The original plan was for Gregg and I to head back to the resort, leaving Aneira at MK to keep riding rides. Then I would somehow go back to meet her and then take the monorail to EP for our dinner at Monsieur Paul. However, she decided that she wanted to go back to the resort with us so that she could swim. Win-win, as I wasn’t looking forward to all the rigamarole of meeting up with her at MK to go to Epcot.
Aneira went swimming while Gregg and I took a much-needed nap. When it was time to get back up, Gregg didn’t feel very well. It was decided that Aneira and I would go to Monsieur Paul without him by taking the bus from AKL.
But first I gave Gregg some artwork I had purchased the day before from the shop at AKL. The artist creates name signs with themes. I asked her to make one of Gregg’s name with Merida. I forgot to take a picture of it when he opened it, but it turned out well. He was quite pleased with it.
The bus ride was fine. Not many people catching it which made it easier. Then the looooooong trek from the entrance up the stupid hill in UK up to France.
Here are the stairs. I don’t do stairs, especially like these.
The elevator up to the second floor is terror incognito, though. It only holds one person at a time and feels like a dumbwaiter.
We absolutely LOVED Monsieur Paul! We had an excellent waiter (Etienne), and he really made Aneira feel special on her birthday. We had a nice table next to the window. The food was scrumptious!
Window was a bit dirty, but that’s alright.
We loved the way the napkins were folded.
Oven-baked Rainbow Trout with smoked salmon, lemon cream, salmon roe for Aneira
Escargot with Garlic Butter parsley cream, mushrooms, pickled vegetables for me, with GF bread on the side.
My entree was Grilled Beef Tenderloin with rutabagas puree, Brussels sprouts, creamy sauce, beef jus reduction. It was heavenly.
Aneira’s entree was Oven-baked Rolled Salmon crispy potatoes with parmesan, butternut squash, beurre blanc. She really enjoyed it.
This was Aneira’s dessert: Milk Chocolate Sphere, Chocolate almond cake, praline and chocolate cream, light hazelnut biscuit with chocolate ice cream, warm chocolate, and Cognac sauce.
It comes as a sphere, and the waiter pours chocolate over it.
Then it caves in and looks like this.
This was my dessert. Vacherin glace vanille, framboise, crème chantilly - vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet in a meringue, whipped cream. It was yummy, but filled with sugar.
We were both blow away by this meal, and were sorry that Gregg wasn’t there to eat with us.