THEA AWARD FOR BISTROT CHEZ REMY
On Tuesday November 20th 2014, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced their annual Thea Award winners. Among the honorees, TEA announced that the “Bistrot Chez Rémy”, the new restaurant part of the new Place de Rémy mini-land at Disneyland Paris that is inspired by the Disney∙Pixar film Ratatouille, is the winner of the Award for Outstanding Achievement – Themed Restaurant.
“It is a truly charming and thematically thorough dining experience, where oversized objects are reused in every possible way to create tables, chairs, architectural elements, and props… Everything is very well-conceived and delivered to create an illusion that is both convincing and coyly self-aware. The exterior of the attraction looks like a typical Parisian café, but on closer inspection, one realizes that this is the world of Paris from the film, where there are no straight lines – a perfect blend of fiction and reality. This venue exhibits thoroughness, conceptual clarity, dedication to narrative detail, and exceptional finish.”
TEA is an international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences. Thea Awards will be given out at an awards ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel on March 21, 2015.
Disneyland Paris opened last July 10th its 60th attraction, Ratatouille : L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, the anchor for La Place de Rémy – a new themed area that brings the world of the film to life and already attracted 1 Million extra guests at Disneyland Paris. La Place de Rémy also features Bistrot Chez Rémy, a table-service restaurant, and a special boutique, Chez Marianne – Souvenirs de Paris*. It is the the first time in a Disney theme park that an attraction has its very own, similarly-themed restaurant. Bistrot Chez Rémy offers guests the chance to dine in the tiny chef’s restaurant where an oversized setting makes the experience even more like the film, with tables made to look like gigantic pots of jam, and chairs from enormous champagne corks.