UPDATE: New name for Bistro de Paris will be “Monsieur Paul” — a fitting tribute to Chef Paul Bocuse!
There’s lots to anticipate over at Epcot’s France!!
Look for Bistro de Paris to re-open in early December with a new name plus a whole new look! And the transformation of the Epcot restaurants includes the addition of a new bakery by mid-December along with an ice cream shop. Jerome Bocuse (owner of the France pavilion restaurants and son of the famous founding Chef Bocuse) revealed even more details!
Bistro de Paris
This Epcot restaurant will undergo a complete transformation including a new name — Monsieur Paul, less formal dining room with fresh and bright colors, costumes for the servers, and haute cuisine menu.
The elegant atmosphere will allow park guests to enjoy French cuisine in a nice (but not stuffy) atmosphere. For example, the servers will no longer wear tuxedos. Themeing will revolve around the Bocuse family history, which includes two centuries of French chefs.
The menu will reflect classical French cuisine with an “approachable, affordable twist.” A chef from a Michelin 3-star French restaurant will oversee the new menu.
A new building is being constructed near the theater exit area of the France pavilion. There will be a bread oven and show bakery, which will provide the baked goods for all three restaurants in France.
The bakery’s menu will be expanded to include salads and sandwiches so that guests can actually have a meal at this 90-seat location.
Glacier Ice Cream Parlor
As construction takes place, Les Chefs de France and Boulangerie Pastisserie will continue to remain open, according to Disney Parks Blog. Les Chefs de France will remain the same after the rest of the pavilion renovation.
What do you think about the transformations taking place at these restaurants in Epcot’s France pavilion? Chime in!