Last post of the trip report. 🙁 Commentary from Elizabeth provided in red. Click here to read all the posts in this report. Onward!
Brown Derby Lounge, I hope you don’t mind me telling you this, but: you were an accident.
ELIZABETH: I think that was the day after we had been in the park until 3am, and I’m pretty sure I was running on about 4.5 hours of sleep, so anything involving sitting was awesome. 🙂
ELIZABETH: I didn’t feel like getting something sweet, and I associate Manhattans with classy old film noirs, which seemed appropriate for Hollywood Studios. That being said, it was a little on the strong side for the my personal taste, but this was more the result of me wanting to get a drink I’d only sipped once before and not a fault of the bartender’s. If you like whiskey, it’s a good choice!
We supplemented our drinks with the charcuterie plate, which the menu did not describe in any detail but we knew we were at the very least getting meat and cheese, and what more do you really need? We wound up with the assortment below, including hard, soft, and strong cheeses, an interesting assortment of cured meats, mustard, pickles, an unknown pate, and accompanying hard bread (I want to say it was garlic?). It was by no means exotic fare, being comprised primarily of exactly what you would expect on a charcuterie plate that you might assemble yourself at home – but I enjoyed it. The cheese in particular was great; the strong blue variety grew on me.
ELIZABETH: Yes, I thought they had a good variety, though I do wish they’d provided a list of everything on the plate. That being said, we could have asked the waiter, and trying to figure out what kind of pate we were eating was fun! Also, I’m pretty sure I remember there being olives, which I love and are necessary for any decent charcuterie plate, in my opinion.
Overall, well done, Brown Derby Lounge. I’m glad we stumbled into you. I would be gladder if you brought back the champagne flight, though. Whaddya say?
ELIZABETH: I would totally get a champagne flight!
Have you been to the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge?
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