As the California Grill reopens today at Walt Disney World, its grand reopening marks the culmination of more than six months of work. The restaurant closed down in February for a complete revamping that included its interior spaces as well as its menu. While the offerings haven't changed completely, you'll find many new items on the menu and fresh takes on old favorites.
Click the video accompanying this article to learn more about the re-imagining of this popular restaurant and all the people whose efforts have brought the product to fruition. They were honored at a media presentation and preview of the new menu. You can read my full review of the food in this article.
The new decor is stunning, too, with a bright and airy inside and the panoramic views for which the restaurant is famous. In its spot on the Contemporary Resort's 15th floor, it offers an aerial view of the Magic Kingdom. Dine at night for a prime view of the fireworks, complete with the soundtrack piped in on the outdoor catwalks.
If you'd like to hear directly from Chef de Cuisine Brian Piasecki, jump to this article to see a video interview.