You can almost hear the fairies in this enchanting restaurant environment.
Inspired by the gardens of Versailles, the Enchanted Garden, located midships on deck 2, has walls bedecked with frescoes of green hills and blue skies. The lighting fixtures are encased in custom glass with white latticework and ornamental light posts. The center of the restaurant features a 7-foot cascading fountain, with a stone cherub Mickey Mouse. During the day, the ceiling lights change color as the sun sets, from blue to red to dark colors accented with twinkling stars during the evening. The flower lights change color as they bloom, creating a truly enchanting dining experience.
Breakfast and lunch are open seating buffets, dinner is full table service like the other restaurants. Disney claims to use only market fresh ingredients, matching the ambiance of the restaurant to the freshness of the food. Unfortunately, as part of the rotational dining schedule, and our short stay aboard the Dream (only four days), we did not get to have dinner at the Enchanted Garden, choosing to dine at <a href=“http://www.vacationcruisesinfo.com/content/Disney-Dream-Cruise-Review/Palo.htm”Palo instead.
The dinner menu features food from all over the world. Appetizers: Ahi tuna and avocado tower with crispy noodles and wasabi dressing, lobster ravioli, tomato soup, cream of asparagus; Entrees: Sea scallops, pork tenderloin, seares sea bass, slow roasted prime rib with thyme vegetables and horseradish, lighter dishes like seared tuna on field greens, wakame squid salad with seasame seeds white shoyu and lemon vinaigrette, a thyme and garlic brioche, glazed portobello mushrooms with brown lentil sauce and a sundried tomato cream drizzle.
The ubiquitous kids menu has some great options too. Main Courses: Tomato soup, tropical fruits with orange strawberry drizzle salad, Mickey’s mac and cheese, Minnie’s mini burger, chicken and spinach pizza, chicken strips, meatloaf with gravy, veggie croquettes with tomato sauce, salmon steak; Sides: Fresh veggies, mashed potatoes, steak fries Desserts: Queen of Hearts strawberry short cake, White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blackberry Sauce, and the same as in the royal palace.
There are a few specialty cocktails being served here as well: Winter Leafs (Rum, Pomegranate, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, Soda Water), Snow Fall (Vanilla Vodka, Crème de Cacao White, Baileys, Galliano, Vanilla Mix), Northern Garden (Pomegranate Syrup, Sugar Syrup, Harmony Tea, Sprite (Non-Alcoholic)).
Breakfast is available only select dates. You can check your itinerary for details. The buffet has pancakes, with or without blueberries, Micky Mouse shaped waffles, cereals, yogurts, fruits, nuts, lunch meat, cheese, lox, scrambled eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, bacon, sausage, wraps, roast beef hash, and pastries.
Similar to breakfast, there are only a couple of dates where the Enchanted Garden will be serving lunch. The buffet often includes a salad bar, wraps, sandwiches, cheese, bread, shrimps with dip, pasta, soup, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, lamb chops, chicken breast, salmon wrapped in bacon, and french roast beef.
We found both the lamb chops and the roast beef to be just to our liking. The steamed vegetables and the Waldorf salad were also worth mentioning. We could not make time for dinner here, but the menu looked wonderful.
Desserts were inventive and satisfying. The Sweet Temptations is a trio of esterhazy cake, strawberry cheesecake, and chocolate silk mousse. Also offered were a steamed lemon buttermilk pudding with citrus reduction, a sacher chocolate torte with apricot sauce, banana foster sundae, as well as each part of the Sweet Temptations offered as larger individual servings.
Champagne and wines from around the globe are selected by a panel of certified sommeliers and complied into a menu for the restaurants on the Dream. This wine menu is the same in all of the main restaurants and all dishes have an accompanying wine suggestion on the menu.
Just out of dry dock following a $155 million renovation, we joined the inaugural cruise of the former Carnival Destiny. The “new” ship, Carnival Sunshine, was not ready for the spotlight. Read More...
Considering an upscale cruise journey? Use our handy guide to distinguish the leading luxe cruise lines from one another. Read More...