It was after 2pm when we finally boarded the ship and got settled. We were in a rush to get out of Orlando that morning and had to skip breakfast, so needless to say, we were running on fumes. In the main lobby, a nice uniformed man asked if he could help us with anything. We answered in unison, "Where's lunch??"
We were given a map, and he pointed out a couple of places that were open for lunch. There was Cabana's, a Finding Nemo themed buffet on the pool deck, and Enchanted Garden, one of the dining rooms used in the dinner rotations.
Because we had special dinner plans on the night we were scheduled to eat at Enchanted Garden, we chose to go there for lunch so we would still get to see the inside.
Of the main dining rooms on the Disney Dream, this one was my favorite. At dinner, the flower-shaped fixtures open and close and the lighting shifts from day to night.
Lunch is set up as a buffet, though dinner is table service. Matt tried the salad, honey-glazed carrot and snow peas, roasted strip loin with red wine jus, and the mashed potatoes with jack cheese, onion, and parsley.
I tried the ham-wrapped salmon steak with spiced pea puree, poblano marinated chicken breast with pico de gallo, and mushrooms and asparagus in champagne sauce. I also sampled the mashed potatoes, one of the sandwich wraps, and the potato & leek soup.
The food was awesome and it was a great way to kick off our cruise. My favorite food item was definitely the potato and leek soup, so if you're headed to the lunch buffet at Enchanted Garden, I insist that you try it!
Great blog! I have been twice on the Disney Wonder and once on the Disney Magic. But your pictures and description tell me that I need to make the Disney Dream one of items on my "Must See" list. Take a look at some of our Disney food escapades on this blog: http://disneyvacationenthusiast.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/cruise-tips-disney-cruise-ship-food-part-ii/
Cheers, and happy Disney sailing! The Disney Vacation Enthusiast.
We did. First and ONLY cruise she ever went on was interrupted by Hurricane Noel. Floated off the coast of Florida for two days before making an unexpected port in Key West, which is in fact...not the Bahamas. Too windy to go outside and do anything on the ship so e were confined to a VERY rocky indoors for 4 days with one day of liberation in somewhere we didn't plan on going. Oh well
I love Disney! I've never been on one of their cruises though. Disney is wonderful for people that have dietary limitations. It was by far one of the best experiences my husband has had while traveling as far as food goes.
Hi Renee, that's great to hear that Disney is accommodating to people with special dietary needs. Matt and I are lucky enough to not have any food sensitivities, but I understand it must be tricky to find the right foods when traveling!
Pictures of food do not help my hunger situation this morning. Is it lunchtime yet?
Keep up the whole Disney cruise thing! Maybe I can convince Kara to go on another cruise!
Aye aye! Did you guys have a bad experience with one?