TODAY, we learned that Disney World not only plans to expand Scat Cat’s Club but they also will soon introduce a NEW dining location in the New Orleans-themed resort, called Scat Cat’s Club — Café!
Heyyyy from Port Orleans: French Quarter and Riverside! We stopped by recently to check out the menus, and have a few updates for you!
Let’s jump in, shall we?
Walt Disney World is home to several moderate category resorts, but their food is far from moderate! You’ll find a wide variety of eats at each moderate resort from grab and go and pool bars to quick service and table service restaurants.
We wanted to bring you up to date on what’s going on menu-wise — and what a few of our favorites are! — at Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside in case you’re traveling there soon!
What’s Happening at Port Orleans French Quarter
The resort pays homage to all things New Orleans and Mardi Gras — which means beignets are plentiful here!
You can celebrate Mardi Gras early this year with the Mardi Gras-inspired Cupcake at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter!
These pictures come to us with thanks to @yellowbeadsandme on Instagram. Stop by Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory for this yellow cake topped with purple, green, and gold frosting and a white chocolate piece decorated with fleur de lis, crowns, and Mickeys!
Port Orleans French Quarter Resort
has been home to several discoveries this past summer including Mickey-Shaped Beignets in Sassagoula Floatworks Food Court and Boozy Beignets at Scat Cats Club. And not to be left out, Saratoga Springs’ Artist’s Palette asked us to “choose them” with an Alien Dessert recently.
Our newest update from these resorts has to do with their Pizzas.
We’re coming back to you from Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter once again this week!
And this time we’re at the Resort’s indoor lounge, Scat Cat’s Club!
And our trip today focuses around Beignets again… but of a different variety! New on the menu at the jazz-inspired Scat Cat’s Club are BOOZY BEIGNETS!
Mickey-Shaped Beignets have been a signature Disneyland treat for ages. And while Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter has long served Beignets, they’ve always been of the more traditional pillow shape. But all that has changed TODAY…
Because they’ve FINALLY LANDED IN DISNEY WORLD! [Read more…]
Are you ready to Let the Good Times Roll? Then join us at the newly reopened Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory!
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
This Counter Service option for Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter closed down for a refurbishment in July. Though not much was known regarding plans for the space, it was assumed — given the four-month closure — that some major changes could be in store. So we were excited to check things out when it opened again to guests on Saturday morning.
Excited… and very curious. After all, Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory is known for having one of the most interesting atmospheres of all the Disney Resort food courts. As the name implies, it was themed as a warehouse storing larger-than-life parade props for Mardi Gras, fitting in well at the Resort that pays homage to New Orleans. (If you’d like a little refresher, you can take a tour of what the space looked like here.)
Louisiana cuisine also influenced the menu with unique choices like a selection of Po’ Boys and Gumbo among more standard Counter Service offerings. And no visit to Sassagoula is ever complete without those famous Beignets! (Spoiler Alert: they’re still here! 🙂 ) [Read more…]
February may be well over, but you can celebrate Mardi Gras any time of year thanks to this week’s #OnTheList item: Beignets at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter!
Made famous at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, Louisiana, beignets are a delicious, doughnut-like treat. And if you’re lucky enough to visit Sassagoula Floatworks food court at Port Orleans Resort, French Quarter, in Disney World, you can try some yourself!
In fact Sassagoula Floatworks, which is themed after a Mardi Gras float-building warehouse, is worth the trip. The spectacle of the partially constructed float decor is a photo-trip in itself!
On my recent WDW trip, I had my first taste of beignets, and I can safely say I’ll be back for more! What I find particularly interesting is that the beignets are not pre-made. In fact, when we ordered them, we had to wait 5-10 minutes while they were made.
First, raw dough was brought into the kitchen from the back and pounded thin.
Second, the beignets were put into the fryer.
And third, the beignets were removed and dusted with scads of powdered sugar.
They were as fresh and hot as can be — delicious!