Garden Grill – January 10th, 2016 – Supper

Garden Grill – January 10th, 2016 – Supper​

After an afternoon in Epcot, we stopped in France at L’Artisan des Glaces for a cone of ice cream each (sorry, no pictures!) I don’t eat ice cream very often (dairy isn’t always my best friend), but I had to try one of the flavours from here. I went for the cinnamon apple crumble, and Luke chose the salted caramel. We used a snack credit each on a single scoop (cost = $4.69 each). We started eating our ice cream, and then realized what time it was – it was almost time for our supper reservation! We set off walking, eating our amazingly delicious ice cream along the way. It was so good! I loved the flavours of both, but I think I’d give the slight edge to mine. This is a good use of a snack credit too!

We checked in for supper and only had to wait a few minutes before we were led to our table at the revolving restaurant Garden Grill! I was really looking forward to seeing Mickey in his farmer’s outfit, and Luke was looking forward to Chip and Dale. I was also excited to eat food which Disney had grown themselves!

I had never ate at a revolving restaurant before, but the movement was so slow you barely noticed it at all. I could tell we were moving, but it did not give me an overwhelming feeling while I ate (which I was actually a little scared of).

The first course they brought out to our table was the salad, a lot of which was grown on property (as seen in Living With the Land). I’m not a fan of eggs or tomatoes, so I didn’t eat any of those from the salad, but the rest of it was good! I even enjoyed the dressing which came on the salad, and that is something I’m typically very fussy about. They also brought out a basket of bread with butter that had sea salt and orange blossom honey on it. I don’t think I have a refined enough palate, since I could not taste any orange flavour at all…It was still good though – it’s hard to go wrong with warm rolls!

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The meal was excellent, there was so much food brought to our table! It was served family style, with a prix-fixe menu so there are no options to choose from. We were given a large rectangular platter containing roast beef with red wine demi-glace (which is basically just a fancy name for a wine-based sauce, it was just ok), turkey breast (served with turkey gravy), sausage, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and bacon and leek stuffing.

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I claimed any of the beef pieces which were the most well done, and I ate the majority of the turkey on the platter. The mashed potatoes were so good, so nice and creamy. I’m not a huge sausage fan, so that was all Luke’s (he did enjoy it though!). I’m also not a fan of cranberry sauce, so I didn’t try that either. I had some of the stuffing, it was good (but I love Stove Top dressing from a box haha, so I don’t have the fanciest of tastes).

We were also given the fish of the day, which was tilapia raised in Disney’s fish farms. I don’t eat any seafood (I know, I’m the worst Maritimer ever!), so I didn’t try this either. Luke isn’t a huge fan of tilapia, but he did give it a try, and said it was pretty good, especially with the sauce that came with it.

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The platter of sides contained mac and cheese with goldfish crackers, broccoli and sweet potato fries. I gave the mac and cheese a try, but I just don’t get the hype about this food at Disney :confused3 – not for me at all. The broccoli was fine, the sweet potato fries came out a little soggy. There was so much food on our table, we didn’t care though.

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You can ask for extras of anything at any point, but we couldn’t even finish what we were initially brought. So much food! But overall, really fantastic!

Then it was time for dessert – short cake topped with mixed berries and whipped cream. This was amazing! We were so full we couldn’t even come close to finishing it, but we tried! I ate so much at this meal, I felt like I needed to be rolled out afterwards!

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Of course, the stars of this meal were the characters! I loved the outfit Mickey wears here – so cute! Chip and Dale were a lot of fun too. The restaurant isn’t very big, so we ended up seeing each character a few times and getting some really cute pictures!

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The cost of this meal was $41.99 each, but we used one table service credit each. I think if you are on the dining plan, character meals are the way to go to maximize your cost savings – plus they are fun! We are not using the dining plan on our next trip, but have already made reservations at Garden Grill again – we liked it that much!

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