DVC Dining: Breakfast vs. Dinner at Topolino’s Terrace

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort is very easily a person of my favored dining establishments at Walt Disney Entire world with its exceptional foods and support. On the other hand, up right until our last journey, my partner and I had only tried evening meal there. Immediately after listening to all the great evaluations of breakfast at Topolino’s, we resolved to do a direct comparison of breakfast and meal by owning each reservations on the exact working day. (All in the name of research, right?) Right here is what we thought of breakfast and evening meal and which food we believed came out on top rated.

Breakfast

The Environment

For “Breakfast à la Art” as it is identified as, we had been joined by Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy as they took a short crack from their creative endeavors.  You are going to notice that Mickey and mates have unique costumes to mirror their respective hobbies: Mickey as a painter, Minnie as a poet, Donald as a sculptor, and Daisy as a ballerina.  Every single character comes all around individually, and then they all come out and parade about the restaurant with each other.  With the constraints at this time (June 2021), the characters do not cease at each and every desk, but they dance, pose, and wave for pics.  You also get plenty of opportunities to see them since a character seems to occur out each individual couple minutes.  We did not have any young children in our bash, but seeing the people was pleasant, and I loved that we got to see them at least 3 times through the training course of our food.  I also appreciated the bulletins before the characters arrived out, so you had loads of time to get your digicam all set.  Although you simply cannot get character autographs now, you are offered a sweet postcard with all of the characters’ signatures.

The Food items

At $42 for each grownup, breakfast is undoubtedly not low cost, identical to all other character foods at Walt Disney Entire world.  Nevertheless, the high quality of foods right here is on one more stage compared to other character breakfasts, and the menu is not your regular Disney breakfast.  The meal commences with a pastry basket that has croissants, mini chocolate chip muffins, and danishes.  This most likely appears quite simple, but they were being really fresh and served heat.  

For entrees, the menu includes wood-fired butchers steak, quiche Gruyère, smoked salmon, bitter cream waffles, spiced sausage hash, and a lot more.  Even nevertheless breakfast is not all-you-treatment-to-consume, you are equipped to purchase an entree and then a facet of a different dish.  For illustration, I requested the quiche and then a side of the Mickey waffle dippers from the kids’ menu, and Timothy purchased the smoked salmon entree and obtained the spiced sausage hash as his facet.  In spite of these currently being called “sides,” these additions ended up total measurement parts.  It was like acquiring two entrees, and we ended up unquestionably stuffed by the close of the food.  

The quiche was wealthy and tacky with dwelling-manufactured pancetta and served with roasted potatoes and field greens on the side.  The crust was genuinely flaky also.  My side of Mickey and Minnie waffle dippers was fresh and experienced crispy edges (unlike some of the Mickey waffles I had early on throughout the reopening of Walt Disney World).  Timothy’s smoked salmon arrived with an anything bagel, cream cheese, tomato, capers, and red onion.  He thought all of it was mouth watering.  When questioned about the almost everything bagel, he said it was a genuine bagel–high praise from a New Yorker!  The sausage hash was also flavorful with a poached hen egg, potatoes, pearl onions, choron sauce, and herbs.  It was served about an English muffin, which was unusually biscuit-like in texture but worked nicely with all the things in the dish.  

Dinner

The Environment

Through the night, Topolino’s is however loved ones helpful, but it has a quieter location that would seem fit for a signature restaurant.  There are no people at evening meal, but the star below is the magnificent watch from the terrace.  There is very little like observing the sunset from there.  Furthermore, you will get a nice look at of the fireworks from Epcot when they recommence.  The songs from the fireworks is not piped in the same way that Fortunately At any time Following is listened to from California Grill or Prime of the Entire world Lounge, but it is nonetheless wonderful to watch.  

The Food stuff

This was our 4th or 5th time owning meal at Topolino’s.  It has come to be our go-to restaurant for distinctive occasions from birthdays to our wedding since we have cherished the food stuff so considerably.  This time, I opted for the gnocchi as my starter and the scallops as my entree.  The gnocchi is some thing that I keep ordering simply because it is just that very good.  It is pillowy tender, and the duck confit, pesto bianco, kale, and pine nuts are a tasty combination.  The scallops were fairly darn fantastic they had a nice sear and were being tender and sweet.  The spring vegetable risotto in the dish was pretty creamy.

Timothy purchased the Holland white asparagus appetizer.  It experienced a tender poached hen egg, sherry vinaigrette, and candied pancetta.  He appreciated it and considered it was a superior alternative for a lighter starter.  It turned out to be a sensible preference because the bouillabaisse he requested for his entree was quite large.  The stew was stuffed with purple snapper, branzino, clams, and mussels and experienced a saffron rouille.  That rouille (a Provençal sauce) was so delicious that Timothy began dipping bread into it so that it wouldn’t go to squander following all the seafood was absent.

For dessert, we shared the warm Valrhona chocolate cake that I had heard so a great deal about.  Indeed, you can obtain lava cakes at other restaurants, but I like that this just one was filled with caramel.  The cake was so prosperous, and it was served with a scoop of ice product, which was the fantastic distinction to the heat chocolate cake. 

The Verdict

Actually, you cannot go completely wrong with either food.  The two breakfast and evening meal are delectable, and the provider has been impeccable every single time we have dined at Topolino’s.  That being explained, if you are a foodie, you will probably appreciate the dinner menu a lot more with its higher variety.  I imply how typically do you come across a tomahawk veal chop, escargot, or bouillabaisse on the menu of a Disney Globe cafe?  Also, the hand-crafted pastas are wonderful. (I hugely recommend the rigatoni.)  

If you’re heading for the most effective in general encounter, I have to recommend breakfast.  The food stuff is over and outside of what the other character breakfasts offer, and it truly can be a first rate price (by Disney expectations) when you consider that you are fundamentally having two foods when you get your entree and “side.”  In contrast to breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table which is at present priced at $62/adult, Topolino’s gives you so significantly additional bang for your buck.  As well as, Mickey and buddies are cute and develop these types of a pleasurable, celebratory atmosphere.  It’s that Disney magic–what can I say?

If any of you have experienced the two breakfast and dinner at Topolino’s just before, which food did you desire? 

*Make sure you take note that this dining evaluate was performed all through Walt Disney World’s original reopening time period. We inquire that you take into thought that any destructive impacts may possibly be a result of scenarios bordering the ongoing pandemic, and may well not precisely depict the restaurant after the resort has entirely reopened.