Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Artist Point–Disney

Mike had a plan.  He wanted to try out one of the signature dining experiences so we went online to pick a restaurant.

He picked Artist Point just because of the name – thinking of Kaela of course Smile

We cleaned up and put our “nice dress clothes” on …..


Then Mike had to get directions….


We thought that Disney transport would be fun and thank goodness they told us to allow and hour for transportation – they were right on the money.  But because we used Disney transportation we were not only able to use the water taxi but Mike and I were both able to have a drink at dinner because we were not driving. 


Mike was able to get this beautiful shot of his beloved Monorail from the water taxi.  It is one of my favorites.


Kaela loves any kind of boat!


Now we are at the Wilderness Lodge in search of Artist Point.  Kaela still has no clue what we are doing…..

Oak furnishings, blond-wood beams, ironwork lanterns and scenic murals at Artist Point restaurant

(Photo: Courtesy of)


So now we are at the restaurant.  She is not nearly as impressed as we thought she would be but then again – we thought it would be more artsy.  It is more Pacific Northwest themed and has a bunch of oil painting that you can not see while at dinner. We will look at those after dinner.  Once she sees a menu full of seafood she perks up! 

Below is the starter course and while she did not “love” the cheese it was paired with Mikes wine selection.  It was pretty darn tasty with my Cosmo too!  Smile


A Selection of Artisanal Cheeses - Smokey Blue Cheese, Reypenaer VSOP, "The Drunken Goat" with Seasonal Garnishes and Walnut Toast

On to the main course….


Pan-Roasted Pacific Halibut - sweet corn and chevre porridge, carmelized rapini, black mission fig relish and carbernet vinaigrette



It only looks over-cooked

Grilled Hand-cut "Black Angus" Filet Mignon  (yummo)




Cedar Plank-roasted King SalmonButternut Squash Purée, Chestnuts, Baby Fennel, Rapini, and Beurre Rouge



Coffee – 2 plain and 1 Irish coffee (for Mike) and

1 Baked Alaska and 3 spoons!


So as we walk off into the sunset….


Our water taxi awaits….


Thank you Mike for such a magical night!

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