LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Full Irish Breakfast and other brunch specialties debut with live entertainment Sunday during The Rollicking Raglan Sunday Brunch at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney Pleasure Island. The brunch, new for 2013, will be served every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Raglan Road Master Chef Kevin Dundon presents a brunch menu brimming with Irish taste treats, and the pub's mixologists offer a selection of signature cocktails created just for The Rollicking Raglan Sunday Brunch. Brunch guests can tuck into the chef's Full Irish Breakfast featuring sausage, black and white pudding, bacon, roasted tomato, mushrooms and fried eggs with potato "roasties." Other brunch options include a Smoked Salmon Omelette or Pancakes Diaspora with crème fraiche, maple syrup and mixed berry compote. Those who prefer lunch or dinner menu items can have it their way with specialties like the Lobster Club sandwich with lobster & avocado, crispy prosciutto, watercress and citrus herb mayonnaise and Cluck Curry, chicken breast in curry broth with onions, peppers, leeks and steamed almond rice.
When the brunch clock strikes "noon," the Raglan Road stages come alive with the rollicking good fun of Irish house band Creel and performances by the Raglan Road Dancers, a troupe of pros who dazzle crowds with their colorful costumes, foot-stomping jigs and other fancy footwork.
"'Let's get the party started' isn't an Irish phrase, but it aptly describes the spirit of a true Irish brunch back home," said Raglan Road manager Lorraine Gorham, who was born in County Mayo, west Ireland. "And that's what The Rollicking Raglan Sunday Brunch is all about."
The Rollicking Raglan Sunday Brunch is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with entertainment from noon-4. Brunch entrees range from $8 to $26. Guests can call 407/938-0300 for reservations or just stop by to grab a table.
During any visit to Raglan Road, be it brunch, lunch or dinner, guests can belly up to one of the restaurant's 130-year-old imported-from-Ireland bars or grab a table for authentic fare by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon. The restaurant, a Diners' Choice 2012 award winner, is known for its beer-battered fish and chips, as well as its Shepherd's pie with a contemporary twist, delectable seafood, Kevin's Heavenly Ham and other popular entrees. Desserts like the Ger's Bread & Butter Pudding and the decadently chocolate Dunbrody Kiss are just as popular and also available at Sunday Brunch. Raglan Road also offers gluten-free items including scallops, fish and chips, calamari, onion rings and pasta dishes.
Owned and operated by Irish partners Paul Nolan, John Cooke and celebrity chef Kevin Dundon - famous for his five-star hotel and cookery school in Ireland - Raglan Road features traditional Irish dishes and new creations with a Celtic twist. The restaurant's warm interior of aged walnut and mahogany woods from old Irish bars and churches was built in Ireland and shipped to Orlando. Live entertainment nightly includes Irish house band Creel (Monday through Saturday and Sunday Brunch) and Irish musicians Johnny Norton & Justin Murphy (Sundays) plus Irish dance performances. On the pub patio, Irish musicians Sean Farrell & Shane Farrell play Tuesday through Sunday evenings. Lunch is served 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner 3-11 p.m.; Bar menu 11 p.m.-late. Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant is located on Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney in the Walt Disney World Resort, 1640 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Visit www.raglanroad.com or call 407/938-0300.
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