I have been sharing with out snippets of our days sailing our #DisneyFirst Disney Cruise aboard the Disney Dream with you on YouTube in my Day 1 and Day 2 wrap up. But if you know me you know I love food (hello culinary degree), to take photos of my food and share them on my Instagram channel. So naturally, I took photos of all the food we ate while we were aboard the Disney Dream. Full disclosure these are iPhone photos and the lighting in the restaurant was not optimal, in my opinion. I wanted to have beautifully staged photos shot with my DSLR but I kept being told I was on vacation and to PUT THE CAMERA DOWN. So iPhone is what you get for this post.
The first night we sailed we were assigned to the Enchanted Garden for dinner. The folks at Disney put you through a rotation through all the dining rooms (excluding the Adult Exclusive dining experiences….those are up to you to book in addition) AND you get to have your server team follow you from experience to experience.
Let’s dive right into it!
This was my appetizer. Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower With Crispy Noodles and Wasabi Dressing. It was DELICIOUS!!! If you are a fan of raw tuna you MUST order this dish. The creamy avocado layer in the center was a beautiful compliment to the tuna.
Other offerings were:
- Cucumber Garden Roll filled with Julienne of Carrots, Bell Peppers and Zucchini, with cilantro and dressed with White Shoyu and Lemon Dressing (I ALMOST got this!)
- North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli With Roasted Garlic and Sweet Basil in a light Tomato Broth
- Applewood Smoked Bacon Wild Mushroom Tart with Creamy Leeks
Soups and Salads
Heirloom Tomato Soup with Sour Cream and Basil. My husband got this soup and it looks fabulous. I did not get a bite because he was not sharing!
But I selected the Spinach and Raspberry Salad. Baby spinach with fresh raspberries, toasted pine nuts, crumbled gorgonzola and a raspberry vinaigrette. The salad was lovely. If you are a fan of spinach salads this is a good one for you. I was impressed by the size of the raspberries. They were HUGE. Bonus points for not over dressing the salad with dressing. Nothing is worse than a salad drowning in dressing. This one was well dressed.
Also offerings were:
Cream of Green Asparagus with Crabmeat and Asparagus Tips (I almost got this one!)
Romaine Wedge. Fresh crisp Romaine topped with a creamy Romano Dressing and homemade Spiced Croutons.
Pan-seared Sea Bass with Fava Bean and Pea Risotto, sliced fennel and a Dill-Chive Riesling Wine Sauce.. This was my dish and it was delightful. The piece of sea bass may look small on the dish but it was an appropriate size portion for the meal we were having. It was cooked perfectly and the fav bean, pea risotto was the perfect accompianment to this fresh dish.
Caramelized Sea Scallops – With Roasted Asparagus, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Pearl Pasta, garnished with Caramelized Leeks and Veal Jus Reduction. My father in law enjoyed this dish and he said the scallops were sweet, tender and well prepared.
Seared Pork Tenderloin Medallions with roasti potatoes, Collard Greens and a Morel Conac Sour Cream Sauce. My husband got this dish. He gets the pork tenderloin whenever he finds it on the menu. I am glad I got this photo because there was nothing left on the plate when he was done with this course!
- Pearl-Barley Cakes with Shallots, Leeks, and Rosemary
- The Enchanted Garden Tuna Salad
- Glazed Portobello Mushrooms
- Marjoram Scented Organic Chicken
- Grilled NY Strip Steak
Over sautéed Julienne of Carrots, Root Celery and Leeks with a light Saffron Sauce
Sushi Grade seared Tuna on Organic Field Greens, Micro Greens, Wakame and Squid Salad, Sesame Seeds and White Shoyu and Lemon Vinaigrette
With Brown Lentil and Parsley Sauce and Sun-dried Tomato Cream Drizzle
Half a Chicken served with Baked Sweet Potatoes and Sautéed Baby Spinach
Thyme Roasted Vegetables, Double-baked Potato topped with handmade Herb Butter.
Baked Salmon and Oven-roasted Chicken Breast available upon request. **Also note that this is the menu WE had on our cruise. They may switch the menu by the time YOU cruise.
What about the kids?
I should have taken a photo of the kids menu but I was trying to be on vacation and I didn’t do so. But is the photo below you can see the Monsters Inc. themed menu for the kids. There was something on the menu that each of my 3 kids could eat. PLUS if there was a change they wanted (no sauce on the pasta for example) that was not a problem.
So here is what my kids had for dinner:
Whole wheat pasta with butter (her choice), steamed broccoli and apple slices. Take note of the Mickey face plate. Each item in in its own section so that nothing ‘touches’. Way to go Disney!!
My youngest daughter LOVES salmon so she got poached salmon, white rice, steamed broccoli and a strawberry yogurt parfait. She ate EVERY bit of the salmon.
SOMEHOW I didn’t get any photos of our desserts. Perhaps it is because I was starting to relax and enjoy our vacation or perhaps it is because the desserts were so awesome we just dove right in! BUT the kids were served Mickey Ice-cream treat on a stick and the adults were able to pick from:
Sweet Temptations A trio of Esterhazy Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Chocolate Silk Mousse (my choice!)
Steamed Lemon Buttermilk Pudding With Citrus Reduction
Esterhazy Cake Almond Meringue soaked in Maraschino Liqueur and layered Pastry Cream
“Sacher” Chocolate Torte With Apricot Sauce
Banana Foster Sundae Rum-glazed Bananas, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Caramel Sauce
So this is what we ate at the Enchanted Garden aboard the Disney Dream. It was our first sit down meal on our cruise and it was lovely. Stay tuned for more food wrap ups of our adventure.
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