Trying to decide on a favorite Disney dining experience was more difficult than I thought, not because of my lack of choices but because of the tremendous number of amazing experiences we have had ranging from character meals to signature dining to a Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream (yes, that was a dining experience in itself!). I decided to go with one choice that encompasses an all around amazing experience from getting to the restaurant, exploring the resort, tasting the food and even the ride back "home" to our resort.
Back in 2006, Pierre and I were traveling to Walt Disney World the first time as parents. Joey was just 14 months old, and I was just about 6 months pregnant for Hayley. My parents, as well as brother and sister in law, were all there to help us celebrate Joey's first trip to Disney. One night of the vacation, my parents took Joey for the night, so that Pierre and I could try out a new, and now favorite, Signature Dining experience - Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. We had never eaten there before because we had always gone to California Grill and I will admit, I was a bit skeptical about changing.
|Joey had a lot of fun with Grammie and Grampa,|
while Pierre and I had dinner!
Here is where my most favorite food item on all of Disney property comes in - Smoky Portobello Soup. I could eat this soup all day, everyday. The flavor is unbelievable, and it now is the one thing I order every single time we go to Artist Point. I followed that with their signature dish - the Cedar Plank King Salmon and the Berry Cobbler. This meal has yet to be outdone by any other restaurant on property for us (other than the view at California Grill, that really can't be beat!). For each dish I ordered, I can say that I didn't want any of them to end! This put Artist Point at the top of my Disney dining experiences.
To top off our amazing experience, on our way back to Magic Kingdom by boat, we had to make a stop to wait for the Electrical Water Pageant to pass by - talk about a front row seat for the show! We were under the stars, sitting out on Bay Lake, listening to and watching the pageant pass by us. It was a great ending to a great meal! Of course, we didn't plan for this extra little bit of Disney magic for the boat ride back to Magic Kingdom, and we probably couldn't plan it to work out the way it did, but I know I will try! So from beginning to end, this is by far my favorite Disney dining experience. If you haven't made your way over to Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, I highly recommend it! If you are interested, you can find the menu over at All Ears.
What is your most memorable Disney dining experience?