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Old 11-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #946
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We cannot wait until tomorrow. DW and I have the Chef's Table. We will try and check in early so we have plenty of time to get ready and head over.
Hope you'll post a review! We are eating in the QV room in February and I can't wait!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #947
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We enjoyed V&A's (we've only been once) but didn't come away thinking "OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG That was so awesome!"

Don't get me wrong, the food was great, and the service was pretty good (I actually came away a little disappointed in the service). I think I enjoyed it more than my wife did; I think she'd built it up in her head mentally and was a little let down. I thought the food was up to par but that the setting and the service was not as good.

I've eaten at several 3-star Michelin restaurants and they were better than V&A's. Cost was comparable. It's clearly the best you'll find at WDW.
That's the problem with WDW, in general, after you've been on a board such as this. You build your expectations up and nothing will ever live up to those expectations that you've engraved in your mind.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #948
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If I were to guess, I'd say that they don't do it because too many people change their minds based on how they're feeling that day. I know I initially thought that I wanted the pairing, but decided against it because of a small headache that night.

It's a lot of wine and a lot of money, and I'd bet that they'd get a lot of angry guests changing their minds and wanting refunds for the pairing if they've prepaid.
is Victoira and Albert's like Remy on the Fantasy cruise ship? I got to eat at Remy in september oh my that was one wonderful meal
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #949
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is Victoira and Albert's like Remy on the Fantasy cruise ship? I got to eat at Remy in september oh my that was one wonderful meal
Yes, it is similar. In fact, the Chef from V&A is responsible for half the menu for Remy. Both are incredible experiences!

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #950
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That's the problem with WDW, in general, after you've been on a board such as this. You build your expectations up and nothing will ever live up to those expectations that you've engraved in your mind.
And for a different perspective, we have also dined at multiple 3 Michelin star restaurants in Europe, and after many visits, I still keep V&A up in that top tier of restaurants. They've had plenty of opportunities for a misstep or two, but it's never happened. In ten years of visiting there at least once a year.

So, I personally don't think expectations from this board could ever get in the way of a V&A experience. My expectations of the restaurant are honestly higher than those I see on this board
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:15 PM   #951
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Yes, it is similar. In fact, the Chef from V&A is responsible for half the menu for Remy. Both are incredible experiences!

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I loved my dinner at Remy and i ate in the private dinning room. I think i've been spoiled for every day dinning
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #952
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We have officially made our ADR for V&A to celebrate during Princess Marathon weekend. I am so excited to finally do this.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:03 PM   #953
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And for a different perspective, we have also dined at multiple 3 Michelin star restaurants in Europe, and after many visits, I still keep V&A up in that top tier of restaurants. They've had plenty of opportunities for a misstep or two, but it's never happened. In ten years of visiting there at least once a year.

So, I personally don't think expectations from this board could ever get in the way of a V&A experience. My expectations of the restaurant are honestly higher than those I see on this board
Does anyone have any guesses as to why V&A does not have a Michelin star yet? It does have a AAA 5 Diamond which is less common than 1 star restaurants.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #954
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I can't speak to its review history. but the Michelin star system is said to be extremely political and discriminatory. The US has always lagged behind in Michelin star restuarants compared to European and Asian countries.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:22 PM   #955
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Does anyone have any guesses as to why V&A does not have a Michelin star yet? It does have a AAA 5 Diamond which is less common than 1 star restaurants.
In the U.S., Michelin Guides are city-specific, and there are just three: New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. It would be a serious stretch to find other star-worthy places in Orlando, or at least enough to make a Guide. One for all of Florida, perhaps, but it would still be pretty slim.

Beyond that, it's pretty much a black box as to the criteria, and it infuriates more restauranteurs than it pleases.
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In the U.S., Michelin Guides are city-specific, and there are just three: New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. It would be a serious stretch to find other star-worthy places in Orlando, or at least enough to make a Guide. One for all of Florida, perhaps, but it would still be pretty slim.

Beyond that, it's pretty much a black box as to the criteria, and it infuriates more restauranteurs than it pleases.
Las Vegas as well (although the stars weren't reviewed this past year), but yeah, that's what I thought too. I just don't think they have gotten there yet unlike AAA.
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That's the problem with WDW, in general, after you've been on a board such as this. You build your expectations up and nothing will ever live up to those expectations that you've engraved in your mind.
I was worried about this before our visit in January but V&A well exceeded my expectations and blew my husband away. Well, I wasn't really worried until just a few days before when my husband said he was sure the restaurant was all hype!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:09 AM   #958
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Curious, for a V&A newbie, my husbands attire is pretty straightforward...but I'm having a hard time defining evening. In theory, its easy. Practice, not so much. There's not a thread somewhere hiding on it, is there?
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As long as he's wearing slacks and a jacket, be it a tuxedo, suit, or separates like khakis and a blazer, there won't be a problem. Ties are optional.
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He should wear slacks and a jacket. The jacket is mandatory, ties are optional.

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