The Blue Bayou restaurant at Disneyland. (11/19/06)
This is the New Orleans-style restaurant situated inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Although technically it's an indoor restaurant, visual and audio effects make it appear that you're enjoying a nighttime meal at an ourdoor restaurant set against a Louisiana bayou. Although I've been on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride countless times, it was my first time ever having a meal there (Tim was there once before, but it was well over 10 years ago).
Tim and James at the Blue Bayou. (11/19/06)
We actually tried going one week earlier, but we didn't have reservations (who knew it had that much demand). So this time we made reservations a week in advance. And because our reservations were for their opening time of 11:30, we got a great seat right against the water.
The Blue Bayou's Tortuga Trio of Crème Brûlée, in a supposedly edible trunk. (11/19/06)
As expected, we enjoyed every minute of the experience. And the food was excellent. The only drawback were the prices, which were much higher than typical theme park food prices (then again, the food was much better than your typical theme park fare). In fact, the reason we went for lunch, and not dinner, was that we heard prices were cheaper at lunch. But with lunch entrees costing approximately $25 a piece, it was hard to imagine how much more they would be at dinner.