Victoria & Albert’s is set to reopen in July. The fine-dining restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be reopening on July 28, 2022. Reservations will open up on June 20. Victoria & Albert’s is a recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award since 2000 and the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2018. It is also the only one in Florida to have both the AAA Five Diamond and the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awards. Nationwide, there are only 26 other restaurants with the same distinction.
The restaurant has been reimagined that brings guests into a Victorian-styled setting with both murals and wall coverings that showcase both elegance that is timeless and also has subtle inspirations of a whimsical garden. The Disney Parks Blog also described other options including options for “a more intimate evening, the private Queen Victoria’s Room or the coveted Chef’s Table with a front-row seat to the culinary masterminds at work may be the option for you. The world-class wine collection found within its wine cellar, with over 500 selections, perfectly pairs with your dishes by the sommeliers on staff. If you’re interested in zero-proof cocktails, there are delicious beverage pairing options for you as well.”
Victoria & Albert’s Leadership
These dishes are masterfully created by the talented culinary team led by Victoria & Albert’s Chef de Cuisine Matthew Sowers. He has been working at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts since 2006, with over 15 years of culinary experience at Victoria & Albert’s, in addition to curating menus for Remy on the Disney Dream and Fantasy. With more than 30 years of experience, Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer was part of the opening team at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and currently leads the pastry team of the resort, including its three signature restaurants, Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, and even the production of the gingerbread house.
Leading the talented chefs is Executive Chef Kevin Chong, who oversees all culinary operations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It is no small feat, but this chef and his team uphold the reputation that has long been established for these delicious eateries. Of course, we can’t talk about Victoria and Albert’s without mentioning the legacy of Culinary Director, Chef Scott Hunnel. The James Beard award nominee provides direction and mentorship to chefs across multiple resorts, including the team at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Sommelier Israel Perez serves as the maître d’hotel where he and his award-winning team pay special attention to every detail of the dining experience. For over 20 years, he has created memorable experiences for guests at various signature restaurants across the Walt Disney World Resort.
Victoria & Albert’s does have a dress code. This is semi-formal to formal attire that fits with the elegance of the restaurant.
The reopening of Victoria & Albert’s comes as Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa continues to undergo a multi-year transformation. This transformation aims to honor Walt Disney World Resort’s rich history and also enhance the iconic Victorian elegance and charm. The Enchanted Rose and Citricos have seen themselves get transformations with the addition of subtle nods to Disney films. The Grand Floridian Spa also recently reopened. Victoria & Albert’s and also The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be opening this summer. The transformation of Dinsey’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will continue throughout the coming years.
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