Dining at Hollywood & Vine has become somewhat of a tradition for us and we couldn't pass up a visit to see Minnie Mouse at her Summertime Dine! Before we dive into our review, let's have a walk around the buffet!
Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese w/ Alfredo Lobster Sauce, Mexican Street Corn, and Spicy Margarita Chicken w/ Grilled Pineapple Relish
Green Beans, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Sweet & Sour Beef Meatballs
Lamb Stew & Seafood Paella
Mahi w/ Lemon Caper Burre Blanc
Sustainable Salmon w/ Apricot Barbecue
Summer Squash Casserole
Stir-fry Yakisoba Noodles w/ Black Sesame Chive and Soy Vinaigrette and Mushroom Farro Risotto
Peach-Glazed Barbecue Pork w/ Cranberry Peach Chutney
Crispy Fried Shrimp
Carving Station: Turkey & Sirloin
From June throughout early August, Minnie hosts a Summer themed party where Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy are all dressed up in their Summertime costumes and look amazing! All of the characters come visit you at your table for photos, except for Donald who you'll get a special meet & greet with at the front of the restaurant.
As far as the food goes, it's all seasonally themed, but largely the same all year round. We're really never disappointed any time we come here and always love seeing what changes on the menu, but this time I think I speak for all of us when I say that we did not enjoy it. The menu really didn't "wow" us and the characters weren't as interactive as they usually are, but maybe this was all due to it being the opening night of the Summertime dine.