Walt Disney World Dining Experiences – Cape May Café, Le Cellier, Yachtsman Steakhouse – and the Flower and Garden Festival :-)

 

Dining at Disney World is a never-ending journey – there are so many wonderful restaurants, booths, and experiences to try, it’s almost impossible to do them all, especially with new ones always appearing!   On our recent long stay over Spring Break out in Walt Disney World, we got to try some new experiences I wanted to share with you.

Our first dining experience of our vacation was at Cape May Café, conveniently located in the center of Disney’s Beach Club Resort. This is a character dining experience at breakfast, and it didn’t disappoint! The food buffet had plenty of tasty options, ranging from eggs to waffles to salads… and the laid back beach-y theme was a lot of fun! We loved the sand castles, surf boards, and especially the outfits of our favorite Disney characters. Our kids enjoyed seeing Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy during our breakfast, who came around regularly and spent plenty of time doing autographs and photos with each Guest. It was a casual but fun family experience I would recommend if you are staying in the Epcot Resort area and want a good character breakfast!

Cape May Cafe was a wonderful character dining experience! 

Mr. CT and I were fortunate to get a night out at Le Cellier, a popular steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion at Epcot. We had a nice dinner here with great service and delicious food. The ambience is a bit cozy and louder considering it is a pricey and hard to book restaurant, but we still had a good time. We especially enjoyed the Poutine – a traditional Canadian dish with French fries and toppings – which would be great at a ball game as much as a nice dinner! I don’t know that I’d make this one of my must-visits during a Disney World visit – it’s definitely not one we will visit again – but it also isn’t something I’d avoid and is a nice meal that is also family-friendly.

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Le Cellier has a nice ambience in the Canada pavilion! 

Our final meal out was a surprise that exceeded our expectations at Yachtsman Steakhouse.   We’d already changed hotels over to Kidani Village, but took a mini van back to experience this dining experience with both kids and grandparents as a special night out. The service here was absolutely superb, and despite being a more formal establishment with a dress code, it was extremely kid friendly and good for families. My mother-in-law has celiac disease, and they were extremely conscientious of her dietary needs, providing gluten-free bed in abundance and making sure everything she ate was okay.  Our food was all delicious, including the filet mignon and New York steak. However, the highlight of the meal ended up being the kids’ dessert – which was actually a coloring and craft project! This is Disney genius at its finest, providing a delectable tasty treat in conjunction with entertainment and fun for kids. It consisted of cookies, white chocolate puzzle pieces, and “painting” with flavors that are traditional Mickey colors. Our kids are still taking about it – and it made a fancy dinner out have a very memorable and fun flair! This restaurant is usually a little easier to snag and I highly recommend it for your dining adventures!

Coolest kids dessert ever – a painting project that you can eat! 

Finally, while not a formal dining experience, I wanted to give a shout out to the Flower and Garden Festival booths that populate Epcot during this time of year. We already had a fabulous time at the Food and Wine Festival during our visit last November, but I found these booths just as tasty and enticing ! The kiddos loved their chocolate-dipped macaroon, and we enjoyed some of the specialty beverage options. We look forward to trying more – along with more restaurants – on our next visit!

 

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