Premium Angus Burger, Cowboy Cookout Barbecue - Paris, France

Intrigued by the possibility of dining with Woody and Jessie (mainly Woody) during my Disney getaway, I found 'Cowboy Cookout Barbecue'; a cheaper alternative to character dining. Unfortunately, there were no characters present at all during my visit to this restaurant. In-fact, the only interaction we had was being told to move table by a cleaner because they were closing off that particular section of the restaurant -- magical.

Cowboy Cookout Barbecue is a Wild West country-themed restaurant situated in Frontierland in Disneyland Park. As you would expect, it specialises in barbecue bites, but at a more affordable price. Utilising Disney's 'quick service', you queue, pay and collect your food all in one fell-swoop, before seating yourself to tuck in.

The menu was as expected listing ribs, chicken strips and a reasonably alluring 'Premium Angus Burger'. The list of components for the burger included cheddar cheese, rocket salad, onions rings, tomato and sauce. Nothing to shout home about, though I am a fan of onion rings, so I remained open-minded.

The burger was served in a small plastic tray with wedges. The components were held together by a brioche bun and the general appearance was enticing, though certainly not overwhelming. Cutting this burger in half revealed a more underwhelming sight, with a high salad ratio and a worryingly thin and well-done patty.

Biting in, it became immediately noticeable that this was a below average burger. The most flavour came through the onion ring which speaks volumes in itself. Nothing particularly stood out and unfortunately the taste of salad was too prominent. If there was sauce on there, there was too little to establish flavour and the thin slice of processed cheese need not be mentioned.

The patty was simply too thin and too dry to emit any real flavour. The burger itself was quite large, therefore requiring a thicker piece of meat to strike a balance between all components. Nonetheless, not much could have saved this burger and a bland patty accompanied a bland everything else.

Cowboy Cookout Barbecue enforces the theme park stereotype of distinctly average food. The 'Premium Angus Burger' unfortunately fell short of even average, delivering absolutely nothing that will stand out, in a burger of imbalance and blandness.

Patty Master Musings:

  • My partner had the pork ribs which at least hit average status.
  • I liked the wedges -- in a way that is worth mentioning in this part of the review, but not really anywhere else. They were just wedges.
  • Where was Woody at?!
  • Did I Dip It? Yes, and unfortunately that did not help a great deal either.

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