So, how did we get a reservation at Palo during the Disney Wish Enchanted Showcase Cruise? Honestly, we were as surprised as anyone. The reservation appeared in our app, we checked with Guest Services, and it appeared we were invited by the director of marketing strategy at Disney Cruise Line. We were happy to go and took advantage of everything thing we could- we even got a tour of the main dining room and private dining room. Full disclosure, while we were hosted by Disney Cruise Line as far as our cruise fare- alcoholic beverages and our dinner at Palo were some of the items we paid out of pocket for.
We started the night with a drink at The Rose …
It is a GORGEOUS space with spectacular view. A great way to either start or end an evening.
We checked in for our reservation and took a quick tour of the dining room before settling in our space for dinner. Lots of subtle nods to “Beauty and the Beast”- nothing in your face. So much so, it can easily be overlooked.
We had a beautiful view as we decided on what we would have for dinner. Dinner has changed a bit at Palo since either of us had been here before- there is a price fixed menu as well as an ala carte menu. We decided on the price mixed menu (and there are choices within that menu to make) and added a dish or two from the ala carte menu as well. The price fixed menu costs $45 per person. Typically, Platinum cruisers (both Tricia and I are Platinum cruisers) are given a meal at Palo as one of their Castaway Club perks, but during this cruise- there weren’t any Castaway Club perks available for redemption inside the upcharge restaurants.
Here is a quick view of our night-
Dinner starts with Mushroom Amuse Bouche- which basically tastes like a very crispy tator tot.
The bread service also AMAZING- it paired really well with one of our appetizers- the Heirloom Tomato, Burrata Mozzarella Caprese. We also ordered the Fritto di Calamari e Gamberi. HIGHLY recommend both.
Next, we had the Crisp Romaine Hearts with Caesar Dressing, Toasted Ciabatta Croutons, Gorgonzola and we asked for them to not serve the Quail Eggs with our salad.
We also ordered the Agnolotti which has Butternut Squash, Buffalo Mozzarella, Amaretti,
Sage-Brown Butter, Basil- for an additional $12. This was INCREDIBLE!
For our entree, we both ordered the 6oz Grilled Choice Angus Beef Tenderloin- again- OUTSTANDING!
For dessert, I ordered the Chocolate Soufflé… how can you not?
Tricia was looking for something lighter and ordered Gelato- you have a choice of three and she chose Pistachio Stracciatella, Blueberry Crumble, and Hazelnut. This dessert option is additional $10.
Can you recognize food coma? I can honestly say, dinner was perfection. One of the absolute best meals I have ever had at sea, and Tricia agreed.
After dinner, we took a tour of Enchante- an upscale (and upcharge) Frensh Inspired Restuarant onboard…
Then we decided to stroll the pool deck for a bit and then met our friends inside Luna to watch the “Match Your Mate” couple gameshow before heading to bed….
but not without a kiss good night…..