|The fountain is the centerpiece of this beautiful restaurant.|
|The flower light fixtures change color....|
|and bloom during your meal. Don't forget to look up!|
Enchanted Garden is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and serves a varied menu featuring flavors from around the world. Yet it is not the food, but like so much with Disney, the theming that will find most enjoyable. Inspired by the gardens of Versailles, Enchanted Garden features painted frescoes, hanging vegetation, custom glass flower light fixtures, and the centerpiece of the restaurant, a 7 foot tall fountain featuring a cherub Mickey Mouse. If you aren't drawn in by all the details everywhere, the sky overhead changes during your meal, turning from the bright blue sky of daylight into a reddish orange sunset, and finally, a twinkling, starry night. If you're engrossed in conversation, you may even be a little taken by the transformation - I was surprised to see that even the light fixtures "bloom" and change color as the meal progressed.
|The frescoes on the walls are so vivid.|
|Romaine wedge, Romano dressing.|
|Fresh Ahi tuna served on an avocado tower.|
Craving meat for dinner, I was happy to see one of my choices was a roasted pork tenderloin seasoned with sea salt. Honestly, however, it left me a little disappointed. Though the meat was nicely cooked, tender and seasoned, it just fell flat and rather ordinary. Even the presentation was lacking, consisting of a slab of meat on a plate. The menu description said it was served with citrus flavored polenta cakes and oven roasted carrots, parsnips and caramelized Granny Smith apples. I didn't taste any type of citrus flavor, however, so I'm not sure what happened there. In my opinion, the best looking dish that evening, and what I would order if you see it on the menu, is the pan seared sea bass with saffron and fennel risotto with a sweet chili glaze. This looked very fresh, and the person at our table who ate it actually even said they weren't the type to eat fish, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
|See how good this sea bass looks? This is what I SHOULD have ordered.|
If dinner let me down though, dessert picked me back up. Of course there are numerous choices, and though I was tempted to say "bring me one of everything", I decided on the Sacher chocolate torte, a fluffy, creamy, and rich dessert served with apricot sauce, which provided just the right amount of tartness and bite to prevent the torte from being too sweet on the taste buds. I debated licking the plate, but our efficient servers took the plate away before I could decide.
|Layers of chocolate and whipped cream. Nice.|