A Special Night Out at Disney
Eating in this restaruant located in the Grand Floridian is a unique dining experience. Jacket required. The service is exceptional, starting with several choices of water. There are seven courses, and it’s a prix fixe menu with a couple of premium choices like caviar and Kobe beef which are extra. With 2-5 selections for each course and a vegetarian menu, choosing can be difficult. The cost was $135/person, so not an everyday occurrence. We chose the wine pairing for $65 which was a great deal if you plan on having wine. I don’t think there were any bottles for less than $130.
Before I get to the food, I have to rave about the wine pairings. I love wine pairings because you get to get experiment with several different types of wine. With several courses, if you don’t particularly like one of the choices, you are not stuck with it for the rest of the meal. Generally there will be one that I don’t love. Not here. I loved every one of the wines that was served. I think my favorite was the Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2013 which was served with the Crab and Cucumber Gelee You might ask how I could possibly remember that wine out of the seven that were served. Well, when you arrive, they hand you a menu with your name and the date printed on the top. They package it up and give it to you when you leave. The wines are listed under each selection. How cool is that.
Every course was amazing. Natalie found that she likes qumquats and lamb ribs. It seemed like each course was better than the one before. Along with each course came a different bread, along wih a different type of butter. We ended with a Caramelized Banana Gateau which was fabulous. While this restaurant is pricy, it was a very special treat after a noisy hot day at Disney.