Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are discussing some of the unique dining experiences you can find at Walt Disney World.
SamsDisneyDiary Episode #62: Victoria & Albert’s Queen Victoria Room. Well, I did it, or should I say we did it, after over 50 trips to Walt Disney World. To celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary, my wife and I finally made the trip without kids. Walt Disney World without kids, something we had often thought about was finally a reality. The bars & nightlife that we typically pushed a stroller past now had open doors!!! Where do we start?
We started with a trip to the Grand Floridian for the dining experience of a lifetime, Victoria & Albert’s. Disney’s Description of Victoria and Albert’s:
The ultimate in fine dining at Walt Disney World® Resort and one of the finest restaurants in the Southeast, Victoria & Albert’s features Modern American cuisine with exquisite products sourced from around the world. Recipient of AAA’s highest achievement, the Five Diamond Award, “Forbes Travel Guide” Four Star rating and glowing reviews from Zagat and others, the restaurant in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa evokes another era when dining was an elegant ritual, with a knowledgeable maître d’hôtel and chefs in classic white toques.
Our trip was pulled together at the last minute, so the coveted Chef’s Table was of course booked! Maybe next time… But the Chef’s Table isn’t the only option for an exceptional experience. In early 2010, the Queen Victoria’s Room debuted and according to Disney:
This new dining experience is the most exclusive at Victoria & Albert’s – an elegant, intimate setting behind closed doors where French Gerry-don gueridon service – tableside finishes for diners’ pleasure and entertainment – is making a comeback. With just four tables and rich décor inspired by Old World dining rooms of London and Paris, the tone is set for a luxurious, leisurely evening. The sublime experience includes up to ten courses. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for sensational cuisine, Queen Victoria’s Room takes dining to new heights.
As you would expect, the service was incredible… we were presented with our custom 10 course menu and treated like royalty. I had my camera ready, and captured as much of the dining event as I could. Hope you enjoy.
As you would expect, the food was wonderful. The overall dining experience was, just unbelievable. In all fairness, the entire dining experience lasted over 3.5 hours; I condensed that into 10 minutes of video, the best of the best. The background music was performed live, and the setting was as elegant as you would expect. With only 4 tables in the Queen Victoria Room, it is very quiet and relaxing. We chose not to include the Wine Pairing as we both preferred our favorite cocktails. The pairing was listed on the menu and looked like a perfect complement to each of the courses. The price? Well, let’s just say the Queen Victoria Room (and the Chef’s Table for that matter) are definitely a special occasion dinner. No discounts or Tables in Wonderland in the QVR, so do your homework. Call Victoria and Albert’s directly, and make sure they know about any special occasions you are celebrating. They will make it a truly memorable evening. Our reservation was for 6:00pm, giving us time to jump a monorail to Bay Lake Tower to watch Wishes from the “Top of the World” Lounge. Well, we just made it. You may want to give yourself more time if you attempt the same. If you’re not staying at Bay Lake Tower, or not a DVC member, you could catch the fireworks on the patio near Narcoossee’s at the Grand Floridian, about a 10 minute walk.
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Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Green | Unique Disney Dining Experiences Loop:
- 1st Stop – Capturing Magical Memories | Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine
- 2nd Stop – Dad for Disney | 50’s Prime Time Cafe
- 3rd Stop – Sam’s Disney Diary | Victoria and Albert’s “The Queen Victoria Room Experience”
- 4th Stop – Adventureland Pam | T-Rex Restaurant
- 5th Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | Garden View Tea Room