Le Cellier is a signature restaurant in the Canadian Pavilion at Epcot. For one reason or another I had to cancel our two last previous reservations and this was my third try. I was so excited to finally being able to dine at the famous Le Cellier. We checked in a little early and took in the garden by night, still quite lovely. We made our way inside and was told it would be just a couple of minutes…more like a 40 and this was why. You see a bridal party came waltzing in, party of 8, I believe. They did not have reservations but lo and behold seems they were from Canada and miraculously they just happened to have a table for them but that meant that we were put on hold. I guess it just wasn’t our night. There was no place to sit as the bridal party and another party of 4 also waiting took up all the space. The host tried to be chatty asking us where we were from. When we answered Massachusetts it was odd that he became quite standoffish at that point. My imagination? I don’t think so. Why? Don’t know that either. We were finally seated and greeted by our overenthusiastic waiter. We chose to order cokes all around and then placed our orders. Our drinks arrived rather quickly followed by our apps. My daughter had the Cheddar cheese soup made with Moosehead Beer and Bacon which she said was unbelievable while I ordered the Chefs Gardens” Specialty Greens with Peaches, Plums, Toasted Pecans and Goat Cheese. My husband had the Seared Diver Scallops with Wild Mushrooms, Black Garlic, Apple-radish Salad, Ephemere Beer Reduction and that didn’t turn out so well. First bite and I could hear the crunch from across the table. Sand. The second scallop was great and the third…more sand. The problem wasn’t the sand though…when my husband told our waiter he was in utter disbelief to the point that he didn’t believe it could happen. “I assure you that this has never happened. The scallops are double washed.” Well someone dropped the ball. He did offer to bring him another plate but he wasn’t in the mood for more sand. My daughter had the Broiled Alaskan Halibut with Long Bean, Cippolini Onions, Asparagus Tips and Shellfish Butter Sauce which was baked too long because it was dry. My husband and I had the famous Mushroom Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Risotto, White Truffle-Butter Sauce and Micro Chervil. It was to die for. So incredibly good. We finished with desserts, Trio of Chocolate which was Canadian Club Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Sorbet, and Warm Chocolate-Almond Cake. Lemon Cheesecake with Citrus Salad and Mandarin Gelée and the Caramelized Apricot Peach Cake with Stone Fruit Salad and Apricot Sorbet. All of these were delicious. We left, deciding that after all the misses trying to dine here in the past that Le Cellier wasn’t for us and we would not be returning any time soon. Sorry Le Cellier lovers. It just wasn’t what we expected a signature dining experience should be.
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