Most will agree that the Disney Cruise Line experience is fantastic, and many will include a visit to Palo to enhance their cruise. I have discovered that to reach the pinnacle of enjoyment on your Disney Cruise you need to dine at Remy.Remy is one of the adult-only restaurants available on both the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. The menu for Remy was created by Chef Arnaud Lallement from l’Assiette Champenoise and Chef Scott Hunnel from Victoria & Albert's. My mouth waters just thinking about this menu!
I was fortunate enough to dine at Remy on the Disney Fantasy, and I must admit that the excitement starts to build even before you check in at the podium (used for both Palo and Remy). Prior to your reservation time, you will receive an invitation to meet with the Chef Sommelier to peruse the Wine Room for a rare wine to accompany your meal. Although we did not accept this invitation, it really sets the tone for the evening. Once you have checked in and are waiting for your table in Meridian, the anticipation increases - in a flash the hostess tells you it is time to enter the world of Remy. The elegant atmosphere envelops you immediately, and it feels like you were just granted VIP access. Everyone is there waiting to make sure your experience is perfect: David, the Maître d’, Amandine, our Server, and an entourage to escort our party to the table and later assist with serving the meal. Do not worry about where to place your handbag or camera, a lovely stool will magically appear to hold all your belongings.
On the way to your table, the hostess points out the many Hidden Remy’s in the restaurant – in the chandelier, on the walls, and on the back of the chairs, to name a few. All of the Hidden Remy’s are tasteful, and blend well with the sophisticated surroundings. Do not worry – there is nothing tacky in this restaurant!
Our server, Amandine, was fantastic. Originally from France, she definitely added authenticity to our experience. The Latin origin of the name Amandine is “she who must be loved,” and I could not imagine a more appropriate name. We truly loved Amandine! She sincerely made you feel welcome. Like family. There was no awkwardness, no air of superiority. I could ask anything without hesitation, and she explained everything wonderfully. She shared many wonderful stories, as well as tidbits of information without being intrusive.
Delicious bread selections were continuously offered, and butter and sea salt were available on the table. Everyone also received a marvelous crouton filled with tomato soup. It is surprising how this scrumptious culinary feat is accomplished. And what meal at Remy would be complete without Ratatouille topped with a dollop of olive-oil ice cream.
I know, for many it all comes down to cost. At $75.00 per person, this meal is a must-do. If you would like the wine pairings to accompany the meal, it would be an additional $99.00 per person. The Champagne Brunch is $50.00 per person, with an additional $25.00 charge per person for wine pairings. Concierge and Platinum Castaway Club members may book 120 days in advance, Gold Castaway Club members may book 105 days in advance, Silver Castaway Club members may book 90 days in advance, and First-time cruisers may book 75 days in advance.
Please keep in mind that there is a strict dress code at Remy, and a jacket is required for men with dress pants/slacks and dress shoes (ties are optional), and for women a cocktail dress, dressy pantsuit, skirt/blouse, or nice dress is required. No jeans, shorts, capri pants, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes are permitted.
I would love to hear about your favorite Disney Cruise Line dining experience.