Walt Disney World to replace Epcot's Bistro de Paris
Written by Robert Niles
There will be no "three-peat" next year in the Theme Park Insider Awards for Best Theme Park Restaurant. Walt Disney World announced today that two-time TPI Award winner Bistro de Paris will close.Tweet
Changes are coming to Epcot's France Pavilion
For the past two years, Theme Park Insider readers have voted the ultra-fancy (and expensive) Bistro de Paris at the top in-park table-service restaurant in the world. But after more than 25 years, Jerome Bocuse - who owns the company that operates Epcot's three French eateries - said it was time for a change. A newly revamped restaurant will open in the Bistro de Paris space by early December.
"It’s all new – new name, new dining room, new costumes for the servers, new menu. We’re still aiming for haute cuisine, but with a less formal atmosphere. Guests are in the park with their families, so we want to create an elegant, nice ambience, but not stuffy. Our guests want to experience true French cuisine," Bocuse said in a statement released on the Disney Parks Blog.
The downstairs brasserie, Les Chefs de France, (also a former Theme Park Insider Award winner) will not change, but the popular Boulangerie Patisserie will be moving to a larger space, under construction at teh back of the France pavilion. The bakery's current space will become an expanded Glacier ice cream parlor.
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