After new recipes are developed, they are tested to see which menu items are most popular with guests. Testing took place at Gasparilla Grill before it closed for refurbishment this month.
The new menu at the Beach Pool Bar now replaces Gasparilla as the go-to counter-service location for Grand Floridian during renovations. As always during refurbs and menu updates, this is all subject to change.
Let’s check it out!
New Menu Items
Watermelon, Feta, and Arugula Salad with Red Onion Vinaigrette
Chunks of watermelon, feta cheese crumbles, grape tomatoes, and shaved red onion on a base of arugula.
Grilled chicken Caesar salad ($8.39)
This is a holdover from Gasparilla. You can now sub out the chicken for grilled shrimp for an additional charge.
Crab Cake Sandwich ($9.99).
Served with a corn tartar sauce and cucumber salad. The cake itself is an un-breaded version of the Grand Floridian Cafe crab cake.
Citrus Chicken Salad Sandwich ($8.99)
Shredded chicken with a citrus tarragon dressing. Served with sliced beefsteak tomatoes and sliced avocado on a brioche bun.
1/3 lb Angus Cheeseburger ($9.39)
Another holdover from Gasparilla.
Grilled Vegetable Focaccia ($8.99)
Grilled sliced zucchini, eggplant, onion, red bell pepper, and Portobello mushrooms with smoked gouda cheese and red pepper hummus.
Roast Beef on Sunflower Bread ($8.99)
Roast Beef with Boursin Cheese, caramelized onions, and arugula on sunflower Panini bread.
Chicken Breast Nuggets ($8.69)
Chicken nuggets and fries. And old stand-by!
So tell us — which menu item would you order at the Pool Bar? Let us know in the comments below!