We went to Disneyland Monday, having reserved ahead at Blue Bayou using the Disney Dine line. Thanks to the 95 degree weather the park was not too crowded and no walk- up reservations were available. We had not visited since they changed the menu. Unfortunately, the menu changes are not necessarily for the better! Or maybe we just ordered wrong.
We've previously enjoyed the pork entree, this time the chop was thin, overcooked and dry, and the apple slices have disappeared to tiny diced garnish. The spinach and famous Blue Bayou potatoes are still excellent. At lunch, a split plate charge is $4 which gets you an extra salad. The salad is not remarkable, an iceberg wedge with a slice of avocado (discolored), tomato slice (no flavor) some diced ham or sausage, and blue cheese crumbles. They apparently forgot to emulsify the vinaigrette before serving it, I got a coating of oil and not much vinegar. The Gulf shrimp remoulade appetizer consisted of 4 nice plump shrimp in a tasty sauce, with not much effort at presentation (a leaf of endive on the side?) We tried the cookie boat dessert, which consists of a very heavy wedge of chocolate cookie base (a bit Pizookie-like, but thicker) and vanilla ice cream (Dreyer's I think). Waaay too sweet and heavy but I'm sure kids will like it. Enough for a table of 4-6 adults, I think. Skimping on the caramel sauce didn't help. However it was decorated with a sugar pirate's ship sail with skull and cross bones that went home as a souvenier. Next time I would rather try the creme brulee trio. If only our waitress would have allowed us to read the dessert menu again, rather than rattling off the options with no description. One appetizer, one shared entree, one dessert shared, and one iced tea came to $65 with tax and tip.
It is nice inside, though.