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Exciting New Eats at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Content Relations Coordinator

In addition to all of the excitement that’s happening at the Disneyland Resort, the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are serving up some delicious new bites just for you! If you’re staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel or the Disneyland Hotel – or even just visiting one of these fabulous hotels – read on to find out about all of these new eats.

First up, I’ve got a special announcement about two new character dining experiences coming this summer to Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and to Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

At Storytellers Café, guests will join Mickey Mouse and his friends for Mickey’s Tales of Adventure. Discover the fun with your adventurous storyteller, Mickey, as he welcomes you into his immersive tales of adventure through his magical Adventurer’s Journal.

At Disney’s PCH Grill, guests can get in on all the beachy fun with Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast. Donald has finally been reunited with his heart-throb Daisy, and now you’ll be able to soak in those rays and catch some waves on the dance floor with Donald, Daisy, and Stitch as you chow down on an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet.

Both of these experiences are coming this summer, which means reservations will be opening soon! Stay tuned for more information.

Storytellers Cafe Avocado Toast

Also at Storytellers Café, there are new exciting additions to the lunch and dinner menus, such as Avocado Toast. This new starter comes with crushed avocado, lemon-olive oil, parsley, celery leaves, quail eggs, and Espellete pepper on top of a slice of grilled sourdough bread. Or try the new Kale Salad with almonds, currants, Grana Padano, bacon-bread crumbs, and garlic vinaigrette.

Storytellers Cafe Pizza Storytellers Cafe Pizza 2

You’ll also find new ‘Nduja Sausage and Margherita Artisanal Pizzas. The first comes topped with ‘nduja sausage, mushrooms, artichokes, and potatoes, while the Margherita Pizza comes topped with fresh mozzarella and basil. Both come with Grana Padano, fire-roasted tomatoes, and aged provolone cheese.

Storytellers Cafe Melt

Storytellers Cafe Chicken Storytellers Cafe Desserts CremeBrulee

Specific to the dinner menu are the Chicken Paillard and the Braised Boneless Short Rib. The Chicken Paillard features a lightly-breaded chicken breast and comes with roasted potatoes and heirloom carrots and is topped with a lemon-caper sauce. The Braised Boneless Short Rib comes paired with mashed potatoes, creamy horseradish, and Brussels sprouts. Speaking of short rib, on the lunch menu is the Short Rib Grilled Cheese on sourdough bread with cheddar cheese and caramelized onions. And on the dessert menu for both meal periods is the sweet and scrumptious Vanilla Crème Brûlée with orange-vanilla biscotti and marinated raspberries.

All of these delicious items are just a few of the new menu additions at Storytellers Café. Check out the full menu to see more!

Surfside Lounge Poke Bowl 2

At Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, a new Build-Your-Own Poke Bowl is available at Surfside Lounge and the Sand Bar! This popular and trendy dish comes with avocado, cucumber, and red and green onions. You can customize your bowl with your choice of base, protein, and sauce! Bases include white rice, brown rice, or romaine leaves and proteins include tuna, salmon, or tofu. All proteins are marinated in a savory ponzu sauce. And for the sauce topping, choose between spicy mayo, poke sauce, or wasabi. Each bowl is also garnished with seaweed wakame, tobiko caviar, fried onions, pickled ginger, bonito flakes, and sesame seeds. With so many different combinations, you might just have to come back for more!

Right next door at the Disneyland Hotel, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, Tangaroa Terrace, the Poolside Bar have updated their menus. You can now find the same delicious offerings at all three of these locations! One of these new items is the Island-Style Hot Dog – with ground pork and pineapple sausage in a pretzel bun and topped with whole-grain mustard, onion sauce, pickled carrots, daikon, and Fresno chiles. There’s also a Chicken Teriyaki Bowl featuring diced chicken breast on a bed of rice and vegetables and topped with teriyaki sauce and togarashi aïoli, wonton chips, and sesame seeds. Or try the Rongo Salad with shredded green papaya, fresh lettuce, marinated tofu, cucumber, gooseberries, rice noodles, and carrots tossed in a sesame-ginger vinaigrette.

And of course, there’s always the Pu Pu Platter if you can’t decide on just one! This platter has a little bit of everything with Sweet-and-Spicy Asian Wings, Fried Spring Rolls, Panko-Crusted Chinese Long Beans, Pork Gyoza, and Togarashi Aïoli.

With all three hotels dishing up great new food, there’s plenty to go around, so be sure to stop by and have a bite!

Comments

  • We will be there 7/5-7/9 when will the changes take place.

  • I’m so happy for the new character experiences!! Personally, I never like the characters experience at Grand California, but with this new I’m sure everybody will love it!! and pleaseee bring back the princess breakfast!! all the girls are missing it!

  • We will be there at the end of September – will Chip n Dale still be at Storytellers Café? They are my brother’s favourite characters! We are looking forward to trying the new menu items.

  • When will the character changes take effect? I will be there in May, want to make sure we have dining with Mickey. Thanks

  • Will the new character experiences at breakfast (Storyteller’s Cafe) start around the time Pixar Pier opens? Can’t wait to see this if it is the case! (I’m at Disneyland from the UK from 20-25th June!!)

  • What outfit is Donald going to wear??

    Also are Chip n Dale staying at storytellers or will I need to get my fix at WDW?

  • Will Storytellers character experience be for breakfast, lunch or dinner?
    Thank you for keeping Stitch at PCH Grill with Donald.

    • Hi Patricia! The character dining experience at Storytellers Café will be during the breakfast meal period only.

  • Donald is my favorite character so that breakfast sounds amazing hope it’s available when we go the first week in June 😃

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