One of my favorite parts of vacationing in WDW is the amazing restaurant selection. I've become quite the foodie and have recruited my mom and husband into the world of WDW dining.
I sat down with those two on Friday night to discuss possible dining option if we can add the DDP onto our package. It was a bit frustrating as Matt and I don't always see eye to eye when it comes to dining. He prefers atmosphere over good food and doesn't care how much the meal is. I on the other hand prefer good food over good atmosphere and I take into account getting the most bang for my buck on the DDP. My mom is very "go with the flow" and as long as the menu isn't too out there then she's fine.
The three of us decided to pick two restaurants that we've previously dined at that we'd like to go back to and one restaurant that we'd like to try. This is what it looks like.
Matt - Coral Reef
Mom - 'Ohana
Cape May Cafe
Me - Le Cellier
Chefs de France
Obviously, my mom likes buffets and family style dining. She likes to be able to eat as much as she wants of whatever she wants. Matt has this odd obsession with Mama Melrose that I just can't seem to grasp. All he gets is the $13 Four Cheese Flatbread. Please tell me why we're eating PIZZA in Disney World. I'm definitely the adventurous eater of the group.
It was somewhat hard for us to pick which ones we'd like to save because we've all become attached to so many restaurants. If I had to pick another save it would be Tusker House. That was great for vegetarians. I'm a bit nervous about my "new" pick, Chefs de France. I've heard some crummy reviews but the menu looks really good. I have a feeling that for my family though, the menu looks a little "weird" to them. I also can't believe I put Biergarten on my "save" list. What can I say? I'm a sucker for an Oktoberfest and red cabbage.
The woman from Orbitz is booking the flight today and we should hopefully know what resort we'll be staying at sometime this week. I also hope she'll be able to tell us if we can add the DDP or not. Our 180 day ADR window opens April 12th.