The Grand Floridian Café
While we have stayed at the Grand Floridian many times, we’ve never eaten at the Grand Floridian Café onsite.
We decided to use one of our 50% Disney Holiday Discount coupons and have dinner there. It’s a very pretty restaurant and the food is very good (try the chicken in mushroom sauce!). We thought the service was slightly faster than at the other Grand Floridian restaurants.
Elly waiting for the appetizers.
Caroline enjoying her strawberry drink.
Elegant, yet unpretentious, the Grand Floridian Cafe is a delightful restaurant. The Victorian motif features lovely florals and muted tones. A wall of windows overlooks the courtyard of the Grand Floridian Resort.
Dinner Menu (01/14)
Cheese Plate – Truffle Tremor, Reypenaer Gouda and maytag Blue with assorted accoutrements and sesame crackers – $11.99
Chickpea Fritters – Cucumber, Tomato, and Olive Salad with a cucumber yogurt dressing – $6.49
Panko crusted Lump Crab Cake – Carrot, parsnips, and celery root slaw, chipotle tartar sauce – $11.49
Shrimp Cocktail – Fragrantly poached shrimp served with fresh tomato horseradish cocktail salsa – $12.99
Caesar Salad – Crisp Romaine lettuce in a classic dressing. – $5.49
Caramelized Onion Soup Gratinee – Served traditional style – $7.49
Seasonal Salad – Mixed greens, oranges, fennel and candied pistachios with honey citrus vinaigrette – $5.99
Bone In New York Strip – House mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and Bordelaise – $29.99
Grand Floridian Burger – Angus chuck burger, buttered poached lobster with red onion marmalade, crispy prosciutto and arugula on a Brioche bun with chips – $19.49
Grilled Pork Chop – Sweet potato smoked gouda gratin with sauteed spinach and chimichurri – $21.99
Pan roasted Chicken Breast – Mushroom Risotto, roasted mushrooms and chicken pan juice – $18.99
Shrimp and Grits – Jumbo Shrimp with Chorizo and Fennel served on top of Creamy Mascarpone Cheese Grits. Placido Pinot Grigio, Veneto – $19.99
Today’s Sustainable Catch – $$$
Boston Cream Pie – Vanilla chiffon cake, vanilla custard and topped with a dark chocolate glaze – $3.29
Chocolate Fondue – Dark chocolate ganache, accompanied by diced fruit for dipping. – $6.99
Dessert Sampler – includes Fresh berry tart, Boston cream pie, key lime tart, lemon cheesecake. Serves two – $9.99
Fresh Berry Tart – Layer of almond Cake topped with seasonal berries and apricot glaze – $3.29
Key Lime tart – Chocolate crust, topped with caramelized sugar. – $3.29
No sugar added Berry Pyramid – With Mango Sauce – $4.99
NY-style Lemon Cheesecake – Rich, New York Style – $3.29
Seasonal Sorbet – $4.49
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
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