REVIEW: New Spring Dinner Menu at Carthay Circle Restaurant Delights Us at Disney California Adventure

Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure has come out with a new spring dinner menu for the season. We stopped by the signature dining location to try some of the new items. Keep on reading for our review.

Interior

Carthay Circle Restaurant is known for its upscale, modern global cuisine. The restaurant is a replica of the former Carthay Circle Theatre of Hollywood’s Golden Age, where “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” first premiered in 1937. A nod to the classic film can be seen on the ceiling inside the restaurant.

Menu

Cocktails

Carthay Old Fashioned – $18.50

Woodford Reserve Bourbon with Angostura and Orange Bitters, a Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherry, and served with an Ice Sphere

This is a classic, well-balanced old fashioned. The orange bitters are pretty prominent with the bourbon.

Starters

Yukon Potato Croquettes – $18

Manchego Cheese, Spanish Chorizo, Roasted Garlic Aioli

These are creamy golden potatoes with mashed consistency in a fried, thin, and crunchy exterior.

The creamy aioli adds a lot of flavor, as do the chunks of chorizo. Although, the chorizo isn’t very spicy.

These were delicious.

Sustainable Fish of the Day – $50

Shrimp, Lentils, Charred Orange-Guajillo Chili Vinaigrette

Our fish of the day was halibut. And it was tender and buttery in a well-seasoned vinaigrette that has a Mexican flare.

The shrimp were pleasant and not fishy at all.

The lentils go well with the soup-like sauce that sits underneath.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable dish.

Dessert

Manjari Chocolate Cloud – $15

Chocolate Crumble, Mango Passion Fruit Curd

This Chocolate Cloud is made of rich chocolate with a sweet mango filling.

It is accompanied with a potent and tart raspberry sauce. It’s a winning combination.

This dessert was the “raspberry on top” to a great spring dinner experience.

All in all, we absolutely would return to Carthay Circle Restaurant for this delightful meal, and we highly recommend it to others. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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