Today I was lucky enough to experience one of the most amazing culinary adventures in my lifetime.
You know the episodes of Top Chef where chefs create hundreds of tiny plates for food critics, so lucky visitors basically roam table-to-table eating all the amazing food. Well, today that was real life.
As part of the Food Blog Forum, we were able to experience plates from all of the best Disney World restaurants, all from the beauty that is the California Grill. Take a look at the menu:
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Magic Kingdom Park
Chef Mark Norberg
Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops with Seasonal Vegetables and Mushrooms served in Puff Pastry with Creamy Lobster Sauce
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Chef Brian Piasecki
Braised Pork Belly with Goat Cheese Polenta and Country Applesauce
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Bakery
Pastry Chef Jeff Barnes
Chocolate Pudding Cake with Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce and Mint Cream
Florida Strawberry-Orange Cake with Champagne Sorbet
Flying Fish Cafe
Chef Tim Keating
Local Wild Ocean Shrimp, Risotto di Carnaroli alla Frutti di Mare
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Chef Robby Sayles
Roasted Baby Beets with Pear, Goat’s Milk Feta, Toasted Pistacho and Petite Greens
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Chef Dennis Thompson
Wild Striped Bass with Tiny Potatoes, Sweet Corn Puree, Romanesco, Shiitakes, and Warm Tomato-Pickled Mustard Seed Vinaigrette
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Chef Eddie Mendoza
Fragrant Lamb Potjie with Basmati Rice and a Minted Lemon Pickle
Chef Charles Dolson
Power Salad – Kale, Chard, Chicory, Radicchio, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Quinoa, Goat Cheese, Toasted Sliced Almonds and Dried Sour Cherries with Spiced Honey Vinaigrette
The Hollywood Brown Derby
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Chef Craig Schleider
Spicy Tuna Tartare with Cucumber and Radish Salad, Avocado Wasabi Sauce and Lotus Root Chips.
Trattoria al Frono
Chef Christian Rumpler
Braised Beef Bolognese with House-made Cavatelli
- The Scallop & Shrimp with the puff pastry
- The braised Pork Belly – I even went back for seconds.
I was most surprised by the beats – I actually enjoyed them!
And let’s just talk about the chocolate pudding cake. It was simply, OUT OF THIS WORLD. The best part, the sea salt on top. It added the perfect sweet, salty combination. I’m so very honored to be a part of this amazing group!