Please welcome guest author Julie B. as she shares with us some great details about the traditional Croque Monsieur at Be Our Guest Restaurant. To read about other lunch items at Be Our Guest Restaurant, click here. To experience Be Our Guest dinner review, click here.
Today, I’m excited to bring you news about another item from the counter service lunch offerings at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland.
On a cold Florida morning recently, we were delighted to find Be Our Guest Restaurant was open for lunch service! With such interesting options on the interactive kiosk screen, it was a little difficult to make a decision.
I had a couple of opportunities to try lunch during my recent visit, but on this particular day, I couldn’t wait to sample the Croque Monsieur.
The bread was a hearty whole grain variety, which I prefer (I’m a big fan of seeds and grains in my bread, especially to add a little crunch to the softer sandwich fillings). The ham was cut in thick slices, and lent itself to more of a rustic French cafe feel, which seems to be what they are trying to achieve at lunch time.
The cheese was nutty and salty, and the béchamel blended in a bit with the cheese and soaked into the bread. I enjoyed a little extra sauce that oozed out of tiny pockets in the bread. A side of béchamel would be great dip for your fries! It was a perfect combo.
I did find it to be very salty, however, with the combination of béchamel, gruyere cheese, and ham — especially when paired with fries.
The Pommes Frites tasted like standard french fries to me. They’re served with ketchup on the side, but I’d suggest asking the servers for a side of the Carrot Ketchup (featured on the kids menu) — it was amazing!
A nice balance of sweet and salty from the carrot juice and spices, I was delighted with the flavor. I think kids will really like having bright orange ketchup without realizing it’s actually a healthy option.
Overall, I really enjoyed the sandwich and would order it again!
Are you interested in sampling the eats at Be Our Guest Restaurant? What menu item is your first choice?