One of my favorite parts about being a grownup is that I can eat good food. I don’t know about you, but I get so tired of hamburgers, spaghetti & meatballs and french fries. I am not a health nut and I do sample occasionally from the above assortment. But the best part about Disneyland are the grown up restaurants.
Now if you have young children, please skip these establishments. These are the places where I sit with Hot Hubby, away from the noise and the crowds. And I will give you dirty looks if you bring a child and they don’t behave. Children love Goofy’s Kitchen and belong there.
Our favorite adulting is done at Carthay Circle in California Adventure. Carthay Circle Restaurant occupies the 2nd floor of a detailed reproduction of the iconic Carthay Circle Theatre. In 1937, Disney’s first feature-length film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, premiered there. The restaurant has hundreds of pictures from that evening and takes you back to a slower pace. Downstairs, there is a gorgeous bar and waiting area. But upstairs is the place to be.
I always begin my visit with a walk upstairs to the bathroom. The wooden paneling, the full length doors on the stalls, the luxury helps my heart beat slower. Once the my smile has returned, I head downstairs to let the staff know we am here for our reservation.
After a few minutes of hand holding in a corner with Hot Hubby, we are whisked upstairs to begin our immersion. Upstairs is a quiet respite from the real world. The waiters are attentive, the food is delicious and the pace is leisurely.
We always start with the Carthay Signature Fried Biscuits. Can you imagine how good it is to have cheese, bacon, jalapeno all baked into a biscuit? It is heaven on earth! We have tried a variety of dinners and each features an amazing assortment of tastes that tickle your tongue and leaving you wishing for cooking lessons. The menu changes seasonally, so it is always a new experience.
Next time you head to Disneyland and want a little luxury….try Carthay Circle. Your taste buds and your Hot Hubby will thank you!