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Book a Mouthwatering Meal at Chefs de France

French cuisine is somewhat hard to come by in the “real world.” For this reason, I am always ready to book a delicious French meal during my Walt Disney World vacation. There are several spots around the Disney Property where you can enjoy French cuisine or dishes. One of my favorites is just a short walk from International Gateway in EPCOT World Showcase. Chefs de France! You’ll find delectable ala carte options, prix fixe menus, and showstopping desserts at this table service restaurant.

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Over the years. Chefs de France is one of my favorite spots to celebrate at Walt Disney World. I love indulging in warm, hearty food during chilly holiday visits to EPCOT and the familiarity and comfort of ordering these decadent dishes. This spot is also an excellent choice for those looking to try French food for the first time. Here is why you should book a mouthwatering meal at Chefs de France!

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The ambiance in this restaurant is top-notch. Depending on which side of the dining room you are seated in, you will have a view of the fountain that runs through the France Pavilion parallel to International Gateway, or you’ll face World Showcase Lagoon with a view of Guests walking toward Morocco. The small restaurant looks much more expansive thanks to the large ornate mirrors and beautiful lighting. Dining Guests will immediately be transported to a Parisian bistro when entering this beautiful space. Who knows, you may even see Chef Remy himself!

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It probably comes as no surprise that I recommend you start your meal with a steaming bowl of French Onion Soup. A hearty beef broth is poured over a homemade baguette crouton and topped with rich and melty Gruyère cheese. The serving size is large, so if you and a dining partner want to taste this iconic dish, it is shareable.

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♬ Le Festin (From “Ratatouille”) – Movie Sounds Unlimited

Other delicious appetizer options are the Goat Cheese Salad,Salade de chèvre chaud and of course escargot, Cassolette d’escargots de Bourgogne au beurre persillé. The goat cheese salad is a must for goat cheese lovers or anyone looking to try a robust and delicious dish. You are in for a flavor explosion as baked goat cheese is served with walnuts, grapes, tomatoes, endives, and mixed greens.

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The quintessential French food is escargot. If you aim to try escargot on your adventurous food tour of EPCOT, you are in for a treat. The casserole of Burgundian escargots baked in parsley and garlic butter makes for a savory and flavorful appetizer with a texture reminiscent of a mushroom. I recommend you take the plunge and order this appetizer!

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There are so many incredible entrees to choose from at Chefs de France. From salmon and charcuterie to shrimp, steak, and Beef Bourguignon, it isn’t easy to select an entree each time I visit. Boeuf Bourguignon likely comes to mind when you think of classic French dishes. Served with a buttery linguine Chefs de France’s Boeuf Bourguignon is braised in a cabernet wine and served with baby pearl onions and carrots. This dish is incredibly hearty and genuinely is a culinary experience.

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As a mac & cheese lover, I enjoy the Gratin de macaroni. This incredibly rich macaroni and cheese is served with giant noodles and melted Gruyère cheese. The Filet de saumon mariné au vin blanc et citron, riz, sauce champagne is an excellent choice for bright and delicious fish. The salmon is marinated in white wine, and the lemon marinade is broiled and served with rice, sweet peas, and carrots. The dish is covered in a tasty champagne sauce.

On my repeat visits to this spot, a menu favorite is a simple but flavorful dish, the Poulet Fermier rôti à la Lyonnaise, purée de pommes de terre. This is one of my favorite shareable meals of a half-rotisserie chicken served with mashed potatoes and garnished with tomato vinegar sauce. If you want to taste Chef Remy’s signature dish Ratatouille sur quinoa, it’s also on the menu.

 

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End your meal on a sweet note; French desserts are unmatched! The Vanilla Crème Brûlée is a classic choice but I’m a huge fan of the lite citrusy Gâteau au agrumes, crème fraise citron vert, fruits rouges tiède. For only $12.95, you can end your meal with this citrus cake with strawberry lime cream and a warm berry compote.

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♬ Le Festin (From “Ratatouille”) – Movie Sounds Unlimited

If this menu sounds like a slam dunk, you should consider ordering the Menu Francais or the prix fixe menu. For $67, you will get your choice of appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert. The meal will be paired with one glass of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon Georges Duboeuf, or one nonalcoholic beverage.

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Dining in EPCOT is a culinary experience. There are many delicious quick service options to sample. Still, there is so much to taste and explore with table service spots like Via Napoli, Le Cellier, Teppan Edo, San Angel Inn Restaurant, and Rose and Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom.

Will you take the plunge and book an advance dining reservation for a table service spot in World Showcase on your next vacation? For fine dining and excellent memories with your family, you can’t beat sitting down to enjoy authentic French cooking.

About Katie Chapman

Hey There! I am a Georgia native with a passion for writing, traveling, cooking, decorating, pugs and of course all things Disney. Growing up in South Georgia just a few hours from Walt Disney World made for a magical childhood. Some of my best memories were made on Main Street U.S.A. with my sister watching SpectroMagic nighttime parade or beside my grandparents, parents and extended family at Chef Mickey’s celebrating on a family vacation. Epcot was my favorite park from a young age and I credit it with my interest in and love for international travel. As a kid I loved meeting characters and watching films around World Showcase and could spend hours exploring each of the countries in Epcot. These days, my husband and I get away to explore a new country whenever we can and even incorporate trips to The Disney Store and Disney Parks around the world in our travels. One of our travel goals is to visit every Disney Park in the world. I love writing about Disney restaurants, park tips, Disney outfit inspiration and Disney history. Pocahontas is my favorite Disney Princess (90s kid here!) but Mr. Toad is my spirit animal. When I’m not at Disney I’m reading about park history, watching Disney documentaries and shopping vintage Disney merch for park outfits. I never pass up a reservation to Ohana, an empty seat on Living with the Land or a Violet Sake.