Alyssa is back with Part 2 of her Walt Disney World Food. If you missed Part 1 be sure to check it out Disney Food – ‘Ohana.
So after we left ‘Ohana we went to our hotel & passed out.
The next day for dinner we went to Raglan Road also known as the BEST FOOD EVER!!! If I were to rate this place from a 1-10 I would give it a 30+. Raglan Road is based off of a song written by poet Patrick Kavanagh sung by Irish singer Luke Kelly. Click here to hear him sing. It is an Irish owned and operated Pub & Restaurant. It has been operating in Disney since 2005. All the fixtures and fittings have come in from Ireland and assembled in Disney. The Chef Partner is Irish Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon of Ireland. The food, the atmosphere, the people, everything about this wonderful restaurant was amazing!
Any who we got there around 8 pm and waited about five minutes to be seated. We had amazing seats close to the stage where they were playing live music. They had traditional Irish dancing! It was all such a wonderful experience to be had by all. It was our son’s birthday week so he asked the band to play one of his favorite Irish songs and they did just for him, that just added to our night. The young ladies who where the dancers had the little old ladies at the table next to us dancing, pulling them up out of their seats and having them do an Irish jig! It was truly cute!
My husband started his evening with a Flight of beer Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny, Magners, Cider, Carlsberg. According to him, all were pretty good.
Now, as for our food my husband had ordered their Mighty Mixed Grill – Lamb chop, Guinness banger, sirloin steak, black pudding, chicken drumstick & bacon all on a lovely bed of mash potatoes.
I ordered the It’s not Bleedin’ Chowder! – It’s the freshest thick cuts of seafood & potatoes in a white wine infused cream broth. It is nothing but thick yummy goodness!
Our son ordered Macaroni Cheese-
Macaroni pasta with Dubliner cheese with a side of fruit. His Mac & Cheese was so rich & creamy & made with real cheese.
Our son got the Strawberry Delight– Vanilla ice cream with pavlova, cream. Fruit coulis and fresh strawberries. (Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert that has a crisp and crunchy outer shell, and a soft, moist marshmallow-like center.)
My husband ordered Dundon’s Delight-
Raspberry pavlova with vanilla pod ice cream and raspberry sauce.
And I got what is now my all time favorite! Ger’s Bread & Butter Pudding it is amazing! Deliciously light & fluffy, with delightful dipping sauces. I was lucky enough to try this dish and out of all our trip I never came across anything like it nor anything as good. All so I have been talking to a wonderful lady who works at Raglan Road and she was kind enough to give me the recipe for this amazing dish. It is posted below as well as the Raglan Road site where you can find out more about the restaurant. So Raglan Road is a must if you are looking for good people and great food. I would recommend calling ahead to find out when they have live music and/or dancing and make your reservations soon as possible this lovely place packs quickly.
Here are the lyrics that inspired Raglan Road the restaurant.
On Raglan Road of an autumn day I saw her first and knew that her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue; I saw the danger, and I passed along the enchanted way, and I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning of the day.
On Grafton Street in November we tripped lightly along the ledge Of the deep ravine where can be seen the worth of passion’s pledge, The Queen of Hearts still making tarts and I not making hay -
Oh I loved too much and by such by such is happiness thrown away.
I gave her gifts of the mind I gave her the secret sign That’s known To the artists who have known the true gods of sound and stone And word and tint without stint for I gave her poems to say. With her own name there and her own dark hair like clouds over fields of May
On a quiet street where old ghosts meet I see her walking now Away from me so hurriedly my reason must allow that I had loved not as I should a creature made of clay -
When the angel woos the clay he’d lose his wings at the dawn of day.
Ger’s Bread & Butter Pudding
1 loaf Pullman or Texas toast
1 lb Kerry gold butter softened
1 lb Sugar
1 qt Crème anglaise (see below)
1 cup Raisins soaked in Irish mist or water
- Combine the sugar and butter, spread evenly on the bread slices to make sandwiches, stack together and cut off the crust.
- Cut the sandwiches in ½ on an angle (from corner to corner)
- Butter the inside of 8 oven proof cups or preferred baking dish. One by one dip the “sandwiches” in the anglaise and place in the baking dish, layer the bread and a sprinkling of soaked raisins as you go until done
- Bake covered in a Bain Marie at 375 degrees for 35 minutes until it rises a bit. Remove the cover and bake an extra 10 minutes until slightly brown.
- Carefully remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly serve warm or at room temperature with anglaise and caramel sauce
6 each Egg yolks
2 cups Sugar
1 each vanilla bean split or a teaspoon vanilla extract
1 qt Heavy cream
- Heat up the cream and the vanilla bean on the stove until it almost starts to boil. Meanwhile combine the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk well.
- When the cream reaches the almost boiling point turn off and remove the pot from the flame. Temper the yolks, by ladling a small amount of cream to the bowl and mixing well. Then add the yolk sugar mixture to the cream, whisk well so that it does not curdle. Place over a low flame for 2 minutes whisking until it starts to thicken. Strain and allow cooling to room temperature.
½ lb Bitter, chilled
½ lb Brown sugar
1 cup Heavy cream
Combine the sugar and butter in pot and cook over a medium high flame. Whisk well to combine, when sugar is melted and it starts to boil turn off the stove, remove from the flame and whisk in the cream to combine. Allow to cool to room temperature.
My Name is Alyssa, I am a mother of a 7 year old boy & the wife of a man who proudly serves the US in it’s Army. I am from CA the home of “The Happiest Place On Earth”. My first Disney trip was when my mom was six months pregnant with me. And from then on once to twice a year for 27 years we have made the long trek to Disneyland or even Walt Disney World. I am a Disney addict, my whole family are Disney addicts : ) We live, breath, bleed Disney : ) I love doing crafts of all kinds, & teaching our son through Disney.