Ahhhh, California Grill- I LOVED THIS PLACE!! I picked to eat there this trip because I do not want to take my kids there. DD is 4 and DS is 2 1/2 and one always has to check out the bathroom and the other can’t sit still- so no thank you!
Our ADR’s were for 7:50pm and fireworks were at 8pm. Perfect! We get to CG early because we wanted to have a drink before dinner, but we obviously got there too early. We werent seated probably until 845pm. After 3 Lemon Drop Martinis, I was really tipsy and totally forgot that my job this trip was to take food pictures. Oops!! You understand, right?!?!
The fireworks started and we could see them perfectly from our seats at the bar so we stayed inside. We are native Floridians and the weather was supposed to drop into the 30’s that night and we would freeze if we watched from outside!! We did step outside for a few minutes to take pictures of the castle which appeared so bright and close. My pictures did not do it justice so I will not bother posting them! The castle was all lit up with the Xmas lights and looked beautiful!!
Anyways, the food was DELICIOUS!!
We stared with:
*Spicy Kazan Roll…crab, shrim, bay scallops, tuna and fireball sauce. This was delicious. The sauce was spicy, but for some reason I can handle Wasabi spicy.
*Yoshie’s Deluxe Sushi Platter…Maki and Nigiri. I really don’t remember what was on this plate, but it was delicious as well. I think it was just pieces of sushi- no rolls.
*Peekytoe Crab Salad with Celery Root, Avocado, FL citrus, and Tarragon Remoulade. Delicious, but tasted more like celery than crab.
For our entree- we each split our meal three ways so we could all have a little bit- each one was equally delicious!!
*I ordered the Oak fired Filet of Beef with Boniato Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Haricot Vert, and teriyaki BBQ Sauce.
*SIL ordered the Seared Scallops with Gregola Pasta, Bacon, Almonds, Cauliflower Puree, Wild Mushrooms, and Cider Reduction.
*DH ordered the Pan-Roasted Grouper Filet with Olive Oil Crushed Potatoes, Cipollini onions, and Red Wine Butter Sauce.
I think if I just had to order one meal today it would be the Scallops!!
Back to AKL to go to bed- too much to eat and drink!! We have to get up early to make it to EMH at Magic Kingdom.