My family is Disney crazy! We have started exploring Walt Disney World properties other than the four parks. My latest Disney quest was to Boatwright’s Dining Hall at the Port Orleans Resort. Boatwright’s New Orleans style cajun/creole food is right up my alley; I was thrilled to dine here.
They’ve Outdone Themselves with the Starters
I arrived at Boatwright’s Dining Hall with two friends in tow. While waiting for our table, we enjoyed checking out the restaurant’s shipyard themed warehouse. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset, overlooking the Sassagoula River.
To start with, we ordered the Mardi Gras Fritters. These house-made Pimiento Cheese Fritters with Pepper Jelly arrived looking picture perfect. The creamy cheese and perfect spice accompaniment in the jelly made the Fritters dynamic. I could have eaten two orders of these alone! Some of Boatwright’s other interesting appetizer include a Charcuterie Platter and the Colonel Peace’s Pieces, with cornmeal fried oysters, shrimp, crawfish, and okra.
Main Course Options Looking Good
For dinner, the three of us chose Prime Rib, Jambalaya, and Étouffée. The Jambalaya was a classic recipe but certainly not as pungent as real New Orleans style cooking. It contained shrimp, chicken, and Andouille sausage in a spicy sauce with rice. It was not as spicy as I would have liked, but I enjoyed it.
The Prime Rib looked and tasted incredible! The steak was rubbed with a Chicory-Coffee Blend mix and served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables (squash). The horseradish sauce, dotted with fat peppercorns, was the star of the show. It made the steak extra special.
Boatwright’s Dining Hall was a Great Choice!
We were too stuff for dessert, although Boatwright’s sounded delicious (Bourbon Street Pecan Pie, Red Velvet Cheesecake, and Joie de Vivre Peanut Butter Mousse Cake).
Boatwright’s serves Carnival-style cocktails and non-alcoholic ones for children.
Whether you are staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort or just property hopping, have dinner at Boatwright’s Dining Hall. Its cajun food is worth a visit!
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