Pop quiz, hot shots:
What do you get when you take the undisputed monarch of meals, combine it with AAA Five Diamond Orlando luxury and throw in a glass or two of champagne with a whisper of fresh-squeezed pineapple juice…?
Plancha offers indoor and al fresco seating — Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
If you’re still considering the answer – and perhaps dreaming of a buffet that includes artisanal meats and cheeses, house-made granola, seared ahi, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail and more – we’ll just tell you. It’s Sunday Brunch at Plancha, the lakeside restaurant at Tranquilo Golf Club at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World.
Service begins on March 13.
And while the expansive buffet is surely enough to satisfy the discriminating – and famished – guests, this brunch is highly customizable, with add-ons for bottomless Bloody Marys or mimosas (or variations thereon) and a la carte items. Regarding the latter, one is more decadent than the next.
The shrimp omelet features tomatoes, onion, cheddar cheese, jalapenos & cilantro — Photo courtesy of A.D. Thompson
Chicken and white cheddar waffles, American Kobe beef sliders, very-berry French toast and cured salmon paillard are just a sampling of what Chef Pedro Sanchez and his team have created for guests to sample.
“The chicken and waffles have fresh ingredients from Florida but are also inspired by my time spent in Baltimore where I learned about Southern cooking and all the wonderful flavors of soul food,” says the chef, whose roots extend to his native Puerto Rico and his family’s Cuban lineage, as well.
Plancha itself is a Cuban-American restaurant. “There are Latin spices that give the chicken a Caribbean flavor, and with the spicy maple syrup and cheddar waffles, it’s really special.”
Chef Sanchez’s daughter has a favorite, as well: the oatmeal pancakes entrée.
No syrup necessary – the oatmeal pancakes come topped with dark rum banana compote and whipped cream — Photo courtesy of A.D. Thompson
“The batter is equal parts ground oatmeal and flour,” says Sanchez. “It’s very tasty and creamy and the flavor from the oatmeal gives you a sense like you are eating a cereal and a pancake. The warm banana compote on top makes all the difference.”
The hungriest brunchers can go for the $68 option, a three-course menu with buffet appetizers along with choice of entrée and one alcoholic beverage. Buffet only runs $45. And of course, you’re welcome to go a la carte on the entrée, as well. Bottomless beverages, including mimosas and Bloody Marys, are an $18 add-on. Guests are free to customize for the option that best suits.
Flan-tastico: many of Plancha's signature desserts are available in miniature come brunch time — Photo courtesy of A.D. Thompson
Tots in tow can enjoy a children’s buffet for $20 with an array of kid-friendly options. Brunch will be available every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Complimentary valet and/or self-parking is available. For reservations, call 407-313-6161.