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Menu Revealed for “Be Our Guest” Restaurant, Reservations Open August

Posted on June 27, 2012

From Pam Brandon on the Disney Parks Blog:

Braised pork for lunch and a grilled strip steak for dinner – Chef Michael Deardorff had a hard time choosing, but says those are two of his favorites from the new menu for Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.

Guests can start making reservations in late August (we’ll let you know the exact date as soon as we can), with the restaurant to be open for the holidays.

Chef Deardorff has been at the helm in Disney kitchens for 25 years, most recently as part of the opening of the restaurants at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i. Now he’s back to open Be Our Guest, inspired by “Beauty and the Beast,” with three dining rooms and seats for over 500 guests.
“Lunch is quick service, but not traditional counter service,” says Deardorff. Guest-activated terminals make ordering a snap (there also will be traditional cashiers for cash orders and special dietary requests). You order, take a seat and lunch is delivered to your table – on china, not paper.

Back to the menu. “It’s all about simple, fresh ingredients,” says Deardorff. “Just like your favorite quick-service restaurants across Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll be able to enjoy sandwiches and salads at Be Our Guest Restaurant for lunch, but all with a twist that transports you to the French setting of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’”
There’s a little French bistro flavor with tuna Niçoise salad and a Croque Monsieur sandwich with carved ham, Gruyere cheese, béchamel and pommes frites (a fancy term for French fries). Or go for the carved turkey on a warm baguette with Dijon mayonnaise, or the grilled steak sandwich with garlic butter spread, both with pommes frites. Heartier fare includes braised pork that’s cooked for eight hours, and for vegetarians, there’s a loaded vegetable quiche or quinoa, shallot and chive salad.

Dinner is table service, with diverse starters such as a charcuterie plate with cured meats and sausages, mussels steamed in white wine, French onion or potato leek soup, and a salad with champagne vinaigrette. We’re intrigued by the salad trio with three mini tastes of roasted beet, raisins and orange; green beans, tomatoes and roasted shallots; and watermelon, radish and mint.

Entrées include a thyme-scented pork rack chop with au gratin pasta, rotisserie rock hen with roasted fingerling potatoes, pan-seared salmon in leek fondue, grilled strip steak with pommes frites, sautéed shrimp and scallops with veggies in puff pastry with creamy lobster sauce, and an oven-baked ratatouille.

Oh, and dessert – we vote for the cupcakes, strawberry cream cheese or triple chocolate. If cupcakes aren’t your favorite sweet ending, there’s a chocolate cream puff and a passion fruit cream puff.

For kids 9 and under, the lunch entrées include a carved turkey sandwich, roasted pulled pork, Mickey meatloaf, seared mahi mahi, or whole-grain macaroni topped with marinara and mozzarella. For dinner, it’s grilled steak, grilled fish of the day, whole-grain macaroni or grilled chicken breast.

“We think guests will be pleasantly surprised with the menu and the value,” says Deardorff. More updates soon!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cassie.witt.16 Cassie Witt

    Oh goodness! It sounds too wonderful to handle! I’ll be the first one there. = )

  • wesley69

    Can’t wait until the black out period ends. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GHELWLK6C5IH4LL4HOV3KNQEGU Kathleen

    When are THE HOLIDAYS???  Not being American, I don’t know if this is Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or some earlier one.  We’re due to go in September – will anything be open then??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1750102796 Karen Krikorian

    holidays usually mean Thanksgiving or Christmas time!

  • tbaressdis

    Were going Thanksgiving day! Can’t wait :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GHELWLK6C5IH4LL4HOV3KNQEGU Kathleen

    Thanks Karen!  Looks like we won’t be having a meal at the restaurant then.  Last time we were there was 2008 and I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s new.

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  • Reallllyyy

    I just read that “guests can call 407-WDW-DINE beginning at noon August 20 or go online on August 22 for reservations” beginning November 19, 2012.