Le Rendez-vous Gourmand Food and Wine Festival Returning to Disneyland Paris

For its second year, Le Rendez-vous Gourmand is coming back to Disneyland Paris! This Food and Wine Festival for Disneyland Paris made its debut in 2017. And the 2018 dates have now been revealed!

©Disneyland Paris

©Disneyland Paris

From July 27 – September 30, 2018, Walt Disney Studios Park will host the event, which has been expanded from its just-over-two-week run in its debut year. New this year, the Festival will also celebrate the cuisine of Belgium, Italy, and Spain in addition to the best in food and beverage from France at the event’s various Chalets (similar to the Food and Wine Festival’s Food Booths). [Read more…]

News: Le Rendez-vous Gourmand Food and Wine Festival Debuts at Disneyland Paris

“We’ll always have Paris…” And if YOU Have Disneyland Paris on your immediate travel itinerary, then you’ll be thrilled to learn about Le Rendez-vous Gourmand de Disneyland Paris. It’s the first-ever Food and Wine Festival for Disneyland Paris!

©Disneyland Paris

©Disneyland Paris

Running from September 8th (TODAY!) through the 24th, the Rendez-vous will celebrate the flavors of France in honor of the park’s 25th Anniversary. Guests will be able to visit six Chalets (a la the Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s Marketplace Booths) in Walt Disney Studios Park. [Read more…]

Guest Review: Walt’s — an American Restaurant in Disneyland Paris

Today, DFB welcomes guest author Jennifer Storelli with a table-service restaurant review from Walt’s in Disneyland Paris.

As an experienced Walt Disney World Resort fan but first-timer at Disneyland Paris, I had a difficult time selecting a table-service restaurant for dinner. The options ranged from character buffets, to a Wild West dinner show, to movie-themed restaurants, to upscale steakhouses, and more. Fortunately for me, I had until my arrival at my resort to make a decision, because I was not willing to pay for an international call to Disneyland Paris dining to make a reservation.

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

As my husband and I enjoyed the sites of Paris and made our way to the more familiar setting of Disneyland Paris, we decided we wanted an upscale venue to celebrate our last night of vacation and a taste of American food. Plus, when we read reviews that said Walt’s is an open-to-the-public version of the coveted Club 33 in Disneyland, we were sold.

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Guest Review: The Steakhouse in the Disney Village at Disneyland Paris

Join me in welcoming guest author Lottie Linter with a review of The Steakhouse in the Disney Village at Disneyland Paris!

Unlike Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney, the Disney Village at Disneyland Paris is where you’ll find most of the table service options at the resort. This is because the parks in Paris close very early (around 6 or 7PM) out of peak season, and not everybody wants to sit down to eat at 5:30PM, especially in Europe! We prefer to eat later, so we booked a table at The Steakhouse for 8PM on a Monday evening.


From the outside, the restaurant looks a little non-descript, and with the enticing Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Café, and Annette’s Diner drawing in people nearby, it’s easy to overlook this place if you only walk through the main thoroughfare of the village. In fact having visited Disneyland Paris seven times previously, I didn’t even notice this restaurant until I was a Cast Member there a few years ago!

The entrance takes up just a small strip of the Disney Village facades, but once you are inside and down a short corridor lined with dark wooden paneling and a wine fridge, the restaurant opens out into an absolutely huge warehouse complete with a large conservatory area.

The entrance to the restaurant

Exterior of The Steakhouse

The entrance corridor, taken from the bar

The entrance corridor, taken from the bar

After checking in, you can wait at the old-fashioned bar and have a pre-dinner drink, but as we were visiting out of season the restaurant wasn’t full and we were shown straight to our table.

The spacious bar area

The spacious bar area

The dining room is very impressive, and is themed around the Chicago meat markets during the prohibition era. There are black and white photographs all over the walls of who I can only assume were supposed to be wealthy meat-traders, or market owners – it’s not immediately clear, but I do think they add something quirky to the décor.

Some of the black and white pictures on the walls

Some of the black and white pictures on the walls

One of the big walls is vintage-style painted brickwork, but it has been made to look like they pulled down the plaster from a more modern steak restaurant to discover the old meat warehouse underneath. The conservatory area has black and white tiled floors and looks towards Lake Disney, McDonald’s, and the building that houses the Rainforest Café.

The huge exposed wall along one side of the restaurant

The huge exposed wall along one side of the restaurant

This slightly raised part of the restaurant with booths only opens at busier times

This slightly raised part of the restaurant with booths only opens at busier times

The conservatory area

The conservatory area

We were pleased to be seated in the main warehouse area, and although our particular two-top was quite close to the one next to us, in general the rest of the tables seemed to be quite nicely spaced.

At busier times they also have live jazz playing in this restaurant, which I imagine would really take the atmosphere up a notch, but tonight we just had the sounds of the hustle and bustle in the dining room. If there was any music, we couldn’t hear it!

Cool light fixtures in the main dining room

Cool light fixtures in the main dining room


In France, they tend to eat from prix-fixe menus – these are often made up of a select number of options from the à la carte menu but priced at a discount. The Steakhouse is no different, and offered up [Read more…]

News! Ratatouille Themed Restaurant Will Open in Disneyland Paris this Summer

The popularity of the Disney-Pixar film Ratatouille has inspired a new ride and restaurant opening in Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris this Fall!

Ratatouille - The Ride!

Ratatouille – The Ride!

And it’ll be brought to guests from the viewpoint of Chef Rémy — the rat who followed his cooking passion despite his kind being unwelcome in the kitchen.

Chef Paul Bocuse (Monsieur Paul) will oversee the project, which includes the ride Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy.

The Ride!

Taking place inside the film’s Chez Gusteau, guests will explore the restaurant from Rémy’s point of view. While sitting in a “rat” vehicle, a thrilling adventure takes place with antagonist Chef Skinner on the chase.

Watch out for Chef Skinner!

Watch out for Chef Skinner!

The Restaurant!

The adjacent restaurant, Le Bistrot de Rémy, will open in Summer 2014 and, of course, feature ratatouille on the menu!

With Chef Bocuse at the imagineering helm, we know it will definitely be something to get on your dining list if you’re visiting Disneyland Paris this year!

Chef Bocuse and Chef Remy

Chef Bocuse and Chef Remy

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Disneyland Paris: Souvenir Chocolat!

While in Disneyland Paris I unfortunately did not have a lot of time to shop. With only one day to cover both parks, we focused on doing and seeing as much as we could, but bypassed pretty much every store. It killed me to walk by so many amazing “looking” places, but hey, we were lucky to be there at all!

On the way out at park’s close, we did hit one store where I had about 15 minutes to fill a bag full of goodies. It felt like being on Supermarket Sweep (and yes I know how that feels, my husband and I were on that game show 9 years ago, and WON!). 

One of the items I tossed in the bag was a box of cute little chocolates. I didn’t really inspect them until we got home, but when I did, I wished I’d grabbed a few of them.

Buyer's Remorse: Should've Purchased More!

The box was filled with about 80-100 chocolate squares. I think it was around $10 US, which really isn’t a bad deal. I’ve been passing them out as treats to friends and family, and they’ve been a big hit. I’m down to my last handful, so I thought I’d share them with you too, before they are gone!

There are four different designs in this lovely little variety pack, each one featuring a popular Disneyland Paris attraction: The Tower of Terror with Stitch as a bellhop, Pirates of the Caribbean with Peter Pan, Minnie with Le Carrousel De Lancelot, and my favorite The [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: September 2, 2012

It’s menu-changing season at Walt Disney World!

New Menu Items at Animal Kingdom

This week we got the chance to highlight a few updates in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where they’ve unveiled new menu items at three counter-service restaurants! (More of this menu change mumbo jumbo coming up tomorrow, by the way…)

Let us know what you think about the new options!

Disney Food News

Catch up on your Disney Food reading!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Update — Dinners With Cat Cora

Kouzzina by Cat Cora has added two more events to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival signature dining schedule.

Chef Cat Cora and the Kouzzina chefs will host additional dinners on October 2 and October 4 at 8pm. The cost is $170/person. The first signature dinner at Kouzzina will be held on September 27 at 8pm for $160. Note that Chef Cat Cora will only be in attendance at the October dinners.

Spots are extremely limited, and will go fast. Call 407-WDW-DINE to book.

We’ve got more food news (including restaurant closure updates, new dining locations at Aulani, a food truck at ESPN Wide World of Sports, a PCH Grill Passholder Preview in Disneyland, special offer at La Hacienda and San Angel Inn, and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board!

A DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book Reviews

Thanks to Disney by Mark for a great review of our DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Pick up your copy of the DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival today, and get planning. Don’t forget our great DFB Deals of the Week on this Guide!

Here’s some great advice from the Disney by Mark review:

Last year was my first at the festival and I found myself overwhelmed with choices and decisions to make. There was so much I wanted to do but I only had a limited time at Epcot…and Epcot is BIG. I found that in just one reading this guide has helped me plan my entire visit so I don’t collapse from exhaustion!

See? No exhaustion! ;-) Read the full review here! And, check out another great review at Jackie’s Magical Moments this week!

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On to the Round-Up

DisZine highlights the Great Irish Hooley event at Raglan Road in Downtown Disney this weekend.

Cookie Madness enjoys a treat from Epcot’s Biergarten – Bavarian Cheesecake.

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups hides out with a snack at the Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

A Wedding Cake Blog shares an adorable Minnie Mouse cake!

Mouse on the Mind dines at the California Grill overlooking the Magic Kingdom!

Main Street Gazette reviews the changes taking place with the restaurants in Epcot’s France pavilion.

AllEars takes a close-up look at the Pinocchio Village Haus.

DisneyParks looks back at the opening of Hollywood Scoops in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

New! Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Wines

Happy 20th anniversary to Disneyland Paris! Just in time for happy hour, and courtesy of Maxime Bogaert with Designing Disney, we’ve been given a unique look at a special wine commemorating this celebration. Take it away, Maxime!

At the occasion of its twentieth anniversary, Disneyland Paris has launched a special “20th Anniversary Cuvée”.

Happy 20 years, Disneyland Paris!

Commemorative Wine from Disneyland Paris

The Merlot Red, Chardonnay White, and Grenache Rosé wines are served in the resort’s bars and restaurants. But guests can also purchase a bottle at the hotel shops and take it home as a souvenir (available at [Read more…]

Guest Review: Street Food and Snacks at Disneyland Paris

I’m excited to present a guest review all about fellow blogger Beth Chaney’s exploration of street food and snacks during her recent visit to the Disneyland Paris resort.

Hi DFB readers! I’m excited to share a bit of my experience at the Disneyland Paris (DLP) resort. As a long time Disney fan and Disney park goer, I had to add a day at Disneyland Paris to the itinerary of my recent trip to France. And one of the things I was most excited to see at DLP was how Imagineers had transformed the American park experience for a European audience — especially the food!

castle food

Food is such a part of the Disney park experience — from popcorn to Mickey Bars to rice krispie treats; but how would that be captured for an international audience? Especially for an audience that is supposed to be a bunch of foodies? And what better place to explore than along the streets of the Disneyland Park!

Main Street

Street Food

Street Food is big at Walt Disney World, and the same thing was true at DLP. Although not as numerous as at the Florida parks, there were lots of little carts on the street selling snacks and sweets. The most popular item? Candy apples, which seemed to be at just about every cart!

candy apples

After candy apples, the next most popular item at the street carts were “hot dogs.” But these aren’t American hot dogs (although those are available at Casey’s on Main Street — which just happens to be in the exact same spot as the outpost at WDW!). These are more foot long sausages baked into french bread and sometimes topped with cheese. So more of a sandwich than an American hot dog.

hot dog

Also popular at the street food stands — candy bars. Not Disney branded or labeled candy bars, but the [Read more…]

Guest Review: Walt’s, An American Restaurant, at Disneyland Paris

Thanks to Beth Chaney of the blog 990 Square for this fun visit to Walt’s, An American Restaurant on Main Street USA in Disneyland Paris! Take it away, Beth!

Outside Walt's Disneyland Paris

Before we left for France, I had one dream in my head for our visit to Disneyland Paris — to eat at Walt’s on Main Street and enjoy a glass of French wine!

I was worried that this wouldn’t work out because I had a really hard time figuring out the Disneyland Paris dining reservation system (it seemed to be it was only available to onsite guests), but apparently someone sent a little pixie dust my way and we were lucky enough to score a late lunch walk up seating!


Walt’s is located right on Main Street USA, halfway between the park entrance and the castle. The entryway to the restaurant is located right off Main Street USA and is themed in the classic Victorian Main Street USA style, with references to Walt’s life.

Walt's Lobby

There is an old fashioned piano, a fancy elevator, and and entrance to a shop called Lillian’s in honor of Walt’s wife.

Walt's Stairway

As you head to the dining room on the second floor, you go up a staircase that documents historic moments in Walt’s life and in the building of the Walt Disney Company and Disneyland. I really enjoyed stopping to look at each of these pictures showing how the company was created.

Walt's Memories

At the top of the stairs you’ll find the main Walt’s dining rooms. I say rooms because Walt’s is split up into [Read more…]