On our last night in Disney, my mum managed to procure us a reservation at Le Cellier, the steakhouse at the Canada pavilion at Epcot. You may remember I tried to eat there once before but wasn’t able to get in. Le Cellier was definitely worth the wait though!
I’m not big on beer or wine so I ordered a Shirley Temple, which our waitress offered to make into a Canadian Shirley Temple. Vaguely scared she was just going to add a cherry to a big glass of beer or something like that, I agreed. Turns out a Canadian Shirley Temple involves adding orange juice to the standard sprite and grenadine. Yum.
For our appetizers, we ordered a couple things to share. I had sampled the cheddar cheese soup when I went to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival (there’s a post that still needs to be written…), and loved it. The bigger bowl did not disappoint. If anything it was better because there was more of it!
We also ordered the poutine. My high school cafeteria served poutine and I fell in love with the french fries with gravy and cheese dish (although all my Canadians friends poo-pooed it claiming that our school cafeteria didn’t use the right kind of cheese curd). Le Cellier serves a few different kinds of poutine and we opted for the basic poutine. It was okay, but I prefer a classic poutine. The strong flavors of the wine reduction sauce and the cheese they used made the flavors in this comfort food dish a little overwhelming.
The bread course, my favorite. We were served a trio of breads – a pretzel long roll, a white roll, and a grain roll. They were all very tasty. Contrary to my usual preference I think I actually liked the grain roll best.
My parents ordered wine. My verdict? It tasted like sour grapes.
For my entree, I had the filet mignon with a mushroom risotto. If that description doesn’t make you start drooling I can’t help you. It was as good as it sounds and my only complaint was that I had more than I could eat and was leaving the next morning so so my leftovers went to waste TEARS.
Continuing our no calorie left behind crusade, we also ordered a side of bacon mac and cheese.
And two desserts. The first was a maple creme brulee. It was super noms.
We also ordered a nanaimo pie because my mum remembered her mom talking about them from when she was a little girl (my Amma is from Winnipeg). I tried a bite but was a little distracted by the creme brulee.
If you’re lucky enough to be in a position to go to Le Cellier, DO IT. It’s very good. But go on a night when you can take the leftovers home so you can enjoy every single bite.
Stay magical readers!