Review: Les Chefs de France Restaurant in Epcot

I can remember, years and years ago, while visiting Epcot with my parents on one of my family’s “Easter vacations,” we approached the Worldkey kiosk to book a reservation in France for that evening’s meal. All I knew — around age 7 — is that I probably hated French food, and I was 100% ready to dislike this restaurant.

Well, things have apparently changed in my old age. I’ve enjoyed all of the food I’ve ever had in the “real” country of France, and the same goes for anything I’ve had in the Epcot version of the place as well. Especially at Chefs de France.

Atmosphere

Les Chefs de France sits in a quaint corner of Epcot’s World Showcase, just across the bridge from the UK pavilion and the International Gateway.

Les Chefs de France

The restaurant is, aesthetically, one of my very favorites in Walt Disney World. With walls of windows framing a classic French bistro dining room, it’s one of the only restaurants that truly makes me feel as though I’m dining in a foreign location. (I can recall dining in a restaurant in Paris that looked a heck of a lot like this one, in fact!)

Front of Les Chefs de France at Night

Once inside the restaurant, everything is done in dark woods, beige, and [Read more…]

Disney Dream Recipe: Smoked Bison from Remy

We’re still covering our visit on the January Christening Cruise, which we like to refer to as our Disney Dream Dine Around! And today I’ve got a recipe from the Disney Dream to share with adventurous chefs!

Smoked Bison at Remy

Where to Find It

At Remy aboard the Disney Dream, diners may want to enjoy this appetizer from the tasting or a la carte menu. In this French-inspired restaurant, at least you can pronounce the name of this selection! ;-)

Remy is located on Deck 12 and is an adults-only restaurant that surpasses the luxury of the adjacent Palo. This is one of the finest dining experiences at sea!

How to Make It

OK, so this recipe is probably a bit too involved for me to try, but some of you adventurous chefs out there should be able to find the substitutes and give it a go! Let us know how it works out!

Smoked Bison with Melted Fennel and Leeks, Hearts of Palm Salad and Blood Orange-Tangerine Vinaigrette
Serves 8 as an appetizer

Bison Ingredients
1 pound buffalo tenderloin
3 tablespoons fennel pollen
Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper

For the bison: [Read more…]