Rich sent me the link to an article about the new chef at Artist Point. So I can’t help but think about the last time we were at Artist Point. It was for my birthday 3 years ago. Whoa! We were staying at Wilderness Lodge for the birthday weekend before we moved back from Florida the second time. The shortsightedness on my part whenever we move back west is the reality that it’ll be awhile before we can get back to WDW.
Wilderness Lodge is the resort we’ve chosen to celebrate our birthdays more than any other resort. We love the atmosphere, the water, the boat dock, the pool, the bars, the restaurants, the gift shop, and the service. So we can’t help but think about it during our summer birthday season. (I’ll be celebrating this year at Napa Rose in the Grand Californian, so similar to Wilderness Lodge in architecture.)
Browsing the menu items on the new Artist Point menu, I’m also reminded of the last time the Artist Point menu had changed. We wrote about that in Artist Point Mini Vacay. That meal was a night to remember. Thankfully, some of our favorites will still be on the Artist Point menu. But I did have to chuckle when I read this:
Every dish on the menu gets a wine pairing from sommelier Alvin Burrill, with each selection from Washington or Oregon. But Alvin also might recommend a Pacific Northwest ale if you ask, like the handcrafted Rogue Ales made in partnership with Voodoo Donuts (strange but true).
Actually, not strange at all. I learned to drink beer by pairing it with donuts when I was a teen-ager living in the Pacific Northwest. You must drink beer when you live in Oregon. 🙂
Unfortunately, now beer triggers a bit of a wheat allergy and then I can’t eat bread either. As long as I avoid beer, I can also eat bread. And as a bread addict, I’ll gladly give up beer.