SO SAD! CRT menu DID change!

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by lsythes, Jan 30, 2013.


    BEASLYBOO <font color=deeppink>It's part of the charm<br><fo

    Oct 5, 2007
    But in welcoming that change, shouldn't a vegetarian have more than one choice on a 6 item menu, shouldn't there be more than one fish dish on the chance that heaven forbid, not everyone likes that type of fish! The change is lovely, I applaud it, great that they are offering better quality on a 6 item menu with only one prevalent side and a butternut puree on near to each dish!

    Offering a pork, beef, chicken, fish and pasta choice is hardly a new concept. Pretty much the formula since the post Edwardian era.

    Actually it is a relatively new concept for Disney, prior to the DDP the Disney menus offered more than one option of each protein, in simplistic terms, they had more than 6 entrees. They also had other items from which to be able to substitute from, etc. etc!
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    BEASLYBOO <font color=deeppink>It's part of the charm<br><fo

    Oct 5, 2007
    and you know for my family that works because we eat near to everything and anything, even the kids but what about everyone else? I travel with a vegetarian, and I think it's ridiculous that at BOG and CRT she now only has 1 choice. Vegans, vegetarians and pescatarian are quite prevalent now in our society and I think 6 entrees too restrictive of a menu for many and I can understand their un-happiness even if the change makes me and mine ecstatic!

    In the end, for the price charged for that particular experience, some of the population Disney has chosen to exclude, may then choose not to eat there!
  4. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

    Jun 4, 2008

    New concept? Hardly. I have been dining at WDW annually since 1972 and have been to all of the more upscale places numerous times. Other than places like Shula's or Yachtsman that offer multiple options for beef, most places do not. The California Grill rested on its Oak Grilled Fillet from day one. Other than sushi or other apps, there was only one finned fish per night. And that's just a single example.
  5. plutonic

    plutonic Earning My Ears

    Dec 28, 2012
    I think the menu looks good! :thumbsup2
  6. Sunny37

    Sunny37 DIS Veteran

    Dec 17, 2002

    BEASLYBOO <font color=deeppink>It's part of the charm<br><fo

    Oct 5, 2007
    I won't rant and/or bore you, nor everyone else for that matter, by dissecting each and every menu Jimmy, it's obvious that my experiences and opinions differ from yours! I happen to befriend/travel with a diversity of diners, not picky eaters, I don't consider vegans, vegetarians and pescatarian to be picky eaters. I don't think they are adequately represented in a 6 item menu. The simple addition of a another pasta and /or a shellfish dish and/or a green bean or a white potato would greatly improve the menu for many!

    Even you agreed somewhat,

  8. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

    Jun 22, 2001
    It looks like pretty much a regular Disney restaurant menu.

    Ask for the mushrooms or sprouts to be left off. I'm not sure what the OP eats if they won't eat anything on the menu. They don't eat fish or beef but there is chicken and a vegetarian/pasta dish. I have seen posters who prefer to only eat steak. I do note there is also nothing fried. That appears to be in keeping with some of the restaurants at WDW moving away from the "unhealtiher" offerings.

    Gnocchi is pasta. It just may not be the kind of pasta that people are used to. It is made from potatoes.
  9. sydneysmom

    sydneysmom needing a vacation....soon!

    Sep 16, 2009
    On the Disney website, it's still showing that beef tenderloin w/ roasted fingerling potatoes is an option for dinner on the adult dinner menu. Is that incorrect ??

    The kids menu is also showing mashed potatoes and green beans w/ the steak... so couldn't someone substitute (or ask to) the squash or brussel sprouts for that? :confused3
  10. ktlm

    ktlm DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2008
    I absolutely hate brussel sprouts and mushrooms. They are 2 of my most despised food items. To the PP that said something like would you rather have overcooked mushy green beans or carrots- my answer would always be absolutely yes. My DH loves brussel sprouts, and when he cooks them I've been known to leave the house, because the stench of them cooking turns my stomach. I'm not worried about the brussel spouts (unless the whole place smells like them, as I have no doubt that WDW will leave them off the plate upon request). I have more issues with places that have mushrooms in a good portion of the items on their menu, because in my experience very often the mushrooms can not be left off because portions of the dish or sauce have been prepared in advance and the mushrooms are already there. I have had issues with that in multiple places when something that sounds really good is ruined by the inclusion of those yucky things. ;)

    That said, I've had the Major Domo's short ribs at CRT, and they are really good! As long as they keep those on the menu, it looks good to me! For those still upset about the loss of the Major Domo's pie a while back, they aren't exactly the same, but the taste is really similar. They are a good enough substitute that I didn't miss the pie that much!
  11. Karlzmom

    Karlzmom DIS Veteran

    May 16, 2007
    OP- I'm sorry for your disappointment. BTDT on previous trips where I've picked my ADRs based on a menu only to have the item I was after change. As we all know. menus are subject to change, but it doesn't help the disappointment. The need to plan 180 out only heightens the anticipation which makes the drop back to earth even more pronounced when the change hapens. I hope that you can make an adjustment and find an option that works for you. pixiedust: Headed your way for a great ADR to open up for you.

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised at how yet another thread has turned into an all-about-me fest with a touch of superiority thrown in. Seems to be the way of the boards of late. :rolleyes2
  12. katmg

    katmg Mouseketeer

    Nov 30, 2012
    I realize that brussel sprouts are a divisive vegetable, but they have been really coming into the mainstream in the past few (5?) years. Check out a food blog, the food network, cooking magazine, higher end restaurant, etc and you will find them. There are ways of cooking them without make them abhorrent. Perhaps, they are trying to find a way to make this more of a fine dining experience rather than like eating at a chain restaurant that aims for the middle.

    I would be willing to bet that in order to save costs, management has cut back on staff in the back of house in the restaurants. Much easier and efficient to have just a few vegetables to prep rather than a different one for each main course. I think Disney could be a bit more creative in how they prepare them so that each protein isn't getting the same sides, but they didn't ask me!
  13. SA mom

    SA mom DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2012
    First, you don't go to CRT for the food. It is just okay.

    Second, yum! I don't like brussel sprouts either, but I sure can push them aside.

    Third, the Major Domo was pretty good the last time we had it.

    Why not give hubby a pass and you have mommy-daughter time? Give him the out.
  14. DisneyKay

    DisneyKay Earning My Ears

    Jan 21, 2013
    All of that sounds delicious, brussel sprouts included. It does look like they tried to "class" up the selection a bit. Makes sense with the price, but when you go to CRT you're definitely paying for the experience, not the food quality, as others have said. If you're dead set on going to CRT, perhaps they'd sub things/remove things for you?
  15. disney212

    disney212 DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2011
    I think the new menu looks good. My issue would have been that my kids would have wanted to eat off the adult menu (they are now adults) when they were younger.
  16. RachaelA

    RachaelA DIS Veteran

    Dec 9, 2007
    I agree with most this.

    I cannot stand brussel sprouts or mushrooms neither can my husband. I just read the new menu to my husband and he told me to cancel our reservation. For the price we are paying, we need to at least be able to eat our food even if its not amazing. You think with the amount of money that it costs for CRT, Disney could vary the sides. But in the end Disney is out to make money and knows that someone will pick up any cancelled reservation.

    So I guess I need to find a new dining reservation for our first night 3 months out. Ugh.
  17. Sadie22

    Sadie22 DIS Veteran

    Feb 16, 2010
    DH and I went to CRT on our last trip and probably won't do it the next time we go, but I think it's great that these healthy items are being offered. When I'm on vacation, I don't want to have to eat exactly what I always cook at home. DH was brought up to eat few vegetables. I've had to retrain his palate. After over 30 years I'm still working on it. He's convinced that some vegetables are nasty because of the way his mother offered them, so on vacation may be the only time I eat these. I like to try new things prepared by someone else. This is definitely a big step in the right direction for Disney.
  18. stormer

    stormer DIS Veteran

    Sep 28, 2007
    I was wondering the same thing. We loved the beef tenderloin last time we went. When I check the Disney website it still shows it as a choice. Has anyone been there recently to let us know if it is still offered?
  19. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

    Sep 7, 2007
    Brussel sprouts can be disgusting or delicious depending on how they are prepared. I love them when they are well prepared. I'm sure you can sub a different side. We have never ever had a problem subbing a different side at WDW ever. We do say to the server that we are happy to pay an upcharge to get what we want if necessary. Maybe not everyone feels that way. People can get SAD and MAD over things like brussel sprouts and gnocchi? How are the actual big hiccups in a vacation going to affect you?

    We went to CRT two years ago on DH's birthday. We had a great window seat for two. This was shortly after the menu changed. We found the food barely edible. It was terrible. It was all pre-plated crap. The cheese plate was miniscule and the best thing we ate all night! They had taken away the chocolate buckle dessert which I remember I wanted to try so badly, shortly before our trip. I got over it lol, but the new desserts were mediocre. Anyway, I'm happy to see a new menu because it means we can try dinner here again! We found the entrees at Akershus to also be mediocre, and wouldn't return there. But a new menu at CRT we will try!
  20. Sencybil

    Sencybil What next?

    May 7, 2012
    Not sure if its because, being in the UK, I still get the old website, but I'm seeing the menu say;

    Slow-cooked with Root Vegetables
    served with a Viognier Demi-Glace

    - so not the same accompaniments as the grouper. Brussels sprouts aren't taking over completely, just featuring in one dish!

    Sencybil x
  21. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2010
    The website is FULL of incorrect information. I wouldn't trust anything you see on there.

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