Yes it was raining.
Yes that rain was being caused by a Tropical Storm.
Still, I thought it sounded like a fantastic idea, so I was off! I have been wanting to try Tutto Gusto since it opened at the beginning of May. So once I got into the park and secured a poncho, I made my way back to World Showcase.
On my way, I saw Maelstrom had a 5 minute wait. And by 5 minutes, they mean however long it takes you to walk through the queue. I was the only one on the boat! Super creepy.
I decided to start off with a glass of Prosecco:
There were so many things on the menu I wanted to try. The bruschetta was calling to me, so I decided that I would need to get that, but it probably wouldn't be enough on its on, so I also ordered the Polenta, which I had heard was excellent from the WDWToday Podcast.
The polenta was creamy and cooked perfectly. I loved the mushrooms and fontina with it. I totally loved it.
All in all, I loved Tutto Gusto. The staff was very friendly (even though I was by myself), the restaurant itself was like a little quiet getaway. You totally forget that you're in the middle of a theme park. I really love the way Disney has created these little bars in Epcot. Between Cava del Tequila and Tutto Gusto...it really makes for a nice adult respite from the crowds and screaming children. Of course, now I have to choose where to go. Little sacrifices.
In case you're curious at how much it really was raining, this is what greeted me after my lunch: