Celebrating anniversaries to me is so much fun. My boyfriend and I celebrated our one-year anniversary visiting a Disney Parks Restaurant – The Hollywood Brown Derby.
The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios mirrors the original Brown Derby of Hollywood, where the famous Cobb Salad was created and celebrities enjoyed visiting.
Walking inside of The Hollywood Brown Derby, I saw several pictures of Hollywood stars hanging on the wall and the servers were dressed in old Hollywood attire. I feel that Disney does a fantastic job with theming and making guests feel as if they’ve been transported to a different time period. However, I feel that the theme park food can be a hit or miss.
I enjoy theme park food from time to time, but I feel you’re really paying for the experience. The Hollywood Brown Derby may have changed my mind.
The menu was very tasteful and there was a great wine and drink selection. The Cobb Salad came highly recommended, but I’m just not the salad type.
To begin our meal, we ordered the Andouille-crusted Prawn over Black Diamond Cheddar Grits, Wilded Greens and Ancho Oil. The prawn was fried to a golden brown and the cheddar grits were very rich. I don’t feel the wilded greens were necessary, but added color to the plate.
For the main course I ordered the All-Natural Herb-roasted Rack of Lamb over a Buttermilk Blue Cheese-Corn Pudding with a Chianti and Sweet Onion Reduction. This was so good and was by far my favorite part of the meal. The lamb was cooked to a medium rare and melted in my mouth. The Blue Cheese-Corn Pudding was smooth and I could certainly taste the blue cheese. The Chianti and Sweet Onion reduction was rich and really gave this dish even more wonderful flavor.
My boyfriend ordered the Scotch Maple-glazed Loch Duart Salmon over Golden Lentils topped with a Local Fennel and Citrus Salad. Personally, I liked this but it certainly would not be my first pick. The salmon was very tender and sweet because of the glaze. The lentils definitely had a natural and earthy flavor. The local fennel and citrus salad gave this plate some fresh and sweet flavors as well.
To finish off the meal I enjoyed a glass of the Fairy Tale by Iron Horse, Celebration Cuvée Brut, Green Valley ’08. This sparkling wine was so good and very refreshing.
So, overall I enjoyed this meal. I definitely recommend The Hollywood Brown Derby if you’re looking for that ‘star’ treatment and a Disney Parks Restauarant.
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