8-7-20 UPDATE: A previous title of this article implied that the Executive Chef made comments on the restaurants’ future. We have since reached out to Executive Director Eric Weistroffer for official comment and have updated this article accordingly.
Earlier today, we posted about the retirement of the France Pavilion’s Executive Chef Bruno Vrignon. With the Chef leaving, what does that mean for the two main table service restaurants?
Since this article originally ran, we reached out to Eric Weistroffer, the executive director of the France pavilion, and asked him about the reopening of the restaurants in France. Eric told us, “Yes, we will reopen, but we’re not exactly sure when.”
Due to the global situation, EPCOT and all of the Disney Parks closed for a significant period of time. Additionally, Walt Disney World’s cultural representative programs — the programs that staffed the EPCOT pavilion restaurants — were all canceled indefinitely.
Thankfully that hasn’t stopped some restaurants around World Showcase from reopening, like Biergarten Restaurant and Le Cellier. So the France pavilion restaurants should be able to reopen before the International Program is reinstated. Fingers crossed.
We’re looking forward to seeing the table service restaurants in the France pavilion open again in the future. Disney is also in the process of completing the new La Crêperie de Paris location that was set to open in the pavilion this summer, but no opening date has been announced on the new location at this time.
We will definitely keep an eye out for more delicious food news! In the meantime, we’ll be over here enjoying all kinds of yummy French treats from Les Halles! Au revoir!
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