Dining on the Disney Cruise Line -- With Pics!

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Dining on the Disney Cruise Line -- With Pics!

What was your favorite restaurant experience on the Disney Cruise Line? Do you have DCL foods that you could love to have again? What are your favorite DCL Foods & Bveerages? Got a picture? Post it here!

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I'll start....

I loved the lunch Buffet at Enchanted Garden our first day on the Disney Dream. We went there directly after boarding the ship, all the food was fresh and delicious. It was a pretty basic spread with roast meats, some pasta and seafood.

My favorite thing without a doubt was the Strawberry Tart

Lunch Selections Strawberry Tart, Lunch Cupid Mickey Fountain Enchanted Garden Dessert Selections

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Oooh I can't wait for more pictures to be posted (and I'll share our own after our cruise of course!). How does lunch work on the first day of the cruise? Do you just eat as soon as you board if you board around/after lunchtime? Do you eat at Enchanted Garden or are other places open too on that first day?

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Kat wrote:
How does lunch work on the first day of the cruise? Do you just eat as soon as you board if you board around/after lunchtime? Do you eat at Enchanted Garden or are other places open too on that first day?

After you are announced onto the ship the cast members will sort of funnel guests to where they want them to go to eat. We were in the group that was to take the elevators down to Enchanted Garden, so off we went rolling luggage and all. It was sort of busy and clustery getting there but once at the restaurant everything was fine. We arrived about Noon and so they were sending everyone to eat. I'm told that Cabannas (the main buffet) is also open, and that you're welcome to go there if you don't want to go to the Enchanted Garden.

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Ahhhhh Kristen I didn't know that, we were told to go to cabanas but as I was feeling ill *ahem* we didn't eat till dinner.

I'm going to power up my laptop so I can add our pics Laughing out loud

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Enchanted Garden was our first restaurant on our dining rotation

I had the chicken - it was yummy (as was all of our food on board i must say!)

I believe this is pork, it was Sy's dish

Sy's special dessert as it was his birthday

Day 2 We went back to enchanted garden for breakfast, i didnt get any pictures but it was standard buffet food. I am not a fan of buffets so didnt really eat all that much.
We then went to Royal Palace for lunch as we were skipping it for dinner in favour of Palo, and as we were on a 3 night cruise we didnt want to miss it out completely
The bread basket

I had the quesedilla to start, it was yummy! Sy tasted it and like it too Smile

Sy had some seafood thingy that i cant remember the name of Tongue he really really enjoyed

We then both had the sandwich as a main, Sy liked it very much but there was something about the taste i didnt like, but couldnt put my finger on it though and im sure it was me and my stupid fussy food habits!

Ah and then the good bit, Palo. This was without a doubt the best meal of our entire holiday, and Sy said it was the best meal he has ever eaten.

The antipasti

The breads

My starter was a mushroom and polenta dish, it was very nice but i wasnt keen on the polenta, i'd never had it before but wanted to try it. I would still order it again though... if the soup wasnt available....

Which brings me to the white bean soup. OMG! i hate soup, i literally NEVER eat it. this was one of the best things i have ever eaten! Luckily Sy didnt mind sharing Wink

Sy had the osso bucco as his main and he loved it. he even liked the marrow (yuk!)

I had the chicken Smile

For dessert Sy had the souffle, he loved it and when i tried it i like it too Smile but as im not a huge chocolate fan i didnt want to have a whole one.

I had the panna cotta with strawberry basil sorbet. the panna cotta was amazing! so so good! the sortbet, omg, it was so gross. I kept seeing plates going back to the kitchen with the sorbet still on them so it wasnt just us.

Day 3
We didnt want a buffet so we ended up in royal palace again Smile
Pastries were brought first

Then i decided to try eggs benedict, it was nice Smile bit rich but i had nothing to compare it to. (sorry i had started before i remembered to take a picture!)

Sy had a breakfast omelette

We then ate lunch on the adults beach on castaway cay, i didnt get any pictures sorry!

For dinner it was animators palette
Bread basket

I just had a plain chicken breast and potato, wasnt too hungry

Sy had fish pasta

I then had creme brulee

while sy had a cheesecake i think

I didnt take any pictures the day after at breakfast, sorry!

wow that was really in depth lol sorry!

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Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

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i want to go back on the ship right now just so i can eat in palo silly

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Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

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Your breakfast at Royal Palace looks yummy. We just did the buffet and I wasn't too impressed. It wasn't bad, just boring. Next time I will be sure to try Royal Palace,

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Pictures from our first night dinner in the Enchanted Garden!

Beet Carpaccio & Ahi Tuna w/Avacado
Golden and Red Beet Carpaccio Seasoned with Celtic Salt and a Ginger, Garlic and Rice Wine Vinaigrette Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower With Crispy Noodles and Wasabi Dressing

Lobster Ravioli & Mushroom Stew in Brioche & Romain Wedge
Thyme and Garlic Brioche Filled with Chanterelle, Hedgehog and Black Trumpet Mushrooms and Leek Stew in a light Buttermilk Cream Romaine Wedge Fresh Crisp Romaine topped with a Creamy Romano Dressing and Homemade Spiced Croutons
North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli With Roasted Garlic and Sweet Basil in a light Tomato Broth

Barley Cakes with Shallots and Leeks & Sea Scallops
Pearl-Barley Cakes with Shallots, Leeks, and Rosemary Over sauteed Julienne of Carrots, Root Celery and Leeks with a light Saffron Sauce Caramelized Sea Scallops With Roasted Asparagus, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Pearl Pasta, garnished with Caramelized Leeks and Veal Jus Reduction

Pork Tenderloin & NY Strip
Roasted Pork Tenderloin seasoned with Smoked Salt Citrus flavored Polenta Cakes and Oven Roasted Carrots, Parsnips and caramelized Granny Smith Apples Grilled NY Strip Steak Thyme Roasted Vegetables, Double-baked Potato topped with handmade Herb Butter.

Dessert!
Silky Dark Chocolate Mousse With Whipped Cream and Berries Steamed Lemon Buttermilk Pudding With Citrus Reduction

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Okay now I need to go feed my face!! lol

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Making me sad that we had to postpone our cruise. We would have been leaving in just under two weeks. Now I have to wait until October to eat that scrumptious looking food!

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Thanks for the memories mickey .

Cheers