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Cuisine of Cars Land: Disneyland dishes handheld eats at Cozy Cone Motel and comfort food at 300-seat Flo’s V8 Cafe diner

Cuisine of Cars Land: Disneyland dishes handheld eats at Cozy Cone Motel and comfort food at 300-seat Flo’s V8 Cafe diner

Earlier today I shared new details and dishes as Disneyland Resort began accepting reservations for the Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street, opening on June 15 at Disney California Adventure. But fine theme park dining isn’t for every guest, so also opening the same day, straight out of Radiator Springs, will be the Cozy Cone Motel, Flo’s V8 Cafe, and Fillmore’s Taste-In, all part of Cars Land. And now I’ve got a few more menus to dive into from each of these fast-casual restaurants.

Flo’s V8 Cafe

Inspired by roadside diners, Flo has really expanded her Radiator Springs dive with a new “showroom” dining area, part of a 300-seat dining room. Chef Sean Layne developed the menu for this eatery as well as the rest found throughout Cars Land.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at Flo’s with an eye-catching rotisserie grilling meats and grabbing guests’ attention. Menu items to be served include New York strip loin, citrus-marinated turkey breast and pork loin flavored with Coca-Cola barbecue sauce. For breakfast, specials include brioche French toast with salted caramel and bananas and chicken tamales with scrambled eggs.

But it wouldn’t be a diner without pie and Disneyland Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet created single-serving varieties including strawberry-rhubarb, Apple-Cheddar, chocolate mud, cherry and blueberry-peach, among many others.

Craft beers from Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg, Calif., and California wines also are on the menu.

Cozy Cone Motel

The “wigwam” motels of Route 66 was worked into the world of “Cars” with the Cozy Cone Motel, now a restaurant in Cars Land. Each of five teepees feature handheld, cone-themed cuisine:

  • Cone Number 1: Churro bites with cinnamon-chocolate sauce, cinnamon-spiced hot cocoa and Ramone’s Pear of Dice Soda made with dessert pear syrup, mojito syrup and Sprite;
  • Cone Number 2: Soft-serve ice cream and “route” beer floats;
  • Cone Number 3: Savory bites all served in edible bread cones, such as a bacon-scrambled egg cone for breakfast, chicken verde or chili “cone” queso for lunch and dinner.
  • Cone Number 4: Pretzel bites with cheesy sauce and Red’s Apple Freeze, a fat-free, frozen concoction with apple juice, toasted marshmallow syrup and passion fruit-mango foam.
  • Cone Number 5: Two flavored popcorns daily, such as dill pickle and sweet & spicy.
  • Fillmore’s Taste-In

    In addition to the two restaurants listed above, Fillmore’s Taste-In will feature “natural fuels” including whole and cut fruits, bottled water and juices, and soft drinks. It all ties in with the resident hippie of Radiator Springs, Fillmore, complete with a tie-dyed dome overhead.

    Cars Land and all its inventive cuisine will make a public debut at Disney California Adventure on June 15, 2012.


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