I am so excited! One of my favorite Disney restaurants, Beaches & Cream, which can be found at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, will be reopening from its lengthy refurbishment on December 26. For those who don’t know about Beaches & Cream, the table service restaurant features flavored sodas, malted milkshakes, hot-off-the-grill items, and of course the beloved Kitchen Sink.
When Beaches & Cream reopens, you’ll find that the restaurant has been expanded. As part of an improved layout and enhanced experience, the restaurant will now offer more space, as well as a fresh new look that embraces the timeless charm of an old-fashioned soda fountain. Throughout the restaurant are subtle pops of color found within its beach-inspired design. Soft shades of teal, almond and rose adorn the walls and décor, along with accents of yellow and blue. Hanging from the ceiling will be colorful balls that are reminiscent of beach balls, while a collection of blue, amber, and pink beaded glass globes hang overhead highlighting the center of the space.
There will still be a counter for Guests, which will include bistro-styled barstools which are situated in front of scalloped aqua tiles and rose-colored banquettes that line the tables along the wall. There will also be a bright jukebox that features hits that span the decades. Finally, framed antique mirrors and artwork of Mickey and friends at the beach complete the space.
Let’s get to the menu. You’ll find a number of new items sprinkled throughout including a Seared Salmon Filet Sandwich (with bacon aïoli, lettuce, and tomato on a house-baked multi-grain bun), a French Dip Sandwich (topped with crispy fried onions and swiss cheese and served on a toasted French roll), and a selection of loaded tots like the Sock Hop Topped with cheese sauce and green onions. There’s also a plant-based loaded tots with plant-based chili, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions and the Plant-Based Burger featuring a plant-based patty with plant-based mayonnaise and caramelized balsamic onion jam on a house-baked multi-grain bun.
For dessert, there will be specialty shakes and sundaes as well as seasonal cheesecake and Old Fashion Apple Pie! New for the menu will be cookie fries which comes with marshmallow cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry dipping sauces. And of course your family can take on the famous Kitchen Sink sundae with scoops of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream, and mint chocolate chip ice cream, every topping in the joint, and a whole can of whipped cream.