The following review of Remy, one of the adult-exclusive restaurants aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, is based on our dinner aboard the Fantasy in March 2019. As I mentioned in our trip report , Remy recently had a menu change following Arnaud Lallement’s sailing back in February. Remy is the lone restaurant that receives regular menu updates, in fact, they are seasonal. There were, however, some similarities to our last review from our dinner on the Dream in October 2018.
We were pleased to have Jerome as our server once again. Jerome was our server in October on the Dream and recently switched over to the Fantasy. Jerome shared the Remy team splits their contracts between the Dream & Fantasy.
The welcome drink at Remy is the Collette, which is prepared table side.
The signature cocktail features Taittinger Brut, Grand Marnier, and Grey Goose VX along with dried pineapple and the hidden gem, cassis pearls.
A non-alcoholic alternative to the Collette is available – appropriately named, the Linguini. We have not tried it, but a few people we know have and they’ve told us they enjoyed it.
We did our ‘usual’ in Remy & asked Jerome to make the menu per his desire staying away from shellfish for me and pork/red meat for Emily and as usual, he did not disappoint.
Normally, the servers try to encourage each guest to order from different sides of the chef’s menus or offer a create-your-own a la carte menu. I would say, if we did not have any allergy concerns, or dietary preferences, it would make sense for one of us to go with the Saveur and the other with the Gout menu. However, we have never been steered wrong by having our server create the experience and honestly, I love the culinary adventure of not knowing what will arrive next.
In addition to the wine and champagne expertises, guests can also select from an additional enhancement menu with caviar selections, Miyazaki Beef, and truffles.
The opening act featured the same canapés we enjoyed on the Dream, Foie gras, and cauliflower with lime zest. The cauliflower canapés are something special.
The golden bread plate is the perfect for the new bread being served at Remy.
At the time of our cruise, the Disney Fantasy just started serving bread which was born in France. If I still had my notes, which were lost someplace in iCloud purgatory, I could tell you the name of the Master Breadmaker in France who is providing Disney Cruise Line with the dough for this amazing bread.
Normally, I do not fall for bread service trap, but this bread was something special and it would have been a crime not to get a second slice.
The bread on it’s own was fantastic, but it’s even better with butter and a sprinkling of salt.
Remy has a reasonable $25 corkage fee allowing guests to bring a bottle of their choice to enjoy with dinner, or even brunch.
My first course was the same parsnip amuse-bouche that I had on the Dream. Once again, I really enjoyed this dish with the delicious punch of lime.
The Asperge Verte dish had a dusting of what I vaguely recall being chili powder (the second casualty of my lost notes) along with these crispy tubes of egg yolk with a couple dollops of sabayon, a sauce you’d more commonly find associated with a dessert. The overall combination of flavors worked really well together.
Emily’s second course was a mouthwatering lobster atop a tomato basil sauce. It almost makes me wonder if the sauce was what was in the old tomato soup cubes.
My next dish was the Petit Pois, and I think if more people were introduced to peas with this dish, there would be drastically less people in this world who dislike peas. It was not only delicious, it was beautiful plated.
The Flétan (halibut) was served with a kohlrabi sauce and the plate was dotted with black pepper.
The chicken dish was not just your normal everyday chicken, it is Poularde chicken which is defined as a young hen at least 120 days old that has never laid and egg. The dish was accompanied by artichoke and a chicken sauce.
In between courses we started to talk to the Benoit, our maitre’d, about the Collette cocktail. Specifically, the Riedel glass that is used. Benoit returned with the pamphlet from the box indicating that it was the Riedel VITIS Martini Glass which loosely resembles a familiar champagne coupe which has been incorrectly attributed to being modeled after one of Marie Antoinette’s assets.
Our next chicken dish, the Poulet Rouge, is sourced from North Carolina. The chicken was accompanied by chestnuts and butternut squash ravioli. This was mouthwatering.
My main course for the evening was a delicious Kobe style beef with an enjoyable smoked garlic potatoes. When it comes to garlic, there is never too much. The beef was fantastic.
As we were finishing the main course, we were presented with a wonderful sunset.
The dinner experience at Remy is not complete until the cheese cart arrives.
Cheese was a great first dessert, but now it’s time for the main dessert denoted by the arrival of the red Remy napkin.
Post dessert, pre-bill treats of olive oil white chocolate chef hats and mango fruit rolls arrived next.
It was at this point a stainless steel egg was delivered to our table with a berry tart.
This is one of those moments that Emily and I will never forget, we joked, but it’s true; we had our Anton Ego moment when we tasted the tart. It instantly reminded us of the tart, but not overly sweet elderberry pies we had as kids.
The tart paired well with the much needed double espresso.
We booked Remy dinner before the latest price increase. The bill was initially delivered at the new price. However, Benoit, our maitre’d, immediately noticed the oversight and quickly corrected the bill before I had a chance look it over.
I’m going to echo what I said in our Remy dinner review from last October’s cruise on the Dream. Food, prices, & favorite ship are all subjective and so are these reviews of Remy. However, that being said, I am going to double down on my statement and say, that even with the recent price increase, I still highly recommend Remy dinner & we will continue to dine there when cruising the Dream & Fantasy.
Previous Remy Dinner Reviews