Remy Champagne Brunch on the Disney Fantasy

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I’m freshly back from my recent cruise on the Disney Fantasy and still adjusting to life back on land.  I’ve been on several Disney Cruises before, but this was my first time on the newer ships (Dream and Fantasy) that feature Remy.  Remy is a fine dining French restaurant based on the Disney Pixar film, Ratatouille.

Remy restaurant on the Disney Fantasy

Remy offers several meals whilst on board, all at a fee in addition to your cruise fare.  I wrestled with the idea of paying extra for food on a cruise when there is so much amazing food for free, but after I finally bit the bullet and tried Disney Cruise Line’s other signature restaurant, Palo, my mind was forever changed.

Remy comes with a higher price tag than Palo, but after a few days on a Disney Cruise you will be more than willing to fork over a few extra bucks for a premium dining experience that’s only available to the 18+ crowd.

Remy on the Disney Fantasy

Remy offers three differently dining experiences; a champagne brunch ($50), dinner ($75), and a 5 course dessert presentation ($50).  I participated in the champagne brunch and it was an absolute delight.  It is a bit pricey at $50 with an extra $30 tacked on if you want the champagne pairing, but for the food quality and overall experience I didn’t feel cheated.

The brunch began as a small group was lead into the restaurant and given our first course of Jamon Iberico, pata negra, and complementary glass of the Disney Fantasy’s own Taittinger Brut champagne.

Jamon Iberico Pata Negra at Remy's Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

Jamon Iberico Pata Negra at Remy's Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

The champagne brunch offers a slightly more casual atmosphere than the dinner.  Here we stood eating our first course and meeting the sommelier and head chef to learn more about Remy, champagne, and the meal we were about to enjoy.  We were then lead to our table where the real experience began.

View from Remy on the Disney Fantasy

The view from the dining room is definitely a pro for the brunch v. dinner argument.  Once at the table we met our server, who I loved because he gave us truffle brioche.

Truffle Brioche at Remy on the Disney Fantasy

Everyone in my party opted to do the champagne pairing, an additional $30 for 3 glasses of champagne, perfectly paired with each delicious brunch course.

Our first official course was “Tomates, Gressin, Tarte Fine,” paired with Tattinger Prestige Cuvee Rose NV.  This dish was so good!  It didn’t sound like much, but ended up being one of my favorite courses.

Remy Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

Remy Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

Up next on the plate was “Lobster, Caviar, Mango”

Remy Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

You can’t go wrong with lobster, but one member of our party has a selfish shellfish allergy and got an alternative Chili Gnocchi, which I of course stole some of.  It was fantastic.  The lightest gnocchi I have ever tasted.

Remy Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

The courses and champagnes got a bit heartier as the meal progressed.  Next there was “Fletan, Pomme de Terre, Sauce Thai” paired with Pommery ‘Pop Gold’ ’06 champagne. Naturally, the fish was delicious, but the stand out in this dish is the potatoes.  They were the texture of a dense foam and mixed wonderfully with the thai sauce.

Remy Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

While we continued to sip on the Pop Gold champagne, we were served “Berkshire Pork, Cannellini Bean.  This was literally the best pork I have ever eaten.  It should be mentioned that I’m not a huge pork fan and almost never order it on my own, but this may just change my mind. And look how pretty!

Remy Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

Remy saved the best for last and presented us with the “Paris Brest”, a light hazelnut cream filled pastry served with hazelnut gelato and paired with Moet & Chandon Ice NV, a champagne specifically formulated to be served over ice.

Remy Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

Remy Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

This is where the menu ends, but of course there are a few surprises…. second dessert!

Remy Champagne Brunch on the DIsney Fantasy

I’ll be honest, these are not written on the menu and I’ve eaten so many things since then that I don’t at all remember what they are called, but they are a yummy, puffy, not-to-sweet pastry with a crunchy sugar glaze and they were great.

It’s hard to justify an extra $80 for a brunch on an all-you-can-eat cruise, but I think the Remy champagne brunch does it. The food is fantastic and filling, the service is impeccable, and of course there are subtle Disney touches everywhere.

Chandelier at Remy on the Disney Fantasy

Remy on the Disney Fantasy

Chairbacks at Remy on the Disney Fantasy

A trip to Remy is a bit of a splurge, but if you’re already dropping the bucks on a Disney Cruise, then why not treat yourself?  You get to drink before noon and feel super classy about it!

Remy restaurant on the Disney Fantasy

Don’t let the awkward angles and the fact that I’m holding up the wall fool you.  There’s not THAT much champagne, but the boat does make standing pretty wonky.  Next time I definitely want to try Remy for dinner.  I was skeptical of the cost, but having done brunch I’m confident that dinner will be amazing.  Has anyone gone to the dinner or dessert presentation?  What did you think?  Was it worth the extra cost?

10 thoughts on “Remy Champagne Brunch on the Disney Fantasy

  1. Mags, this looks amazing!!! I wonder if there’s a way I can convince my husband to do a Disney cruise with me. I had to wait until I’d moved to Canada in my 30s to experience Disneyland and Disneyworld for the first time, and I loved it so much!

  2. This looks absolutely amazing!! I totally agree with you in that if you’re already paying for the cruise, might as well go all-out. I think the truffle brioche would be my favourite part 😉
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    • Mags

      I’ll admit I’m terrible at sticking to a budget when traveling. Go big or go home!

  3. Those pictures make everything look good! I’ve never been on a Disney cruise before but I want to go so bad!
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    • Mags

      Just go! But fair warning, it will ruin every other cruise for you.

  4. I have never been on a Disney cruise, but this makes me want to book my vacation right away! Everything looks so delicious! I love your pictures!
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    • Mags

      The Disney Cruise Line is absolutely amazing. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Book one now, you won’t regret it (and let me know if you need a travel buddy)

  5. Everything looks amazing and I can only imagine the dinner conversation about “the blogger” having to take pictures of everyone’s food, I would totally do this. Thanks so much for sharing looks like you had a great time
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    • Mags

      haha, I’m still embarrassed to be “that guy” with the pictures of food, especially in nice restaurants.

  6. […] matter) is amazing!  If you read my last post, you already know that their fancy French restaurant Remy, is gorgeous!  If not, maybe go ahead and read it    But maybe the best part of a Disney cruise […]

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