Walt Disney World has announced that some of the restaurants located in their resort hotels have new menu items available. We think it’s nice to be able to plan a little bit of resort hopping into your day to not only take a break from the busy theme parks but also to try some of the new creations that are brought to you by the culinary teams and mixologists at the resorts.
Also, many of the new items are plant-based, for those who enjoy those dishes.
Without further ado, let’s take a look!
Beginning today at Boatwright’s Dining Hall inside Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, guests can try a variety of more authentic Cajun and Southern flavors.
For an entrée, the Lowcountry Seafood Boil is a classic filled with shrimp, mussels, and Andouille sausage with corn on the cob and potatoes simmered in a spicy Cajun broth. It’s served with a toasted baguette to finish it off. The slow-roasted Blackened Prime Rib is topped with Cajun butter and served with classic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
The Taste of the Bayou is the chef’s all-you-care-to-enjoy platter with hickory-smoked pork ribs, crispy Cajun chicken, smoked sausage, barbecued beef brisket, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, roasted corn with Cajun butter, and seasonal vegetables.
For those looking for a plant-based offering, try the Harvest Red Beans and Rice. This dish features red beans simmered with plant-based sausage, peppers, onions, and celery served over rice along with cornbread.
New on the dessert menu is a Southern Cheesecake, a classic vanilla cheesecake with a bourbon-caramel sauce garnished with pecan-praline brittle. Also new is the plant-based Peach-Blackberry Cobbler, a classic peach and blackberry cobbler topped with blackberry sorbet. Finally, the Mississippi Mud Crème Brûlée is a milk chocolate crème brûlée with a sablé breton cookie and fresh fruit.
For the little ones, the dessert menu is a “boatload of fun” with the Row Row Oar Your Boat Sundae and Cookies and Milk featuring two house-made chocolate chip cookies.
The Big Easy Whiskey Sour rounds out the new offerings at Boatwright’s. This adult beverage combines Maker’s Mark Bourbon, lemon juice, and pure cane sugar with a float of Fess Parker Big Easy Red Blend.
River Roost Lounge, also located at Riverside, has a new Spinach and Artichoke Dip, a plant-based favorite with a creamy dip served with Cajun-dusted cornbread crostini. The French 75, for those over 21, is a fizzy delight made up of Argyle Sparkling Brut, Hendricks Gin, fresh lemon juice, and pure cane sugar.
Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge over at Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is adding a plant-based offering to their menu as well. The Sassy Sassagoula Sliders dish features BBQ jackfruit with slaw and fried pickles, fried green tomatoes with giardiniera and pepper jelly, and lastly a “fish” cake with spicy rémoulade and arugula.
Moving over to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Beauty and the Beast-inspired Enchanted Rose lounge has some new editions. The new Smoked Trout and Crab Dip features salmon roe, chive oil, and sesame seed lavosh combined into a beautiful and tasty dish.
If you like Caviar or have always wanted to try it, this version includes Siberian caviar, an egg yolk spread, crème fraiche, caper berries and brioche. Lastly, the new Seasonal Flatbread is topped with artichoke, fig, ricotta, roasted garlic, and watercress.
There are also some new menu updates at Disney’s Riviera Resort. The menu is expanding with flavors of the Riviera from French and Italian influences at Bar Riva. The new Burrata Salad is perfect for those cheese lovers, with heirloom tomatoes, fresh pesto, and focaccia bread. If a fish dish is more your taste, the Salmon with Orzo might be the one for you. This dish includes seared salmon with Pomodroccio tapenade and lemon orzo. The Mushroom Arancini comes with risotto, mushroom, cheese, and truffle served with a house-made marinara.
New to the dessert menu, the Molten Chocolate Cake is a warm chocolate cake with a molten center topped with a raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries.
The Riviera bakery team has developed the new Riviera Signature Cookie which bakes together semi-sweet chocolate chips, ground oats, California walnuts, toasted pistachios, dried cherries, and flake sea salt. You can pick up this soon-to-be classic from Primo Piatto.
Lastly at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, the Belle Vue Lounge is enhancing its offerings with signature cocktails and zero proofs. The Orange Blossom Manhattan makes its debut at the resort. A holiday fan favorite, this beverage fits nicely within the year-round ambiance of Belle Vue Lounge. If light and refreshing is what you need, stop by to enjoy the Sparkling Hibiscus featuring Sorel Hibiscus Liqueur and sparkling grapefruit. Guests of all ages will be able to enjoy the Agave Garden, a zero-proof beverage that features Lyre’s Agave Reserve and passionfruit green tea.
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