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Inside Look: Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

We were invited to dine “underneath the lovely London sky” in the newly reimagined Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which pays homage to the whimsy and elegance of the film Mary Poppins Returns.

We savored delectable cuisine in their stylish dining room which brought us into a fanciful garden scene that incorporated cues from the movie including: motifs of flowers, butterflies, bird cage ceiling fixtures, decorative lamps, chandeliers, and more.

The menu, crafted by Chef Andres Mendoza, formerly Chef de Cuisine of Norman’s at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, featured Florida cuisine with a Mediterranean influence.

Proprietor/Sommelier Israel Perez created drink pairings from their award-winning wine list throughout our dinner.

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The new and exclusive Sommelier Room will allow Israel and his team to source boutique wines that pair with special creations from Chef Andres.

For a sweet ending, Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer prepared for us decadent and beautifully plated desserts.

Here are photos from our fabulous dinner at Cítricos:

Strawberry Salad – Chamomile Infused Goat Cheese, Frisée Lettuce, Bacon Vinaigrette and Spiced Sunflower Seeds

Smoked Duck Breast – Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta, Celeriac Purée and Duck Confit

Citrus-cured Hamachi – Passion Fruit Nuoc Cham, Compressed Star Fruit, Pasilla Oil and Blood Orange Puffed Tapioca

Berkshire Pork Belly – Boniato and Plantain Croquette, Salsa Verde and Jícama

Butter-poached Florida Cobia – Mashed Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Local Mushrooms and Grapefruit Buerre Blanc

House Made Rigatoni – Bolognese, Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted Hen of the Woods Mushrooms and “Egg Yolk” (Plant-based)

Oak-grilled 12-oz Prime New York Strip – Potato Purée, Broccolini, Cipollini Jam, Bordelaise

Truffle Macaroni & Cheese – House-made Gnocchetti, Summer Black Truffles, Sottocenere al Tartufo and Tarragon

Grilled Marble Potatoes – Roasted Tomato Aïoli, Shaved Serrano Ham and Manchego

Smoked Cauliflower – Green Curry, Chili Crunch and Citrus Crème Faîche (Plant-based)

Orange Blossom Flan – Blood Orange Gelée, Orange-scented Shortbread and Orange Blossom Honey-drizzled Fruit

Apple Rose – Served Warm with Seasonal Apples, Marzipan, Raspberry Jam and Frozen Coconut Milk

Blackberry Tartelette – Lemon Bavarian and Blackberry Mousse enrobed in Glacage with Candied Violet

Chocolate Torte – Chocolate Financier, Dark Chocolate Ganache, Morello Cherries and Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

Be sure to check out Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for delicious food & drinks, beautiful ambiance, and first-class service.  Our dinner was “practically perfect in every way.”

For more information, visit:

Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Disney’s Grand Floridian, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 939-5277

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