The Everything Victoria & Albert's Thread

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  1. kbmaggs

    kbmaggs Mouseketeer

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    Hubby and I will be trying the Queen Victoria room on Wednesday- will return with a full report!:thumbsup2
     
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  3. engle

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    PLEASE!!! ASAP!!! My sis and I are going to V&A on the 26th and are thinking of switching to it if avail....want more info!!
     
  4. MAGGIED

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    We dined at Victoria and Alberts last night.... it was amazing.... there were five of us. My DH, our DS (17), my sister and her husband.... it was our 24th wedding anniversary.... here is the menu and a few quick thoughts...

    The menu…

    The Amuse-Boushe was a taste of salmon…. It began with a salmon mousse… then a salmon on a pancetta pancake with caviar and an herb (don’t remember), then another type of salmon mousse with fresh dill and salmon eggs, and then a smoked salmon with herbs…. My DH could give you a much better description but he is on the golf course right now….. I enjoyed the salmon on the with caviar the best,… it was amazing…

    First course:

    Maine Lobster with Watermelon Radish, Kohlrabi and Vanilla Aioli
    Colorado Buffalo with Fennell, Olives, Artichokes and Sherry Vinaigrette
    Galilee Osetra Caviar $90 ½ oz
    DeSietra Osetra Caviar $60 ½ oz.

    DH and DS had the Buffalo and DSIS, DBIL and I had the lobster… both were wonderful…. I tasted the Buffalo and did like it a little better than my lobster…it was delicious

    Second Course:
    Diver Scallop with Floirda corn and chorizo sauce
    Sake-Soy Marinated King Salmon with Bok Choy and Soy Beans
    Wild Turbot with toasted capers and meyer lemon $30

    All of us had the scallop except DS who had the salmon and said it was bar none the best salmon he ever had. The scallop was perfectly cooked with just a bit of crunch on the it because of the crushed popcorn it was breaded with… the choizo sauce had a bit of a bite to it… was delicious…

    Third course:
    Lobster Bisque with Vol au Vent and Vanilla Foam
    Poulet Rouge with Mushroom-Truffle Ragout, black trumpet mushroons and English peas
    Duck Breast, Duck sausage and confit with salsigy and pomegranate suce

    DSis and DH had the chicken and mushroom dish….. both enjoyed it very much. The rest of us had the duck…. It was melt in your mouth tender… the duck sausage was wonderful… just the perfect amount of seasoning …

    Fourth Course:
    Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin and Belly with baby beets and sherry bacon vinaigrette
    Niman Ranch Lamb with frsh cannellini bean cassoulet
    Marcho farms veal tenderloin with marble potatoes and suace soubise
    Australian Kobe Beef tenderloin with smoked garlic potato puree $35
    Japanese Wagyu Tenderloin with oxtail jus $80

    DH and I both had the lamb… amazing…. DSis and DBil had the pork,,, which they shared and was by far the best tasting bit of food I had all night!!!! DS had the Australian Kobe beef that melted in your mouth…… delightful!

    Fifth Course:

    Thomas Hoe Stevenson Stilton, Coach Farm Goat, 36 month aged parmigiano reggiano and Thomasville Tomme…
    White Chocolate Gelato with tableside shavings….

    DH, DS, DSIS had the gelato and DBil and I had the cheese course…. I enjoy all the cheeses… DBIL did not care for the stilton…. All enjoyed the Gelato…. DH had the wine pairings last night as well…. And with the gelato they served a Paolo Saracco Moscato D’Asti…. It was wonderful!!!!

    Desserts:
    Tanzanie Chocolate Pyramid with a Champagne Chambord Tuffle and Macerated Pomegrante Seeds
    Meyer Lemon and blood orange purse with blackberry violet sherbet
    Carmelized banana gateau
    Vanilla bean crème brulee
    Grand marnier soufflé
    Hawaiian kina chocolate suffle

    DH had the crème brulee and the rest of us the Carmelized banana ….. creamy, rich, and wonderful……

    Of course coffee to finish….

    We were sent home with our rose and a lovely date bread for breakfast.

    Overall the experience was amazing and one we will remember…. DS asked that we forget all other dining plans on future trips and just come back to V&A…

    The only hiccup for the night was the waiter would not honor our Tables in Wonderland card… saying that Valentines Day was a blackout day… I didn’t not want to argue with him so we paid our bill and this morning I called TIW and they kindly credited back to my charge card the 20% with their apologies. My husband was overly generous with his tip , as usual…. It was a wonderful night. I will post photos when we get back home…
     
  5. GirlfromTN

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    Thanks for posting your menu. I am disappointed that other than the lobster bisque, the menu is exactly the same as when I was there the first week in December. From what I understand they used to change the menu more often. Oh well.
     
  6. MAGGIED

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    It was all new to us so we were pleased... trying to download some photos now... will post them when I can...
     
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  8. disney minnie

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    My husband and I went for our second time in October and had a fantastic time. Especially since we only paid $6.34 for our meal! We have the TIW card which helped a lot and then we used out Disney Visa points for the rest. If my husband had not ordered the wagu (sp?) we would have still had money on our card.

    We actually did pay a little more because we left an extra tip.


    Any reports on the new room? We are going for my 40th birthday in April.
     
  9. scojos

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    i subbed ages ago hoping that dh would take me, well guess what? im going to take myself- he can joing me if he wants;), men - huh!
    right my question is for allergies, what do they do?
    thanks
    tracy
     
  10. Dis_Yoda

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    Let them know & they will provide you with a menu that won't have those ingredients on it.
     
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    I am hoping some others report on their recent CT experience. I was recommending it to my parents but would like to know if it has really gone downhill.

    Dis_Yoda, did your communication from Disney indicate that there have been changes? Such as the length of the dinner, the matching courses, etc?

    I noted the Disney site says it is an "approximately 3 hour dining experience." So maybe 2.5 hours is now the norm?
     
  13. Tara

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    I haven't gotten up to look at my menu, but that looks the same as my menu from Sunday, 3/21.
     
  14. Dis_Yoda

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    There was no communication about the length of the dinner changes.

    However, looking at the Disney Food Blog - Mom's Panel Blog - their timing/pacing seemed to be what it used to be.

    I guess we just need to wait and see what others post in the upcoming months of their experiences are.
     
  15. JenKatt

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    We just did the Queen Vicky room, and I can report that we were there for 4+ hours. We were there the longest, but even the couple that was there the shortest was there for 3 hours.
     
  16. ElizabethB

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    The blog report seems to indicate everyone at the table got the same dish for each course.

    Does anyone know if that's the practice now?

    Dis Yoda -- I think you mentioned that was the case on your last visit to the Chef's Table.

    One of the things dh and I enjoy about the Chef's Table as they would bring us each a different dish for each course. We would taste from each others' dishes and get to try many different things. Plus, the wine pairings would be different, so we got to taste twice as many wines as we would have if the same dish had been brought to us for each course.

    Anyone know the practice these days?
     
  17. Tricia1972

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    We dined there on January 28th, and the same dishes were served for everyone at our table of four for all courses except one. One course served two dishes for two and two other dishes for the other two.
     
  18. Tara

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    I assume that V&A's is included in the 180+10 dining window. Is that correct, or is it straight up 180 days?
     
  19. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    There isn't a general consensus about this as there have been mixed reports on all sides of the issue.

    From most of what you hear, the general dining room can be booked at 180 +10. However, that's not usually a huge concern, as the main dining room doesn't book out as fast as some other Disney dining locations. Even at 100 days, you can usually get a table at Victoria & Albert's.

    The Chef's Table is the hardest ADR to get at WDW, and it's generally reported that you cannot book at 180 +10. That must be done at exactly 180 days.

    I personally had a different experience booking the Chef's Table. I booked my ADR for the Chef's Table at 90 +10 right before the Disney ADR system went back to 180 days for their ADRs. It's not clear if my luck was the result of a temporary glitch in the computer system due to the changing of ADRs (I booked less than a week before the big switch) or if it was a permanent change at Disney.
     
  20. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Last night we ate in the main dining room for my 25th birthday. Everything was fantastic and I'll be posting a full review over the next few days. Our expectations were surpassed by far and we cannot wait to go back :)
     
  21. ElizabethB

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    Thank you, Tricia, for the additional information. That's rather disappointing to hear.
     

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