Many Disney diehards claim that Victoria & Albert’s is the best restaurant Walt Disney World has to offer, but due to the hefty price tag and exotic offerings, I haven’t given it a try yet.
Call me crazy, but I’d rather not spend $200 on an appetizer, let alone for fish eggs or liver paté.
I’m not an adventuresome eater at all, so I don’t care how many Michelin stars or AAA diamonds a place has. My husband is a bit more of an exotic eater than I am, but still no where near enough to justify a reservation at a place where I’d be pretty much limited to the free bread and butter they bring out.
Anyway, on our latest Disney adventure, we decided to dine at the Grand Floridian’s second fanciest restaurant, Cítrico’s.
You can check out the menu and pricing here.
The ambiance was what I would call relaxed upscale. The tables were spaced far enough apart so that you never felt cramped, and the atmosphere was not as stuffy as I imagine V&A’s would have been.
The customer service was superb. Our server introduced himself by bringing us two flutes of champagne, compliments of Mickey Mouse himself. I thought that was a nice touch, one of the many examples of the Disney Difference.
We started by ordered the cheese board. We are both pretty big cheese fans, and I must say, this is by far one of the best cheese boards I have ever had in a restaurant.
They really did a fabulous job of pairing flavors and textures to contrast each other, like the pungent aged blue cheese paired with honeycomb.
For our main courses, my husband ordered the seared scallops, which I didn’t get a photo of, and I ordered the roasted chicken with succotash and potatoes. We paired our dinner with a cab sauv, which worked nicely with the deep flavors of my dish.
I normally don’t like chicken that has been left on the bone, but this dish was a rare exception. It was cooked to perfection and fell right off the bone, so it never felt gross or messy.
I’ve also never had succotash taste that splendid, and I am hoping to find their recipe somewhere.
By the time we were done with our entrees, we were far too stuffed to sample dessert, which is a shame, since I am sure it would not have disappointed.
All told, I would highly recommend Cítrico’s for a fancy night out at Disney!
Tell me, have you dined at Cítrico’s? Share your thoughts in the comments below!