Archive for August, 2011

California in Florida.

Disney’s California Grill is an excellent restaurant with delicious food and a magnificent view of Magic Kingdom.

“California Grill is a Signature Dining restaurant that serves award-winning gourmet dinners and sweeping views atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Venture into this vibrant and charged atmosphere and watch the creation of culinary masterpieces in the on-stage kitchen.”

Tonights dinner began with Rotisserie BBQ Chicken Flatbread . . . Chipotle-Corn Salsa, Roasted Peppers, Smoked Cheddar.  You could almost make a small meal out of this flatbread.

Next was the Oak-fired Filet of Beef . . . Buttered Purple Stokes Potatoes, Broccolini, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Teriyaki Barbecue.  Steak and mashed potatoes go so well together.   I could have eaten two portions.

Finally was dessert.  Valrhona Chocolate Cake with strawberries and ice-cream.

this is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a final dinner at Walt Disney World.







Yak & Yeti! That has a weird ring to it.

We attempted to get a table at Yak and Yeti one year during thanksgiving week and it was packed.  Prior to the most recent trip we made reservations early to make sure that we would get to have dinner there.

“Situated at the base of Mt. Everest in the small town of Anandapur in the Asia area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, this grand old house turned restaurant sets out adventurous meals of Asian cuisine that combines flavors from China, India and Nepal.”

For my meal I chose Sweet & Sour Chicken – Tempura chicken, ginger, garlic, bell peppers, pineapple.  It was filling but left just enough room for Chocolate pudding cake, raspberry sauce.

After dinner I roamed around the building to admire the decorations.  There’s an array of artifacts from the collection “the proprietor” and his family amassed from their travels across Southeast Asia. Some of these souvenirs include statues, fine tapestries and 900-pound, gold inlaid silk puppets.

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is located at Beach Club Resort.   After a long day at one of the theme parks we exited the boat and hurried down the dock and toward Beaches& Cream in hopes of grabbing a late night dessert.   When we arrived it was obvious that the shop wasnt closing anytime soon.  there was a line to the door and the dining area was full.

While I was waiting to place an order I kept noticing large silver bowls on several tables.   After some quick research on the menu I realized that these items were called “Kitchen Sink Sundae”  – Eight scoops of Ice Cream served with all the Toppings in the house and a whole can of Whipped Cream.  The bowls contained enough ice-cream and toppings  for 5-6 people.   I am a bit picky about sharing plates or extra large bowls with other people.  It was fun to watch the other guests dig into their bowls.

Meanwhile my Old-fashioned hot fudge Sundae was being prepared. for my enjoyment. Fortunately we didn’t have a long walk to our room after eating the delight.