Chefs de France is a stunning French restaurant located in at the France pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot. The restaurant is right off the main walkway for the pavilion and perfectly located for a quick stop for a bite to eat. Here are 6 things you will love about Chefs de France:
6. The views
The France pavilion is an extremely romantic and beautiful pavilion full of lots of old-world class. The views from within the pavilion and the beautiful fountains are amazing, along with the views of the water and the rest of the World Showcase. From the restaurant, if you are lucky enough to be seated by the windows, you will get amazing views of the fountains with the rest of the pavilion and the lagoon behind it. You really do feel like you could be sitting in a restaurant on a busy street in Paris.
5. The atmosphere
The restaurant décor is themed after a Brasserie. A Brasserie is the name for an informal, relaxed restaurant in France. The architecture is modeled after Parisian buildings. The restaurant has mirrors, golden accents and lighting and photographs of chefs on the walls to bring the full Paris theme of the restaurant to life. This combined with the amazing French service makes this an amazing atmosphere to enjoy a delicious meal in.
4. The sampling options
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner services. At either of these services you are able to piece together a prix fixe menu where you get to select an appetizer, entrée and dessert for a set price. It gives you the opportunity to sample new items, receive a full meal and not have to worry about the individual price of each item. It’s a great way to get a real taste of Paris.
3. The wine
Did someone say wine? What would a trip to Paris be without delicious wine pairings to go with the meal? The French wine selection is long and amazing. The cast can help you pair the menu items with the perfect wine pairing to help bring out the best flavors during your meal. If wine isn’t your think, don’t hesitate to try one of the amazing beers or other cocktails there, too!
2. The amazing food
The food is rich and decadent, and the true depiction of a casual dining experience in Paris. The Gratin de Macaroni is one of my favorite versions of macaroni and cheese with the rich, delicious Gruyere cheese. The Lasagnes de légumes du soleil à l’huile d’olive au thym is also a delicious dish, especially if you are a fan of vegetable lasagna. Everything that we had tried here has been delicious and perfectly plated. We felt so fancy and immersed in the French culture and cuisine, yet still casual and comfortable.
I definitely have a huge sweet tooth! The Crème Brulee and Chocolate Mousse are always hard for me to pick between for a dessert option, too. They are both delicious and favorites of mine. My husband is a fan of the fresh strawberry and cream cake. He loves the fresh fruity flavors from the raspberry sauce and strawberry sorbet that accompany the delicious, moist cake. You definitely want to make sure you save room for a delicious dessert that also isn’t overly heavy so you don’t leave the meal feeling miserable!