Harry Potter-themed restaurant has a totally magical menu
The food at Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opens on April 7, looks absolutely magical.
Universal's Three Broomsticks restaurant, fashioned after Madam Rosmerta's cozy inn in the village of Hogsmeade, serves up some classic Harry Potter comfort food.
The menu, composed mostly of classic English dishes, reminds me of the food they serve in the Great Hall at Hogwarts on the first day of school each year. It includes bangers (just like the squishy sausages Hagrid keeps in his enormous coat in the first book), giant turkey legs (even better than Ron's beloved chicken legs), shepherd's pie (often served for dinner at Hogwarts), pumpkin juice (flagons of which often grace the tables at Hogwarts during meals) and, of course, Butterbeer (which is nonalcoholic and apparently tastes like butterscotch).
There are some slightly more American options too, like a vegetarian dish of jumbo asparagus and a family feast for four that includes barbecue ribs and chicken with corn on the cob.
For dessert you can have apple pie, chocolate trifle or Butterbeer pots de crème. My only question is, where's Harry's favorite, the treacle tart?
At the back of the Three Broomsticks you'll find The Hog's Head pub, modeled after the inn in the village of Hogsmeade (owned by — spoiler alert — Dumbledore's brother, Aberforth). This adult-friendly pub serves up nonaloholic Butterbeer straight from a barrel, along with ales, lagers, Ocky Rot (which Hagrid and Slughorn drank after Aragog's furneral in the Half-Blood Prince movie) and something called White Rat Whiskey. Sounds like relaxing after a day of sightseeing will be pretty easy when you're getting a drink at The Hog's Head.
Take a closer look at both restaurants in the video below, and get ready for some magical eats this spring.