Thursday, October 21, 2010

Club 33...Shhhh, It's a Secret!



From Wikipedia:

Club 33 is a private club located in the heart of the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland. Officially maintained as a secret feature of the theme park, the entrance of the club is located next to the Blue Bayou Restaurant at "33 Royal Street" with the entrance recognizable by an ornate address plate with the number 33 engraved on it. When riding Pirates of the Caribbean, just as the ride departs, the Blue Bayou restaurant is visible, but the balconies above it are actually a part of Club 33. Club 33 members and their guests have exclusive access to the club's restaurant, and the premises are not open to the public at large. It is the only location within Disneyland to offer alcoholic beverages.

Now, before you go getting the idea that we are the type of people who would pay $10,000 a year to eat at a restaurant... We are not. The (private) company that James is employed by does offer some nice perks. Use of the membership of Club 33 is one of them. Dining at the Club was a unique experience, very hush-hush and secret handshakish (new word!)

A dinner reservation at Club 33 includes a complimentary 1 day park-hopper pass for Disneyland and California Adventure for each person in the party. The first thing diners are made aware of is the fact that no entree on the menu at the Club is priced below the cost of a day's entrance to Disneyland. Best to be forewarned, wouldn't want anyone choking when they see that the 'kids meal' (which consists of fruit salad, 3 chicken fingers, fries and a dessert) is $59.00 !!!



Our dinner at the Club was a belated birthday gift for me from James. We brought the girls and they each brought a guest.
We chose the Chef's Menu:

Forest Mushroom Vol au Vent Spiced Mango Cream
Rock Lobster, Tree Ripened Peach Risotto, Charred Asparagus
Braised Chateaubriand Medallions, Maui Onion Consomme
Regional Artisan Cheese
Lemon Creme Fraiche raspberry Gateau, Milk Chocolate Ice Cream


The Rock Lobster Second Course


The Chateaubriand Third Course


Special kids dessert - vanilla cake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate fudge icing, edible Mickey face

We'll be going back to Club 33 when my parents come for their visit in January. I'm sure they'll love it as much as we did!

4 comments:

  1. I read about that club somewhere online. Not sure if it was Tripadvisor or elsewhere. Sounds like a unique dining experience.

    Since I am the pickiest eater in the world, I would have begged with all my might for the $59 kids meal. *grin*

    Glad you enjoyed it! I'm sure your parents will too.

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  2. I am so excited that you got to go to Club 33!

    When we moved here club 33 membership was one of the first things we looked into, but the waiting list alone was enough to make us decide not to pursue begging for an application.

    Sounds like an awesome birthday celebration!!

    ....and....belated Happy Birthday!

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  3. Will you please help us get to your exclusive club if/when we visit San Diego/L.A. next fall? I have always wanted to spend $59 on a kids meal :-)

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  4. As long as I get one day with you, Steve and the Girls!!!

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