Chefs de France
My wife (Sandy), daughters (Mags 19 & Mo 11), and I ate dinner at Chefs de France on 6/16/2011. We have eaten here 3-4 times previously and considered it a very good, consistent choice. We were on Tables in Wonderland.
Food & Drink
I started with the Assiette Campagnarde (rustic assortment of French pates, and charcuteries). IIRC, it had 2 different sausages, 2 pates, a small salad, and some gerkin pickles. It was the highlight of my meal… particularly the pates. It was also a nice size (probably should have been shared). I also noted that since June 2010 (the current date on the allears.net menus) all of the appetizers had considerable price increases (25-50%).
I had a difficult time finding something for an entree. I finally settled on the Brochette de fruits de mer aux herbes (sauteed scallops, mahi mahi, and black tiger shrimp served with Mediterranean herb coulis, grilled tomato and black pearl rice). It was simply okay; I thought the seafood was all a bit overcooked.
Evidently, I did booze it up at Chefs. I had a Cocktail des Chefs, a glass of “White Burgundy” according to the receipt (I remember it as a Chenin Blanc), and finished the meal with a Remy Martin VSOP cognac. No complaints. The wine was the recommended paring with my entree, and it was a very good match.
Sandy had the Salade Au Bleu and the Vegetable Lasagne. Her comments were “decent, but nothing to write home about.”
Mo had the Lobster Bisque and Vegetable Lasagne. She gave tepid thumbs up on the Bisque, but left most of the Lasagne on her plate. I tried it. The immediate thing that popped in my head was “Chef Boyardee”. I’m not sure what it was, but the sauce tasted exactly like canned ravioli. She had the only dessert (a clue that she didn’t like the lasagne) which was a very refreshing Sorbet assortment.
Mags had the Lobster Bisque (thumbs up) and the Macaroni Gratin (“not worth it”).
Our server was Louise. She was okay.
We were seated in the middle of the restaurant so we had people walking by the table the entire meal. It’s nice inside and being able to look out into Epcot is nice. Remy stopped by our table for approximately 30 seconds. He’s such a great animitronic, but he doesn’t stay at any table for long. Perhaps he has a short term battery?
Overall Ratings and Conclusion
Chefs was definitely disappointing this time around even though it ended up with an average rating. We won’t be hurrying back, but based on solid meals throughout the years I’m sure it will get another try in the future.