Sunday, 23 November 2014

Disneyland Paris: Plaza Gardens

I will admit, we probably should have planned our dining options and times out better than we did. When it came to food, it was all just left up to chance, and that was our downfall.

World's Fair themed hallways

We got into the park at 10:15 am, fifteen minutes after it opened, and we sort of wandered down Main Street looking for food. That was the plan, but the problem was finding me gluten free food. At all the places along Main Street, yogurt was the only option and one thing of expensive yogurt was not going to fill me. So we searched on.

When we first walked past The Plaza Gardens, located exactly where the Plaza Inn is in Anaheim Disneyland, it was closed. We headed onto Tomorrowland, went on Space Mountain: Mission 2 and when we walked back by Plaza Gardens, it was open. With no other options, and by this time it was 11 and we were starving, we went in.

They oddly offered 2 dining options and prices. The cheaper one being the buffet but no drinks (not even water) and the about 5 Euros more price came with a drink. On this trip, both Kira and I had to buy expensive tickets twice so money was tight and we picked the cheapest option, which still wasn't all that cheap.

Going in, I was expecting the Plaza Gardens buffet to be exactly like the Plaza Inn buffet, but thankfully it wasn't. Here was our French food, and here was where my French culinary school knowledge began to pay off, sort of.

We wanted breakfast foods, as I learned on this trip, Kira is a fan of them, as am I, but Plaza Gardens was set for lunch. We tried to get breakfast foods first, but that didn't happen for me. My first round consisted of fish, some potatoes with sweet potato sauce, yogurt, and chips. It was all unusual combinations, but each element was delicious.

Second go, I got more yogurt and fruit salad, which Kira commented on how it was strange it was in the dessert section. I knew why. I knew exactly why, and why it was sweeter too- as she also pointed out.

The very first thing we made in my French basic patisserie course was fruit salad. Yes, it does come with various cut up fruit, but the French like to keep theirs in an infused simple syrup for freshness and...well, I don't know why else but that is why it is a dessert.

I got some of that too, it was very sweet but refreshing as well. And I had some chocolate pudding because I couldn't resist.

Their cheese selection was on par with the French standards I had built up in my head, as well. I was even able to educate Kira on some cheese taken directly from my cheese lesson. A very good selection of French cheeses that Anaheim Disneyland would not have. We were both thrilled.

Once our stomachs were on the verge of bursting, we decided it was time to go and enjoy our day at Disney. Luckily, the only thing that did burst was the clementine Kira took from the Plaza Gardens and kept in her bag all day.


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  1. Before u leavev London go back one more time