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Disney cruise ship dining goes upscale with truffles, caviar

Disney cruise ship dining goes upscale with truffles, caviar
Petites Assiettes de Remy, or small plates, in Disney Cruise Line's Remy restaurants, ends with a sweet pairing of dessert and wine. (Matt Stroshane / Disney Cruise Line)

Remy was the gourmet rat who ghost-cooked sumptuous meals for a hapless Parisian chef in the 2007 Disney film "Ratatouille."

Remy is also the name of restaurants on Disney's cruise ships that are adding some gourmet touches of their own (no rat involved).

Disney announced last week elegant new menu options that cater to adults, not kids, on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

Petites Assiettes de Remy, or small plates, invites guests to follow the ship's executive chef as he guides them through six dishes, each paired with a glass of wine.

It begins with blinis with California caviar and Champagne in the restaurant's wine room, continues with grilled salmon and Kobe beef creations in the main dining room, and ends with dessert and wine at the chef's table. It costs $50 per person.

A second new offering -- Pompidou's Patisseries Dessert Experience, named for the dessert chef in the film -- serves up nothing but sweet endings. Some examples: French vanilla meringues and fresh raspberries, and French praline topped with milk chocolate mousse and a dark chocolate glaze.

During the sweet fest, dessert chefs share details about the history of their creations while you eat away. It's only available on the Disney Fantasy and also costs $50 per person.

Truffles and caviar join the menu too.

Remy guests can sample white Alba and black Perigord truffles between November and February ($250 per person) and caviar selections from France and Russia paired with Champagne ($99 to $360).

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