Click-clack, tip-tap, tip-tip tap, tip-tap-tip – faster and faster – the beats move to a fun, rollicking furor. It’s the sound of foot-stomping jigs and reels of Irish step dancing and live Irish music on the wooden stage at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Downtown Disney.
Brunch is usually a calm, late morning affair – maybe enjoying a mimosa in the shade away from the Florida sun and reminiscing about the previous night’s series of events. Here, at Raglan Road’s new Rollicking Sunday brunch, guests and the whole family can now enjoy a unique experience unlike any other this side of the pond. Enjoy the music of the Raglan Road house band and dancers performing while chomping down on a platter of the Full Irish breakfast, Eggs Benedict, or ham schnitzel.
Celebrity Chef and co-owner Kevin Dundon has created a new brunch menu with roots in Irish cuisine and a touch of modern flare. The chef’s Full Irish Breakfast features sausage, black and white pudding, bacon, roasted fresh tomato, mushrooms and fried eggs with “roasties” – home-fries style potatoes – all served in a hot iron skillet. A favorite of the brunch menu is Kevin’s Ham Schnitzel, a breaded pan seared ham schnitzel topped with arugula and a fried egg – still slightly runny with delicious golden yolk – and a side of chips, also known as potato fries in the States.
Kevin’s Ham Schnitzel, topped with a glorious fried egg
Other brunch options include a Smoked Salmon Omelette or Pancakes Diaspora with crème fraiche, maple syrup and mixed berry compote. Lunch or dinner menu items can also be ordered like the Lobster Club sandwich with lobster & avocado, crispy prosciutto, watercress and citrus herb mayonnaise and the Cluck Curry, chicken breast in curry broth with onions, peppers, leeks and steamed almond rice.
“’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.”
Chef Gary Cooke slicing the roast rib rack of beef
The folks at Raglan Road are also unveiling a new “Host the Roast” option for 6 or more. Host the Roast is a traditional family style dining experience, reminisced of the great Sunday lunch when Irish families sat down together to celebrate and catch up on family time. Guests can choose their favored roast meat from roast rib of beef, roast pork loin, roast leg of New Zealand lamb, or roast lemon thyme chicken. All the roasts are served with traditional accompaniments and carved table side by you for your guests assisted by one of the Raglan Road’s fantastic chefs. Prices range from $35 to $55 per person. Orders for the Roast must be placed by 1pm on Friday prior to your Sunday Brunch Reservation (Call 407-938 -0300).
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. Visit http://www.raglanroad.com/the-rollicking-raglan-sunday-brunch for the full menu. Guests can call 407/938-0300 for reservations or just stop by to grab a table.