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Disney's Victoria & Albert's honored with 15th AAA Five-Diamond Distinction

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Apr 28, 2014 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
Walt Disney World's signature restaurant, Victoria & Albert's, has received the honor of becoming a AAA Five-Diamond restaurant for the 15th year in a row. Along with unique menus and the freshest ingredients, the staff must "exceed guest expectations by attending to every detail in an effortless and unobtrusive manner." Victoria & Albert's rises to meet those standards and then some. The restaurant features "Italian Sambonet silver, fine Bernardaud china, and Italian Frette tablecloths" that are hung to avoid creases. Female guests are given a stool on which to rest their handbags and are sent home with a rose. If patrons are cool in the restaurant, servers will offer a cashmere wrap for their shoulders.

Chef Scott Hunnel, Maitre d'Hotel Israel Perez, and Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek lead the team at Victoria & Albert's, offering Contemporary-American flavors created with international ingredients and paired with wines for each course. The restaurant offers seating in their main dining room, the Queen Victoria's Room and the Chef's Table in the kitchen. The dining room seating offers 6 courses and is $135 per person and $65 if you would like wine pairings. The Chef's Table and Queen Victoria's room offer 10 courses and are $210, plus $105 for the wine pairings.

30,000 restaurants are reviewed each year and this year, only 59 were given the Five-Diamond distinction. "47 of these are in the United States (only two in Florida), six in Canada, four in Mexico and one in the Caribbean."