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eeyoreguy
21-10-2009, 03:50 PM
"For the first time, our award-winning Signature Dining restaurant, Victoria & Albert’s in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, will be offering a special New Year’s Eve experience.

Victoria & Albert’s restaurant is known for its special, personalized touches — and this event will be no exception. A chef and sommelier will prepare a menu that includes caviar from around the world and a collection of some of the most eclectic and famous champagnes available. Also, Chef Scott Hunnel and his team will make personal appearances during the event.

The eight to 10 course menu with wine and gratuity will be $375 plus tax. You should know that guests must to be older than 10 years of age to attend and older than 21 to be served alcohol.

Booking has already begun for the event. Visit Walt Disney World Resort - Detecting Browser Properties . . . (http://www.disneyworld.com) for more details or call 407-WDW-DINE."

Victoria & Albert’s New Year’s Eve Event Announced Disney Parks Blog (http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2009/10/victoria-alberts-new-years-eve-event-announced/)

Britchick
21-10-2009, 10:44 PM
Wowsers that's a lot of money! How much is it usually a head without wine?

keith
21-10-2009, 10:54 PM
Wowsers that's a lot of money! How much is it usually a head without wine?

It does go up regularly so I hesitate to say but I think $125 ex tax/gratuity per person last time we went.

All I can say is that it's such a total and complete delight of an experience that it feels worth every cent

Tink
21-10-2009, 11:59 PM
That's more along the lines of the Chef's Table.

I've not been there, but I have to be grumpy and say that I've yet to see any food at WDW worth that.

I've dined with Michelin star chefs, and paid more than that, and was happy to do so, so it's not like I'm afraid to pay for incredible food.

I just can't believe WDW would be up to that level. :sorry:

I know. I know... I've not been. :sigh:

keith
22-10-2009, 12:54 AM
I just can't believe WDW would be up to that level. :sorry:

I know. I know... I've not been. :sigh:

I'll persuade you one day I'm sure :D

It's very different to the rest of Disney and much more in keeping with the better restaurants I've been to elsewhere.

Tink
22-10-2009, 01:26 AM
I'll believe you. :yes:

I'm just madly in love with Josiah Citron right now and can't imagine anyone doing it better than he. :sorry:

Maybe one day we'll give it a go.

keith
22-10-2009, 01:44 AM
I'd certainly love to compare if I ever get out to California

gwennie81
22-10-2009, 01:45 AM
I'm impressed with Chick-Fil-A so I'm sure Victoria and Albert's would be too much for me. It would blow my mind!

Johnie
22-10-2009, 02:06 AM
I don't mind paying for an awesome meal....but $375??? for something that is going to be well.....you know.....

daveann
22-10-2009, 07:04 AM
wonder if they will allow dinning plan and how many credits :lol:

Tink
22-10-2009, 10:41 AM
:lol: Now you have an idea! :lol:

V&A aren't on the DDP so I'll go ahead and guess that this won't be covered either. :wink:

I can't remember though, does TIW work at this restaurant? Not that it would work for a special, we've found that out the hard way, but just in general?

uscwest
22-10-2009, 10:50 AM
V&A is so far above and beyond any other restaurant at WDW. We have done both the Chef's Table (once) and the main dining room twice. Chef Hunnel and his staff do everything perfectly. The service is impeccable. I believe the main dining room is now $135/person, not including wine. Things like caviar, Kobe Beef, etc. have a surcharge.

Britchick
22-10-2009, 05:16 PM
i think i may go to the main dining room for my 40th when we go :thumbsup: i don't mind paying that much.

keith
22-10-2009, 05:18 PM
:lol: Now you have an idea! :lol:

V&A aren't on the DDP so I'll go ahead and guess that this won't be covered either. :wink:

I can't remember though, does TIW work at this restaurant? Not that it would work for a special, we've found that out the hard way, but just in general?

yep Tables in Wonderland works in this restaurant :yes: however the gratuity automatically added is then 20%. That's ok, we'd tip that or more anyway so we just consider the card to pay the tip and on a $400 or so meal, that in itself pays the subscription for the card!

keith
22-10-2009, 05:19 PM
i think i may go to the main dining room for my 40th when we go :thumbsup: i don't mind paying that much.

you'll love it :yes:

Britchick
22-10-2009, 05:55 PM
without the kids of course!! LOL

Tink
23-10-2009, 02:07 AM
Thanks Keith. Now that you say it, I remember. :yes: I believe you mentioned that before; the 20% which is perfectly understandable.

I have to admit, I'm a bit biased against the place, and there is no earthly reason for me to be. :sorry: I just cannot believe that WDW would do that bang up of a job on food. :sigh: I like some places very well, of course but have had so much better food elsewhere.

Plus, the cost for NYE? For two? We could have one heck of a private dinner for that kind of money. :D We are actually...having one heck of a private dinner and it won't cost that by half!

Jazmine
23-10-2009, 05:20 PM
wonder if they will allow dinning plan and how many credits :lol:

Probs all of them :yes: lol
Jacqui :hug2:xxxx

Britchick
24-10-2009, 05:59 PM
has anyone got a sample menu for V&A - need to start working on Jon!

keith
24-10-2009, 06:06 PM
has anyone got a sample menu for V&A - need to start working on Jon!

Ive got all ours saved up here but to be honest they're all different! They choose the best local produce at the time and create the menus around it so if you find a menu online, it'll give you an IDEA but it won't really do it justice if you see what I mean?

For a special and/or romantic meal though, there's nothing better than the beautiful, quiet (no kids :) ) surroundings, harp player in the background and food that just melts in your mouth.

I should say, I'm picky :( I know what I like and that's that. Awful I know. I was really concerned when we first tried V&A. What if I Couldnt find anything I liked?

Anyway, I need not have worried, they work with you to ensure your experience there is a wonderful one. Last time I couldn't decide which of the meat selections I wanted and couldn't really find a fish course I fancied. No problem, they gave me all the meats and none of the fish :lol:

The wine pairings have on a couple of occasions come with a wine I didnt enjoy. They went away and came back with something different.

They really do everything they can to make sure you're happy (as they should at the price!).

(whilst I was typing this, they called to confirm our reservations for november :lol: how's that for coincidence)

Britchick
24-10-2009, 06:12 PM
spooky lol!

we like nice food, not too picky, as it's a special occasion i think we may look at the chefs table. It's not that more and as i can't drink wine (seem to have developed an intolerance for it :( ) it won't be too much. My kids would be quiet but i'm not wasting it on them :yes:

keith
24-10-2009, 06:15 PM
spooky lol!

we like nice food, not too picky, as it's a special occasion i think we may look at the chefs table. It's not that more and as i can't drink wine (seem to have developed an intolerance for it :( ) it won't be too much. My kids would be quiet but i'm not wasting it on them :yes:

Well under 10s arent even allowed in the place which helps keep it nice and adult oriented :yes:

The chef's table is something else altogether and by all accounts it's just amazing. I've had a look but haven't tried it. I think slowhand has though :yes:

uscwest
25-10-2009, 01:49 AM
Donna and I have also done the Chef's Table. I'm sure the NYE menu, especially at that price, will be like nothing you have had before.

Slowhand
25-10-2009, 02:35 PM
The chef's table is something else altogether and by all accounts it's just amazing. I've had a look but haven't tried it. I think slowhand has though :yes:

Yes we`ve done the Chef`s Table a couple of times.
On the first occasion there were just the two of us when we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary. I was wondering why the folks in the kitchen were giving us strange looks until I saw the menu they gave us after our meal which congratulated us on our GOLDEN wedding anniversary! :LOL:
Everyone was wondering how we looked so young! :lol:

We went the next time with some friends.

To be honest it`s better if there are more than the two of you at the Chef`s Table if only to share the experience with others.

We have also done the regular dining there on 3 other occasions and as others have said V & A is truly a great [albeit expensive] experience. :thumbsup: