This Super Mario Brothers Restaurant Feels Like You're Eating Inside a Video Game
Super Nintendo World officially opens today at Universal Studios Hollywood, and although we're tempted to take a spin on "Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge," the theme park's fully immersive restaurant is really calling our name.
Super Nintendo World guests will have the chance to dine at Toadstool Cafe, a restaurant that features a "carefully curated and eclectic menu perfected and prepared fresh daily by Chef Toad." We have to say that Chef Toad has really outdone himself this time because there are several dishes that we've got our eyes on. (We're looking at you, Mt. Beanpole Cake.)
In addition to the Mario Brothers-related dishes, the decor at Toadstool Cafe is on theme too. Upon first glance at the restaurant, you'll notice its giant red-capped mushroom exterior. Once inside, you'll be met with an array of larger-than-life mushrooms and familiar green pipes.
The menu is broken down into five categories: Starters & Salads, Main Menu, Desserts, Kids Meal, and Beverages. The menu is fairly priced, with the most expensive item, the Chef Toad Short Rib Special, coming in at $24.99.
The Starters & Salads section features a number of tempting bites, including Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots, Piranha Plant Caprese, and Super Star Chicken Salad. There's also the Tomato Soup in a Super Mushroom Bowl and Super Mushroom Soup because...well, mushrooms.
The Main Menu has nods to both Mario and Luigi, both of which have their own burger. The Mario Burger comes topped with bacon, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and American cheese. The Luigi Burger, on the other hand, is a grilled chicken burger that's topped with basil pesto, Swiss cheese, green pepper, and spinach. A Mario Mini Burger Adventure Set, along with the Power-Up Spaghetti Marinara, are the two Kids Meal options.
And since there's always room for dessert, Chef Toad has provided fans with three sweet options: the ? Block Tiramisu, Mt. Beanpole Cake, and Princess Peach Cupcake.
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