Raglan Road Sunday Brunch

I took the Downtown Disney bus from the Wilderness Lodge and got off at the second DTD bus stop, West Side/Pleasure Island, which was just a short walk from Raglan Road. Without an ADR, I had only about a 5 minute wait before I was seated at a two-top table with a great view of the stage. This stage is where most of the action takes place each evening at Raglan Road, and also from Noon – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

 

Appearing on stage this particular Sunday afternoon was one of the house bands, The Raglan Rebels…

 

 

 

I really enjoyed listening to them and also watching the Irish dancers perform…

 

A few times while I was there, one of the dancers would be featured on a smaller stage which was very close to where I was seated.

 

 

 

 

Now on to the food, beginning with their complementary signature bread service, which consists of the delicious Irish Soda Bread…

 

…that is even more delicious when dipped in the Guinness and sugar reduction with olive oil.

 

It seems that people either love or hate this stuff, and I happen to be one of those who love it. :thumbsup2

Next let’s take a look at the special Brunch portion of the menu, which is available to order from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sundays.

 

 

 

In addition, many of their regular entrees are available, including my favorite, Fish & Chips.

 

A full bar menu includes a variety of imported and domestic beers as well as wine, whiskey and these specialty cocktails…

 

 

 

I was tempted to try Raglan Road’s version of a Bloody Mary (the Irish Red Eye), which included a Guinness floater, but decided against it. I also strongly considered ordering my usual Raglan Road entree of Fish & Chips, but decided that I needed to expand my horizons and try something from their special Brunch menu.

 

 

 

Eggs En Cocotte – Farm fresh eggs baked with spinach, mushrooms and Dubliner cheddar cheese served with toast soldiers – $15.00

 

Toast soldiers are strips of toast, which I ate by dipping them into the egg mixture.

Now for my critique of this entree. First of all, I have to admit that the menu description completely fooled me, as I was expecting this to be more along the lines of a crustless quiche. However, in reality this turned out to be more like a cheddar cheese soup with pieces of hard boiled eggs and mushrooms. This was cooked and served in a small ceramic pot/casserole (or cocotte in French), hence the name of this entree, “Eggs en Cocotte”.

Here’s a blurry picture of what this looks like underneath the top layer of baked cheese…

 

Though the cheese “soup” was flavorful, I didn’t care for the consistency of this dish. Maybe because it wasn’t what I was expecting, but I found this to be a little odd and would probably not order it again.

However, my meal ended on a high note, as I couldn’t possibly dine at Raglan Road without having their signature dessert…

 

Ger’s Bread & Butter Pudding – $8.50

This heavenly dessert is baked and served in a cup and is accompanied by two small pitchers, one with creme anglaise and the other filled with caramel sauce…

 

The best way to eat this is by inverting the entire cup of bread pudding on to the plate and then pouring the sauces over it. However, with only enough room left for a small portion of this, I took the slightly crisp top part off (which is my favorite part) and poured a generous amount of the sauces onto it…

 

Sorry for the blurry pic, but I hadn’t quite figured out all the camera settings yet. ;)

Sadly, I had to leave behind a majority of this delicious dessert because I had hit the wall and could not eat one more bite. :sad2:

 

So in conclusion, my first experience with Sunday Brunch at Raglan Road was for the most part good and one that I hope to repeat on my next trip in October…I’ll just try a different Brunch entree or perhaps have the tried-and-true fish and chips. ;)

 

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