I made an ADR to have lunch at Le Cellier on this day long before they came out with Food & Wine Special Events schedule. Once I had decided to add both the Culinary Demo and the PFTS to my dining schedule for this day I tried to change my Le Cellier ADR to a different day but nothing was available at a time/day that would work for me. So I stuck to my original plan and kept my lunch ADR at Le Cellier.
Upon entering World Showcase and turning right to make my way towards Canada, I was met by a massive crowd of people, most of which seemed to be walking in the opposite direction. Now I know what a salmon feels like swimming upstream against the current. Though I had heard stories of the masses which descend upon World Showcase on the weekends during the F & W festival, this was the first time which I had experienced it for myself.
Anyway, I arrived a few minutes late for my ADR but still had to wait a bit before being seated at a small two-top table. I looked over the menu and took these slightly blurry photos…
For some reason I had the urge to order salmon. However, I was planning to have dinner at Artist Point the next day so I decided to go with something else. While I waited for my entree, I had to have the pretzel bread stick from my bread basket.
While it was good, it did make me miss the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup even more.
Photo from my family’s lunch in March 2013
I love this soup, especially when accompanied by the pretzel bread sticks for dunking. But sadly I knew that I couldn’t eat both the soup and an entree so no soup for me this time.
Soon my chosen entree was delivered…
Le Cellier Filet Mignon – AAA Canadian Beef Tenderloin, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Heirloom Toy Box Tomatoes, and Truffle-Butter Sauce
This looked really good, but sadly it wasn’t nearly as good as last time. The quality of meat was not great. I’ve actually had better filets at Outback Steakhouse for less than half the price. The Wild Mushroom Risotto was good, but I preferred the English Pea Risotto that accompanied the filet last time. I know, I know. You many Le Cellier mushroom risotto fans are probably looking at the screen right now in utter disbelief.
Anyway, I either didn’t even look at the dessert menu or I did look and forgot to take a photo. I’m guessing that I didn’t even tempt myself by looking because at this point I was more than full and had less than 5 hours before I would be eating again…and in a BIG WAY!