Trattoria al forno’s New Bon Voyage Character Breakfast Review

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We were excited to discover that Disney would soon host an all-new Character Breakfast.  The Bon Voyage Character Breakfast opened on April 2nd at the Trattoria al forno Restaurant on the Walt Disney World Boardwalk and we were there to experience it.  Here is our Review of the new Bon Voyage Breakfast.

As you enter Trattoria al forno, you are greeted by a host/hostess, and maybe a little glowing friend or two, at the check-in podium. You give your name to confirm your reservation.  You are then invited to sit down in one of the comfy chairs while you wait for your table to be ready.  There is also a merchandise area to the right as you enter.  If you have little ones with you be prepared for these adorable items available for purchase.

With the exception of wine glasses on the tables, the interior of the restaurant looks exactly the same as it does for dinner.  We love the open-air kitchen and the comfortable seating at the tables.

You are given a Bon Voyage Adventure Journal when you arrive at your table.  You answer each statement by listing some of your favorite items to take with you on your journey through Walt Disney World.  This journal is a really nice touch and added to the overall theming of the experience.

 

Like most guests attending a Character Breakfast, we were very excited to meet some of our favorite characters from The Little Mermaid and Tangled.  The Bon Voyage Character Breakfast did not disappoint.  Can you say Flynn Rider?  We were told that each table gets 60 seconds per character so be sure to have your cameras ready as these four are true to their Characters.

The Characters will sign autographs per your request however, you are given a card with all four signatures and told that this is what you receive for the autographs. This card makes a nice souvenir from your Bon Voyage Breakfast.  We did not see families with autograph books, possibly because of our 10:35 rervation and we were one of the last parties seated, but we did witness one family have the characters sign a large wooden letter.  You are also given a Dream Card to draw a picture of your greatest Dream so Rapunzel and Ariel  can ask about your Dream when they visit your table.

The menu has some amazing choices.  You start with a Variety of Pastries, Orange Juice, and Coffee. Then choose either a Fruit Salad or a Berry, Yogurt and Granola Parfait.  Choose other beverages and an entrée thereafter.  There is not a specific allergy-friendly menu, however you should list any allergies in your party during booking.  Upon arrival to the restaurant, your Server, along with the Chef, will work with you on adjusting menu selections to meet your dietary needs.

The Parfait starter features an edible Sebastian the Crab garnish cookie on top of plain yogurt, fresh berries, cane syrup, and granola. This selection was incredibly delicious and a great flavor combination.  The skillet containing a Variety of Pastries will make it hard to choose which one, or two, to try.  We really liked the Tangled Sun Symbol pastry and the Fruit-filled Clamshell pastry.  The Fruit Salad was what you would expect from a fresh fruit combination, with the exception of Prince Eric’s Sword food pick and King Triton’s edible Crown garnish cookie.

We did not order any Kids Meals off the children’s menu as our little one was too old to order from that menu.  However, the choices look fantastic and true to the theming of the meal!

We were told, however, that the little one in our party could order the Little Mermaid Punch.  She asked for the Pascal Glow Clip and when her drink arrived she had received one of each! Don’t you just love the little touches of Disney Magic?

Now for the Bon Voyage Character Breakfast entrees.  We ordered the Royale Breakfast and the Tower of Pancakes.  The Royale Breakfast contains Oak-grilled Steak, Cheesy-Egg Torte topped with Fonduta (fondue cheese sauce) and asparagus, Roasted Potatoes and Crispy Onions.  This plate of food was delicious.  The steak was ordered cooked to medium and it was amazing.  The Roasted Potatoes were flavorful and not over-cooked.  The Cheesy-Egg Torte was an absolute dream of flavor and texture.  The Tower of Pancakes and Bacon, with Strawberries on the side, was very good.  The pancakes were fluffy, stacked perfectly, and topped with a powdered sugar Tangled Sun Symbol.

A lot of work goes into creating, developing, and scheduling a character breakfast.  The team at Trattoria al forno’s Bon Voyage Character Breakfast really stand out as a group of team players.  Brandon is one of the managers and he checked on us and asked if there was anything he could bring us.  Our little one asked about the Little Mermaid Punch and he said he would take care of that for her.  He did not say he would get our Server, he said he would take of it, and he did.  That is great customer service right there.  Jessica is another Manager who was friendly and easy to talk to.  She came over to speak with us about our experience and noted our feedback about the experience as this was opening day of the Bon Voyage Character Breakfast.  Our Server, Kam-Len, is absolutely fabulous. She was attentive and sweet, even when one of us had a moment of frustration about how quickly things were moving along.  Kam-Len’s training shined through and her personality is a wonderful fit for the team.

Our opening-day Bon Voyage Character Breakfast adventure, at Trattoria al forno, was overall a great time.  The character interactions were very good.  We love when Cast Members truly relate to their characters as this provides a more lively and interactive experience.  The food was delicious, beautifully themed and each food item had its own fantastic presentation as you can see from the food pictures. The Bon Voyage Adventure Journal provides a nice addition to the theming and we love the Pascal Glow Clip.  If you can get a reservation, this Character Breakfast is worth doing.

The Bon Voyage Character Breakfast does accept the Disney Dining Plan and will cost you 1 Table Service Credit.  You can book through the My Disney Experience App or call the dining line at 407-WDW-DINE.  Reservations are difficult to get at this point as they are booked almost solid until September.  Keep trying as people’s plans do change.

Here is our video inside Trattoria al forno during the Bon Voyage Breakfast Character birthday celebration song:

 

Have you made your dining reservation for the Bon Voyage Character Breakfast yet?  Please leave your comments in the box below.


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