|Parmesan and Oregano Crusted Rack of Lamb @ Palo on Disney Dream|
This week we’re remembering some of our favorite Disney dining experiences. We’ve eaten many meals at Disney World and a few on Disney cruises. We’ve had a few intimate meals, plenty of character meals, and even some large family meals. So which ones stand out to us?
There are several meals that I think I am doing a disservice to by not choosing them, but the most memorable experience for me was the time Lisa and I ate at Victoria and Albert’s at the Grand Floridian. This was hands down the best meal I’ve ever eaten in my entire life! Add to that the atmosphere of dining in Disney’s most upscale restaurant, with impeccable service, and this meal is the one all others will be compared to. This was several years ago and I didn’t think to take pictures of the food then. I wish I had a picture of my roasted quail stuffed with Serrano ham and gruyere cheese.
I was always a picky eater growing up, and it was a few years prior to this meal that I started getting more adventurous. I’ve come a long way since then, but I still have some reservations. I wasn’t sure what to expect at V & A’s, but I soon found myself cleaning my plate every course. It didn’t matter what it was. Everything was so delicious. I’d have eaten anything they put in front of me if the chef prepared it. I think it says a lot that they had my complete trust.
|Lisa and I at Victoria & Alberts, 2006|
It was hard for me to choose my favorite Disney meal as I can safely say, I’ve never had a bad meal at Disney. Over the years, I’ve had the chance to sample a wide variety of restaurants, each being unique and special in their own way. After lots of thinking, I narrowed it down to two. But ultimately the one that won out is not only my favorite Disney meal, but it’s also, hands down, my favorite meal of all time.
Palo on the Disney Dream
James and I had the opportunity to eat at Palo on our first Disney Cruise on the Wonder. We had a delicious meal with the highlight being the chocolate souffle. It was the souffle alone that prompted us to make another reservation on our Dream cruise. What made this experience blow the other one out of the water were three things: our waiter Antonio (buongiorno), time away with just James and the FOOD! Everything I ate that night was amazing. To this day I crave each course and can’t wait until we sail again next year.
|Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Polenta|
Entree: ( for this course I couldn’t decide, so Antonio suggested I could get a full sized chicken and a side of the pasta, great idea)
|Fagotti di Petto di Pollo con Ricotta e Basilico|
|Rosemary Pappardelle con Aragosta
Lobster, parsley and fennel with chili and fresh tomato sauce
And finally dessert: (Again I couldn’t decide so I got 2)
|Chocolate Souffle with Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Sauces|
Between the view, the company and the food, this was the best Disney meal I’ve ever experienced.
‘Ohana- I like ‘Ohana because they have magic mickey waffles. I was eating my breakfast and finished my mickey waffles. I wished I had more. I turned around to find the person with the waffles. When I turned back around, I found one on my plate! It was like magic!
Animator’s Palate on the Disney Dream – I like the Nemo restaurant because we got to talk to Crush. He played a joke and it was lots of fun. I liked seeing the fish on the screen. I also liked our waiter. He did magic tricks every night at dinner.
So what’s your most memorable Disney meal? We’d love to hear about it!
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