When you think of Walt Disney World in terms of eating, you’re probably thinking of Mickey shaped waffles, Mickey ice cream bars, candy apples and $13.00 chicken fingers. And, of course, you’d be correct. Not that anything is wrong with those items( i definitely indulged in a Mickey bar while I was ther and it was dam good) However, Disney is also known for their world class restaurants and dining experiences. With over 150 restaurants to choose from, you’d be hard pressed not to find a dining experience to suit your wishes.
Since my parents, my sister and her husband hadn’t been to Disney World since we were in our tweens, we decided this trip would be about the food. Our main reason for going to Disney was of course the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, so we definitely wanted to expand on that experience.
We made reservations 6 months out to experience the private Chef’s table at the Flying Fish Cafe at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. The chef’s table is offered 2x/ nightly- a 5:30pm and an 8:15pm seating. The chef’s table accommodates up to 6 guests. I’d make te assumption that you could be paired with another couple or group if you have a smaller party. Luckily for us, we had 5 people so it was just our party.
We were seated promptly at 8:15 right in front of the kitchen- where we were able to converse with the staff while they were cooking. Our host for the evening, Lorna, came out and introduced herself. She would be pouring and explaining the wines this evening, each hand selected by the chef to pair with each course. She was also there to make note of any dietary concerns of aversions to any food( my sister hates seafood unfortunately for her, but the chef did an amazing job of preparing different dishes for her). We started the meal with a glass of sparkling champagne and an amuse bouche consisting of:
Next, we enjoyed a large sea scallop over a mussel