More than just a day of fun, Raglan Road‘s annual Mighty Festival returns to Disney Springs the weekend of March 16 through 19, 2017. Celebrating everything Irish, the festival will have live music, Irish dancers, and traditional food and drink to enjoy.
In this week’s dining news round-up are several chef’s dinners, free sushi, a new opening, an a closing. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
The COOP launches “A Southern Affair,” a new cooking demonstration series this month on March 16. Chef-owner John Rivers and Chef Whitney Miller will kick off the first demo with Crawfish-Pimento Mac n’ Cheese and White Chocolate Bread Pudding Beignets.
Raglan Road at Disney Springs is bringing back their popular Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival which celebrates the holiday with a week of live music, Irish dancing, food and beverage for purchase and more.
The fest runs March 11 through St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, and features live entertainment indoors and on an outdoor stage.
St. Patrick’s Day is this Tuesday, March 17, so If you’re looking to get your Irish on, here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks to do so.
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American Q at b resort and spa, Lake Buena Vista
From 5pm-10pm, American Q will offer a special St. Paddy’s Day buffet with a barbeque spin on some Irish classics. The menu will include BBQ Corned Beef Brisket, Guinness & Lamb stew, Jameson baked beans, Charred Cabbage and House-made Irish Bangers.
Price for the buffet, which include carved meats, and the famous flatbed buffet is $34.95 for adults, and $10 for kids.
Wash it down with an American Q Whiskey Smash cocktail with Teeling’s Irish Whiskey, fresh mint and smoked dill pickles.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at the most Irish spot at Walt Disney World when Raglan Road hosts their annual Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival March 13-17, 2015
The event will feature award-winning Irish and American bands and quick-stepping Irish dancers. Among the bands participating are Scythian, Reel Ó Gránde, The West Coast Trio, 3 Dollar Band, The Brayzen Heads, and Drops of Green.
They will be joined by the Raglan Road Dancers to entertain the crowd. Complimentary face painting will also be available during the event, on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday.
One of the best ways to end summer in Orlando is with The Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road, which is held Labor Day weekend at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney.
This year’s event runs August 29 through September 1, and includes all things Irish – food, music, dance, and drink. Best of all, it’s free to attend.
Among the bands scheduled over the 4 day Irish festival are Scythian (with a new album), Drops of Green, The Raglan Rebels, The Brayzen Heads, and The West Coast Trio.
The weekend will also feature renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack, of the original Riverdance cast, with “From Roots to Riverdance.” Guest participation is encouraged. The Raglan Road Dancers will be performing all weekend, too.
Raglan Road’s food and drink menus will be available the entire weekend, and they will also offer Celtic face painting from noon until 10pm Saturday through Monday.
For more information, or to make a dining reservation, visit RaglanRoad.com.
Downtown Disney isn’t just throwing a St. Patrick’s Day event for one day. Nope. in conjunction with Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, Disney is throwing a huge eleven day Irish party called the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival that runs through March 17th.
There will be nearly 10 top Irish bands and pro dancers performing on three stages during select days of the festival. Among those scheduled to perform are The Willis Clan, Elevation, Goitse, Three Dollar Band, We Banjo 3, The Raglan Rebels, The Brazen Heads and Raglan Road house bands Creel and The West Coast Trio. Performances start nightly March 7-14 from 5pm to 1am, and daily noon until 1am March 15-17 on stages indoors and out.
Also on tap are a hearty selection of beers, food by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon of Raglan Road, complimentary face painting inside Raglan Road, stilt walkers, living statues, children’s activities and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia.
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy a great Irish fest, and there’s none better in Orlando than the annual Great Irish Hooley put on by Raglan Road at Downtown Disney.
Held over Labor Day weekend – this year August 30 through September 2 – it features great Irish food, drink, dance and entertainment.
It kicks off on 5pm on Friday, and runs through midnight on Monday. There will be seven bands playing over the weekend, including Scythian (rock-infused Celtic), Lisa Canny (Celtic folk), house band Creel, and crowd favorite Elevation (a U2 tribute band).
In addition to the regular Raglan Road Irish fare, the restaurant will host their popular Rollicking Raglan Sunday Brunch on Saturday and Monday, as well. Brunch will be served all three days from 11am to 4pm.
There will also be Celtic dance lessons, Irish music workshops, and even Celtic face painting.
The entertainment is free during the weekend, and the food is worth the cost. There will also be plenty of Irish drink favorites to purchase.
For more information on the Great Irish Hooley, including the entertainment schedule, visit TheGreatIrishHooley.com.
Raglan Road is located at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World.
Raglan Road Master Chef Kevin Dundon has created a special menu that will be featured at the restaurant’s Summer Solstice Signature Dinner that will take place June 20, 2013.
The five-course menu will be paired with wines chosen for that dish. Among the entrees are crispy Dungarvan pale ale battered Atlantic monkfish with sea salted chips, and a sage butter roasted poussin with lemon scented potato puree.
Seating is available for $95 per person (plus tax & gratuity). To book your reservation at this event call 407-938-0300.
Raglan Road is located at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World. For more information, including the complete menu, visit raglanroad.com.
As part of Raglan Road‘s Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Master Chef Kevin Dundon and Michelin-star Chef Derry Clarke will combine their talents for A Tale of Two Chefs signature dining event on March 14, 2013.
The two chefs will combine Dundon’s modern take on Irish cuisine with Clarke’s French-inspired cooking for a five-course menu, that will be paired with a variety of fine wines and beverages,
Cost is $105 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
To book your reservation for this event, 407-938-0300 or 800-WDW-Dine or log on to raglanroad.com.
As part of Raglan Road‘s Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Master Chef Kevin Dundon and Michelin-star Chef Derry Clarke will combine their talents for a special luncheon culinary demonstration on March 13, 2013.
Guests can choose to have the 3-course meal with or without wine pairings. With, it costs $55 plus tax & gratuity; without, $45 plus tax & gratuity.
To book your reservation for this event, 407-938-0300 or 800-WDW-Dine or log on to raglanroad.com.
Downtown Disney will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2013, with a party on Pleasure Island, with Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant acting as the epicenter for this two-weekend party.
It stars the weekend of March 8-10. From 6pm to 11pm, The Willis Clan, which merges Irish roots with other music genres, will perform at Raglan Road. Nova Celtic, with its own twist on popular Irish music, will appear on a nearby outdoor stage.
Then, the following weekend, from March 14-17, things kick into high gear with the “Mighty Festival” for St. Patrick’s Day.
It begins Thursday and Friday (March 14 & 15) from 6pm to 1am, and continues Saturday and Sunday from noon until 1am.
During these hours, Ragland Road will have a mighty selection of beers, food by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, face painting, stiltwalkers and St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia.
Highlights of the celebration across Pleasure Island will include:
Performances by The Willis Clan, Girsa, Three Dollar Band, Nova Celtic, The Farrell Bros., Celtic Wave, Johnny & Justin, Wyndbreakers, Albannach, and Raglan Road house band Creel. World famous U2 tribute band Elevation will also be playing Saturday and Sunday.
Renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack, of the original Riverdance cast, leading Irish Dance Workshops Friday through Sunday and distinguished Dublin-born multi-instrumentalist Declan Masterson, leading Irish Music Workshops.
The Raglan Road Dancers, seven full-time champion dancers, performing daily.
“The Electric Ceili,” (kay-lee) Sunday evening, bringing together a host of Irish musicians and dancers.
At Raglan Road, there will be a cover charge of $5 on Saturday, and $10 on Sunday, for guests 18 and over. It will be a first come, first served basis. Raglan Road reservations can be booked on March 14 and 15 by calling 407-938-0300.
Several of the venues at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney will be offering special events to ring in the new year of 2013.
Here is a sampling of ways to celebrate:
This interactive gaming location will host a special New Year’s Eve event beginning at 8pm. It will feature two DJ dance parties, a meal and beverage, access to all DisneyQuest attractions, meet-and-greets with Disney characters, and a New Year’s Eve countdown and confetti drop at midnight. Tickets cost $50 per person and are available online or by calling 407-934-7639. Day-of tickets can be purchased at DisneyQuest for $60.
House of Blues
The reggae band SOJA will take the stage at 9pm on New Year’s Eve, with opening acts Rootz Underground and Beebs & Her Money Makers. Tickets cost $37-$40, and the concert is open to guests of all ages.
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil
All guests attending the December 31 performances will receive a limited-edition Walt Disney World Resort/Cirque trading pin. Shows are at 6pm and 9pm. For tickets, contact 407-WDW-SEAT.
New Year’s fun begins at 6pm with house band Creel and Irish dancing. In addition to great food, the pub will also offer complimentary champagne toasts at 7pm and midnight.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
It just opened this month, so it will host its first New Year’s Eve party for ages 21 and up, featuring great food and beverages, a DJ, dancing, pool tables and more. Special Bowling Packages cost $175 per person (minimum 4 people) and includes 3.5 hours of bowling and shoe rental, choice of one appetizer and one entrée per person, two drink tickets, one bottle of champagne or house wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Table Packages cost $100 per person and include a 3.5-hour table reservation, choice of one appetizer/entree per person, two drink tickets, one bottle of champagne or house wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information, call 407-938-PINS.