So we had to see Neil Patrick Harris narrating the Candlelight Processional, but we didn’t want to wait 4 plus hours in line for it, soooooo we did the Candlelight Processional Dining Plan. We selected Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot for lunch. For a 1:30 reservation for a party of 7 (5 adults and 2 infants- no cost) at $34.95 per adult.
We arrived 10 minutes early, like we were told to do, and were told we were next up to be seated. I made our reservations for a 1:30 handicap accessible table as well. I went inside the restaurant while waiting to be called in to take a few pictures, and discovered that they were cleaning a handicap table, so I was thrilled with the placement of such table and that it would be soon. Well, the family waiting just before us had two wheelchairs with older guests in them, and when they came to get them, they told the server they wanted to keep their wheelchairs with them when they were told where to park them. So the server left them there and went inside and came back out a few minutes later and escorted them in…..
So 20 minutes later I am asking the manager why we haven’t been seated when we had reservations at 1:30 and got there 10 early, like we were told and it was now 1:45… He said oh you are next up…. It appears to me that they gave our table away to the family who didn’t make their reservations correctly. I really disagree that this was done, it wasn’t our fault they reserved their table wrong, but we were the ones left waiting for another handicap table to open up….
When we finally got in to eat, we were all ready to dive in! After being seated, we divided and started making plates. The ones who stayed at the table watched the babies and placed the drink orders for us as well.
I made four plates with samples from almost everything that was offered for Patrick and I to taste. I didn’t take sauerkraut, any of the soups (paprika or mushroom), or the salads. Once we were all seated, we started diving in and tasting everything. We felt the Pork roast was rather dry, but the German meatloaf was fantastic. I would say we enjoyed all the food and fell in love with the desserts!
After we were more than half way done with our food, the men were still waiting on the beer flight they ordered, so I went ahead and headed to the beverage counter to find out where it was and when they could expect to get their drinks, after all we are talking a good 20 minutes earlier they had been ordered.
The desserts – There was a Bavarian Cream Cheesecake that by it’s self was good, a little sour (like a good cheesecake), but when you added the Fruit Compote on top of it, WOW, was it fantastic! Everyone at the table had at least one and a half helpings of it! The Chocolate Cake was fantastic, the Apple Strudel with the warm vanilla sauce, was like heaven in your mouth and the pudding, well that’s all Carson ate!
The selection of foods were great, although they said they had a kids selection, they do not. But their Baked Mac and Cheese is delicious! Perhaps my favorite thing though were the pretzel rolls. I even took a few extra for the road. They are DELICIOUS! Especially paired with the mustards, I feel the sweet mustard is a must try for anyone!