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.
After 38 years of working for Walt Disney World, acclaimed executive chef Bruno Vrignon has decided to step away.
As you know, we loooove eating our way around Disney World!
But anytime someone asks us what restaurant they should try, we always have to say “that depends!” There are so many different dining experiences available in Disney, and the best choice is always what’s best for YOU! That said, we have some advice. Here are 5 restaurants that you might want to avoid in 2020.
A lot went down in the Disney food world last week. So, we thought we’d fill you in on a few of our favorite stories that you may have missed in all the excitement!
From frozen treats like new sundaes and slushies to sour beignets and topping-covered hot dogs, there’s a lot of new and interesting treats to feast your eyes upon. So, follow along as we check them out together.
SECRET MENU ALERT!!
You guys know we’re always on the look-out for new secret and hidden menu options, and we’ve got the scoop on a brand new one for you today!
Epcot’s France is the place to be for this summer’s latest hidden menu, and you’re definitely going to want to make a spot for it in your itinerary. But not just anyone will be able to get it…you have to know HOW!
If you’ve ever reviewed a list of dining options in Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World, you may have noticed that some pavilions have more eateries than others. France and Japan, in particular, not only have several restaurants each, they’re both in the process of adding new restaurants as well, which will bring the restaurant total in France to five and in Japan to four.
So why do Epcot’s France and Japan have so many restaurants each while Canada can’t even get a quick service spot?
The answer to this question is a little complicated. You may think that the inequality is due to French and Japanese cuisine being more celebrated in the real world, and thus restaurants in these pavilions are naturally more popular. [Read more…]
“What are you doing New Year’s… New Year’s Eve?”
If you’re making plans to be at Disney World or Disneyland to ring in 2019, you should know about some of the special dining events, fireworks, and midnight toasts that are planned on both coasts.
Whether you’re looking for dining, family fun, or even dancing into 2019, there’s something for everyone this year! [Read more…]
Chef Paul Bocuse — one of the most celebrated Chefs of all time — passed away on January 20, 2018, at the age of 91. Chef Paul’s passing is certainly a loss to the culinary world, but to many Disney and Epcot fans as well.
His accolades were many and varied: among them, Chef Paul was one of a group of chefs who pioneered modern French cooking and “nouvelle cuisine” in the 1960s and 70s. This weekend, French President Emmanual Macron paid tribute to the owner of the three Michelin star restaurant L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, describing him as the “incarnation of French cuisine.”
In the early 80s, Chef Bocuse was invited by the Walt Disney Company to create restaurants for the France Pavilion in EPCOT Center. The result was Les Chefs de France, which now runs under his son, Jérôme.
Hello, there! Or should I say, “Bonjour!”? Because we’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking a FOOD TOUR of Epcot’s France Pavilion!
So get ready to settle in… because when it comes to food options in Epcot’s France Pavilion, it’s almost an embarrassment of riches! Tucked into the beautiful Pavilion is a Signature Restaurant with Monsieur Paul and a Table Service restaurant, Chefs de France. But it’s also home to its very own housemade ice cream and sorbet shop, Slushes just for adults, and one of the most extensive and delicious snack offerings anywhere in Disney World at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie… and that’s not even everything! So get ready to check it ALL out in our latest DFB Video! [Read more…]
No matter how you vacation at Walt Disney World, the primary goal is always the same: to make memories that you can cherish and share for a lifetime. And with hundreds of attractions, shows, and experiences to try, there’s no shortage of ways to make those memories.
But one of our favorite ways to make new and lasting memories is by enjoying special dining experiences in the World. So if you’re officially planning your next vacay (or just daydreaming, as you should!), here are five unique and special dining experiences sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Dine Above the World
Anyone can sit at ground level and enjoy some tasty Fish and Chips or a tray of Chicken Nuggets, but if you want to elevate your dining, you gotta get above the World. And thanks to some thoughtfully placed restaurants, you can do that with ease! [Read more…]