bali, Mongolia, and South Africa via his storytelling expertise.
Joe Rohde’s experiences in Bali impressed us the most. For example, he discussed their many festivals and that they occur frequently. These festivals require a high demand of skill therefore many artisans are found here to ensure they occur properly. The Balinese artists shaped the way Disney properties around the globe look. The artists most recently carved out the Dug and Russel statue in front of Caravan Stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Joe Rohde made sure to visit every group individually. During our meeting, I realized we both shared the similarity that we lived on Oahu, Hawai’i. Up until this point, I didn’t realize he had spent so much time on the islands. Since Oahu is a huge cultural melting pot, it makes sense to me now why he is so adventurous.
As with many Disney events not only was this about meeting a legend it was about the food! Joe Rohde’s travels determined the items on the menu.
Out of the entire lunch, we both really enjoyed the ostrich “Braaivleis” and lamb “Khorkhog” dishes the most. These two plates were the most unique out of the entire meal.
Not found on the initial menu was the blood orange palate cleanser. This addition came out in a cute mason jar.
As with most Disney events we were given a “kiss goodnight” from the culinary team. Therefore, my fiancé and I are now proud owners of our own tiffin. The container had a beautiful postcard like gift tag attached. It had the signatures of the culinary team involved in our meal in addition to Joe Rohde’s.
The cost per person was $199 (tax and gratuity not included). For the opportunity to listen to a Disney icon and eat some amazing food, it was worth it!
We hope to see this event again in the future to hear more of Joe Rohde’s travels!
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