Saturday, January 29, 2011
Dining at Les Chefs de France in EPCOT
In our continued quest to dine “around the World” in World Showcase at EPCOT, we gave Les Chefs de France a try on our last trip.
Let me begin by saying I was a bit hesitant to book this ADR as my perception was that the restaurant would be a “stuffy” and not OK for an 8 year old boy. Then, I thought again. This is Disney and unless there was an incredibly high price tag or a policy on age, this restaurant was going to be just fine. And, we wanted to see Remy, also known as The Chef, as he makes periodic appearances at Les Chefs de France.
So on our last day at EPCOT, we had dinner at Les Chefs de France, but alas, upon check in, we learned that The Chef would not be making an appearance that day. While we were disappointed, we soldiered on and we were glad we did.
We ordered from the Price Fixe menu, which is on the left side of the menu and for around $40 each adult had an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert. I had Lobster Bisque, which the boy had his spoon in repeatedly and both the husband and I had beef dishes. They were delicious. There is a children’s menu as well. The boy had a mixed green salad for his side and I was so proud of him, as the mixed greens were a variety of colors—not just green—and he devoured the salad.
The service was fast and friendly. The servers brought the boy a birthday surprise and the group sang to him—what a delight!
Les Chefs de France is a table service restaurant in the France Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase. In addition to great restaurants—Bistro is here, too, there are lots of activities and beautiful gardens and fountains. . . and of course, the Eifel Tower!
Many characters can be found in France—Belle and The Beast, Princess Aurora, and Marie from Aristocats.
The World Showcase Players provide regular entertainment with Serveur Amusant—a balancing gymnast of sorts. Serveur Amusant draws quite a crowd with the tower of chairs. Check the Times Guide for performances that happen just outside Les Chefs de France. After all, Serveur Amusant is a waiter, so maybe he’s on a break from the restaurant.
How do you know a restaurant is a hit? When you are making your ADR’s for your next trip and the boy asks to eat there again. While we won’t be dining at Les Chefs de France on our next trip, we will definitely eat there again.
Oh, and about seeing The Chef, here’s a video of his appearances at Les Chefs de France: