Orlando Dining Round-Up December 26, 2015: California Grill, McFadden’s, Whole Foods

In this week’s dining news round-up, Disney offers a new brunch, McFadden’s closes, a slew of new openings, plus much more. Ready?

California Grill, at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Walt Disney World’s California Grill, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is now offering “Brunch at the Top” on Sundays.

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California Grill at Walt Disney World Reopens After Renovations September 9, 2013

Closed since earlier this year for reservations, Walt Disney World‘s California Grill restaurant will reopen on September 9.

Walt Disney World, California GrillIn addition to a new design, said to be remniscent of California in the 1950s, the restaurant will also feature a new menu. There will be flatbreads, baked local prawns with charred lemon, squash ravioli, and savory meatballs with herbed orzo, as well as updates to longtime favorites.

The sushi bar will expand with a new omakase (chef’s choice) menu, and the regular menu will feature some interesting desserts, like the new Sundae Sampler Dessert Trio.

Reservations can now be made online at disneyworld.com/dine or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (3463). The restaurant is open for dinner daily at 5pm.

California Grill is located inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

New Desserts Coming to Walt Disney World’s California Grill When it Reopens

Walt Disney World, California GrillWalt Disney World’s California Grill closed earlier this year for a revamp, and it looks like the menu is also getting some new items.

The Disney Parks Blog interviewed the restaurant’s pastry chef, Jeff Barnes, and he said one of the new desserts being added to the menu is a Sundae Sampler. This mini-trio features a Coke float, a strawberry sundae, and a carmel corn sundae.

He also stated there will be two new breads, a whole-grain sourdough roll and a lavender-infused focaccia, made with fresh California lavender, olive oil and other herbs.

No word on when the California Grill will reopen, but we’ll let you know when Disney sets a date.

Disney To Close California Grill Restaurant for Revamp in 2013

Walt Disney World has announced that the popular California Grill restaurant at the Contemporary Resort will be closing for remodeling and a revamp.

Representatives said they plan to close California Grill in January 6, 2013, with a reopening date sometime in the summer.

During this time, not only will the restaurant be getting a new look, but so will the menu.

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