Today’s Daily Prompt is Seconds! or more appropriately:
Describe the most satisfying meal you’ve ever eaten, in glorious detail.
Let me start by stating I am not a fine food aficionado. I generally keep it very simple when this farm boy goes ‘out on the town’. The one exception is when I am on vacation, or more specifically, when I am at my second home, Walt Disney World. I know what you are thinking but I believe the signature dining at Disney is very good. Pricey, that is an understatement but what little I have experienced I have enjoyed.
Of the few places I have dined in while at Disney World, Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada pavilion at Epcot has to be my favorite. Maybe it is because I am a steak and potatoes kind of guy but the food selections sit well with me and I have not had a bad meal at the restaurant. During my last visit in October I experienced my best meal, as far as I can recall, in quite a long time.
Once you are seated the wait staff will explain the restaurant, if it is your first visit, and offer a few suggestions. Drink orders are taken and then just so you do not have to sit idly by, the bread sticks arrive. I could probably make a meal out of the pretzel bread sticks. They arrive warm with a glorious amount of butter (like a fat content concern is going to stop me now!). Luckily, once you devour the first few you can request a refill. I would almost suggest holding off so as not to fill up but I splurging so bring me more…
Just as I finish off my second helping of bread my appetizer arrives. The restaurant is famous for its Cheddar Cheese Soup and no trip inside is complete without at least a taste. The soup is made with Moosehead beer and bacon. How can that be wrong? I wish I had planned a little better cause I would have saved some bread to help get every last drop. I don’t think anyone noticed when I picked up the bowl to lick the inside!
At this point I’m starting to feel a little fat and happy but I know my main course will arrive soon. I try not to fill up on my ice tea as I wait. When my meal does arrive I at first think I am getting the kids portion but once I dig in I realize the plate is big and the food is more than enough to top off the tank.
I went all out on this trip and ordered the “Le Cellier” Mushroom Filet Mignon served with a wild mushroom risotto topped with a white truffle butter sauce and micro chervil. The steak can be cut with a fork. It is tender and juicy with a wonderful flavor. I had a hard time separating the steak flavor from the topping but I didn’t care, it all tastes good. The risotto is good but seems to pale in comparison to the steak. I power my way through it, enjoying every mouthful.
My only regret was that second helping of bread sticks as I now have no room for dessert. It would have been a great ending to an already wonderful meal. Next time I’ll know to save just a little room for the dessert.