Tucked inside EPCOT’s Canada, we have a small hole in the wall Signature Restaurant with a lot of potential! This location is so easy to miss, but folks rave about the authentic tasting poutine and warm ambiance.
While you’re here at EPCOT, see the EPCOT Food Allergy Guide for reviews, tips and recommendations of the food here. Another close by Table Service location that I recommend is Coral Reef, and also the Maple Popcorn at the entrance to Canada is a delightfully sweet find!
⭐ If this is your First Time to Disney World, you’ll want all the insider tips and done for you plans found in the Food Allergies at Disney World Made Easy Guide , If you’ve been here before and just need the best places to eat and snacks, see the Touring Plan and Snack Guide. Just Gluten Free? There’s a guide for that too!
***As Always, please speak to a qualified restaurant employee when ordering food. In order to see the most accurate ingredients and risk assessment, you will need to confirm allergy safety in real-time. This is my personal experience, I am not employed or endorsed by companies or brands mentioned.***
Le Cellier Allergy Menu
There are several items on the Allergy menu that can be further modified, and there are several items not on the Allergy menu that are available. When I went I spoke to the Chef, who had an allergy binder. In the binder there were other items that could be used (substituted) and also an ingredient list. The Chef told me that this is a scratch kitchen, and they aim to please, so if I needed an allergen left off, it was possible for 75% of the menu.
Le Cellier Food Allergy Review November 2022
My plan for 2023 was to review all of the Signature dining (while keeping up with the Table Service, Character Meals and Quick Service reviews) as I knew that Signature Dining had more options for modifications.
With more options for modifications, I hear less complaints in the allergy community and I don’t rush over to review places that might need a ‘skip’ warning.
But the time has come for Le Cellier, and I went in with high expectations. While my meal was nice, and I did enjoy the ambiance, overall I wasn’t impressed for the price.
For Starters, this is a scratch kitchen, albeit a Disney one. So the Chef had a full ingredient book with allergen information that she/they brought to the table. It was pleasant speaking with the Chef and I felt comfortable ordering a lot of options.
My appetizer was the Poutine, which came highly recommended and something that I wanted to try now that I had successfully added Dairy back into my diet. Le Cellier does a Vegan Poutine also (but it contains Soy which I can’t have).
The Poutine was paid, and the rolls and maple butter were complimentary. These rolls are the standard rolls that have popped up around the parks. They were paired with Maple Butter. The Bloomfield Farms allergy Friendly Rolls are made in a dedicated gluten free facility on a dedicated line, and labeled free from top 8 allergens. (only available commercially- so sad!)
Full disclosure, both the Poutine and Maple butter were SALTY. And not like regular salty, because I’m an avid salt enthusiast. No, this was more like, I came to the beach and had a nice gulp of sea water and now I must drink a gallon of water to satisfy my thirst.
I also got the Roasted Brussel Sprouts which were perfect!
Main Course was the Bison. I could have gotten the Filet Mignon for only a few dollars more, but wanted to do something a little adventurous. Plus the Chef recommend the Bison as it better fit my food needs. This was enjoyable, and the best part of the meal. It was a solid 8/10. The Bison paired well with the veggies and fruit and was perfectly cooked. (ironically this was either not salted, or I was so overwhelmed by the salt from the appetizers that it tasted bland).
Lastly for Dessert, I ordered the Maple Creme Brulee. Now I like Creme Brulee, it’s a common gluten free dessert found at Disney and it’s grown on me quite a bit. I also like Maple Syrup, it’s my family’s preferred sweetener and we go through several Costco Quarts each month.
So when I say that the Creme Brulee ONLY FLAVOR was Maple Syrup, I am not exaggerating. Literally a fountain of thick maple syrup in my mouth. I did try to power through this, hoping that more bites would balance the flavor, but no. I’m not sure if this was a poke at Canada’s love for Maple Syrup, or if I just completely missed the mark and it’s supposed to only taste like syrup, but I’m going to give that Creme Brulee a 3/10.
Overall, I spent over 100 dollars (with tip) for one person to ‘eat my way around Canada’s favorites’. It was a safe and enjoyable meal, but nothing memorable, or tasty enough for me to recommend. brings this to an 8/10
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