The best Gourmet French Dining at sea

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Smoked Bison with Fennel Salad and Blood Oranges in Remy &#169 The Walt Disney Company

Smoked Bison with Fennel Salad and Blood Oranges in Remy © The Walt Disney Company

 

Disney Vacation Guide to the Best Gourmet Dining on the Disney Fantasy

Although you can’t walk in with your flip flops and shorts, Remy tops the list for lavish adult-only fine dining on Disney’s Fantasy and is worth the strict dress code. Although, men need to pull on a dress jacket and shoes, at least ties aren’t required. And women, can even wear a skirt and blouse rather than a cocktail or evening dress. Here’s a little “taste” of what you can expect:

The Room

Soft lights, art nouveau decor and exclusive Christofle silverware and Bernadaud china are all a part of the elegant setting. Staff wear long aprons or bow ties, tables have purse stools and wine is decanted in a special area. There’s even a wine room with approximately 900 bottles where guests can dine.

The Food

From a signature cocktail prepared by your table to a cheese trolley, guests have a myriad of choices. Order a la carte or sample one of two unique tasting menus. Think scallops draped with black olives and fennel, Australian Wagyu with tangy garlic potatoes or a succulent Kurobuta pork tenderloin and the sweet bite of corn. Dessert can be a choux pastry or wild strawberry sorbet paired beautifully with French press coffee.

The Wine and Spirits

Wine at Remy is as much part of the dining experience as the food is. Once guests make their reservations at Remy, they can meet with a sommelier in the glass-walled wine room to sample and select their dinner wines. Remy’s main wine lists features approximately 200 wines from around the world, a large selection being vintage wines from many French regions . If you have the budget, try a rare wine from the exclusive list at Remy’s Vault.

The Chefs

The gourmet French menu was created by Arnaud Lallement and Scott Hunnel, award-winning chefs. Lallement’s restaurant, l’Assiette Champenoise earned a two star designation from Michelin, and Hunnel’s restaurant – Disney’s Victoria & Albert’s – earned the AAA Five Diamond designation, awarded to only a small percentage of restaurants.

The Name

Taking the moniker from star character in the blockbuster Disney/Pixar movie “Ratatouille”, Remy and other characters in the film have a subtle presence in the restaurant, such as the room for the Chef’s Table experience, ‘Chez Gusteau’.

Chef’s Table

Remy also offers a private dining experience where, in the Gusteau Room, diners enjoy a special multi-course menu, a chat with the head chef and even more exquisite ambiance with heavy drapes and  opulent chandeliers, and scenes of Paris on the walls. With special doors that lead into the kitchen, chefs have quick access to these guests.

Cost

Dinner starts at $75/ person, and the optional wine pairings are $99/person.

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