New California Grill Menu Revealed Before Debut at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Katie Francis

New California Grill Menu Revealed Before Debut at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The new California Grill menu at Disney’s Contemporary Resort has been revealed in advance of its debut this evening. Up through last night, the restaurant was serving a special 50th anniversary three course meal.

WDW Resorts Contemporary California Grill new menu

Dinner at California Grill consists of a flat-rate prix-fixe three course menu.

New California Grill Menu – $89 per adult, $39 per Child

Signature Wine Pairing – $39, Deluxe Wine Pairing – $69

Market Inspirations (Choose One)

california grill goat cheese raviolo
  • 🆕 Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli: Basil-Saffron Pasta, Tomato Broth, Mushroom Ragoût, Fennel
  • 🆕 Rainbow Roll: Tuna, Salmon, Hamachi, Avocado, Mango, Pickled Watermelon Radish
  • Cascade Roll: Tuna, Hamachi, Salmon Poke, Mango, Shallot, Yuzu-Avocado Purée, Soy Gel
  • Braised Beef Short Rib Wontons: Doenjang-Miso-Cola-Onion Sauce, Radish, Crispy Garlic-Chili Oil, Pickled Lotus Root
  • 🆕 Black Truffle Pizza: Salt-baked Marble Potatoes, Leek Fondue, Crispy Potato Chips, Spicy Honey, Shaved Black Truffle
  • 🆕 Sashimi and Nigiri Sampler: Tuna, Salmon, and Hamachi served with Traditional Garnishes
  • 🆕 Strawberry and Raspberry Salad: Marcona Almond-Cocoa ‘Soil,’ Strawberry Variations, Shaved Radish, Whipped Raspberry Vinaigrette (Plant-based)

Chef’s Journey (Choose One)

california grill fire roasted venison
  • Oak-fired Filet of Beef: Brown Butter Chateau Potatoes, Braised Carrots, Carrot Romesco, Cabernet Veal Jus (Updated)
  • 🆕 Fire-roasted Venison: Hasselback Potatoes, Leek Soubise, Artichoke Barigoule, Ramp Pesto
  • Florida Black Grouper: Coconut-Ginger Basmati Rice, Cashew-Chili Chutney, Bok Choy, Shiitake Mushrooms, Coconut-Kaffir Lime-Green Curry Nage
  • Cast Iron-grilled Pork Tenderloin: Goat Cheese Polenta, Forest Mushrooms, Lacquered Pork Belly, Root Spinach, Corn, Zinfandel Glaze
  • 🆕 Saffron Risotto: Harissa-Honey Nut Squash, Spiced Hummus Chermoula (Plant-based)
  • Pan-seared All-Natural Chicken: Sunflower Pea Pesto, Maitake Mushrooms, English Peas, Madeira Wine Jus (Updated)
  • 🆕 Black Sea Bass: Grilled Petite Squash, Creamy Red Quinoa, Squash-Yogurt Purée, Charred Onion Butter, Citrus Agrodolce
  • 🆕 Wagyu Strip Loin: Kimchi Fried Rice, Steamed Dumplings, Bok Choy, Crispy Lotus Root. (Available for additional surcharge of $47)

Sweet Creations (Choose One)

california grill lemon chiffon cake
  • 🆕 Valrhona Ganache Tart: Coffee Cream, Praline Crunch, Salted Caramel, Cocoa Nibs
  • 🆕 Meyer Lemon Chiffon Cake: Chevre Whip, Meringue, Blueberry Foam, Blueberry Gel
  • 🆕 Peanut and Banana Torte: Shortbread, Peanut Ganache, Miso Caramel, Nut Crumble, Caramelized Bananas (Plant-based)
  • Chef’s Selection of California Cheeses: Featuring Three Unique Cheeses and House-made Accompaniments
  • 🆕 Citrus Crème Brûlée: Angel Food Cake, White Sangria, Sorbet, Ginger Crumble, Mandarin Crémeux, Tangerine, Lychee Gel (Dessert made with or containing alcohol)

Kids’ Appetizers (à la carte)

  • Chicken Noodle Soup: House-made Chicken Broth, Shells, and Vegetables
  • Hearts of Romaine: Ranch Dressing, Tomatoes, Bacon, Croutons

Kids’ Entrées (Choose One)

  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin
  • Grilled Citrus-glazed Chicken
  • Seared Sustainable Salmon
  • House-made Shells & Cheese

Kids’ Selections (Choose Two)

  • Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Goat Cheese Polenta
  • Brown Basmati Rice

Kids’ Dessert Selections

  • Seasonal Fruit
  • Signature Puffed Rice Sushi
  • Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sundae

Tea Selections

  • Eros
  • Imperial Orange Pekoe
  • English Breakfast
  • Thunderbolt Darjeeling
  • Mad Hatters Tea Party
  • Organic Pear Tree Green
  • Organic Health and Well-being Green Tea
  • Organic Chamomile Flowers (Egypt)
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Osmanthus
  • Silver Leaf

Signature Cocktails

  • California Grill Signature Cocktail: This Ultra-Premium Cocktail pairing partners a traditional Champagne Cocktail with Rémy Martin Louis XIII, which takes four generations of Cellar Masters to create – $138
  • Zacapa No. 23 Sidecar: Ron Zacapa Centenario No. 23 Rum, Cointreau Liqueur, Sweet-and-Sour Splash – $25
  • Big 3 Flight to Napa – Chappellet, Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Jarvis, Lake William, Napa Valley 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Silverado “Solo” Napa Valley 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (3-oz pour of each) – $79
  • The Newgroni: Monkey 47 Gin, Stirrings Pomegranate Liqueur, Aperol Liqueur, Yuzu, Mint – $18
  • California Grill Sour: Widow Jane Small Batch Whiskey, DISARONNO Originale Liqueur, Sweet-and-Sour Splash and Dow’s 2016 Porto – $22
  • A Little Whistle: Whistle Pig 10 Yr. Rye Whiskey, White Grapefruit Juice, Basil – $23
  • Blackberry Sour: Ketel One Citroen Vodka, House-made Lemonade, Blackberries – $16.50
  • San Francisco Mai Tai: Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Orgeat (Almond), Orange and Pineapple Juices, float of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum – $16.50
  • Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini: Three Olives Blueberry Vodka, Lemon and Pomegranate Juices, Sugared Rim – $16.50
  • Icewine Martini: Belvedere Vodka, Inniskillin Vidal Icewine, Flame Raisins on the Vine – $23.50
  • Ancho Rancho Spicy Margarita: Patrón Añejo Tequila, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar – $16.50
  • Sonoma Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned: Sonoma Distilling Co. Bourbon, Vanilla Maple Syrup, Angostura Bitters and Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherries with an Orange Twist – $18.50

Alcoholic Beverages

Featured Sparkling & White Wines

  • Banfi Rosa Regale, Brachetto, Piedmont NV
  • Domaine Carneros, Carneros ’16
  • Veuve Clicquot ‘Ponsardin’ Brut, Reims NV
  • Kim Crawford “Signature Reserve”, Marlborough ’18
  • Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley ’17
  • Chateau Montelena, Potter Valley ’17
  • Selbach-Oster, Mosel ’18
  • Conundrum, Rutherford ’19
  • D. Zind-Humbrecht, Gewűrztraminer, Alsace ’19
  • La Perlina, Moscato, Puglia NV
  • Lageder “Riff”, Pinot Grigio, Venezie ’18
  • Cakebread, Napa Valley ’18
  • Rombauer, Carneros ’18
  • Full Reserve Wine List Available

Featured Rosé and Red Wines

  • La Crema, Monterey Country ’18
  • Saint Andre de Figuiere, Cotes de Provence ’20
  • Big Basin, Santa Cruz Mountains ’14
  • Emeritus “Hallberg Ranch”, Russian River Valley ’16
  • Meiomi, California ’17
  • Roco “Gravel Road”, Willamette Valley ’17
  • Duckhorn, Napa Valley ’16
  • B.R. Cohn Silver Label, North Coast ’17
  • Chappellet, Bordeaux Blend “Mountain Cuvée” ’17
  • Faust, Napa Valley ’17
  • Lang & Reed, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley ’15
  • Paul Hobbs “CrossBarn”, Sonoma County ’18
  • Silverado, Napa Valley ’17
  • Maal “Biutiful”, Malbec, Mendoza ’18
  • The Prisoner, Napa Valley ‘19
  • Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina, Italy ’19
  • Valckenberg, Dornfelder, Rheinhessen ’19
  • Michael David “Earthquake”, Lodi ’16
  • Full Reserve Wine List Available

A full bar featuring premium spirits, beer, hard ciders, and more is also available.

Will you try the new California Grill menu? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for our review.

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