It hardly seems like a year ago that the California Grill re-opened at Disney's Contemporary Resort. â€œCalifornia Grill is a total experience â€“ great food, interesting wines, craft cocktails, and an incomparable view,â€ says Chef Brian. â€œWe change the menu so fast with whatâ€™s fresh and available, so far itâ€™s been a success,â€ he answers with a smile. The most-ordered dish is the Pork Two Ways with grilled pork tenderloin and lacquered pork belly served with warm goat cheese polenta, mushrooms and a touch of sweetness with house-made applesauce. For starters, the house-made charcuterie is another hit. The buttery filet mignon with heirloom tomato risotto, baby vine tomatoes, basil and tomato butter is a top pick, too. View attachment 18238 Chef Brian loves his new kitchen, with gadgets like a sous vide machine that seals ingredients in plastic for slowly cooking in a water bath for super tender, perfectly cooked dishes. â€œMost guests donâ€™t want to know about the cooking techniques, they just love the results,â€ says Chef Brian. The kitchen team reaches out to local farms, and with Florida crops just coming into high season, look for lots of local fruits and produce on the fall menu â€“ as well as Florida seafood. A simple salad has never tasted better than the one made with local greens and topped with a poached Lake Meadow Naturals egg and Palmetto Honey vinaigrette. â€œDesserts are flying out of here,â€ says Chef Brian, thanks to the creativity of Pasty Chef Jeff Barnes â€“ his hot banana fritters are the biggest hit. View attachment 18237 The new fireworks deck has given more guests a front-row spot for the nightly Magic Kingdom Park fireworks. While you can sit at your table with the fireworks sound track piped in, most guests love to walk out on the two decks for a birdâ€™s-eye view of the Magic Kingdom Park from the 15th floor. Now thatâ€™s a one-of-a-kind ending to a your day. Where you one of the first people to dine at the California Grill when it re-opened after it's refurbishment.