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Old 11-25-2012, 12:31 AM   #31
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we did Remy on our November cruise and skipped the wine pairing--so glad we did! We had a glass of wine in Meridian before the meal and another mid meal that we let the sommelier pick. If we'd had more wine I doubt we'd been able to enjoy the meal as much as we did. (and we LOVE wine!) The food is the showcase--not that they don't have amazing wine--but we were so happy with our experience I just wanted to share that you will not miss out without the pairing!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:43 AM   #32
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Save even more by skipping Remy!

Amen sister!

We all define 'value' differently. I can think of a 100 different ways to blow $400 on stuff I don't need.....but "2 hrs of food and drink" ain't one of them.

I feel like when we paid for our cruise, we paid for dinner every night to the tune of about $50 pp/night.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:09 AM   #33
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How true that ideas differ. I can't imagine hundreds of dollars for pictures! Some pay hundreds to be massaged. A $400 Remy dinner includes about $200 in wine...another example where some think it is well worth it, others can't understand.

Foodies generally think Remy is such a bargain for a world class restaurant. It is an amazing experience to them. Luckily DCL offers many different ways for you to spend hundreds of dollars.

We did one short cruise where we resolved to have zero on our onboard account except the tips. It was easy and we had a blast.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:51 AM   #34
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While our total expenditure at Remy was not cheap, both DH and I both viewed our dinner at Remy as a huge bargain.

We have had meals nowhere near as good as that served at Remy for a lot more money, mostly at fundraising gala events for charitable organizations. One meal at a gala runs $300+ in our city.
Because you are raising money for a charity not because the meal cost that much.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #35
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How true that ideas differ. I can't imagine hundreds of dollars for pictures! Some pay hundreds to be massaged. A $400 Remy dinner includes about $200 in wine...another example where some think it is well worth it, others can't understand.

Foodies generally think Remy is such a bargain for a world class restaurant. It is an amazing experience to them. Luckily DCL offers many different ways for you to spend hundreds of dollars.
Some people "have" to cruise concierge. Some "have" to fly first class.

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Because you are raising money for a charity not because the meal cost that much.
You can also claim part of the fund-raising dinner as a tax deduction. Can't do that with Remy. Wait. Remy is a rat -- can we count dinner as a donation to the ASPCA?
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #36
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We just did this dinner on the Fantasy. We were going to do the wine tasting but each wine was only a 2 oz pour. We decided we would be better off ordering bottles. There were 8 adults. The 4 women ordered wine (3 bottles total between $70-$80 each), 3 of the men drank mixed drinks, 1 man didn't drink alcohol. We paid for our parents so we split the bill 3 ways. Each couple paid $350 including tip. $1050 total
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #37
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We also did Remy brunch. We did buy the champagne pairing. They give you a glass when you enter then for $25 they poured three nice size glasses of different champagnes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:49 PM   #38
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While our total expenditure at Remy was not cheap, both DH and I both viewed our dinner at Remy as a huge bargain.
Remy may seem like a bargain (to some) @ $75 pp - but that price is in addition to what has already been paid for dinner in the dining room.

I am willing to spend $20 for Palo, but not $75 for Remy. For $75 - I'd rather go on an excursion.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #39
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Such is the price of the fruit from the vine, and that's why we don't drink; haha. That said, we are paying for a Cabana at Castaway Cay, and paying over $700+ "per night" for a standard (no view) room at the Polynesian on Dec 31. We put our dollars in the experience, rather than the drink; although, all our meals in Disney World are at nice sit-down restaurants. Whether it's here or there, Disney World is just expensive. Some are willing to put the dollars in some places, and others put dollars in other places ... but in the end, all the dollars go to the same place ... to the world's favorite mouse!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:27 PM   #40
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Just to add another perspective, while we are anticipating our first Disney cruise next year, we have previously cruised other lines and done the upcharge dining. One thing that has not been mentioned is getting to have a fine dining experience with excellent childcare provided. I can have an excellent meal in my city, but will need to pay a babysitter for both my time dining and driving to and from the meal, so probably 4-5 hours at ~$20/hour. So, for parents with young kids (who are Disney's primary audience, after all), when evaluating the cost of the meal we consider the childcare costs we'd have in the real world if we're thinking of apples-to-apples cost comparison.

But, no, I wouldn't pay $400 for a meal, though I'd certainly get a bottle of wine and enjoy Remy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #41
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Go For It !!!

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #42
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I'm in the Remy is worth every penny camp as far as the 75 pp dining experience goes. We have done 3 Remy dinners and one 'lunch'

Its a must do if you are a 'foodie' or want to try something like that, to escape the chaos and noise of the crowded dining rooms, and get away from the kids for some adult time

The wine pairing I did once, the other times we did 1-2 glasses each. Can't make a strong recommendation there. I wonder if anyone will order either the 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc or the 1961 Chateau Latour (25K and 17K respectively the last time I looked.)
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Just to add another perspective, while we are anticipating our first Disney cruise next year, we have previously cruised other lines and done the upcharge dining. One thing that has not been mentioned is getting to have a fine dining experience with excellent childcare provided. I can have an excellent meal in my city, but will need to pay a babysitter for both my time dining and driving to and from the meal, so probably 4-5 hours at ~$20/hour. So, for parents with young kids (who are Disney's primary audience, after all), when evaluating the cost of the meal we consider the childcare costs we'd have in the real world if we're thinking of apples-to-apples cost comparison.

But, no, I wouldn't pay $400 for a meal, though I'd certainly get a bottle of wine and enjoy Remy.
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I'm in the Remy is worth every penny camp as far as the 75 pp dining experience goes. We have done 3 Remy dinners and one 'lunch'

Its a must do if you are a 'foodie' or want to try something like that, to escape the chaos and noise of the crowded dining rooms, and get away from the kids for some adult time

The wine pairing I did once, the other times we did 1-2 glasses each. Can't make a strong recommendation there. I wonder if anyone will order either the 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc or the 1961 Chateau Latour (25K and 17K respectively the last time I looked.)
Dining at Palo offers the same opportunity to have a quiet dinner while someone else watches the kids.
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Dining at Palo offers the same opportunity to have a quiet dinner while someone else watches the kids.
I have to agree that Palo does offer a nice kid free ambience but the food quality, variation and presentation in Remy is worth the extra over Palo IMHO
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #45
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How much is a nice bottle of wine at Remy? Will the server make a good recommendation or constantly try to upsell to the wine pairing package? Even at $50.00 per bottle, it would still yield a $150.00 saving per couple over the wine pairing. Is there a Remy house wine?

Has anyone ever been disappointed in Remy? My wife is not shy about her feelings. If she is not happy, she will let everyone in the entire restaurant *and* on the entire ship know about her complaint. With a possible $400.00 bill, Disney has set the bar awful high. I hope Disney is up for the challenge!


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We each ordered a glass of wine. Much cheaper than the wine package.

Disney is definitely up for the challenge. Both DH and I are foodies and are highly discerning ( a.k.a "picky" ) guests.

Remy is superb and amazing. You will love this wonderful experience!!
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