Where to Dine: French Cuisine at Disney’s new restaurant

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Cream Puffs at Be Our Guest Restaurant (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Cream Puffs at Be Our Guest Restaurant (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney News: A sneak peek at Be Our Guest French-inspired menu

As we get nearer to Be Our Guest restaurant opening, here’s a look at the tantalizing food choices. It took three years for Chef Roland Muller to create the French-inspired cuisine with other Disney chefs. The native from Alsace, France worked with the Food & Beverage team down to the finite details so that the menu would match the movie. “Our role is to finish the story,” said Walt Disney World Executive Chef Lenny DeGeorge. From French wines and beers to servers dressed in 1600s European fashions, Be our Guest will take you back to the movie.

Lunch

The goal of the lunch menu was to recreate a French bistro. Touch screen devices assist in a speedy food delivery and classic dishes like ham and Gruyere cheese layered with béchamel in the Croque Monsieur or a braised pork coq au vin style, make you want to brush up on a french accent. “We wanted dishes that are recognizable, but also movie-themed,” said DeGeorge. “Everything is fresh, made to order, and for lunch we are hoping for the bustling kind of energy like the movie scene in the dining room.”

Dinner

Dinner is a more elegant as mussels Provençal or charcuterie (a platter of cured meats with cornichons and pickled onions). The meals are akin to a 1400s castle feast with a whole roasted hen, pork rack chop, or pan-seared salmon.  The signature dessert – castle made cream puffs filled with mousse - are served at both lunch and dinner.

Wine and Beer

During dinner, French wines from well known regions such as Loire, Burgundy and Bordeaux, are paired with the French-inspired cuisine. The restaurant also serves Kronenbourg 1664, the top French beer, along with some Belgian beers. If you order one of the signature non-alcoholic drinks: a fruit juice punch topped with lemon-lime foam, or a  squeezed lemonade topped with wildberry foam, you receive a souvenir goblet - L’amour Vrais (translation: “true love,”).

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