We were invited to a media preview at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to try their menu offerings and meet members of Universal Orlando’s culinary team to discuss how they partnered with Warner Bros. to ensure that fans have an incredible experience that is true to the spirit of the books and faithful to the visual look and feel of the films.
My Top Three Favorite Dishes Were:
- The Great Feast – because of the wide variety of options included in a dish that is meant for sharing. You get a fresh garden salad along with a combination of rotisserie smoked chicken & spare ribs, corn on the cob, and roast potatoes.
- Fish & Chips – because they were light, airy, and crispy. They were not greasy at all. Super delicious.
- Bangers & Mash – because I just love English sausage, creamy mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables.
Steven Jayson – Corporate Executive Chef went over each dish with us. They were all so good.
Ric Florell – Executive VP, Resort Revenue Operations at Universal Orlando Resort told us how they studied and marked all the books with sticky tabs to make sure that the detail and inspiration to their menu were true to the books.
Here are the most popular dishes at Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure:
Great Feast – The first course will be a fresh garden salad tossed their signature vinaigrette dressing. The main course will be a combination of rotisserie smoked chicken & spare ribs, corn on the cob, and roast potatoes.
Fish & Chips – Fresh north Atlantic cod battered & fried with chips and tartar sauce.
Shepherd’s Pie with Garden Salad – Ground beef, lamb & vegetables crowned with potatoes.
Rotsserie Smoked Chicken Platter – Served with corn on the cob and roasted potatoes.
English Breakfast Platter – Scrambled eggs, English bacon, link sausage, potatoes, baked beans, sauteed mushrooms, grilled tomato, black pudding.
Here are the most popular dishes at Leaky Cauldron at Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida:
Ploughman’s Platter – A feast of English cheeses, crusty bread, field green salad, oven-roasted tomatoes, cornichon pickles, apple and beet salad, Branston pickle, and scotch eggs.
Toad In The Hole – Popular dish of English sausage baked into a Yorkshire pudding and served with onion gravy, minted peas, roasted tomato, vegetables.
Beef, Lamb & Guinness Stew – Beef and lamb with chunky root vegetables served in a warm crusty bread bowl.
Bangers & Mash – Roasted English sausage, creamy mashed potatoes, oven-roasted tomatoes, sauteed onions and cabbage, minted peas, and onion gravy.
Cranachan, Butterbeer Potted Cream, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Apple Pie, & Chocolate Potted Pudding. These desserts are available at both restaurants except for the Chocolate Potted Pudding which can only be found at Leaky Cauldron.
An assortment of sweets inspired by the books like the Chocolate Frog, the first magical sweet that Harry Potter encounters on the Hogwarts Express and was very excited about. They can all be found at the Honeydukes candy store in Hogsmeade.
The following popular beverage offerings can be found at both restaurants:
Frozen Butterbeer, Butterbeer, Hot Butterbeer
Gillywater and Pumpkin Juice
Thank you Universal Orlando for hosting such a magical VIP experience at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
For more information about the menu offerings, please visit the links below: