In 1971, Top of the World opened on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, offering two dinner / dance shows each night with top-notch entertainment. In 1981 the “Broadway at the Top” dinner was introduced with popular catchy tunes sung by talented artists. In 1995, the space was transformed into California Grill, with fresh seasonal dishes prepared in the kitchen of the stage. The impressive wine list showcasing California’s best-rated vineyard wines further enhanced the dining experience. California Grill was considered an avant-garde concept (especially for a theme park), becoming a much-desired dining destination for our guests, as well as attracting the attention of the culinary world. And it continues to dazzle and impress all these years later!
Over the years, the menu has evolved, but continues to focus on seasonal food with a creative mix of flavors, textures and techniques. The stellar award-winning wine list is still so impressive, but it has given way to cocktails and craft beers. What has remained constant are the breathtaking views of Magic Kingdom Park and Seven Seas Lagoon.
As part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” California Grill will offer a limited-time three-course menu featuring dishes inspired by past favorites, as well as fresh new creations from the market. Below are a few articles (well, my favorites!) Of this 50th birthday celebration menu.
Including sushi in this special menu was a fact! The California Grill Sushi Classics Trio: Blue Crab California Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Spicy Kazan Roll, brings together three of the most popular rolls in one dish. I love the spicy Kazan roll with blue crab, yellowfin tuna tataki and sweet shrimp. But what makes this sushi roll unique is the fireball sauce with scallops, avocado and mango, which brings the flavor to another level.
The homemade artisanal Orange Pizza Duck has a fun story. Long Island Duckling with Orange Sauce was on the original Top of the World menu and, with the artisan dishes and wood-grilled pizzas on stage being the guests ’favorites, it made perfect sense to marry the two. Introduce this delicious pizza with duck and candied jam, black-orange fig jam, pickled shallots, aged blue cheese and arugula – a tribute to the Top of the World classic and a California Grill staple.
Beef fillet cooked in oak with black truffle butter potatoes, black raisin vinaigrette, cauliflower and black garlic butter has layers of incredible flavors. I LIKE a fantastic steak (and the chefs cover it with roasted tomato butter, already!), But these Château potatoes are more than fabulous, slowly cooked in brown butter and topped with freshly shaved black winter truffles. Delicious!
“The most magical celebration in the world” deserves a classic dessert that never goes out of style, and this delicious Grand Marnier EARidescent soufflé is perfection. Served next to the table with macerated Florida citrus and a delicious homemade cream ice cream. A sweet ending, in fact.
See the full menu below. Enjoy it!
This amazing three-course menu of limited time will be offered from October 3rd, with reservations available on September 23rd. To make a reservation, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.