Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch

 

Now of course, my family has a history with Liberty Tree. Yes, we go way back…almost to Colonial times when it first opened. ;) When the kids were young, we enjoyed the character dinner here several times. Here is a picture from what I think was our last visit to LTT’s Character Dinner with Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale, and Minnie, all dressed in their colonial attire.

 

Andrew and Minnie

Since that time, we have only been to Liberty Tree once and that was for lunch in March 2010. This was before my family allowed me to take pictures of our food, so sadly there is no photographic evidence from this last visit. I can tell you though that it was less than impressive. Our entrees were fine (we all got either a burger or the pot roast), but nothing really memorable. I do remember though two things about this experience. First is that the service was terrible and then more importantly…the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake was a total failure. :sad2: It was very hard and cold, like it had been sitting in a refrigerator up until moments before it was placed on our table. Consequently, there was nothing Ooey or Gooey about this dessert…I was so disappointed. And so, I felt no need to return to Liberty Tree Tavern, that is until I began hosting the Live Thread. Liberty Tree Tavern was one of the most popular live update locations and nearly all of the reporters enjoyed their food there…especially that infamous Ooey, Gooey Toffee Cake. I posted picture after picture of that delicious looking dessert, coveting each and every one, until I was finally convinced that our experience had been an anomoly. It was time for us to give Liberty Tree another try, and so…

Hear ye, hear ye, now seating the jabead family of Illinois!

Here is the menu we were presented with…

 

 

 

Let’s start with my son’s choice…

 

Angus Chuck Cheeseburger topped with bacon and cheddar cheese, served with sweet potato fries – His Rating 3/5

He said this was a standard burger and the sweet potato fries were good, but not as good as the ones at Whispering Canyon.

And of course, my daughter and husband shared an entree… :rolleyes:

 

1/2 share of the New England Pot Roast… Our Tavern Keeper’s Favorite – braised beef in a Cabernet wine and mushroom sauce served with mashed potatoes and garden vegetables – Their Rating 4/5

They both enjoyed this, in fact, DH enjoyed his 1/2 portion so quickly that I felt obligated to share my entree with him…

Colony Salad – Washington apples, sweet pecans and Applewood smoked cheddar, dried cranberry Craisins, and grilled chicken tossed with field greens in honey shallot vinaigrette – Our Rating 5/5 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

Holy Moley…Colony Salad, where have you been all my (Disney World) life? :love: This salad was a delicious combination of sweet and savory.
I wouldn’t change a thing about it…it is salad perfection!

Now everyone was trying to talk me out of ordering dessert…

“Too full”

“Too fattening”

“Too tired”

But my reply to my traitorous family…

“Too bad” :p

There was no way I was leaving Liberty Tree Tavern without trying the…

 

Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake – vanilla cake with a gooey toffee filling, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce – Our Rating 5/5

My family took one look at this dessert and all of their previous objections were long forgotten. The battle of our four spoons was on and we quickly devoured every last morsel. Ahhh…now we finally get it!!! ::yes::

So in conclusion, Liberty Tree Tavern has now earned a place on my Disney “Must Do” list. I have a feeling that I will be dreaming about that Colony Salad and Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake tonight.

 

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