Time FrameUnofficial soft opening 10/12/2012
Announced Soft Opening 11/19/2012
Official Opening 12/6/2012
Enchanted Tales with Belle - The adventure begins in Maurice’s workshop, where a magical mirror is the doorway to a captivating new kind of storytelling experience: Guests are transported to the Beast’s library to meet Belle and Lumiere, and share in a lively, interactive, re-telling of the “tale as old as time.”
Limited Previews have begun, This soft opened with other areas on 10/12/2012.
Be Our Guest Restaurant - counter service restaurant by day, table service restaurant by night (to feature living characters of Lumiere and Cogsworth). An interview on the Disney Parks Blog with Chef Michael Deardorff revealed the following about the lunch menu:
There’s a little French bistro flavor with tuna Nicoise salad and a Croque Monsieur sandwich with carved ham, Gruyere cheese, bachamel and pommes frites (a fancy term for French fries). Or go for the carved turkey on a warm baguette with Dijon mayonnaise, or the grilled steak sandwich with garlic butter spread, both with pommes frites. Heartier fare includes braised pork that’s cooked for eight hours, and for vegetarians, there’s a loaded vegetable quiche or quinoa, shallot and chive salad.
And the dinner menu:
Dinner is table service, with diverse starters such as a charcuterie plate with cured meats and sausages, mussels steamed in white wine, French onion or potato leek soup, and a salad with champagne vinaigrette. We’re intrigued by the salad trio with three mini tastes of roasted beet, raisins and orange; green beans, tomatoes and roasted shallots; and watermelon, radish and mint.
Entrees include a thyme-scented pork rack chop with au gratin pasta, rotisserie rock hen with roasted fingerling potatoes, pan-seared salmon in leek fondue, grilled strip steak with pommes frites, sauteed shrimp and scallops with veggies in puff pastry with creamy lobster sauce, and an oven-baked ratatouille.
Oh, and dessert – we vote for the cupcakes, strawberry cream cheese or triple chocolate. If cupcakes aren’t your favorite sweet ending, there’s a chocolate cream puff and a passion fruit cream puff.
And for the kids:
For kids 9 and under, the lunch entrees include a carved turkey sandwich, roasted pulled pork, Mickey meatloaf, seared mahi mahi, or whole-grain macaroni topped with marinara and mozzarella. For dinner, it’s grilled steak, grilled fish of the day, whole-grain macaroni or grilled chicken breast.
Gaston's Tavern - counter service restaurant, the signature drink LaFou's Brew will be similar (if not identical) to Red's Apple Freeze which is available at Carsland in Disney California Adventure. This soft opened with other areas on 10/12/2012.
Bonjour! Village Gifts - New Shop. This soft opened with other areas on 10/12/2012.