So after a long day at Hollywood Studios, we headed over to the outdoor lounge to get this appetizer and a drink. The Lounge is on the outside of the Brown Derby and it has a few small tables and a bar area. The bar area is where you can order a drink to go or wait for your table. You'll more than likely have a wait as the small area can get kind of busy! While we waited, we browsed the menu, even though we knew what we were there for.
|Menu for the Brown Derby Lounge.|
After we put our name down for a table, we ordered some drinks. I ordered the Grapefruit Cake Martini - named and flavored after the famous Grapefruit Cake dessert available at the Brown Derby. My snack companions ordered the Champagne Cocktail. I wanted to like my drink, heck, I wanted to love my drink as I'm known for loving citrus flavored items. But sadly this is was a miss for me. The drink didn't know if it wanted to be sweet or tart, and on the hot day I visited, the almost-but-not-quite creamy consistency was not refreshing enough for me. I think if the drink was thinner and much, much colder it would have been great. I kept adding ice to it and that helped.
My girlfriends won in the drink selection with their Champagne Cocktails. It was light and refreshing - perfect for a day at the parks!
|The pink is the Grapefruit Martini. The other two are the Champagne cocktail.|
|The sticks are the Parmasean-Goat cheese, the balls are the bleu cheese and hidden down under all of that was the brie.|
Now I apologize, my pictures are lacking of the crispy bites outside of their serving container (we got excited and ate them all before I remembered I was supposed to take pictures).
Since I only came for the fried brie, it was a disappointing experience. But getting a seat in the theme park, while having a drink and some snacks with my friends while getting to people watch - this was amazing. I'll go back to the outdoor lounge area of the Brown Derby but next time I'll be getting something different. Like the lobster bisque, sliders or the famous Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb salad. Have you visited the Brown Derby Lounge? What were your thoughts?