Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Liberty Tree Tavern: Dessert Redemption

   I'm not one to hold a grudge, and I do like to present both sides of a story here on Disney Hipster Blog.  Do you remember a few weeks ago, when I was really upset about lunch at Liberty Tree? Well, that wasn't the whole truth.  Sure the new veggie option was super disappointing (especially when compared to the previous option...) but for those of us who end our meals with a sweet treat? Liberty Tree has a lot going for it...

   Like I've said many times before, the atmosphere and theming of this restaurant is absolutely perfect.  Divided into different cozy rooms based on historical figures and presented with various artifacts relating to said historical figures, Liberty Tree is very cool indeed.  To add to the ambiance, servers are dressed in their finest period garb while a terrific and fitting background music loop is played. 
   We had the pleasure of enjoying two desserts in the past...both of which are still currently on the menu.  Both the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake and the Johnny Appleseed Cake are unique offerings in the realm of Walt Disney World.

   The Johnny Appleseed cake is an individual basic yellow cake, with raisins, cranberries, and apples!  The cake itself isn't too sweet, which I appreciate, but the fruit is plentiful and keeps things interesting. The outside has an amazing caramelized sugary crunch to it, while the inside is super moist.  If that weren't enough, this treat is served with vanilla ice cream and caramel.  

   The legendary Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake looks admittedly less attractive. Don't be turned off by her appearance though.  This is a true thing of beauty.  The basis of this treat is plain vanilla cake topped with vanilla ice cream, but the real star here is the mound of buttery toffee and caramel sauce.  The term ooey gooey is definitely appropriate here!  While not a traditional sticky toffee pudding (which we thought it would be...) the ooeey gooey is in a league of its own. 

   To top it all off, Liberty Tree Tavern serves a mean cup of coffee, and has some of the most sweet and attentive servers at Disney World.  (one sweet server noticed how much I was enjoying my coffee, and made me a fresh one to go...) Might we suggest bypassing the entree and heading straight to dessert?  See, I'm not a hater...

   Have you ever tried the Johnny Appleseed Cake or the famous Ooey Gooey? How did they stand up against your favorite WDW treats?  Let us know over on Facebook!

1 comment:

  1. I love love love that Toffee cake, and I don't think I knew they had such lovely coffee there! I will have to try it next time. :) Now I'm hungy for dessert and it's not even 10:30. Thanks a lot!