Saturday, April 13, 2013

Gaston's Tavern Review

I have been dying for the Beauty & the Beast area of the Fantasyland expansion to open since I was about 10 and wanted to be part of that world (excuse my Little Mermaid reference, but I love her too).  There has always been something about Belle! I lovedher as a heroine, I love that she is a brunette bookworm, I love the story and I was obsessed with it as a kid.
On our recent trip we finally got to experience Fantasyland.  Our first stop was Gaston's Tavern. Disney captured the essence of Gaston's Tavern perfectly! From what I read in other publications I feel that they totally underrated this spot. Every detail is themed perfectly down to the dartboard where Gaston is kicking Lefou's butt.  Even included are the portrait and chair of the hunky villain.

Next thing of note is that the food is tasty! We had some "snacks" here and wound up so full we skipped lunch!  My husband had the lamb and I had a cinnamon roll.  I would go so far as to say that the Lamb Shank is tastier than even the infamous turkey legs!  I loved the hot cinnammon rolls which are bigger than Gaston's biceps! t was great eating on the lodge style tables and relaxing during such a busy time of year at the Magic Kingdom.

"Lefou's Brew" the signature drink is a frosty apple flavored drink with a marshmallow topping. It is often compared to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Butterbeer.  I did not make the connection until someone posted it on our Picturing Disney Facebook page. I do not think the two drinks are coparable. Yes they come in souvenir mugs but they are otherwise completely different.
And I like them both!

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for this review, Mel. We need to consider a stop at Gaston's for our upcoming trip, I think!