California Grill, high atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, offers fine food with a view!
High atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of the finest dining experiences Guests can experience at at Walt Disney World Resort. Considered Disney Signature Dining, the award-winning California Grill offers flavors of the American Pacific Coast with spectacular views of Magic Kingdom Park and the surrounding Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake area.
Diners check in on the 2nd floor of the Contemporary and proceed to the California Grill on the 15th floor via a private elevator. The restaurant interior is an open setting with modern decor and windows on all sides. World-class chefs prepare unique dishes in deliciously inventive new ways in the onstage kitchen situated to the side, just off center of the dining room.
A delectable palate of dining choices is available at premium prices, but here unbeatable ambiance is included free of charge.
Californian cuisine celebrates fresh, seasonal ingredients and the international, melting-pot culture of the Golden State. Changing seasonally, the menu may include such specialties as handmade Sonoma goat cheese ravioli, Florida swordfish and oak-fired filet of beef.
Delight in mouthwatering sushi, as well as flavorful brick oven-fired flatbreads. Then polish off a perfect meal with decadent desserts like warm chocolate cake and cheesecake.
To complement their entrées, Guests 21 years of age and up can select from over 300 hand-picked wines—most of which are from California. Over 50 are available by the glass, and sommeliers are on hand to offer pairing suggestions.
While waiting for your entree to be served or perhaps after you finish dessert, take a stroll on the balcony to admire the view. If you have timed the evening well, you will be able to view Wishes nighttime spectacular fireworks. Lights inside the restaurant dim, and music is piped in while the extravaganza displays above Magic Kingdom. If you dine before the fireworks, bring your receipt to the check-in desk on the 2nd floor for reentry to California Grill and enjoy the show either from California Grill Lounge or the outside observation deck.
Each Sunday, California Grill offers a brunch menu “of charcuterie, sushi, inspired salads and seasonal brunch entrees made from the freshest ingredients—there’s something for even the most discriminating palate. Libations include a Bloody Mary bar, cocktails, craft brews and an extensive list of the finest wines from around the world.”
Diners can enjoy a leisurely morning with live musical entertainment and complimentary mimosas throughout the brunch (ages 21+). Macaroons or chocolate truffles provide a sweet ending for a brunch you’ll never forget!
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Because this is a Disney Signature Dining Experience, Guests are asked to adhere to a dress code. Men may wear khakis, slacks, jeans, or dress shorts and collared shirts. Sport coats are optional. Women may wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses, jeans, or dress shorts. Tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing, and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics are NOT permitted.
Reservations are recommended and can be made 180 days out from your Walt Disney World Vacation. Special dining experiences are available Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Eve.
Visit California Grill online or call (407) WDW-DINE to book your reservation today.
The California Grill has some tasty sushi! Introduce your kids to this west-coast treat today.
You will need:
1 cup uncooked short-grain white rice
1 cup water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 cup imitation crabmeat, finely chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
8 sheets nori (dry seaweed)
2 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 cucumber, cut into thin spears
2 avocados – pitted, peeled, and sliced the long way
Simply follow this recipe from AllRecipes.com to assemble, and enjoy a fresh California Roll.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Home Economics, Cooking
SKILL LEVEL: Middle Grades
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