Exclusive 4th of July Cali Grill Review with Pics!

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  1. flamestarrdust

    flamestarrdust DIS Veteran

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    Ok as this is sort of a review but just more of a sharing event, here goes my first pics. However, it may take me a few days and posts to get you everything. Also, will have reviews and pics of other WDW restaurants within the next couple of days.

    Lobby Decorations:
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    Restaurant Decorations:
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    Table Settings:
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    Wine List (All included with Dinner Charge):
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    Food List for Event:
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    There was a sectioned off room for kids. Not very big. It only had about two arcade games, face painting, a fortune teller and the following: (Also, a balloon artist walked around the restaurant making really great balloons for the kids such as Mickey, Darth Vader's hat, Pirate Hat with sword and Ariel from The Little Mermaid)

    Popcorn in Kids Area (A little blurry):

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    Cotton Candy in Kids Area:
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    Mickey, Minnie and Goofy visited about 3 separate times and danced with the kids along to the DJ booth. I tried to get some good shots of them but most of mine included other people's kids so I don't have all of them.

    Mickey Dancing:

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    Mickey visiting again:

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    Mickey and Minnie Dancing with kids:
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  5. flamestarrdust

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    Cooked Sushi (includes beef sushi, buffalo chicken sushi and hotdog sushi; I tried all of them except hotdog and they were all very tasty):
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    Shrimp Tempura Sushi (Cooked) and Rainbow Roll Sushi
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    Tuna Patties (cooked), Spicy Tuna Sushi, Various Sashimi
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    Cole Slaw, Romaine Salad and California Cobb:
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    Salad and pickles along with condiments:
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    Slices of Swiss and American Cheese and Buffalo Wings:
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    Buffalo Wings, Chicken Tenders, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Buns:
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    Deviled Eggs and Rolls:
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    Cheese and Steamed Veggies:
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    After getting home and going through pics I realized I'm missing the shrimp skewer and flatbread pictures. However, they were quite yummy.

    Sides(on Menu if you want to know names, I don't remember exactly what they were):

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    Shredded Pork and Pork Ribs:

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    Steak:

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    Clams:
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    This is only the dessert bar photos. I grabbed pretty much everything on the bar and fit it onto one plate. I will explain each dessert when I post those pics.

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    Dessert Bar 2:
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    Below are pics of my food. I will try to explain what everything is. I apologize for food with bites taken out of it, it was all very, very good. We left very stuffed.

    First is my sushi plate. It came already with the little cup of sauce, ginger and wasabi. All I had to do was add the sushi and sashimi:
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    Conundrum Wine (As referred to me by the disboards, also loved it! Just a note, all wines are the wine list I posted come with the entire package price. It's a great way to try super expensive wines :thumbsup2 ):
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    Tuna Patties and Spicy Tuna Sushi:
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    Pieces of Cheese, Steamed Asparagus, BLT Flatbread, Romaine Salad, Deviled Eggs and Spicy Tuna Sushi:
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    Steak, Spicy Tuna Sushi, Skillet Corn Bread, Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin, Steamed Asparagus and Deviled Eggs:
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    Clams (I know I posted this earlier along with the buffet bar items but I just wanted to point out that this is how much they gave us in one serving. It was huge):
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    Watermelon Sorbet (Super Yummy, Tastes just like frozen watermelon, only served once a year):
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    Watermelon Sorbet and Kids Sushi:
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    Kids Sushi (Super Yummy, Couldn't quit eating this):
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    More Desserts to come tomorrow.....
     
  11. granmaz

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    Wow, that looked a fabulous occasion. Thanks for all the pics.

    Those desserts!!! :teeth:
     
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    Enjoyed reading ~ Fantastic piccies.
     
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    That looked like an awesome eating experience, thanks so much for sharing,
    Claire xx
     
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    What kind of event was it? It looks great!
     
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    Wow this is beautiful.
    I love Mickeys Uncle Sam outfit. It sounds like they do this every year?
     
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    OMG! Yum, yum, YUM! This event looks like something I have to tel DH about. Maybe we'll get to do it in 2008...in fact, I'm going to plan for it!

    Thanks for the review and the amazing pictures!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It was a July 4th event at Cali Grill. It was from 6 to 10pm. And our bill total for the entire thing was $385 and some change. It was well worth that amount for the activities, view and food. I booked the reservations for it in March and had no problem getting a table. In fact there were vacant tables at the event.
     
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    Yes, they do it every year. Though the price seems to go up year to year. From one thing I read about it on allearsnet it was $165 and we paid more. Our total was $385 for two people and includes all you can drink wine and beer plus the endless food and gratuity.
     
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    Kids sushi and sashimi, Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream, Key Lime Tart, Butterscotch Creme Brulee, Blueberry Tart, Raspberry Tart, Fallen Angel Food Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse (Partial Picture)
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    Chocolate Mousse
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    Choco Dirt Cup
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    We got a table right at the window and below are pics of our wonderful view:

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    Duskview 2:
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    Duskview 3:
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    View:
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    Fireworks! (A little blurry)
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  21. Credit Man

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    Wonderful pics! Thanks for posting.
     

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