The Pork Shank has left Gaston’s Tavern, here’s what’s replacing it.
If you’ve ever wandered through New Fantasyland, then most likely you’ve stumbled upon Gaston’s Tavern in the Beauty & the Beast area; a statue replica of Gaston perched on top of a fountain. Gastan’s Tavern quickly became a Guest favorite serving Le Fou’s Brew, a frozen apple juice and marshmallow drink topped with passion fruit foam, large gooey cinnamon rolls, and the pork shank, which seemed to be a good alternative for the infamous turkey leg. I have sampled all three of these items and they are all delicious!
Yesterday, it was announced on the Disney Food Blog that the pork shank will no longer be served at Gaston’s Tavern. I decided to investigate myself and see if I could learn why or if anything is replacing it. You can see that it is no longer listed on the menu. I spoke with a Cast Member at the entrance and she said the pork shank is permanently gone. I guess it wasn’t too big of a seller. I’ll admit I only purchased it once, even if it was yummy. (I don’t like the turkey leg.) She then told me a new item would be replacing it soon, probably in a few weeks. It will be a beef stew, probably with potatoes and vegetables mixed in. No word if it’ll be served in a bread bowl or not. This could be a good replacement for the pork shank since many people enjoy beef stew. The pork shank was also added to other menus across property, usually where they sell the turkey legs. No word on if it was discontinued across property.
What do you think? Did you ever try the pork shank? Are you happy to hear about the new stew?