visit to disneyland's semi-secret club 33 - the menu (& prices....)
- Mr. Taster
Was supposed to go to club 33 on saturday with some only semi-houndly friends. They personally loved the food. I thought the LA CH community would be interested in seeing what their winter menu had to offer.
for those not aware, club 33 is a private club, mostly intended for corporate members as a way to entertain clients, which you enter through a locked door in new orleans square. when a guest makes you reservations, you receive free tickets to both parks, but you must eat dinner at the club or else the member's credit card is charged about $90 for each missing reservation.
so without further ado... the menu
there is a 5 course prix fixe meal for $73. With wine pairing, add $35. Unfortunately my friend's photography is not that good, so I can only read the last few courses:
pepper crusted rib eye steak, dijon roasted garlic, aioli / Lava Cap Syrra Reserve, 2000
Select artisan cheeses/ guenoc, port, guenoc valley
kahlua chocolate bombe, orange zest creme anglaise, EOS, tears of dew, moscato, 2001
Now from the a la carte menu:
Carpaccio of filet mignon 10
white bean artichoke chowder, nueske bacon 7
seared sea scallop raviolo, pineapple sage, butternut squash 14
field green salad, fromage blanc, red beet vinaigrette 7
caramelized fennel and autumn mushroom bisque 9
hudson valley foie gras, golden apple, lingonberry waffle 18
pan fried cape cod oysters 14
norwegian salmon tasting 35
braised prime short rib, vintage port, mustard greens 34
Wild Stripe Bass, mung bean ragout, spiced aubergine 33
farm raised venison chop, valrhona chocolate, juniper berry 38
Root vegetable strudel, montrachet cheese, fingerling potato 27
lavender glazed chicken, morel mushroom risotto 29
certified black angus filet of chateaubriand 39
whole roasted muscovy duck, black winter truffle 37
alaskan halibut, buckwheat fettuccini, lobster thermidor 32
colorado lamb three by three 38
select artisan cheeses 10
that's all I've got from the photo-- of course the prices are outrageous when you consider that you're at Disneyland, but the tickets are free after all...
I must say I would have really liked to have tried the foie gras lingonberry waffle. How odd.
so what do you think?
I went to the buffet there a couple times and thought it was great. Sort of like a really good hotel brunch, which doesn't sound that good, but when you compare it to the swill they sell at the park, it's like gay Paree. It's also fun to drink booze while watching people mill around a dry French Quarter out the windows.
The trophy room is fun. They call it that because it used to house a ton of trophies given to Walt, but after he died the family snagged them all. The room has hidden microphones (which you can still see if you look around) that Walt installed to snoop on guests. The plan was that someone would monitor the conversations and the stuffed animals in the room would comment on the private conversation you were having. Word has it the system was never used, but the microphones are still there, so you be the judge.