During a recent trip to Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, we discovered a new Peanut Butter and Jelly dessert item on the menu! Ale & Compass continues to remain one of our favorite table service restaurants on property with its consistently solid menu and service. Read on to find out what we thought of our amazing dinner, as well as the restaurant’s latest dessert creation!
Parker House Rolls and Spreads – $12.00
The Parker House Rolls and Spreads are one of the most ideal, practical appetizers available. The spreads include pub cheese, bacon jam, and citrus butter. (Here’s a WDWNTip: The best spread is a combination of the pub cheese and bacon jam together.) I think this is a pretty well-known secret by now, as it was recommended to us by our server.
Hudson Mule – $13.00
The Hudson Mule was a good, classic option for drinks. Made with Hudson Baby Bourbon, lime juice, simple syrup, and Fever Tree Ginger Beer. Moscow Mules are one of my favorite drinks and I’ve found that the Fever Tree brand works best for mules. The Bourbon also had a strong presence and worked well with the other ingredients.
Cabernet-Braised Short Ribs – $27.00
This was my main entrée and it didn’t disappoint. The mashed potatoes had large pieces of artichoke mixed in which added a different flavor. The short rib was tender, warm, and fresh. The barbecue demi sauce that was drizzled on top added a smoky and flavorful finish, and the portion was just enough to fill me up. My only complaint about this dish was the side salad that came with it. The sauce was practically non existent and seemed as though I was just eating green leaves. The little amount of sauce that was included was extremely vinegary and unappetizing. Other than that, this entrée was fantastic.
New England Seafood Pot Pie – $25.00
Tom had the New England Seafood Pot Pie. I’m not a huge seafood fan, so this dish wasn’t for me. The bread that came on top was massive and added a really fun presentation to the dish.
I did try a piece of the bread after it had been mixed into the pot, and it was delicious. Even without eating any actual seafood, it still had a slightly fishy taste (as expected) but it was warm, flavorful, and the crispiness of the bread added a nice crunch.
Peanut Butter and Jelly – $6.50
Finally, the new Peanut Butter and Jelly dessert was one of the weirdest desserts either of us have ever tried, but in a good way.
The dessert was served with grape jelly, grape slices, peanut butter mousse, and peanut butter crunch.
The best way to describe the main part of the dessert was a buckeye filled with grape jelly. The chocolate coating held it together well and the peanut butter crunch added another nice texture to the dessert.
The peanut butter mousse was weird. It was dry, yet had a “melt in your mouth” feel to it. The peanut butter taste was easy to identify. Overall, it wasn’t really necessary to include, other than for presentation purposes.
Our dinner at Ale & Compass was extremely enjoyable and we’ll both be returning soon. The dining room is dimly lit and beautifully decorated. It provides an ideal setting for a quiet night out!