A dish from Victoria & Albert’s, one of the new Disney additions to the Michelin Guide. Photo: WDWNews
Walt Disney World has become a culinary destination, so much so that two of its signature restaurants recently earned placement on the Michelin Guide.
The first is Victoria & Albert’s, the signature restaurant at Walt Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. The restaurant offers a prix-fixe menu that begins at $295 per guest, according to the Walt Disney World website, and enforces a semi-formal/formal attire dress code, one of the only ones in the whole of Walt Disney World.
The restaurant requires reservations, which Michelin says are tough but “stay the course and you’ll be rewarded with white-glove service.” The menu includes two distinct tasting menus, offered at that prix-fixe price. There are also optional wine pairings that start at $150.00 per guest
Here’s what else Michelin says about Victoria & Albert’s:
Chef Matthew Sowers’s tasting menus spotlight contemporary cooking with global touches and definitive Asian leanings. You may enjoy the likes of Danish hiramasa, a bright take on a Peruvian ceviche enhanced with Okinawa sweet potatoes or seared Colorado bison over a house made granola comprised of amaranth, cranberries and rolled oats and sided by a maple-glazed turnip and sweet potato purée.
The second Disney World restaurant now featured on the Michelin list is Toledo, which is another resort-hotel restaurant, this one located on the 16th floor of Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort. Toledo, a Spanish restaurant, offers tapas, steak, and seafood accompanied by rooftop views of the surrounding resort.
The inside of Toldeo. Photo: WDWNews
According to the Disney website, the meals generally run between $35 and $59.99 per adult. The full menu, which can be found here, includes tapas and starters, along with a chef’s signature dinner for two, which runs $155.
Here’s what Michelin says about Toledo:
Nab a table by the glass wall and you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the Epcot fireworks. Meanwhile, on the tables Spanish cuisine takes center stage. Tapas kick things off, and pan con tomate is a natural choice. Meat-forward mains include several steak options, as well as a ribeye for two, but the Rioja-braised chicken makes a compelling argument for choosing a different route. End on a sweet note with café con leche, a chocolate choux pastry filled with chocolate and coffee cream. Though certainly not inexpensive, Toledo packs less of a punch to the wallet than other Disney restaurants.
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