The part of the song where he says that and then takes a taste is where he puts his finger (or, rather candle) in a little h'ors deouvre that is a swirl of grey pate on a little round cracker.
Obviously, making that would not have been a big hit with park guests.
I like the idea of the grey stuff cupcake. So glad someone came to his or her senses and realized people wanted this from Be Our Guest as much as guests in Potter Land at Universal wanted Butterbeer.
You just can't have a Beauty & the Beast area without the "grey stuff". Really, it was foolish of them not to have this on the menu from the beginning.
I love Disney, but this is a good example to cite that they sometimes are out of touch with what their fans want. I also think that the people who selected the menu and designed the restaurant must not have been big fans of the Beauty & the Beast movie...or they would have known that the "grey stuff" would be a big reason why a lot of people would be wanting to eat there.
It is honestly all my kids talk about when they hear anything about this restaurant.
Honestly, that would be a pretty great menu. It seems like a no brainer to have them all on the menu. I can't think of why they didn't do this, besides maybe a focus group deciding they didn't know what "beef ragout" was or the focus group not liking "cheese souffle".
There's not a full menu of stuff in that song, but they could have had a little three-course prix-fixe menu featuring the seven or so things from the song.
It's a missed opportunity for Disney.