Bistro de Paris reopens as “Monsieur Paul”
According to the latest Epcot guide map published for the holiday period, Bistro de Paris will be renamed ‘Monsieur Paul’ when it reopens in early December. It is billed as “Gourmet French Cuisine in and Elegant Atmosphere.”
The table service restaurant located in Epcot’s France Pavilion has been closed for several months for the refurbishment. According to a Disney reservation specialist it will reopen December 11th and they are accepting reservations now under Bistro de Paris.
As is sometimes the case, the fan community seems to be out in front of Disney reservations department. The reservations specialist I spoke to was unaware of the the new name. She was however able to make a reservation Under Bistro de Paris for my December 28th visit. She was able to confirm that the restaurant will reopen on December 11th.
While we can not guarantee it, we would recommend you call and make reservations under the old name at this time. They did not require a credit card for my reservation.
The official Disney Parks Blog released an interview with Jermoe Bocuse, owner of the three France Pavilion restaurants, talking about the upcoming changes. Here are excerpts from that interview”
“What’s the biggest change guests will see in the new upstairs restaurant?
Jerome Bocuse: It’s all new – new name, new dining room, new costumes for the servers, new menu. We’re still aiming for haute cuisine, but with a less formal atmosphere. Guests are in the park with their families, so we want to create an elegant, nice ambience, but not stuffy. Our guests want to experience true French cuisine.
Tell us a little about the new décor.
JB: Servers will be in less formal attire – no more tuxedoes – and the room colors will be fresh and bright. The theme is our family history, as we’ve been in the culinary business for two centuries. We have a long tradition of French chefs in the Bocuse family.
JB: We want to offer a taste of the true cuisine of France – classical, but with an approachable, affordable twist. We brought a chef over about a year ago from a Michelin 3-Star restaurant in France, so he’s ready to go.
Bistro de Paris has lots of fans, why change the restaurant now?
JB: We’ve never changed the restaurant since it opened more than 25 years ago, and it’s time for a new look and new theming based on our family’s history.
How about the Chefs de France downstairs, any changes?
JB: It is a classic brasserie, and will stay the same.
DisDining.com will release the new menus as they are available.
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