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Gluten Free Experience at Be Our Guest Restaurant



Dining at Be Our Guest for table service is truly a magical experience.  We chose to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary there because Beauty and the Beast is my very favorite Disney movie, and we had not had the chance to dine there yet.  We have always appreciated how Disney has treated our family’s celiac disease, but Be Our Guest really exceeded our expectations! 


We arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation, and checked in at the kiosk, making sure to mention our food restrictions again.  Once our name was called, the dining experience began.  They gave us a candelabra to carry down to the door.  The table was set so beautifully!  Just the details in this alone won us over on this restaurant.  We were all reluctant to unfold the rose napkins.



It only got better from there.  Normally, when restaurants serve bread, they bring out gluten free rolls that taste like cardboard.  Not at Be Our Guest.  These rolls were light, fluffy, and all-together delicious!

Next, we had the French Onion Soup.  The only difference between this and the regular soup is mine was served without croutons.  It was absolutely scrumptious!  The cheese was perfectly toasted, and the broth was divine.





Next up, the main course.  My daughter and I split the pan-seared salmon on a leek fondue, served with Saffron crushed potatoes. Oh, my word, it was amazing!  The fish was perfect, and the potatoes were creamed to perfection.  The leek fondue was outstanding as well.  The dish was creative and well presented.  We loved that it didn’t have to be modified, and that it was not a typical gluten free, bland meal.  Quite often, when ordering gluten free, a chef will simply grill a piece of chicken and throw in a baked potato and steamed vegetables.  No matter how well flavored, it gets old.  This was a wonderful dish because the chef took the extra time to make it special even with our dietary restrictions.  We loved every bite.

Then, of course, the dessert tray came.  Normally, even at Disney, this course is a bit of a let down.  Most commonly, the options for gluten free dessert are sorbets, ice creams, or prepackaged brownies.  Be Our Guest, however, decided to do something different.  They made one of their featured desserts, the lemon-raspberry cream puff, gluten free!!




What I really wanted to try was the Grey Stuff.  Unfortunately, it is a huge celiac no-no.  It’s made with a regular brownie for the bottom, and cookies and cream for the topping.  However, when the chef saw my disappointment at there not being a gluten free option for this delectable treat, he went out of his way to create something special to help us celebrate.  That’s right.  He made us our very own gluten free Grey Stuff.  It wasn’t the same as the original, according to my husband, but it was delicious.  My daughter and I enjoyed it very much, and the boys loved the original. 

The Grey Stuff was the perfect conclusion to a perfect meal.  Be Our Guest has now become a CAN’T MISS restaurant for any future visits for our family.  Bon App├ętit, everyone!

Kristy

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