Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope your week gets off to a great start. One thing I love to do on Sundays is go to brunch. Last Sunday, one of my friends and I went to ‘Brunch at the Top’ at California Grill for our First Annual Treat Yo’Self Brunch. It actually just started the week before we went so we were among the first set of people to experience the new offering!
California Grill is a spectacular restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom, located on the fifteenth floor. It’s obviously one of Disney World’s most coveted fireworks spots. The views are just as beautiful in the daytime, and there’s a nice observation deck on each side of the restaurant you can go out on, which comes in handy when you need to get up and walk around in between servings.
There are basically three parts to the experience: the buffet, the entree, and the desserts. The buffet includes selections such as salads, sushi, bagels, Greek yogurt, and deviled eggs. I tried the kale and apple salad, deviled Lake Meadows Naturals eggs, and the Greek yogurt with vanilla-scented granola (all pictured up top), and they were amazing. I’m pretty sure I would turn into a morning person if I were able to get those on a daily basis for breakfast. You can see the chefs cooking behind the buffet area which is pretty cool.
After you finish your buffet selections, you order an entree. There’s something for all types of breakfast people. I ended up getting the Sweet Potato Pancakes with Caramelized Heirloom Apples, Dried Cranberry and Raisin Compote, and Vanilla, which were also fabulous. Your table gets a plate of pastries with scones and biscuits which are pretty good, but I don’t recommend eating all of them if you want to be able to finish your entree with room for dessert.
Not only is the food picture perfect, it tastes great as well! For dessert, there is a small plate of macarons, chocolate truffles, chocolate bark, and other mini-desserts. I was only able to finish a truffle and the chocolate macaron, but I tried everything else and was extremely impressed.
Our server was a delight to talk to, and very helpful with any questions we had about the menu. It’s $80 per adult (alcoholic beverages are extra and charged per glass) but I think it’s completely worth it. This is something I would definitely like to do again, if I can get reservations. If you’re interested, reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE. More information can be found on the Disney Parks Blog.