The Carthay Circle Restaurant will be opening in Disney California Adventure on June 15th, 2012, and you can now make reservations!
And, remember — guests dining at Carthay Circle Restaurant are eligible for complimentary, center-stage viewing for “World of Color.” See details at the end of the post!
The story of the restaurant is set in 1937, on the evening “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” premiered at Carthay Circle Theater! The menu will reflect this time period — with a modern twist, of course! You can see some gorgeous photos of the outside of the restaurant here.
Developed by Executive Chef Andrew Sutton from Napa Rose, and executed by Chef de Cuisine Gloria Tae — also from Napa Rose — the menu will reflect seasonal flavors and Southern California cuisine.
Carthay Circle Lounge
What I love is that there will be, essentially, two public dining options at Carthay Circle: a Carthay Circle Lounge downstairs, serving quick meals, shared plates, wine, craft beer, or handcrafted seltzer sodas with muddled fruit; and the larger restaurant upstairs, which will be taking reservations.
This way, if you just need a bite to eat but would like to relax in a more upscale environment (or if junior has finally decided to nap and you need to be somewhere somewhat quiet and air conditioned for a while), you can simply walk into the Carthay Circle Lounge for tapas and a great drink.
The Lounge menu is divided into Bites, Rolls, Snacks, Small Plates, and Finger Desserts, served in a place to “relax, share and have fun,” Chef Sutton says. Tastes range from hot shrimp with a chilled spicy tomato shooter to duck confit sliders with apricot conserve, watercress, crisp onions, and Taleggio cheese.
If you’d like a longer, larger meal, plan on heading upstairs to the Restaurant!
Carthay Circle Restaurant
And you can take a peek at the decor of the restaurant here. It’s upscale, yet still comfortable.
But guests will definitely be made to feel special: “Upon arrival, guests are greeted downstairs and escorted up the graceful staircase or by elevator to the restaurant,” says Joy Cushing, restaurant manager. Wow; sounds very Club 33, no?
Lunch features exciting options like crispy firecracker duck wings with soy, lime, and Sriracha chili sauce; sautéed northern halibut with roasted red bell pepper, caperberry, and orange relish; and Angus flank steak cobb salad with Mine Shaft Blue Cheese, bacon, avocado, and arugula with Cabernet essence.
On the dinner menu, sample Colorado rack of lamb with fried zucchini blossoms, fennel puree, and summer succotash; grilled Jamaican jerked kingfish with a tropical salsa of pineapple, mango, black beans, and lime; and strawberry-lemon roasted organic chicken salad with jicama, haricot verts, upland cress (greens), and buttermilk-lemon vinaigrette.
Dessert sounds incredible. Try the seasonal county pie with whipped brown sugar sour cream (what?!? Yum!); toasted lemon pound cake with fresh marinated blueberries, lemon curd cream, and Tahitian vanilla Chantilly; “Peaches In All Their Glory,” with peach and white chocolate cannolis with fresh grilled peaches and peach sorbet; and the fried banana split Monte Cristo sundae with raspberry and chocolate fudge ice creams, toffee nuts, and warm caramel rum bananas.
The 256-seat restaurant (200 inside, 56 on a terrace) will also serve a fun kids’ menu! Kids can choose from interesting options like sloppy joes with house-made slaw, pasta and mini crispy tacos, or a beef filet or fish for dinner.
The restaurant and lounge are open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. To make a reservation, call 714-781-DINE or email email@example.com with date, time, and contact information.
World of Color Packages Available
More great news!! Carthay Circle Restaurant replaces Ariel’s Grotto on the World of Color Dining Package docket!
Each guest who orders an appetizer and entrée or an entrée and dessert will receive complimentary, center-stage viewing for the “World of Color” nighttime, water spectacular on Paradise Pier Bay.
Lunch guests and guests who have dinner before 7 p.m. will receive tickets to the first “World of Color” show; guests who dine after 7 p.m. will receive tickets to the second show.
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