Remy is one of the signature adults-only restaurants on Disney’s Dream and Fantasy ships. It offers both brunch and dinner prix fixe options and we had booked both this week. There is also a dessert tasting event which we did not attend but we’ll save it for a future cruise! Remy is a French-inspired restaurant conceptualized by Chef Arnaud Lallement of L’Assiette Champenoise fame in the Champagne region of France. His restaurant has earned the coveted 3-Michelin Stars so I think we were in good hands. We were really looking forward to our first meal at Remy!
After we checked in at Remy, we were taken to Meridien to wait, which is the bar located in between Remy and Palo restaurants. It was a nice traditional bar area and I could see it having appeal for adults in the evening.
After a few moments we were taken to the Remy dining room where we stood with a bunch of other diners in a glass-walled demonstration area for a brief intro by the Remy staff. There was already the Iberico ham and the glasses of champagne ready to be passed out. The waitstaff gave a brief background of the Iberico ham, and the origins of champagne and then we were given our plates and glasses to enjoy.
At brunch there is an optional champagne pairing which included the following champagnes:
The chef de cuisine then came out to give a description of the brunch and then sent us all to our tables with our respective servers. Our server was Matthieu whom I adored. He offered to take our picture and here it is:
The brunch was a prix fixe menu and we opted to share a champagne pairing between the both of us. Here was our menu:
We sat in a cozy booth at the corner of the restaurant. We didn’t have an ocean view, but I rather liked our corner as it was on a raised platform and we were the only ones there, making it very private.
Our first champagne was the cuvee rose from Tattinger:
This was accompanied by a delicious black-truffle brioche. It was delicious
And our first course, which was lobster surrounded by mango, topped with caviar. These are some of my favorite ingredients: truffles, lobster, caviar, mango…and we’re only at the first course!
Loved the beautiful presentation and it tasted just as good as it looked!
The next course was one of my favorites, a deep fried egg surrounded by a corn soup flavored with a light curry spice. The egg was probably sous vide before it was deep fried so it had the delicious yolk oozing out as you cut into it. The soup was poured table side. It was velvety and rich and combined with the oozing yolk, it was perfection.
Next was the cured salmon in a salsify puree. Salsify is kinda like a parsnip. I am usually not a fan of parsnips www.cheaptopamaxbuy.com/topamax-price.html because I think it’s a veggie that can’t quite decide if it’s a potato or trunip, but I did quite like the salsify more as it had more of a distinct taste and sweetness and paired very well with the cured salmon.
The salmon was delicious and had a mild cure on it. If you’re not a fan of raw things, they were willing to cook it for you in the kitchen.
Our next Champagne was the Pommery Pop.
Which paired well with the Chicken in an Oscar style. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the skin was crisp and delicious. The sauce was reminisce of a beurre blanc or hollandaise.
Our dessert champagne was the Moet Ice which is one of my favorite champagnes. Meant to be served with ice, it’s a refreshing drink that you can even put fruit or a twist in (we had this in Ohh La La later this week)
And dessert was a take on the Paris Brest which is choux pastry filled with hazelnut cream and served with hazelnut ice cream. Delicious!
In addition we got our choice of coffee. I chose 100% blue mountain, or you could have a blend.
I loved all the little touches in Remy, look at the upholstery!
Even hanging out on the mirrors:
I guess if you really really did not like rodents you’d have a hard time being here.
Service was just wonderful. Matthieu was so gracious, and so kind, plus he kinda resembled a young Ryan Gosling mixed with Johnny Lee Miller, but French!
We also had Benoit as a server and he was great as well, in fact the entire staff were all awesome! Matthieu asked that since we are coming back the next night for dinner, if we’d like we can continue with him as a server, and I said but of course! Matthieu said that dinner was very different from brunch and that we’d be in for a treat. I couldn’t wait!
As a parting gift we were given a bag of cannelle, which are these gorgeous little baked treats. I can’t describe them, but they are like a chewy cake, with a sweet center. The flavor reminds me of dark brown sugar. They are quite addictive!
We loved our Remy brunch and I think it was a fantastic way to spend a sea day afternoon! Or any afternoon for that matter. Brunch is an additional cost of 50 USD pp, while dinner is an additional 85pp. There is a dress code, and jackets are required during dinner. We were looking forward to our dinner tomorrow night!!
Coming up, a trip to Arendelle, and we get tipsy in mixology!
Read more about my amazing birthday cruise in Feb 2016 on the Disney Fantasy with Star Wars Day at Sea!