It’s all happening behind the scenes, but by early December, Bistro de Paris in the France Pavilion at Epcot will have a whole new look plus a new name, and by mid-December, a new bakery will be open. Guests may not even notice the construction, as the downstairs Les Chefs de France remains open, as well as the Boulangerie Patisserie bakery and pastry shop.
Jerome Bocuse, president and owner of the company that runs all three – and son of world-famous Chef Paul Bocuse – shared the following about the upcoming changes:
“It’s all new – new name, new dining room, new costumes for the servers, new menu. We’re still aiming for haute cuisine, but with a less formal atmosphere. Guests are in the park with their families, so we want to create an elegant, nice ambience, but not stuffy. Our guests want to experience true French cuisine,” he says.
A new building is under construction at the back of the pavilion, and there will be a bread oven and they will do baking for all three restaurants there in a show bakery.
“We are expanding the menu to add salads and sandwiches so our guests can have a meal in the bakery, with about 90 seats,” Bocuse says.