Where to Dine: Monsieur Paul Restaurant Opens At Disney
Florida Travel News: Epcot World Showcase France Pavilion debuts a new restaurant
The upscale Monsieur Paul restaurant has replaced the Bistro de Paris in Epcot’s France Pavilion. In 1982, Chef Bocuse opened Les Chefs de France in Epcot as the first Bocuse- restaurant in America so the name has now come full circle in returning to Disney.
The upscale restaurant is trying to be less formal than the Bistro so they’ve ditched the linen tablecloths and server tuxedos have been replaced with white shirts and black aprons. Note: Tank tops are still not allowed.
You’ll still see classic French architecture but they’ve combined fresh colors and mementoes of Chef Paul Bocuse’s culinary achievements, among them three Michelin stars for the 48 years at his Auberge du Pont de Collognes restaurant in Lyon and “Chef of the Century” aware fromy The Culinary Institute of America.
The new menu, centered around the Bocuse tradition, was created by Chef Francesco Santin with some contemporary twists that feature American ingredients, such as using a red snapper from florida to replace a red mullet in the Bocuse fish entrée. Here’s a sampling of dishes that are being served:
- Soupe aux Truffles V.G.E.: a beef broth laced with black winter truffles
- Homard du Maine à L’Armoricaine, riz Pilaf: lobster from Maine lobster served with a rice Pilaf
- Entremet au trois chocolats: a decadent cake with three chocolate layers
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