"The big trend is what's in season, and what's in season always tastes better," adds Executive Chef Bill Orton, who oversees the children's menus at the Disneyland parks and hotels. Kids, he adds, are eating more fruit, vegetables—even broccoli—and whole wheat pasta. "As they get older, they want to eat what their parents are eating," he said.
That's why, Chef Sutton said, his kids menu at the restaurant includes grilled filet, fish with smashed potatoes and a green apple and lemon raspberry push pop layered with caramel. Downstairs in the more casual lounge, you'll see kids and parents sharing roasted Moroccan lamb meatballs and pad thai or ordering an Udon Salad Bowl from the kids' menu.
"We don't even have chicken fingers on the kids' menus," he said.
Let's keep it that way.
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