As MiceAge reported recently, Disney made some small changes to the Blue Bayou menu. A few weeks ago and then again yesterday I had the chance to dine with the new menu.
On every visit to the Blue Bayou I share the enormous Monte Cristo with one other person without the split-plate deal, so naturally I continued that tradition. Honestly, between bread and butter, a salad or gumbo appetizer, and a battered-and-fried hunk of delicious artery-clogging heaven, who can complain about not getting enough food, even when sharing? But I suppose I bring this up because those scallop potatoes on the side were just too darned fantastic, and combined with a reasonable serving of cooked vegetables, were as enjoyable as the Monte Cristo itself. I understand and respect the Staggs era of health– it's already greatly improved and otherwise classed-up the menus at the DLR across the board. Forgive me, but I just can't get over losing the scallop potatoes and veggies to a very skimpy fruit kabob skewered with less than a dozen tiny morsels of assorted microscopic berries. I would gladly welcome a switch to fruit had there been more of it. Also, I understand that scallop potatoes are still a side for other lunch entrées, but it would be nice if they would still allow a substitute, all health consciousness aside, for old time's sake.
That said, I'm a big fan of the fun new plate of dipping sauces. The raspberry jam is definitely a worthy companion to the traditional blackberry, and the vanilla dipping sauce (use sparingly) turns the battered end of the Monte Cristo into a dessert (if it wasn't already...? ).
So all in all, I love the Blue Bayou. I will miss the scallop potatoes. I am a fruit fan. I would appreciate a more satisfying fruit effort than a sparse kabob. It's less for the money, a downgrade from at least the sheer abundance of the former potatoes and veggies.
But I left satisfied as always, and still recommend Le Speciale de Monte Cristo to anyone I know! What's your take on the New Bayou?