Le Cellier Steakhouse is one of the more upscale restaurants located in the Canada Pavillion at Disney’s Epcot World Showcase. I had eaten there with my family years ago but was anxious to try it since the evolution of my palate. When visiting Disney parks, I like to schedule a full-service lunch. This is the perfect way to take a break from the crowds and unwind. Today I chose Canadian food and booked through Disney dining reservations.
My friend, Lynne, and I arrived at Le Cellier Steakhouse and were seated in their lovely and intimate dining room. The restaurant is designed to make you feel like you are in a wine cellar and proudly displays nice vintage bottles of wine throughout. I promptly ordered the Canadian Cheddar cheese soup, which was my whole reason for choosing this restaurant. Cheese soup, you understand, right?
The server brought delicious pretzel breadsticks and rolls along with a decent portion of creamy cheese soup. Canadian Cheese Soup is made with Moosehead beer. It was very tasty but pungent, which I was not prepared for. The cheese soup also had a few crunchy bits that I am assuming were bacon and celery. The beer and cheese combination is quite strong and I would figure only a certain palate would truly love; however, mine did.
For our main course, Lynne chose the Baby Beets and Poached Pear salad, dotted with feta cheese and pistachios and loved it! Staying with the Canadian theme, I opted for the Pulled Barbecued Pork Poutine, with cornbread croutons and Japanese aioli. Poutine is nothing more than dressed up French fries, topped with fresh cheese curds and gravy. I did not see either of those things on this particular poutine, but it was enjoyable.
Though we did not have room for desserts, the most popular one on the menu is the Smoking Chocolate Mousse, a chocolate lovers dream with Grand Marnier, almond crunch, cinnamon marshmallow, and dark chocolate. All in all, I enjoyed dining here in Canada, but there was not much going on in the dining room. I did not find the atmosphere “special” as in some Disney park restaurants. The steaks being delivered to nearby tables looked delicious but I cannot see how those people were able to do anything afterwards other than nap.
My Rating Scale: 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 7 1/2
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