Spotlight: Canada Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase
Just past future world lies a trip around the world. From culture submersion by food and atmosphere to the absolute best place for character meet and greets, the World Showcase is a fun and relaxing walk around the world. Some of the best food across property lies within the Showcase. This full-circle landscape will bring you back to future world regardless of which direction you begin. Remember to grab a times guide upon entrance into the park for the most up-to-date showtimes and character meet and greets! Each pavilion offers something special to the guests of Walt Disney World. This Spotlight series of each pavilion will have you ready and excited for your next trip around the world in one day!
Unless I have a dining reservation along the opposite side of the showcase, I typically begin by travelling through Canada just off to the right! Throughout the day, there is a viewing of O Canada! This is a 14-minute circle-vision 360 degree film dedicated to showcasing Canada. Narrated by Martin Short, this film shows the beautiful land of Canada and Short continues to debunk myths about his homeland.
Rated as one of the best dining experiences in Walt Disney World is Le Cellier Steakhouse. This signature restaurant is home to the best steaks across property and famous for their Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup. If you are looking for an exquisite dining experience and in the mood for steak, look no further. Le Cellier will not disappoint! Here is a look at their dinner menu (full menu available here: Le Cellier Steakhouse):
Prince Edward Island Mussels
Avocado Green Goddess, Lemon-Pepper Cucumbers, Toy Box Tomatoes, Edamame, Puffed Farro Wheat, Pecorino
Sweet-and-Spicy Pork Belly
Cider-braised Pork Belly, Parsnip Silk, Apple Kimchi, Cider-Maple Reduction
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
Moosehead Beer and Nueske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon
USDA Prime Beef, Brandy, Truffle-scented 62C Poached Egg, Fingerling Potato Crisps, Pickled Vegetables, Bone Marrow Snow
From the Larder
Selection of Cured Meats, Artisanal Cheeses, and Accompaniments
Black Angus Rib-Eye
Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Neuske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon, Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette, Maple-Bordelaise Butter
Le Cellier Filet Mignon
AAA Canadian Tenderloin, Mushroom Risotto, Asparagus-Tomato Relish, Truffle-Butter Sauce
Poulet Rouge Coq Au Vin
Violet Mustard and Herbed Chicken Roulade, Shallot Purée, Candied Carrots, Marble Potatoes, Cipollini Onions,
Maitake Mushrooms, Petit Veggies, Red Wine Jus
Brown Butter-toasted Chestnut Gnocchi
Carnival Cauliflower, Romanesco, Kale, Pomegranate, Goat Cheese, Fig-Port Wine Gel
Le Bouillabaisse Seafood Stew
Canadian Lobster Tail, U-1o Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Confit Octopus, Halibut, Saffron-Fregola Sarda, Tomato Broth
Porterhouse Steak for Two
Loaded Mashed Potatoes, crispy Onions, Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Béarnaise Sauce, blue Cheese Fondue
Lobster Macaroni & Cheese
Three-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Seared Hokkaido Scallops
Maple-glazed Brussels Sprouts
Fresh-cut French Fries, Montreal-smoked Brisket, French Onion Gravy, Gruyère Cheese, Pickled Vegetable Slaw, Mustard-Beer Sauce
Le Cellier Signature Poutine
Fresh-cut French Fries, Canadian Cheddar, Truffles, Red Wine Reduction
Maple Crème Brûlée
Double-Cream Cheesecake, Blueberry-Lemon Compote, Caramel Cookie
Coffee and Doughnuts
Maple Sugar-Pecan Donuts, Whisky Caramel, Le Cellier Blend Coffee Mousse
Chocolate Mousse Maple Leaf (No Sugar Added)
Whipped Cream, Sesame Tuile
Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter Crémeux, Raspberry, Coconut Ice Cream
Woowich Goat Brie
Woolwich Dairy from Ontario, Canada, produces this rennet-free soft-ripened specialty. Reminiscent of traditional farm-made, raw-milk Brie. Paired with Toasted Marcona Almonds
This is an Italian cheese from the Langhe region. It is made from varying portions of cow, goat, and sheep’s milk. The cream-colored cheese underneath the bloomy rind has a smooth lushness to its full, tangy, mildly sour flavor. Paired with Berry Compote
The milk of a Holstein Cow and is aged 4-5 months developing a rustic natural rind and a semi-firm paste showing subtle aromas of cave and grass. A bright buttermilk tang and savory brown butter notes. Paired with Honeycomb
This is one of France’s oldest cheeses. Fourme d’Ambert is a semi-hard blue that is aged for at least 28 days. It is a mild creamy blue cheese with a delicate fruity flavor and mushroom overtones. Paired with House-made Raisins
This restaurant fills up quickly as it is one of the highest rated on property! Do not forget to make a reservation in advance!
As you wander through Canada, take the time to check out the unique shops throughout this pavilion. Lumberjack inspired clothing, maple leaves covering everything, and the multiple hockey references will truly make you feel like you stepped across the border!
With the holiday season in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot has enhanced their offerings and one of the latest is Holidays: Canada featuring Canadian Holiday Voyagers. This stage show is some of your favorite holiday classic songs, but they might sound a little different! To fully embrace the culture of Canada, songs are sung in French-Canadian. (This stage-show is ever evolving and changing to reflect Canadian culture and to entertain guests.) Check your times guide to see what will be offered the next time you visit Epcot!
Begin or end your trip around the world to Canada and do not forget those dining reservations to Le Cellier Steakhouse. Bonus tip: Book your trip with MickeyTravels and they’ll make those dining reservations for you! Get a FREE quote below!
Special thanks to Ashley Dion for writing this article! Former cast member turned annual pass holder, I am a native Michigander who moved her entire life to Orlando, FL to be surrounded by all things Disney. I met my fellow Disney-lover husband while working for the Mouse and now we frequent the Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts as pass holders as often as possible!