Dining Review by Collin Korb
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â On our most recent visit to WDW we decided to take full advantage of the Dining Plan. There were three of us, two adults and one child, age 14.Â The point is that we made a decision to try menu items that we normally wouldnâ€™t order, especially since they were already paid for in advance.We were wise to make reservations ahead of time for our party of three. When we arrived we were greeted by multiple hostesses, all were very pleasant.Â We only waited about five minutes, I strongly urge making reservations!Â We had the pleasure of being seated in the â€œthree-seasons porchâ€ area near the outdoor fountain overlooking the courtyard.Â It was a great view as the sun decided to peek out from behind two days of clouds.Â It was also nice to be able to people watch during dinner.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Our server for the evening was Sebastian.Â He greeted us warmly and took our drink order.Â After a short wait he returned to answer our appetizer questions.Â We decided on three separate appetizers, the Tarte a la Flame Alsacienne, Tartare de saumon legerement fume, sauce moutarde, and Assiette de fromages de France- basically this translates to the bread and cheese plate, raw salmon spread, and cheese plate.Â None of us had ever had items such as these and I am pleased to report that we each tried a bit and did enjoy the eclectic flavors.Â Sebastian returned to refill our drinks after we had enjoyed the appetizers.Â He was very polite and accommodating in spite of the fact we were his fifth table of at least three or more patrons.Â We were less adventurous with dinner, all of us ordered the Filet de boeuf grille, sauce au poivre noir Gratin Dauphinois et haricots verts it was exceptional! I enjoyed the Caesar salad and the girls enjoyed the â€œFrench Onion Soupâ€.Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and were never rushed to leave.Â Sebastian was exceptional with his service and treating us like royalty.Â The girls decided to run (literally) over to Japan to shop before it closed, they had placed orders for dessert before leaving.Â Creme Brulee, Clafoutis bleuets, sorbet et coulis aux fruits Rouges, and Crepe a la pomme et cannelle, glace vanille, caramel jus de pommes arrived minutes after the girls had rushed back.Â They were just in time to enjoy the finale to an outstanding meal.Â Sebastian made sure we were paid and out the door before Illuminations! His service and the meal were so exceptional that we demanded to speak to the management.Â We complimented the service from door to table and dessert.Â We even decided to leave a little extra in spite of our Dining Plan advantage.Â Overall it was an outstanding experience and we recommend Chefs de France!!!