Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Disney Trip - Raglan Road
Again, I apologize that there are no pictures. I think I was too busy keeping Sprout and Squeaker entertained (no naps) to take pictures.
I was looking forward to trying Raglan Road. I had asked Jolly Green Daddy to try a few times, and he was reluctant. On this trip, he agreed. I think it was the best meal we had the entire week.
We loved the atmosphere. The step dancers were a great way to enhance the environment. They were great. We also had a fabulous waiter. When I asked if the soups he mentioned were vegetarian, he said that he thought so, but would double check, and then told me the dishes on the menu that I could eat. This was very helpful, as I normally have to ask if menu items have any meat in them.
Before we ordered the waiter brought us their Irish Soda Bread. I have had Irish Soda Bread before (I think I even made it for a project in school), and have never been a fan. Raglan Road's bread was great. It was also a great filler for Sprout as I fed Squeaker and we tried to decide what to eat. If you would like to see our options, you can see the menu, at AllEars.com.
I started with a Butternut Squash Bisque. JGD (who doesn't like Butternut Squash) thought it was great. Sprout loved it too. I thought it was a good soup, but was disappointed as a Butternut Squash soup, as it didn't taste like squash. However, I had no problem in finishing it all. I then shared the Raglan Risotto with Sprout. It was a basic risotto with shitake mushrooms and peas. This was a real treat for me as most restaurants use chicken broth in their risotto.
Jolly Green Daddy took advantage of the fact that we were at an Irish pub and had a Guiness. He started with a Caesar Salad, which he really enjoyed. And then had the Lambo. This was a lamb shank that was braised to the point where the meat was falling off the bone. JGD loved this!
We then finished our meal with the Strawberry & Apple Crumble. This was enjoyed by all of us.
We would go back to Raglan Road in a heartbeat. I reiterate that I believe it was the best meal we had all week.