Last we left you, we had just had an awesome day in San Juan along with a delicious lunch at Punto de Vista. We finished up our day at Animator’s Palate for the Prince & Princess Dinner, which is formal night. Alas, there are no pictures of us all gussied up, but we did manage to snap a few of our surroundings and the FOOD! Of course, the food.
We were pleasantly surprised when we sat down to find that the second evening at Animator’s Palate on the Fantasy is their new Animation Magic experience where you get to become an animator! Before us was a sheet to draw your own Disney character.
This was Remi’s character. Clever, clever boy. Mine on the other hand was tragic. I did not understand the concept until it was too late. Oh well, it’s not too late for you. Be sure to stay inside the blue lines and keep the ratios of the body to the suggested areas. It’ll show up best on the screen. 🙂
We did not snap any picture of them on the screen, but it was pretty cool. Check out our buds’ blog post of their animation magic experience because they did get pictures. In the meantime, here have a picture of Sorcerer Mickey.
The appetizer and soup for the second dinner is a set menu for everyone. We were a little sad to miss out on the themed menu items, but these were pretty good and made up for it. The appetizer was Animators Workshop Sampler featuring Marinated Garlic and Herb Shrimp – with zesty Lemon-aioli, Prosciutto with Melon, and Sesame-crusted Tuna Sashimi – wakame salad, wasabi, soy sauce.
The soup was one of the most interesting dishes I’ve ever been served. Corn Three Ways – buttered popcorn soup – topped with caramelized popcorn and spiced cornbread. You are supposed to pour the popcorn into the soup to fully enjoy the flavors. I was unsure at first, but it was very good.
For the main course. selections were back to the themed dinner choices. I went with the Oven-roasted Tom Turkey Breast – green beans, sweet mashed potatoes, rosemary stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry relish. Basically Thanksgiving dinner, which made me very happy! 🙂 I’m a big fan of turkey day.
Rem ordered the Peppercorn Crusted New York Strip with sauteed green beans and corn, whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, and brandy sauce. He said when held up to the standards of other Disney cuisine, it was a bit of a disappointment. However, he is very particular about his steak.
For dessert, Rem had the Princess Jasmine Banana Bread Pudding – brioche bread pudding, caramel sauce, and toasted macadamia nuts. This was so yummy. If you ever go on a Disney cruise, you have to order this bread pudding.
Have you been to Animation Magic at Animator’s Palate? What was your experience?
This post is part of a series about our Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy. To see the rest, go here.