Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Be Our Guest Restaurant Review

I loved that the opening scene of "Beauty and the Beast" was re-created here.

     As mentioned in the previous post, Todd and I were able to dine at the Be Our Guest restaurant on our trip for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Now I am so excited to be able to write up my glowing review. Seriously, I didn't find a single negative thing. But first, here's a picture from before our meal.

View of Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid from the bridge to Be Our Guest.

     Now down to business! We were seated in the main ballroom right by the wall of windows where we could watch the snow falling outside. Between the candlelit tables and the crystal chandeliers above our tables, the ambiance is not something to be ignored. The music, which was varied selections from the film and Broadway soundtrack, was present and definitely added to feel of the meal, but too overpowering.

See what I mean about ambiance? Definitely perfect for a romantic evening.

Beautiful, just beautiful. 

     Of course, the best part of any meal is the food. We started off with the appetizer salad trio, which included a salad of green beans and tomatoes, one consisting of watermelon and radishes, and the last containing beets and mandarin oranges. While none of these were your typical lettuce and tomato salads, I was pleasantly surprised that they were all so delicious. My personal favorite was the green bean and tomato, while Todd's was the beet and mandarin orange. We also received a bread basket with french rolls and butter, which was perfect as we were starving.
     For my main entree, I chose the shrimp and scallops with sauteed vegetables. The dish was served in a sort of puff pastry bread bowl with a smooth, very creamy lobster sauce. Every bit was cooked to perfection, and it was a perfect portion size. Todd chose the grilled strip steak with garlic butter sauce and Pomme Frites (french fries). I sampled a bit of it and the flavor was wonderful. The Pomme Frites were perfectly crispy as well!
     The best part, in my opinion, was the dessert. The dessert cart is wheeled out and presented to your table, which I loved because it enables you to actually see the choices instead of just reading off of a menu. I chose a strawberry cream cheese cupcake, which was incredible. The icing was a rich cream cheese flavor, and in the center of the strawberry cake was a dollop of a strawberry mousse, which added to already perfectly moist cupcake. Todd chose the triple chocolate cupcake, which was a chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing and chocolate square on top that read "Be Our Guest". It was equally delicious as the strawberry. We were most excited, however, to try the Grey Stuff. For those who don't know, the Grey Stuff is a special item not on the menu, that is only available by request if you are celebrating an event. Luckily, we were celebrating Todd's birthday on this trip. It was a cookies and cream tasting mousse served with silver edibles pearls, all on a plate that says "Try the Grey Stuff" in chocolate. What a wonderful way to end our delectable meal.

     After dinner, we were permitted to explore the other rooms of the restaurant and take a few photos:

The rose petals in the West Wing fall every so often.

When lightning flashes, this slashed photo changes from Prince Adam to the Beast.

This is on the floor as you enter the rose gallery.

A gorgeous music box spins in the center and plays the theme of the film.
Portraits line all the walls.
The rose detail is really carried out well throughout the whole room.
As we were leaving this room, I saw Chip and his brothers and sisters ready to be tucked in! ;-)
One last shot of the ballroom.
Picture of the entrance we missed when heading in, we were too excited!

As you can see, there are so many things that make Be Our Guest an absolute must, must, must do.

I just couldn't end the update without this last picture.

Standing outside New Fantasyland, view of the castle walls, Prince Charming's Regal Carousel and Cinderella's Castle.

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