Hubby and I were fortunate enough to eat at Epcot’s Le Cellier in the Canada Pavilion to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. What a treat! We immediately had a new favorite restaurant. While we did have ADRs for lunch, we still had to wait for about 20 minutes for a table. Once we entered the front doors, we sat in the waiting area. The hosts and hostesses were keeping us entertained by asking Canada trivia questions. If you got it right, you “won” a Mickey sticker. It was fun, educational and helped pass the time. I earned several stickers just because nobody else was willing to answer. I guess they were all too old and “mature” for such childish games! More stickers for me!! 🙂
For starters we got a basket of breads. The pretzel bread was a-maz-ing! I was hoping we could get additional loaves to last the week! But, I had heard great things about the meal, so I restrained from filling up on the bread. This was also the restaurant where I discovered my love for the pomegranate lemonade at WDW! Being pregnant on this trip I couldn’t indulge in the “adult beverages,” but the pomegranate lemonade was delicious. Hubby on the other hand fell in love with the Moose Head Pale Ale beer. We learned that Le Cellier is the only place in the USA that carries this beer on tap. You can find it in bottles, but nowhere else on tap!
For dinner we both ordered the “Le Cellier Mushroom Filet Mignon.” The menu says it’s a 8 oz. Canadian AAA Beef Tenderloin with wild mushroom risotto, white truffle butter sauce and Micro Chervil. It sat on a bed of mashed potatoes. This was the most tender, well cooked steak I’d ever had. It literally melted in my mouth. I don’t even like mushrooms, but this was outstanding. I don’t think I would ever order anything else off this menu! Hubby also ordered a side of the baked macaroni and cheese. Since I don’t eat cheese, I didn’t try it, but he said it was good- just not as good as the steak!
When I made our reservations I made a note that we were celebrating our anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised when the waiter came out with our desserts that included a white chocolate rectangle that said “Happy Anniversary.” I ordered the chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and hubby ordered the Maple Créme Brulée. Apparently the créme brulée is also a “must have” on the menu- along with the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Pretzel Bread, and Le Cellier Mushroom Filet Mignon.