On our latest trip to WDW we stayed at the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. You know what that means: beignets.
We arrived in time for breakfast, so we stopped by Sassagoula Floatworks to check out the breakfast offerings. They’ve updated the place recently and while I haven’t seen what it looked like before in person I can say I agree that losing the creepy Mardi Gras heads was a good idea.
But breakfast. We couldn’t have all sweets, so we had sandwiches to start. Busy Bumble had a multigrain croissant sandwich with egg, bacon, and cheese. She said the croissant was still light and flaky, even with whole grains in it. I had a fried chicken biscuit with bacon jam. It was a little dry, but tasty nonetheless.
As you can see the bacon jam is a little sparse. I’ve been told you can ask for more at no charge, so take a look when you get your sandwich and ask at the counter. Some crisp tater tots and an orange juice to wash it all down (plus a Mickey straw) and we were ready to get covered in powdered sugar.
For those of you who love the beignets in Disneyland and the Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney, these are closer to the Jazz Kitchen’s recipe, but more dense. They lack that pillowy, airy quality I’m used to from the California beignets. Maybe they’re more New Orleans authentic at WDW? They were still good, but more like a light cake doughnut. The cool part here is they’ve added dipping sauces. Those took these to new level and made them worthwhile. You can choose between caramel, raspberry, or chocolate chicory coffee. We went with raspberry, which turned out to be a good choice as the raspberries’ fruity tartness cut some of the sugary starchiness of the beignets.
If you come to Sassagoula Floatworks make room for the beignets (this is the only place in WDW where they can be found) and a good hearty breakfast.