When we booked Disneyland Paris last Summer, I knew I wanted to book the Sunday Brunch at Inventions, located in the Disneyland Hotel. At a set price of €64 per adult, it was never going to be cheap, but the reviews sounded promising and we ended up booking for the Fairytale themed brunch on the 22nd November.
The brunch was due to begin at 1pm, and I believe we were lead into the restaurant just after. Jane was also booked in at the same time, so we had a good chat while we waited!
As soon as we were seated, Goofy came over followed by Daisy and a couple of glasses of champagne which were complementary to our meal. We were sat by the window, which would have provided great views of the castle had there not been a load of scaffolding up on the train station outside.
Our server brought over a bread basket which was filled to the brim, and we headed over to the buffet. When you hear the word "buffet," your head doesn't automatically link that to "work of art," but that is exactly what this buffet was. It was stunning! There were flowers made out of fruit, ice sculptures - the works!
There were a few different sections to the food. The first section comprised of salads and cold starters, including fresh tomatoes and basil, caesar salad, mozzarella and basil balls, asparagus, cold meats, olives and more. The second section consisted of what I deem main meals; seafood, pastas, carved to order meats, beef dishes, potatoes, risotto, pizza and fish dishes. However, the last section was my favourite - desserts! As someone with a huge sweet tooth, I couldn't wait to get over there. They were presented beautifully, especially the fruit display!
We both really enjoyed all of the food that was on offer. Everything tasted fresh, well prepared and cooked to perfection. All of the hot food was kept that way, and I don't remember there being a shortage of anything.
Our favourites included the mozzarella and basil balls, the prosciutto wrapped cheese, caesar salad, asparagus risotto, the available pasta dishes and Lewis particularly enjoyed the lamb.
The eclairs, caramel pots and the cake were winners too. I'm certain I went back for a second plate of the desserts, as I didn't have too much for my main!
As we were eating, more characters made their way around to our table. We had some of the best character interaction we've ever had here, and it's made us determined to participate in future character meets. By the end of the meal we'd met Goofy, Daisy, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Pinocchio, Rabbit, Chip, Dale, Flynn & Rapunzel. Twelve characters in 2 hours ain't all that bad!
Throughout the meal our server was incredibly attentive, clearing away plates as soon as they were empty and offering refills on drinks.
To be completely honest, I don't rate food in Disneyland Paris all that greatly. For the most part I find it overpriced and bland, but I can honestly say that Inventions is an incredible experience that I'd recommend doing at least once. Especially if you're a character fan!