Walt Disney World has opened an expanded section of the France pavilion that isn’t but really should officially be called Ratatouilleland.
You access the new area by going around the, um, derriere of the pavilion. There you’ll find a meticulously recreated Parisian streetscape with typical storefronts, ironworks and a not so typical fountain with gushing champagne bottles.
At the end of the rue is the new attraction Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, an immersive ride that combines 3-d animation and sensation-enhancing vehicles that take you on a rat’s-eye-view of a kitchen in a French restaurant.
After the ride you’ll want to visit Epcot’s newest French restaurant, the presumably rat-free La Crêperie de Paris. It’s a full service but tres casual restaurant featuring the crepes of Brittany, which are made with buckwheat and are a bit different from the usual rolled pancakes you might be familar with. But I’ll let Jérôme Bocuse explain in the video below.
The buckwheat galettes are, well, more savory and have a slight fermented flavor. The classique was loaded with melted cheese and thinly sliced ham, and the fried egg offered a bit of goo.
The restaurant isn’t big, but as Bocuse told us in terms of crêperies, it may be one of the largest in the world.
When the restaurant finally opens to the public, it will also feature a walkup window for takeaway crepes.