For the past year, Disneyland’s Village Haus has been occluded by the Red Rose Taverne overlay that was designed to celebrate the release of the live-action Beauty and the Beast. And there’s no end in sight for the takeover, as now Red Rose Taverne has a brand new breakfast menu! (Oh, and in case you’re wondering, it’s pretty much the only breakfast game in town besides Jolly Holiday, now that Rancho del Zocalo is back to only lunch and dinner.)
Red Rose Taverne quickly drew in large crowds, with guests lining up for hours to immerse themselves in anything BATB — and embracing the new look and new eats (including The Grey Stuff)! Our Disneyland correspondent Heather Sievers (@DiningInDisney!) checked it out for us and got one of everything on the restaurant’s very first day!
Now Heather and our Disneyland pal Sabrina (@everythingdisney.55!) bring us info about Red Rose Taverne’s new breakfast menu! The menu is posted on a sign outside and includes classics like a Breakfast Platter and Buttermilk Pancakes.
And the adorably edible Mickey-Shaped Pancake has made the transition to Red Rose. As I mentioned before, Rancho del Zocalo has stopped serving breakfast altogether; but that originally-at-River-Belle-Terrace Mickey Pancake has moved house again and is now at Red Rose…albeit sadly without his friendly face.
And while we’re disappointed to lose those unique breakfast offerings at Rancho del Zocalo, we were hopeful since the Taverne does have a couple of unusual offerings, including a Breakfast Flatbread and Garden Vegetable Hash.
Sabrina dug into two Taverne breakfast items that are sure to be popular: the Breakfast Platter and the Mickey-Shaped Pancake.
The Mickey pancake is still a fluffy pancake and does come with a pile of fresh fruit and some crispy bacon, so it’s a solid, classic breakfast option. (And you could presumably make your own face?)
The Breakfast Platter is a massive amount of food (and maybe good for sharing if you have small to average eaters!), including a pile of scrambled eggs, several pieces of bacon, a pile of crisp hash browns (called Taverne Potatoes here), and — in lieu of more traditional toast — a croissant. Simple, tasty morning sustenance.
Heather, on the other hand, tried some of the more unique breakfast options, but she was… underwhelmed to say the least.
First up: the Breakfast Flatbread. Despite a laundry list of tasty toppings — egg, bacon, mozzarella, greens, Taverne Potatoes, and bechamel sauce — this was lackluster. Everything was a little underseasoned and uninteresting.
The Garden Vegetable Hash is a combination of mushrooms, Taverne Potatoes, kale, and sun-dried tomatoes. There’s some bechamel on this one, too, plus the ubiquitous ‘baked egg’, as it’s called on the menu.
This dish was another blah plate of food. And the baked egg? Plastic. Not in a good way like Plastic Cheese — just tough and rubbery. You can see in the picture that it was actually difficult to cut through.
The Open-Faced Croque Madame was okay taste-wise, but it suffered from the same rubbery egg, and it simply wasn’t flavorful enough to go back for.
The components include ham, tomato, Gruyere, and bechamel on thick-cut, country-style toast. The texture of the egg was a disaster, so while the ham was pleasant and the toast was a nice foundation, we won’t be saying bonjour to the Croque Madame again.
The Red Rose Taverne overlay might be a year old, but we still love it. And it’s exciting to have new breakfast options in Disneyland (even though we wish Rancho hadn’t been sacrificed in the process!). It’s unfortunate that some of the more interesting menu items were terrible this morning. Hopefully our experience was an anomaly and will shape up soon.
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