Enjoy the Star Treatment at The Hollywood Brown Derby

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Hollywood Brown Derby  at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

351 S Studio Dr

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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