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OCTongue SERVED: Flashback to February: Black-Tie Gala for 450 at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Updated: May 15, 2020

It's 6 pm on 4.27.20 and it's Pepper's 13th birthday! As I look back on all the food we have been blessed enough to enjoy - whether Homemade or Served - one night that stood out was the gala from a couple of months ago. It was an Egyptian-themed black-tie event that my team and I hosted (part of my day job!) and the food was exquisitely prepared by the team at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, CA. For "A Night on the Nile" the Chef and his culinary team served the following -


1st

Creamy Red Lentil Soup - this was so creamy and flavorful but not overpowering. It was a great opening for our Egyptian-styled dinner.

2nd

The Grand Californian Baby Mixed Greens

Crumbled Feta, Pickled Onions, Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette

I love cumin, on just about anything!

3rd

Bounty of the Nile

Cumin Dusted Salmon and Braised Short Rib

Vegetable Couscous

This main course was delectable. I had double salmon because I'm a pescetarian. I heard the short rib was tender and achieving that for such a large crowd was a feat.

4th

Warm Date Cake

Coconut Ice Cream with Pineapple Accents


Kudos to the DGC culinary team!





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