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Attention fans of the California Grill! The restaurant that sits atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort is closing February 1st for a major makeover! While executive chef Brian Piasecki is tweaking the menu, the culinary focus will remain on fresh, seasonal creations.
The California Grill opened on May 15, 1995, and quickly became a Disney favorite, garnering rave reviews from food critics. In addition to its California fusion cooking and sushi, it’s location on the Contemporary 15th floor, is famous for its spectacular views of Walt Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon, the Magic Kingdom and the firework shows over Cinderella Castle. The California Grill will reopen in the summer 2013.
- Disney World Refurbishment Schedule December 2012 (chipandco.com)
According to Chef Brian Piasecki from California Grill at Contemporary Resort the California Grill will temporarily close on January 6, 2013 for refurbishment. Reports are saying it will only be closed for a few months and Disney plans on reopening the restaurant in Late summer 2013.
While closed they will be tweaking the menu, but they will still focus on a fresh, seasonal menu with top-of-the-line sushi. You can still look for creative flavors and techniques, and sophisticated cuisine.
We’re so excited about enhancements to the interactive kitchen – I hear they will be able to give a fresh spin to California Grill classics, and add some cutting-edge new selections to the menu.
- News! Temporary Closure in 2013 for Disney World’s California Grill (disneyfoodblog.com)
- Burger Inspiration at Walt Disney World Resort for Your July 4 Cookout (chipandco.com)
Two of my family’s favorite things about a Walt Disney World vacation are the wide variety of great food choices and the fact that every night can end with a party, complete with fireworks. While we really do love standing with the crowd while everyone enjoys Wishes at the Magic Kingdom or IllumiNations at Epcot, sometimes it’s fun to be able to enjoy the show in a little more comfortable surroundings and off your feet. Having a plate of some wonderful Disney fare in front of you at the same time can make for a truly terrific experience. So, here are a few places where you can enjoy dinner and a show, Disney pyrotechnics style.
‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort - this family-style restaurant features flame-grilled meats at dinnertime, and a perfect venue for catching the Wishes fireworks show over the Magic Kingdom‘s Cinderella Castle. When the fireworks are about to start, the dining room’s lights are dimmed and the show’s music is piped in to complete the experience. For a nine o’clock Wishes show, we like to ask for eight o’clock dinner reservations and request a table by a window. You won’t always get your window seat, but you will enjoy the show in any case. ‘Ohana is part of the Disney Dining Plan and requires one table service credit, fireworks included!