|Outside at Wilderness Lodge
lodge feel, transformed into Storybook Dining at Artist Point. The new dining experience features fairy tale inspired decor and menu items, and includes getting to meet some of your favorite characters from Snow White. Ever since the transformation, this has been a hot ticket item to try to get a reservation for, with some of these characters hard to meet elsewhere. I was able to snag an early dinner reservation here in July and decided to give it a try.
Walking into the restaurant, it is a completely different feel from what existed here before. You feel as though you are walking into an enchanted forest and we really liked the vibes. Immediately upon seating, you'll notice the great level of detail that went into designing this area, from the leaf and vine plate towers, to the well worn look of the menu, every little bit felt special.
|These decorative leaves would be used to hold our appetizers and desserts!
|The well worn appearing menu
|Dopey and Grumpy making their way to greet guests
|Snow White entering the dining room
The first course is a selection of appetizers and this is served family style with three plates presented on our leafy centerpiece. Some of these seemed a bit adventurous to us considering you didn't get to choose and were just served them all. We did see an adorable kids plate on another table and requested that as well, the little bread was a huge hit with us! Our favorite of the apps was the mushroom soup. It was a great little bite and felt right at home with the atmosphere. The shrimp cocktail was also a hit as it was light and refreshing. The Hunter's Terrine was a miss for me, just not my cup of tea and don't know a lot of others who are huge fans of this type of dish either.
|Wicked Shrimp Cocktail - Soy, Miso, Avocado, Thai Chili, Greens
|Hunter's Terrine - Chicken, Black Truffle, Stone Fruit Preserve, House-made Pickles
|Mushroom Bisque - Crispy Mushroom
|Kids Appetizer: From the Garden - Fruit, Vegetables, Cheese and create-your-own Honey Butter
|Royal Prime Rib Roast - Horseradish-Mashed Potato, Carrots, Popover, Jus
|A Stroll through Nature - Asparagus, Leeks, Arugula, Gnocchi, Sage, Parmesan
As our meal progressed, we got visits from Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy. Snow White was an absolute pleasure to chat with and posed to look princess perfect for photos. Dopey was adorable as ever and Grumpy was a typical Grump. The character interaction was some of the best here.
|Agent Maci with Snow White
|Fairy Tale Gooseberry Pie - Meringue, Gooseberry
|'Poison' Apple - Dark Chocolate-Apple Mousse, Sour Center
|Miner's Treasures - Sponge Cake, Chocolate Gems, Berry Panna Cotta
At time of writing, this meal was $55 per adult and we felt for the interesting assortment of food items and the great character interaction it was well worth the price we paid. Have you eaten here? Let us know what you think in the comments below!