James Rao

Published: April 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM

That this type of experience is available at a theme park astounds me! And while the expense of the experience is probably not something I will ever be able to justify, I certainly appreciate the fact that Disney has something for most every taste and budget at Epcot. Another reason why it remains my favorite park, warts and all.

Great write up, Robert. I could almost smell, feel, and taste the food because of your descriptions. This post reminds me of a book by John Grisham (The Firm guy) called Playing For Pizza. Yeah, that was Italian food, and this post covers French cuisine, but the descriptions are equally enticing. I'd almost be willing to stomach a few of these mushroom laden recipies - almost.

Thank you for sharing!


Published: April 2, 2013 at 7:24 PM

As much as I love being wasteful, this doesn't appeal to me. I will always prefer a $9 burger at Margaritaville Universal with live music on the Porch of Indecision at sunset.

The food does look good though.....

James Rao

Published: April 2, 2013 at 8:21 PM

N B, I see your Margaritaville grub and raise you one NBA City Courtside Burger (with cheese and bacon, of course). Follow it up with some Cinnamon Berries and you have the Miami Heat of Citywalk - unbeatable! =)

Published: April 2, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I'll have to re-raise with the Pat O'Briens Bayou Burger and a king size Hurricane.

"A Signature Half Pound of burger patties with Andoullie Sausage, Bacon, melted Jack Cheese and spicy ranch dressing. Topped with shredded lettuce and fried onions. Served on a Keiser Roll with seasoned fries."

Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane:

4 oz. of Pat O’Brien’s® Hurricane Rum blended with 4 oz. of Pat O’Brien’s® Hurricane Mix. Voted Best Specialty Drink in New Orleans!

James Rao

Published: April 3, 2013 at 3:56 AM

You had me at "Bacon"...but I'll call your delicious sounding feast with a local specialty from Swagger, right here in KC, MO:

The Dead Texan: Two Texas Toast Grilled Cheese sandwiches (the buns) with a 1/3 lb burger, 1 egg, two slices of bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and peppercorn mayo. Top it off with some fresh cut, beer battered onion rings, and a tall glass of locally brewed water (hey, someone has to be able to drive to Orlando!), and you have a combo that cannot be topped. =)

Brian Emery

Published: April 3, 2013 at 7:16 AM

First I will say our son’s taste in food such as Chipotle is exquisite.

I dare you to eat all of this – 4 course meal and the head directly to Mission Space… If you can hold it all down you get a free year’s pass to Epcot…

Rob Pastor

Published: April 3, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Yes, Pat O'Brien's outdoor patio on a sunny, not too humid, spring day. Good Orleans food at reasonable prices and excellent ambiance, no extra charge. And a Hurricane buzz to put a smile on your face.

Published: April 3, 2013 at 8:31 AM

@Brian Emery I'll like to do that challange! You probably frogot there is also a non spinning option on that ride ;-).

At that price it should have been perfect and it wasn't. Most plates also looked boring. Having been eating often in Belgium and France this can't stand in the shadow of most decent restaunts I visited. It's excuse is probably that it's in a themepark and not much Americans ever traveled to Europe and have visited some exceptional good restaurants over there (not the themepark crap).

Anyway an awesome review of a place I will never ever want to visit.

Brian Emery

Published: April 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I did not forget about the mild side of Mission space, although I have only been on the spinning side. And it should be amended to my original statement, Must ride the spinning side…

I do agree in France they have these little huts on the street corners that have the best smash sandwiches. Beef and fries smashed into a sandwich press… Great when buzzed back in the day when I was in the Navy.

Published: April 3, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Wow. Excellent review Robert! Made me feel like I was at the table with you all. This is why I frequent your site. Kudos! Can't wait to read more for spring break.
Robert Niles

Published: April 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I think Mission Space had about a two-hour wait after our meal, so that wouldn't have been too difficult!
Shannon Nelson

Published: April 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM

The pretzel sticks with melted chees at nascar grill citywalk are the best food at any themepark resort, maybe the best tasting thing anywhere.
Mitchell Olson

Published: April 3, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Sounds like a wonderful restraunt! Has anyone eaten at both Monsieur Paul's and Victoria & Albert's? How do they compare?
Melissa Faulkner

Published: April 3, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Robert, Robert, Robert, man why did you have to bring up the Alabama/Texas game. We were at that game, not fun. ;)

Anyway, loved your review and the food looks wonderful. Is the steak as good as it is at Le Cellier? We ate there last year and the filet was phenomenal.

Robert Niles

Published: April 3, 2013 at 10:12 PM

I had just one bite of the steak -- liked it, but not enough to stop eating the lamb. ;^)
Shannon Nelson

Published: April 4, 2013 at 4:14 AM

@ Mitchell, sorry man but I loved that game Roll Tide!

Published: April 5, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Robert, awesome review! Thank you for the details on each dish from the perspective of a true foodie. That truffle soup looks amazing. I am definitely putting the Menu Prestige at Monsieur Paul at the top of my list for our next trip to WDW. Do they have a dessert souffle option?
Robert Niles

Published: April 5, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I don't remember a dessert souffle option.
Kelly Smith

Published: April 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM

I am dying of envy!