A new Beauty and the Beast themed lounge is coming to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa with a look that is inspired by the recent live-action movie, along with some modern touches. We just learned the new lounge will be called “Enchanted Rose” when it opens this fall.
The concept art reveals a large rose shaped chandelier inspired by Belle’s flowing ball gown. There’s a library waiting for Belle to drop by and suggestion some books. You’ll also encounter classical baroque designs and French furnishings. Two other spaces include a garden room draws inspiration from the enchanted forest surrounding Beast’s castle, and an outdoor garden terrace patio.
We’re also getting a preview of a few of the delicious menu items and drinks that will be served in the enchanted location. The food is meant to be shared among your table and look like it fits into the world of Beast’s castle. I think they did a pretty good job.
Pictured below are the: Mini Smoked Short Rib Sliders with glacier blue cheese and onion marmalade on brioche buns, the Espelette Pepper-Spiced Shrimp, and the Octopus a la Plancha with black olives, blistered tomatoes, and fingerling potatoes.
Also on the menu are: Artisanal cheese selection with pine nut bread and raisins, a Crab and Gnocchetti Gratin, which comes with jumbo lump crab, gnocchetti sardi, robiola bosina mornay, and citrus breadcrumbs, or white sturgeon caviar served with egg timbale, crème fraiche, and chives. Disney’s chefs have also included house-made flatbread pizza featuring charred broccolini, seasonal mushrooms, fennel sausage, ricotta salata, and tomato confits.
Some of these items sound pretty high end, but that’s in line with what you might find at Victoria & Alberts. I wonder if the prices will be too.
For drinks there are non-alcoholic and alcoholic options. For those looking for something refreshing, but non-alcoholic, they can try the Garden Cocktail (non-alcoholic spirit, lime juice, agave nectar, and soda), the B&B (fresh-brewed iced tea, lemon, blueberry, and basil) or a Rosemary Cooler (Odwalla lemonade, vanilla, and rosemary).
The mixologist for the Enchanted Rose lounge has created some delightful adult beverages too. In addition to some of Disney World’s standard cocktails and martinis along with beer, cider and other spirits, there will be featured cocktails. These include: the Island Rose (grapefruit and rose vodka, lime, orgeat, pineapple, bitters, and rose water), the Lavender Fog (dry gin, crème de violette, English breakfast tea, vanilla, and cream), and the Garden Daisy (tequila, midori, lime, egg white, and cucumber). The lounge will also have an extensive collection of wine and Champagne by the glass available.
We can’t wait for fall to see this new space and enjoy the new drink and beverage options. As Disney releases more information, we’ll be sure to pass it along.