Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Grand Floridian Cafe

I am seriously behind on my dining reviews. We have been to so many amazing restaurants lately, its about time I get updating! :) This review is for a lovely little spot called the Grand Floridian Cafe. One of the best things about living at Disney is the wonderful food options. After church last week, we needed somewhere to go for lunch, so I suggested the Grand Floridian cafe. It was wonderful!

First off, anything in the Grand Floridian is wonderful. Just walking through the lobby made me feel elegant. We entered the cafe, which looks like it came out of the ballroom scene of a beautiful movie. The draperies are pulled back to reveal a gorgeous view of the Grand Floridian grounds. We were seated immediately with no reservations. There were very few people there, and our party of four had a lovely round table right next to a window. Our server was a sweet lady who took very good care of us.

The view from our table
We sat down, and the first thing I noticed was the bright red roses on every table. I had fun feeling classy. After perusing the menu extensively, I finally decided on the Grand. And let me tell you, it is grand!

 There was a white cheese sauce accompanying the sandwich, and our lovely waitress suggested we request extra sauce on the side. She was right!

 The sandwich comes with fried onion straws on top, and I just dipped those in my cheese sauce, before pouring the rest of it over the sandwich.

 The bread was toasted and crunchy, working perfectly with the tender meats. I couldn't even finish it all! It was amazing, and a very good choice. 

For dessert, there was no other choice but to go with the dessert sampler! We split this between three people, and it was a perfect amount. Granted, I could always go for more lemon cheesecake, but I felt like it was a good compliment to our filling meal.

We had a key lime tart, lemon cheesecake, berry almond tart, and Boston cream pie, with a solid chocolate Mickey in the center.

Key Lime Tart 
The key lime tart was also a good choice, and I really liked the chocolate crust.

Boston Cream Pie and Almond Berry Tart 
The berry almond tart was a favorite of mine because anything almond is going to be at the top of my list. The Boston cream pie was good, but I could have gone with more lemon cheesecake. 

Lemon Cheesecake 
The cheesecake was smooth, creamy, and heavenly. It had a great lemon taste without being overbearing.
My personal Sampler plate 
And to finish it all off, we had a solid chocolate Mickey. What could be better than to finish a meal by eating Mickey's ears! ;) 

Overall, the Grand Floridian was a wonderful choice. It was the perfect afternoon meal. I wouldn't suggest taking theme park time to come here, but if you are in the area and looking for a nice Sunday afternoon lunch, I wouldn't hesitate to suggest the Grand Floridian Cafe. Put on a sundress, your favorite heels, and enjoy an afternoon in the sunroom at the Grand Floridian. While dressing up isn't a requirement  for me, it added to the classy experience. Get the Grand Sandwich and extra sauce on the side. You won't regret it! 

No comments:

Post a Comment