Join us in welcoming Guest Author Trish M. with a mini-review of The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. She utilized the Fantasmic Dining Package!
I just got back from Walt Disney World and I did the Fantasmic Package at Brown Derby. This was a cost of $56.99 plus tax and gratuity. And it was so worth the money!
We arrived about 15 minutes before the show and got awesome seats. This was amazing to me considering people line up 2 hours before!
So let’s get down to the food…
I started with the Blue Lump Crab Spring Rolls, along with Snow Crab Claw, and an Asian Slaw with spicy Miso Aïoli. These were good, but I think I may have preferred to try the Cobb Salad like my fellow diners did.
I’m not a huge fan of Asian slaw or the miso aioli, but there was plenty of crab in the spring rolls.
Next up, I sampled the Char-glazed Filet of Beef with a Red Wine Reduction, topped with a Cabernet and Roasted Shallot Butter, over White Truffle Oil Wild Forest Mushroom Mashed Potato, Sautéed Haricot Verts, and Golden Beets
This whole dish was AMAZING! I was completely shocked to love the golden beets as much as I did.
For dessert, it was the Chocolate Three Ways, which included Praline Milk Chocolate Cream, crunchy Ganache, and Orange-Chocolate Mousse.
As much as I wanted to try the famous Grapefruit cake, I opted for this instead because I needed a chocolate fix. 🙂 I expected it to come out as three separate desserts, but instead it was like a slice of cake/pie with these as three layers.
It tasted wonderful, but I’m still curious about the grapefruit cake.
All that being said, I enjoyed my visit overall. I did feel very under-dressed in the restaurant while wearing the same clothes I had been touring the park in. If I go again, I think I’d prefer to change into something that fits their dress code a little better.
(Editor’s Note: Signature restaurants have a “Resort Casual” dress code. Basically anything goes with the exception of tank tops, swim suits, hats, cut-offs, torn clothing, and items with offensive language and/or graphics.)
What’s your favorite dishes at The Hollywood Brown Derby? Have you done the Fantasmic Dinner Package? Please share your personal experiences in the comments below!