Incredible news has been announced about Remy, a brand new class of Disney Cruise Line restaurant debuting on the line’s newest ship, the Disney Dream.
Billed as “An upscale restaurant exclusive to adults, Remy boasts the most luxurious dining experience available onboard.” (And this means it’s more luxurious than Palo, the ship’s other adults-only venue, which has sister restaurants on the Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic.) The Disney Cruise Line website goes on to say that Remy will offer the “finest in French-inspired cuisine for dinner.”
Located on Deck 12 next to Palo, Remy will seat 80 in an Art Nouveau-style room decorated with greens, reds, and golds — think upscale “French Bistro” design. Of course, Ratatouille’s Remy the Rat will be integrated into the design!
A glass-walled wine room with marble flooring has seating for up to 16 guests amid more than 900 bottles of wine including a fine rare selection of Old World wines balanced with a solid selection of New World wines. Once dinner is booked and guests are on board, they are invited to meet with a sommelier in Remy’s wine room to taste and pre-select their wines for the evening.
A chilled champagne cocktail made tableside will be the beginning of your dining experience at Remy. This will be followed by up to nine small courses with wine accompaniments. Polished touches at Remy include a tableside trolley for serving international cheeses, decanting stations for wines, and post-prandial coffee service including French press and grand crème.
The meal will include the special attention to detail found at Disney World’s Victoria and Albert’s, which makes sense as one of the restaurant’s menu-designers is Chef Scott Hunnel, the highly acclaimed executive chef from the AAA Five-Diamond V&A’s. Other collaborating chefs include Chef Arnaud Lallement from L’Assiette Champenoise, a Michelin two-star restaurant located just outside Reims, France; Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitscheck of Victoria & Albert’s; and Chef Mattieu Gerard Siegrist of L’Assiette Champenoise. Chef Patrick Albert, the French-trained executive chef for Remy, will manage 15 onboard chefs and sous-chefs dedicated solely to the restaurant.
The best news is that Remy will offer the option to book the private Chef’s Table dining room, seating 16. The private Chef’s Table dining room seats 16 and offers a glimpse into the kitchen. The room is furnished with rich “Ratatouille”-inspired décor – bold red carpet, chairs and drapes with touches of gold, opulent chandeliers, and scenes of Paris on the walls. Like Victoria and Albert’s Chef’s Table, the room has its own entrance to the kitchen.
How To Make Reservations
Castaway Club members will be able to make reservations at Remy from 90 to 120 days in advance, depending on their club level. Other Disney Dream guests will be able to book 75 days in advance. (No surcharge has been determined, yet, though there will be one.)
Scott Joseph, Disney Food Blog’s favorite Orlando food critic, has a great story on the new restaurant and its two main talented chefs.