Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside at Walt Disney World has had an expansion that extends to the menu that now incorporates more authentic Cajun and Southern flavors.
New menu items include the Lowcountry Seafood Boil, 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.
Hearty eaters will want to try the Taste of the Bayou, 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.
The slow-roasted Blackened Prime Rib is topped with Cajun butter and served with classic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
For plant-based offerings, try the new the Harvest Red Beans and Rice. This dish features red beans simmered with plant-based sausage, peppers, onions, and celery, and served over rice along with cornbread.
Those 21 and over may want to try the new Big Easy Whisky Sour. This adult beverage combines Maker’s Mark Bourbon, lemon juice, and pure cane sugar with a float of Fess Parker Big Easy Red Blend.
No new menu is complete without dessert and you’ll want to save room for these:
- Southern Cheesecake, a classic vanilla cheesecake with a bourbon-caramel sauce garnished with pecan-praline brittle
- the plant-based Peach-Blackberry Cobbler, a classic peach and blackberry cobbler topped with blackberry sorbet
- the Mississippi Mud Crème Brûlée, a milk chocolate crème brûlée with a sablé breton cookie and fresh fruit.
Boatwright’s Dining Hall is open nightly for dinner service only, and advance reservations are highly recommended.
The decor features the skeletal hull of a lugger fishing boat suspended in the air as its centerpiece, while shipbuilding tools decorate the walls.
It’s a family-friendly restaurant with a kids’ menu available.
Are you looking forward to trying the new dishes? Let us know in the comments. Don’t miss all the other recent menu additions at Walt Disney World restaurants, either.