St. Patrick’s Day Food (And Drink!) Finds in Disney World

Disney World is always ready to celebrate a holiday, and they’ve been gearing up for St. Paddy’s Day for weeks now! On my last trip in February, I snapped a few shots of the green goodness you have available to you this weekend…

Drink Your Greens!

Any veteran Epcot fan knows that some of the best drinks in the World Showcase are beers and ciders from the Rose and Crown Pub in the UK pavilion, and luscious slushes from the France Pavilion. But on St. Patrick’s Day, these staples get glammed up!

Go green when it comes to your cider in the UK… . Note that lines at the pub and the outdoor beer tap get veeeeeery long on St. Patrick’s Day here!

Green Cider in Epcot for St. Patrick's Day

And consider greener pastures for your Grey Goose Citron Slush in France!

Grey Goose Citron Slush in Epcot's France Dresses Up for St. Patrick's Day

Greenified Cookies, Krispies, and Caramel Apples!

The bakeries and candy shops in Disney World have splashed the display cases with green this time of year!

Disney St. Patrick's Day clover-shaped cookies

Check out clover-shaped cookies, decorated caramel apples, and St. Patrick’s Day Mickey rice [Read more…]

Get Your Green On!! St. Patrick’s Day Events at Downtown Disney’s Raglan Road

I had an AWESOME time when I headed to Raglan Road in Downtown Disney for St. Paddy’s Day a couple of years ago, and since then the celebration has only gotten bigger and better!!

THIS year, Raglan Road is making plans for their four-day (!!!!) festival from March 14 – 17, featuring music, dancing, awesome food, and Irish traditions.

Festival Details

Get your green on! Guests can participate in festivities March 14 and 15 from 6 p.m. until 1:15 a.m. and March 16 and 17 from noon until 1:15 a.m.

On Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Saturday, a cover charge of $5 will apply to each guest 18 and over; on Sunday, the cover charge is $10. Reservations can be booked on March 14 by 407-938-0300.

Top musicians and dancers will be performing on multiple stages creating a fun festival atmosphere, and there will be PLENTY of eats and suds to make your week even better! Let’s start with the good stuff…

Food and Beverages

With a selection of beers and authentic cuisine by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, the “Mighty Festival” is not-to-be-missed!

Lunch Demonstration

In a mighty culinary experience, Master Chef Kevin Dundon and Michelin star Chef Derry Clarke will showcase a lunch demonstration on Wednesday, March 13th, at 1PM. Cost is $55 per person with wine pairings; $45 without wine pairings, plus tax and gratuity. Tables in Wonderland Members will receive a 20% off discount!

Lunch Demo!

I can’t wait to see how that Poached Pear is!!

Poached Pear with Creme Brulee Foam and Beetroot Macaroon

A Tale Of Two Chefs: Signature Dining Experience

And on Thursday, March 14th, at 6:30PM, Chefs Kevin Dundon and Derry Clarke will present a culinary extravaganza! Cost is $105 per person plus tax and gratuity. Tables in Wonderland Members will receive a 20% discount!

A Tale Of Two Chefs!

Check out the goodies — Rack of Spring Lamb and Braised Cottage Lamb Pie, Farm Fresh Vegetables with Twice-Cooked Roast Potato!

Rack of Spring Lamb and Braised Cottage Lamb Pie, Farm Fresh Vegetables with Twice-Cooked Roast Potato

Call 407-938-0800 to book culinary events. Check out www.raglanroad.com for upcoming details.

Music and Dance

Each day over 35 musicians and dancers will perform! Headliners include the most successful U2 tribute show in the world, Elevation!

Elevation Lead Singer on stage at Raglan Road

Plus The Willis Clan, Girsa, Three Dollar Band, Creel, Johnny Snags Norton, and Justin Murphy.

The line-up of Irish band performances will begin with a festival preview March 8-10 by The Willis Clan. Mark your calendars for these performances:

  • The seven full-time champion Raglan Road Dancers will perform daily.
  • Renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack of the original Riverdance cast, will lead Irish Dance Workshops Friday through Sunday.
  • Distinguished Dublin-born multi-instrumentalist Declan Masterson, recent touring musical director of Riverdance, will lead Irish Music Workshops.
  • Ceili (kay-lee) traditional music and structured set-dancing event on Saturday, including guest participation.
  • “The Electric Ceili,” will bring a host of Irish musicians and dancers on the Waterfront Stage on Sunday evening.
  • Performances by Raglan Road house band Creel, The Willis Clan, Girsa, Three Dollar Band, and Johnny & Justin.
  • World-famous U2 tribute band Elevation will be playing Saturday and Sunday.

Other Activities

Guests can also enjoy face painting, stilt walkers, competitions, giveaways and St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Raglan Road!

It’s truly an incredible atmosphere and a fun experience for everyone, young and old!! Head out to RR for a rockin’ St. Paddy’s day!

Have you attended an event at Raglan Road? Let us know in the comments below!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Raglan Road Pub

Looking for somewhere in Orlando to get your green on?! Raglan Road Pub in Downtown Disney is putting on some serious green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend!

I was there last year for the festivities, and I can honestly say they’re AWESOME! Here’s the schedule for tonight and tomorrow:

Friday 16th
“Open air performances on our Tonsil Tickler patio from 6pm with the wonderful Murphy’s Law and The Irish Rogues, all the way from Ireland!! Creel performs on our Main Stage from 7pm with special guest appearances!!…. A not to be missed performance!”

Elevation -- U2 Tribute Band

March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day!
“Doors open from 11am with live entertainment from 12pm. Creel and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers will perform throughout the day. Guest musicians all the way from Ireland include Murphy’s Law & The Irish Rogues. Elevation, the worlds best [Read more…]

St. Patrick’s Day at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Disneyland Resort

Celebrate St. Patrick’s day at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District!

Start out by toasting your friends with Green Beer at this fun New Orleans-themed restaurant! You can get your tinted beer for $6.00/Small and $8.00 for a Large. And if you’re not seeing leprechauns yet, green Jello shots will be offered all day. ;-)

Say cheers with green beer!

Executive Chef Darrin’s Corn beef and cabbage will be a menu highlight. Follow it up with an Irish coffee, and don’t forget to indulge in Ralph Brennan’s famous beignets!

Share the luck of the Irish (Creole style) with Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans performing 7:00 – 11:00pm in the Flambeaux Room.

In a hurry to get back to the Magic of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure? Visit Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express downstairs for Corn Beef and Cabbage Slaw Po’boys!

Will you spend St. Patrick’s Day at a Disney destination? Let us know your party plans!

Easter and St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Treats in Disney World

Thanks to Reader Joey Beyer for sending these yummy snack pictures from Goofy’s Candy Co.!

Clearly Disney World is gearing up for the upcoming holidays — St. Patrick’s Day and Easter! Check out these green-inspired treats for St. Paddy’s day!

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Green Snacks

And with Easter right around the corner, check out these cute [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Cupcakes at Main St. Bakery

Welcome to the SUPERBOWL EDITION of the Disney Food Post Round-Up!!

Does this mean that these articles are particularly football-related? No. But it does mean that I’m probably prepping to watch some football while you’re reading!! ;-) Here we go!!

Disney Food News

Get your news hot and fresh this week!

  • Watching the Big Game in WDW? Check out some Super Bowl eats! Main Street Bakery is even offering those Pats and Giants cupcakes you see in the pic! (Thanks to @PlazaandMainSt for the photo!)
  • Flavorful popcorn (including test flavors) are popping up around the Disney Parks. There’s also Vinylmation Popcorns coming up soon!
  • Disneyland Cupcakes are back in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney! Yummy pictures included. ;-)
  • Earl of Sandwich has a new “for a limited time” french dip sandwich! Check out a photo here!
  • The Landscape of Flavors food court at Art of Animation resort will open this summer! Check out these newly revealed menu items!
  • There’s lots of news from Raglan Road at Downtown Disney including St. Patrick’s Day luncheon with Chef Kevin Dundon and new gluten free items on the menu!

For more sweet and savory food news, stop by our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

The Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book

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To grab a 20% discount today, use code MAGIC at the check-out!! We hope you enjoy!

And don’t forget to pick up the 250-page, picture-packed DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining while you’re at it! :-) Thanks for supporting the Disney Food Blog!

On to the Round-Up

Yesterland bids farewell to Bur-r-r-bank Ice Cream in Disney California Adventure.

WildernessLodgeSite.com makes the Artist Point’s Berry Cobbler. Yum!

Main Street Gazette heads to Sunshine Seasons for a vegetarian review of the S’mores Brownie.

Orlando Sentinel talks turkey — and confirms that those popular turkey legs being served in the parks are definitely not emu legs.

AllEars.Net‘s Deb Wills reviews eats at the Magic Kingdom and Contemporary Resort.

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World takes a look at new adult beverages in Epcot’s World Showcase!

a Mouse and a Dream discovers sweet potato fries at Cafe’ Orleans in Disneyland. Thanks to DFB reader Alex for letting me know about this site!

Have a great week!! May the best team win ;-)

Celebrate “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” at Raglan Road This Saturday!

We had an AWESOME time at Raglan Road on St. Patrick’s Day this year, and I wanted to remind you that this fun Irish Restaurant and Pub in Orlando’s Downtown Disney is putting on another huge party this weekend!

Yep — Raglan Road is celebrating the half-way mark to St. Patrick’s Day with live entertainment, beer, Irish dancing, beer, competitions, beer, and great giveaways! Why wait till March to put your green on?

When: Join in the fun THIS SATURDAY — September 17th, 2011!
Where: Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL.
Cover Charge: NONE!!!

Guinness anyone?

Entertainment

The U2 tribute band, Elevation, is back to perform their incredible show on the stage(s) at Raglan Road. And I speak from experience that [Read more…]

Raglan Road Celebrates “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day” on September 17th

As many of you know, we had an AWESOME time at Raglan Road on St. Patrick’s Day this year, and I’m excited to announce that you don’t have to wait ’til March to experience it yourself!

Mark your calendars for the halfway point to St. Patrick’s Day! Raglan Road is throwing a party to celebrate in true Irish form with live entertainment, Irish dancing, fun competitions and great giveaways. Why wait till March to put your green on?

When: Join in the fun on September 17th, 2011!
Where: Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL.

Knock back a pint at the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration!

Entertainment

U2 tribute band, Elevation, will perform their huge repertoire during a customized show.

Seriously, you guys, this is awesome. That guy truly looks and sounds like Bono up there, and the band is incredible. If you like U2 at all — at ALL — you will love this show. It’s incredibly produced.

Elevation Lead Singer on stage at Raglan Road

Here he is commanding the [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers is scouting the parks and Downtown Disney for some St. Patrick’s Day treats!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and Disneyland has a few treats to help you get into the spirit o’ the green.  Check out this yummy fun from Marceline’s & The Blue Ribbon Bakery.

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows from Marceline's

St. Patrick's Day "Mickey" Caramel Apples from Marceline's

St. Patrick's Day "Mickey" Caramel Apple Close Up

And over at the Blue Ribbon Bakery, check out these yummy, green [Read more…]

St. Patrick’s Day Events and Menus in Disney World and Disneyland

We certainly don’t need a reason to celebrate (with beer!) while visiting a Disney park, however we’re really excited about the extra Irish-inspired fun that Disney is dishing up for St. Patrick’s Day. Below, we detail events and special menu items throughout Disney World and Disneyland!

Raglan Road, WDW Downtown Disney
Raglan Road opens their doors at 11:00AM on St. Paddy’s Day for a full day of festivities! The fun begins at Noon with musicians, dancers and face painting. While savoring the traditional Shepherd’s Pie, look for the house band, Creel! In the evening, toast your Irish friends and watch eLevation as they perform your favorite U2 songs. There is a $10 cover charge.

Raglan Road

Earlier in the week, Raglan Road is celebrating with a few more events! This Sunday, attend their first ever traditional Irish Ceili (pronounced kay-lee) and join in the Irish dancing! As Lorraine from Raglan Road says, “We’re pushing the furniture back and letting everyone join in!” Sounds like fun! Click the image for [Read more…]