One of the must-eats at Disneyland is the Monte Cristo sandwich. It’s on the menu at Blue Bayou and at Cafe Orleans. If you’ve never had a Monte Cristo before, it’s a richer variation of the already rich French sandwich, the croque monsieur. Disney’s Monte Cristo is turkey, ham, and swiss, deep-fried in batter, and dusted with powdered sugar.
If you’re looking for a more formal experience, and you’re prepared to pay a little more, try the Blue Bayou. Ask for a table out on the Bayou so you can watch the riders on Pirates of the Caribbean get ready for the big plunge. Be prepared for a table with low lighting.
Here’s a little secret. If you just want to try the sandwich, hit Cafe Orleans instead of Blue Bayou. The sandwich is the same at both places. There’s no difference, other than the presentation and small sides it comes with. Sit outside along the pathway and people watch with the boats heading out to Tom Sawyer’s Island in the background.
I recommend ordering only one Monte Cristo for the table - they’re very rich. Share the sandwich and order a bowl of gumbo to go with it! You can’t go wrong.
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