A Little Gem of a Find, Big Parties for New Year’s Eve Dining at Epcot


First announced here, Monsieur Paul is having a special dinner available to guests on New Year's Eve. The dinner selections include:


Raviole d ’escargots, creme au persil
Escargot ravioli, cream of parsley


Soupe de moules safranee, creme legere aux fenouils
Mussel soup with saffron, light fennel cream


Salade au Bleu
Blue Cheese Salad


Blanc de volaille farci duxelle des champignons, sauce blanche
Chicken stuffed with mushroom duxelle, white sauce


Homard avec un veloute et ses petits legumes
Maine lobster, veloute and baby vegetables


Ribs braises, puree de carottes
Beef short ribs slowly braised in red wine, served with a carrot puree


New Year’s Eve dessert


The three-course menu is $75 (plus tax and gratuity) and there are still reservations available for noon, 12:30, 2:30 and 3 p.m. From the Disney Parks Blog, additional offerings around Epcot and the Epcot resort area include:

Also at Epcot, from 4:30-10:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve, Fantasia 2013 celebrates the close of the year at Epcot World ShowPlace with a tribute to “Fantasia,” Walt Disney’s unique fusion of sight and sound. Inspired by memorable scenes from the classic animated feature films “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000,” the delightful party offers fun for everyone in the family.

A generous buffet sweeps around the room with soups and salads; barbecued beef, smoked pork, mahi mahi and red wine-braised chicken; side dishes from pasta and sweet corn polenta pudding to baby green beans and saffron rice. The dessert station offers cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, turnovers and fresh fruit – plus the decadent salted caramel milk and Morello Cherry dark drinking chocolate. Cost is $68.67, $44.37 for ages 3 to 10 (including tax and gratuity).

And if you’re looking for a spot to dance in the New Year, there’s still space at Atlantic Dance Hall on Disney’s BoardWalk from 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. December 31 for guests 21 and older.

A big dance floor, video DJ, party favors and complimentary Champagne toast at midnight guarantee a lively start to 2014. Cost is $37 (plus tax and gratuity).

For reservations for any of the New Year’s Eve dinners or parties, call 407-WDW-DINE.