Apart from all of the sweet items popping up at Disneyland Resort, some fall and Halloween-inspired savory items are making their way into the restaurants as well! The Disney Parks Blog reports some really delicious sounding dishes around property.
At Grand Californian Hotel, Storytellers Cafe is serving Zinfandel Spaghetti with roasted golden beets, pine nuts, and golden raisins. Visit Cafe Orleans in Disneyland for their Braised Short Ribs, served with purple mashed potatoes, sauteed baby carrots, red wine mushroom sauce, and fried shoestring onions. Blue Bayou is serving up Creole-brined, bone-in pork chop with roasted garlic Boursin mashed potatoes, sautéed baby spinach, Champagne pear coulis, and tomato relish.
Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante is serving Pork Tamales in honor of Dia de los Muertos, and a Blue Cheese and Onion Marmalade Burger can be found at at Hungry Bear Restaurant.
Village Haus Restaurant is serving Fire-Breathing Dragon Flatbread, featuring buffalo chicken, serrano chile slices and chipotle aioli. If you’re not a fan of spicy heat, you can try the “Munster” Chicken Sausage Sandwich, featugin onions, red bell peppers, mushrooms, Muenster cheese and chicken sausage on a baguette, served with a side of roasted purple potatoes.
At French Market Restaurant has a Traditional Shrimp Po Boy with deep-fried popcorn shrimp, lettuce, tomato, vinegar dressing, and Cajun remoulade sauce served on a toasted potato roll. Visit Tomorrowland Terrace for their “Monsters U” cheeseburger with special sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles and grilled onion. This burger is served with a side of fries covered in Parmesan Ranch “Ooze.” Craving some carbs? Then head to Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port for their Mac & Cheese pizza – a pizza crust made with mac & cheese topped with mozzarella and Romano cheeses and seasoned bread crumbs.
If you find yourself at California Adventure, you can order a Burger or Grilled Chicken at Taste Pilots’ Grill, where the dish comes topped with a “cobweb” of Swiss cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms. Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta is serving Anti-Vampire Chicken Pizza, featuring roasted garlic sauce, marinated chicken, smoked Gouda, roasted red peppers, and a tomato-spicy harissa drizzle.
Of course, after enjoying all these savory dishes, you need to finish off with dessert! Disney Insider recommends a Pumpkin Food Crawl! While not noted as to where to find these treats in the article, perhaps it could make for a fun and delicious scavenger hunt! Here is what you can find on your expedition (I’ve noted locations to find some of the items):
Pumpkin Cheesecake can be found at Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at California Adventure, Jolly Holiday Bakery Café and French Market in Disneyland park, and White Water Snacks at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. You can find the recipe here!
Pumpkin Pie can be found at Plaza Inn, Carnation Cafe, Village Haus Restaurant, River Belle Terrace and French Market Restaurant in Disneyland park, and at Flo’s V-8 Café and Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at California Adventure.
While I’m not big on pumpkin, a lot of those savory items sound really good, like that Fire-Breathing Dragon Flatbread! Which items appeal to you?