The culinary team at The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has put together dishes featuring the freshest of ingredients for the summer, and we have a look at the new menu items.
The new summer menu has several appetizers to start off your meal (or be your meal if you want to eat light).
The Crab Louie ($17) features crispy olive bread, citrus blend, fried capers, and Louie sauce. If you’d rather have shrimp, the Shrimp Cocktail ($17) is topped with shaved fennel cucumbers and a traditional cocktail sauce.
The Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad ($13) combines shaved onions, Thai basil, gremolata, and a delicious citrus vinaigrette into a delicious vegetarian dish, while the Charcuterie Board ($21) features the Chef’s selection of cured meats, cheeses, and accompaniments.
If your foodie taste buds are more adventurous, the Escargot dish ($19) is accompanied by roasted garlic béchamel and crispy prosciutto, or try the Roasted Bone Marrow ($17), which is composed of braised beef, pickled mustard seeds, and a fig bread crostini.
On to the entrée menu where you’ll find updated dishes like the classic Filet Mignon ($49), now paired with glazed carrots, potato pave, horseradish cream, and a tasty peppercorn sauce to finish it off. Or try the Lamb Shank ($45), accompanied with summer vegetables, harissa vinaigrette, and nasturtium chermoula.
Other dishes of note, include the Free-Range Chicken and Dumplings ($35) served with a lemon-ricotta Gnudi, shishito cream, and a gooseberry jus, and the Grilled Pork ($38) with a lavender-sage polenta and local corn salsa, complete with a huckleberry barbecue sauce.
Plant-based eaters should try The Hollywood Brown Derby’s latest rendition of a classic comfort food dish – Shepherd’s Pie ($32), which features roasted garlic mashed potatoes, mushrooms, peas, corn, and carrot Romesco.
And for seafood fans, the seasonal menu includes Sustainable Fish ($45) with white bean ragout, derby summer vegetables, and roasted tomato emulsion, along with a Seafood Cioppino ($48) which brings together favorites from the sea with shrimp, sea scallops, seasonal fish, mussels, served with a toasted baguette, and aromatic tomato broth.
Of course fan favorites are still on the menu, like the Famous Cobb Salad ($22), which features spit-roasted turkey, bacon, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese, avocado, and a classic dressing. Enhance this dish even more by adding chicken or shrimp.
And the classic sweet staple, the Grapefruit Cake ($13), is still available. This Brown Derby original combines a moist vanilla sponge cake, grapefruit syrup, and cream cheese icing.
The Hollywood Brown Derby is located on Hollywood Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and is open for lunch and dinner.
It is modeled after the legendary Brown Derby restaurants that opened in the late 1920s in Los Angeles. During the Golden Age of Hollywood, it was the place to see and be seen, and many stars and studio heads ate there.
Valid theme park admission and a park reservation are currently required to visit this Walt Disney World restaurant. Restaurant reservations are also highly recommended.
Which of these summer-influenced dishes are you interested in trying? Let us know in the comments.