Dining at Palo on the Disney Magic!
Happy Monday, friends! I hope your weekend was as great as mine was! I got to go to the parks for the first time since November and it was super fun! My dad and I spent a whole day doing all of the Star Wars things we could, including the new virtual reality game at Disney Springs! There's going to be a whole post on that coming Wednesday so be on the lookout. Today I am so excited to re-live my dining experience at the adults only dining, Palo, on the Disney Magic, with your guys!
If you thought Disney cruises were just for families with kids, you're definitely wrong. There are plenty of adult only spaces, and one of my favorites is Palo. This exclusive, adults only restaurant is available on the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder. (The Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream have a similar adults only restaurant called Remy.) The interior of the restaurant is beautiful, with panoramic views of the ocean. It's themed after the Italian Riviera, with a lot of marble and hand-painted masks. Palo is open for brunch and dinner, and we've been to brunch both times we've been on our Disney Cruises. While this meal is an added cost of $30 per person, it's totally worth it! That $30 includes as many trips as you would like to their brunch buffet, then whatever you want off their plated menu, a plated dessert, as many trips as you would like to the dessert buffet, and one champagne drink of your choice!
We started out at the brunch buffet, which is divided into a few sections. The first is the sweet baked goods, which includes a huge variety of pastries, breads, cinnamon buns, and muffins. The best thing is the hazelnut and strawberry puff! It's like eating strawberries and Nutella together.
The next area is the savory antipasti area, which has some of my favorite options from the buffet, including marinated artichoke hearts, the marinated seafood salad with calamari and octopus, and the seared sea scallop salad which was a scallop with a small onion, tomato and herb salad on top.
Then there was a massive cheese board, along with savory breads and crakers. The blue cheese and walnut bread was delightful! And there were more cheeses than I've seen on a cheese plate ever!
Once we went through the buffet for our "appetizers" we ordered from the menu. My family and I are really hip on sharing and all ordering something different so we can try more things, but not be wasteful, so we each got a different entree from the plated menu. Their menu is broken up into soups, waffles and pancakes, eggs, from the pizza oven, then there is a savory side that is more lunch based.
Our brunch was a little later in the afternoon, so we opted for lunch based options to eat. For appetizers my mom and I got the same thing and my dad got something different. My mom and I had the heirloom tomato and basil soup, and my dad had the celery soup with spiced Italian sausage and focaccia croutons.
Then for our main entree, I had the artichoke ravioli, with morel mushrooms, meyer lemon, shaved pecorino Romano cheese, and broccolini pesto. Honestly this is one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. It was so light, but still had a ton of flavor!
My mom had the roasted red snapper filet with rosemary roasted fennel, ceirgnola olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and saffron potatoes. The fish has super crispy skin, and the potatoes we delicious!
My dad had Palo's signature lasagna bolognaise, and it was full of cheese, and super thin pasta sheets and a really yummy sauce! I would definitely recommend someone in your party getting this!
To complete our over-indulgent, but oh-so-good meal, we were treated to Palo's signature dessert, chocolate hazelnut cake. This little slice of delight comes to your table warm, and covered in hot molten chocolate! The three us could not finish it, but we sure did try.
We also headed up to the dessert bar before we made our grand exit back to our room for a nap. Some of my favorite desserts were the fresh berries with champagne gems, Nutella filled creme puffs and the homemade cannolis.
If you ever get the chance to go to Palo, I would highly suggest going! If you have been, let me know about your experience in the comments! Also be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney Adventures!
Be Magical Today!