Upon arriving in Dallas on Saturday evening, Matt and I did something we’ve been meaning to do for a long time—eat at Medieval Times!
Medieval Times is a theme restaurant providing a “dinner and tournament” experience. There are only a few of them nationwide, so as dorky/corny as it may be, we were pretty jazzed to be there. We’d checked ahead of time, and they do offer a veg dinner option. Yay!
There’s a large lobby with bars, a torture museum, and gift shops, and the dining room is like a little arena, with color-coded sections of tables. Each section has a corresponding knight that participates in the “tournament.” We sat in the black and white section, which means we would be cheering for the black and white knight.
Dinner is served during the performance, so each of these photos was a shot in the dark (literally). First, we had a drinkable tomato bisque (below) with garlic bread (not pictured).
Our veg entrées took some extra time to prepare, so we were each given a roasted potato half to snack on in the meantime.
Our main course was more impressive than I’d expected—a veggie kebab with zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, red onion, and potato; a grilled Portobello mushroom cap stuffed with a wild rice-brown rice-black bean-dried cranberry pilaf (very yummy!); and a scoop of delicious hummus with pita chips (not very visible in the pic below, but it’s on the back of the plate).
I was really pleased that the entrée was so vegetable-heavy (as opposed to something like, say, spaghetti marinara) AND was devoid of cheese. Dessert was the “pastry of the castle,” a small cinnamon-dusted apple turnover served hot.
On top of all that, our black and white knight not only won the jousting tournament, but saved the prince from the clutches of the evil green knight. Woot!
And yes, we did wear those silly hats.