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This was a most magical experience from beginning to end. I will do my best to try and explain every moment. First, at check-in you are held on the bridge until your table is ready. At first I was a little disappointed that we couldn’t get closer to the castle to admire the detail work but we were only there for a moment. We had 4:45 PM dinner reservations and were seated almost immediately. Once our table was ready we were greeted by our host who took us up to the castle doors. He presented my daughter (6) with a candlabra to hold and treated us like visiting royalty as we entered the foyer. This personal attention was the reason for holding us on the bridge. We were taken to our table in the ballroom and it took our breath away.

Our table had striking red napkins fashioned into a rose and the place setting was set just so. Our host presented us with menus and within minutes our drink orders were promptly taken by our waiter.

Our meals consisted of the French onion soup and the champagne vinigarette salad. The soup was a hit and the salads were very light, I only wished it had a little more dressing. I suppose I could have asked for more, it just didn’t occur to me at the time. For dinner everyone at our table tried something different. MIL had the salmon, firm and flaky. FIL had the cornish game hen, tender and moist. DH had the porkchop which was probably the most beautiful plate. The meat was a generously cut chop, tender and juicy, cooked to perfection. I had the scallops and shrimp in a lobster broth served in puff pastry. The seafood was succulent and the sauce was light but flavorful. My side vegetable was a saute of spinach and slivered carrots that went perfectly with the seafood. Others at the table had the asparagus, broccoli, and steamed green beans. DD had the child’s steak and I was AMAZED at the portion and tenderness of the meat. So good I would have eaten it myself. DS enjoyed the pasta with marinara and mozzarella cheese, also a generous portion off the child’s menu.

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