Dining at California Grill in Walt Disney World

Alternatively titled, A Tale of Forsaken Chocolate Lava Cake.

Two years ago I had the privilege of attending the very first Mom Blogger Mixer, compliments of Maria Bailey and Walt Disney World. It was a whirlwind of a weekend, and the last night we were treated to dinner at the California Grill — an acclaimed restaurant atop the Contemporary Hotel, overlooking the Magic Kingdom. Dining at California Grill is an experience everyone should have at least once.

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We dined with the Executive Chef at Epcot, and we were treated to the most popular items from the dinner menu — among them Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with Sun-dried Tomatoes and a warm chocolate cake with molten center.

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As it turned out, we were in a rush to make our reservations at Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba (I KNOW!) and we were forced to leave the table without finishing our desserts.

For two years I’ve been looking forward to coming back to the California Grill and finishing my Valrhona Chocolate Cake. Well tonight, my dream came true.

Valrhona Chocolate Cake

I also enjoyed the goat cheese lasagne and the oak-fired filet of beef.  YUMMO.