Monday, August 13, 2012

Grand Changes Coming to France Pavilion's Cuisine

DisneyParks Blog today announced big changes to almost all restaurants in the France Pavilion at Epcot.  The full interview with Jerome Bocuse, president of the company that runs all eateries in the pavilion, revealed many changes and some additions as well.  These new projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of December.

Bistro de Paris- This restaurant, relatively unmodified in 25 years, is now gone in spirit.  Everything is being changed, including the decor, server outfits, the menu, and even the name, which is yet to be announced.  The overall goal is to reduce the stuffiness of the restaurant and attract more families.  Bocuse also announced that they are bringing in a new chef who previously worked at a Michelin 3-Star restaurant.  Les Chefs de France downstairs will not be receiving changes, however.

Boulangerie Patisserie- The popular bakery is being moved from it's current tiny location to a new building currently being built behind the pavilion.  The expanded spot will feature a show bakery, expanded menu with more sandwiches and salads, and best of all, about 90 seats.  The current location is extremely popular, but its packed design and lack of seating can lead to definite frustration during busy times.

Glacier Ice Cream Parlor- Finally, the former location of Boulangerie Patisserie will be transformed into a new ice cream parlor.

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