Lunch at Tiana’s Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Last year the Disney Wonder went through a major transformation during drydock. She is now ported on Florida’s East Coast and I had the opportunity to step on board for a quick visit.

One of the most anticipated enhancements on the ship was the addition of “The Princess and the Frog” inspired restaurant Tiana’s Place.

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

We were presented with the opportunity to enjoy lunch here during our visit where we were treated to authentic New Orleans cuisine and live jazz music by “The Crawfish Crooners” in a supper club setting with stunning views of the water.

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

THE RESTAURANT

The themeing inside Tiana’s Place starts in the entryway where red brick and wrought iron are dripping with Mardi Gras beads.  You really feel as if you have been transported to the Bayou.

The same red brick carries through into the interior of the restaurant where photos of Tiana and her family adorn the walls.  It is, after all, her place.

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

The rich hardwood floors pair beautifully with the green tablecloths and hanging ferns.

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Whitewashed chairs with a paddle boat feel provide seating for guests and the gingerbread scrollwork quickly draws your eyes to the ceiling.

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Subtle nods to “The Princess and the Frog” can be seen throughout the dining area.

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

I especially loved the flatware with its touches of the Princess and Prince in froggy form.

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Princess Tiana welcomes guests as the band plays center stage.

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

EATS

We had a set menu for lunch on this particular day. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Everything I sampled was delicious.

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship - Bread Service
Herbed Brioche
roasted onion dip

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship - Appetizer Sampler
APPETIZER SAMPLER

Ahi Tuna Tartare
mango, pine nuts, radish, wasabi

Duck Confit
slow cooked duck leg pulled and garnished with dried cranberries and walnuts

Sliced Serrano Ham
manchego cheese

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship - Eudora's Artichoke Ravioli
Eudora’s Artichoke Ravioli
sautéed spinach, lemon butter, sage, pecorino cheese

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship - Cajun Spiced Sea Bass
Cajun Spiced Sea Bass
Sea bass, shrimp jambalaya, fennel salad, remoulade

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship - Roasted Creole Half Chicken
Roasted Creole Half Chicken
toasted corn and pecan bread pudding, buttered chard, chicken jus

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship - James's Roasted Pork Tenderloin
James’s Roasted Pork Tenderloin
sliced pork tenderloin, white rice, greens, andouille sausage stew

Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship - Tiana's Buttermilk Beignets
Tiana’s Buttermilk Biegnets
powdered sugar, vanilla dipping sauce

After our bellies were full, we took a few hours to explore the rest of the newly reimagined spaces on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. More on that in a future post.

Special thanks to Disney for hosting me at this unique media day. As always all opinions are my own.