Recently, we let you know that Cove Bar’s beloved Mickey’s Fun Wheel cocktail is now available at Alfresco Tasting Terrace (FYI — Neverland Tea and Black Pearl are available now, too!) – and now we’re helping ourselves to some tasty little appetizers at this relaxing and beautiful lounge in Disney California Adventure Park.
Alfresco Tasting Terrace is located in DCA, above Wine Country Trattoria and overlooking Radiator Springs. We realize that’s a little bit of a contradiction in styles, but this is Disneyland, and somehow it works.
As you might expect, the Mediterranean design of Wine Country is continued at Alfresco Tasting Terrace, with stucco walls, painted vines and grapes, and lots of wrought iron.
The bar and lounge area upstairs transports guests to a winery in Napa Valley — so relaxation is part of the draw here. Seating is at small tables with wrought iron, padded chairs.
You’ll find a menu at each table, ready for perusal.
The menu is classy with a pretty embossed leather cover.
Inside guests find a small selection of appetizers. These are all Italian-inspired, including classics like Bruschetta and Chicken Caesar Piadina.
Heather Sievers, our Disneyland correspondent (of @DiningInDisney fame!) chose three excellent options. The first is Sundried Tomato Flatbread. This crispy flatbread is covered in lots of vibrant sundried tomatoes, green olive tapenade, pesto, and mozzarella cheese. The colors are irresistible, and it’s delicious with tons of stringy melted cheese and zesty pesto.
Next up is a DFB favorite: the Charcuterie and Cheese Board. This generous appetizer features prosciutto di parma, Spanish-style chorizo, gorgonzola blue cheese, chèvre, fontina, green olives, marinated mushrooms, walnuts, and dry-cured black beldi olives.
Everything was flavorful, and the accompaniments worked well together, with some interesting additions to the board.
The last app Heather tried is about as classic as Italian food gets: Meatballs Marinara. Three meatballs are served in a small pan, which is used to broil that gooey cheese.
The meatballs are a good size and super delicious.
Inside the meatball is juicy and flecked with spices. Paired with the fresh-tasting marinara sauce, these were totally addicting.
Alfresco Tasting Terrace is a wonderful getaway in Disney California Adventure. Guests can get a little above the action without having to stray too far. For an afternoon snack and a glass of wine, it’s the perfect little spot.