Whew! News-heavy week here at the Food Blog! Today, let’s look at some newly released info about Hacienda de San Angel, the newly renovated restaurant opening in September in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion! Here are some great pics of the Hacienda de San Angel slide presentation given at the D23 Flowers and Fireworks event this past weekend. These were taken and donated by Lori Abramson — Thanks, Lori!
Hacienda de San Angel will be opening with a bang in September 2010! What’s the “bang,” you ask? Illuminations, of course! The restaurant is ideally situated to offer incredible (and coveted!) views of Epcot’s nightly Illuminations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show. And with the addition of the table-service part of the restaurant, those ADRs might be tougher to get than Le Cellier for around 8:00pm every night!
Here’s an aerial image of what the restaurant looks like, under construction, right now. You can see how fantastic that view is going to be once it’s finished! Check out that outdoor, circular patio!
The restaurant will have a whole new “backstory,” and a new service structure, which will allow the restaurant to operate as a counter service location and a table service location. Likely, the counter service will operate by day, and the table service by evening.
The food will be fresh, Mexico market-inspired cuisine. And although the restaurant will be run by the same off-site company that runs San Angel Inn inside the Mexico pyramid, I’m hoping the menu will be significantly different.
What else will be different are the cast member costumes! Here are some sneak peeks:
Thanks again to Lori for these awesome photos. I’m really looking forward to fighting tooth and nail for an Illuminations ADR…aren’t you? 🙂