Welcome to the last article in my series about Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. The resort overview can be found here, the review of the 2-bedroom lockoff villa can be found here, and the Sea Turtle Night Walk experience can be found here.
Since I am used to making Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR’s) at Walt Disney World Resort, when I learned about the Sunday brunch at Shutters, I went ahead and made a reservation. It turns out that the reservation wasn’t needed since we were there in June, which is not considered “season” at beach resorts in Florida. I learned that if one travels between October and April brunch reservations are necessary, but when we were there we were only one of three occupied tables in the Shutters restaurant area.
The brunch buffet was actually set up in Sonya’s, which is adjacent to Shutters and accessed through a doorway at the back. There were only 2 or 3 tables occupied in there as well.
The first area, right through the door, had the custom omelet and Mickey waffle stations. Yum!
I moved on to the other area first, which was to the right of the Mickey waffle and omelet station in a small room at the back of the restaurant. There was an area with seafood and sushi that included peel-and-eat shrimp, california rolls, Margarita seafood salad, New Zealand mussels, and a smoked salmon plate with capers, red onion, and chopped egg.
There was an assortment of cubed cheeses with a few different types of crackers and a couscous dish.
There were two different salads available, a traditional Caesar and a white bean arugula.
There were also two different kinds of deviled eggs (traditional and horseradish)!
There was fresh fruit; grapefruit, oranges, strawberries, grapes, honeydew, canteloupe, and pineapple.
There were also three heated silver serving trays that weren’t marked, but when I checked, one contained a fish dish, one had a chicken dish, and one had a pork dish.
Unfortunately, I neglected to get pictures of the “kid” station, which had mini corn dogs and an absolutely delicious macaroni and cheese, or the “traditional” breakfast area that had bacon, eggs, and potatoes.
I did, however, manage to get a picture of the dessert station! There were sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, brownie bites, chocolate cupcakes, strawberries and whipped cream, and there was warm apple crumble in the silver dish. There were two other kinds of cupcakes as well, but they weren’t marked and none of us tried them so I don’t know what kind they were.
We enjoyed our brunch at Shutters. There were enough offerings to please everyone, and the food was very good. The restaurant was quiet and we weren’t rushed at all. It was a very pleasant and relaxing experience. I would definitely do it again.
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