When: March 12, 2017, 11:15 AM
Turns out the Cove Bar has sliders.
Now, Disney also serves sliders at the Alfreso Tasting Terrace. We’ve had them; we loved them. (Those sliders aren’t just good, they’re standouts.) So if the Cove is offering a similar dish, we’re in. The compare-and-contrast makes it too tempting to pass up.
There are three small burgers, each with its its own flavor profile. They share the same bun, the same meat (tri-tip steak), and the same style of toothpick that holds the goods together. Other than that, each slider is its own thing.
Slider #1 is all fried onions and green chimichurri sauce.
Slider #2 is barbecue sauce, pineapple, and coleslaw.
Slider #3 is bacon, arugula, and aioli.
Up top: these are all good. And the dish as a whole is strong.
That said, there are clear winners. Slider #1 is the best of the bunch, hands down. The flavor profile of the meat, onions, and chimichurri sauce come together in precisely the right way. Slider #2 is the most ho-hum. The flavor profile is muted; it plays it safe. (You’ll forget you ate it mere seconds after you finish it.) Slider #3 is the most “burger-like” of the three; it looks, smells, and tastes like a high-quality, baby hamburger. We loved it.
In order: #1, #3, and #2.
But the whole thing? Recommended. This may not be a standout, but we’d gladly eat it again.
UPDATE: As of June 2018, this dish is no longer available.