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Date Night at Palo on the Disney Fantasy

The other night I stayed up until midnight just to be sure I had the best chance at booking Palo and Remy on our upcoming Disney Cruise.  And I'm happy to report that we have reservations for Palo on the first night of our cruise and Remy for a champagne brunch on the fourth day.

On the Disney Fantasy, we were lucky enough to dine at Palo.  Palo is one of two adult only restaurants on the Fantasy.  It is an experience that is well worth the $25 per person additional charge and should not be missed on any Disney Cruise.

Palo is located on Deck 12 Aft.  You will find the entrance to Meridian (a cocktail bar) and Remy also in this location.  When you check in for your reservation, the host will show you to Meridian to have a pre-dinner cocktail while your table is prepared.  We had about a 10 minute wait which gave us a chance to soak in the breathtaking views from the bar while we sipped some yummy martinis.  We were then escorted to our table which was perfectly located right next to a window so we could watch the sunset during dinner.

Enjoying a martini in Meridian before our Palo reservation.

Our server that night was fantastic.  As we were seated, we were finishing up our cocktails and she offered us a wine list for the night.  She recommended a delicious Amarone wine which was perfect for Dan and I.  Dinner began with a visit from the Antipasti cart.  With lots of olives, proscuitto, a variety of cheeses, and many other wonderful appetizers this was a great way to start the dinner service.

Our table and wine
At Palo you are sure not to go hungry!  After our Antipasti cart, we each started with an appetizer course before progressing to the main course.  Unfortunately, I can't remember EVERYTHING that we ate that night, but I can tell you that the calamari was wonderful.  For dinner, I couldn't make up my mind between the Lobster and Mascarpone Ravioli and the Osso Buco.  When I asked the server for her recommendation, she said "Why not have both?" and who can argue with that logic?  I ended up with both entrees in front of me and while I didn't come even close to finishing them, I can say wholeheartedly that they were some of the best dinners I've ever had.

The last course of the evening was dessert.  Between the antipasti, calamari, ravioli, and veal (and don't forget the wine!) I didn't think I had room for anything else.  But I had read that the chocolate soufflĂ©  was out of this world so I persevered on.  The soufflĂ© is made to order for each customer so you actually order it at the beginning of your meal so that it comes out nice and hot and perfectly timed at the conclusion of your meal.  I could only get through a few bites, but the reviews were all true - I loved every bite!
Our "Happy Anniversary" plate written in chocolate and fruit sauce!

My overall grade A+

Palo is worth every penny and a dining experience not to be missed.  The overall dining experience took us about 2 - 2 1/2 hours so make sure you plan appropriately in the evening if you want to make sure that you are still able to see the shows.  It's nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the main dining rooms and have some quiet adult only time on your vacation.  Don't forget - mom and dad need a break too!