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We have never dined here as it is quite expensive and as we usually have the whole family with us really feel we cannot justify the cost with so much more to do at Disney.
However if you are celebrating a special occasion it is the perfect place. When friends of ours last year went as part of their honeymoon I was only too keen to hear about their experience.
The dinner price when they went was $125 per guest and they had the recommended wine pairings to go with the food priced at another $60 per guest. I believe the dinner price changes and can be a little less and sometimes even more.
Their reservation was for 5:30 pm which is the opening time of the restaurant. They expected that it might be a bit stuffy and formal but were immediately put at their ease by the waiting staff who continued joking and keeping them relaxed all evening. They were shown to a table in the side room, which was very peaceful. Their servers explained their personalized menus to make sure they understood them; they were very impressed with their culinary knowledge.
The meal took about three hours and the service was fantastic. Their plates when they were finished were removed simultaneously by the two servers. When my friend went to use the Ladies room and as soon as she pushed her chair back she was escorted to the bath room. Apparently the bathroom was gorgeous with personal soaps and hand towels and when she came out she was again escorted back to her table.
They sipped champagne as they placed their order both opting for the same menu.
They then started their meal with seared tuna in a lovely sauce. Then they went onto their first appetizer which was Ohio Tomato and Costa Rican Hearts of Palm with Char-Grilled Cuttlefish. They said this was small in size but great in taste. Next onto the Tempura Crab Stuffed Squash Blossom with Violette Moustarde which they both said was fantastic.
There were a lot of courses but they really appreciated they were served in a relaxed manner leaving about 15 minutes between courses.
One of my favourites “John Dory” was next served with green and white asparagus and my friend’s husband thought this was the best fish meal he had ever had and he eats a lot of fish. They then enjoyed a main course of Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Rainbow Marble potatoes and vegetables although they could have had meat options.
. Next was the cheese plate with port wine, I found this somewhat strange that it was served before the dessert. Their dessert was the Hawaiian Kona Chocolate Souffle followed by coffee brewed at the table.
They found the food amazing and the wine pairings excellent although they said to careful as by the end of the evening the wine catches up with you! At the end of the meal all the ladies were given a long-stemmed rose and a special treat from the pastry chef.
If you want to celebrate a special occasion they would really recommend this meal, I cannot wait for an excuse to go.
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Page added on: 5 May 2008
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