A few things that I know about Brunch.
Brunch has got to be gorgeous it can't be breakfast at the little chef on the way to the airport.
Brunch has got to have some Pancakes,Waffles, French- Toast or sweet stuff.
Brunch is not street food. it needs to be eaten from a plate while sitting down.
Brunch Pancakes have to be fluffy like clouds or pillows they are not crepes.
Brunch Pancakes need Maple Syrup not Golden Syrup or lemon and sugar.
Brunch is a perfect excuse to a drink at noon (we have special brunch cocktails )
In England you must have some baked beans in some form somewhere on the brunch menu
Brunch involves poached eggs - nobody knows how to make perfect poached eggs its luck
As Homer Simpson said "It's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. You don't exactly get what you would at breakfast, but you get a good meal."
For the last four Sundays I served a pop-up brunch at jalarra the new cafe, bar in the triangle. It was a lot of fun and I loved working with Phyllida Swift, Kiall Douglas Wheatley and Marie, my enthusiastic and exceptionally good helpers. Thanks to Tony and Lisa Perkins for having me. Here are some pictures of the dishes.Thanks to the lovely Phyllida Swift for the pictures
|We call them Hoovers! Short for Hueveros Ranchers. Poached Egg, Cheese, black beans on a tostada. Served with avocado and fresh fruit salsa|
|French Toast with homemade blueberry Bourbon Syrup|
|Haloumi and Mushroom Sandwich with chili jam & Asian apple slaw.|
|We dont need no Eggs and Bacon ! with Tofu Chic Pea Scramble, Black Beans, Avocado, Guacamole, Asian slaw and Tortillas for dipping.|
|Green Eggs and Jam. Vine tomatoes, Flat mushrooms, Poached Eggs+ Haloumi. Served with Chilli Jam and Basil Pesto.|
|Prickly Pear Vegan Nanna bread with Blueberry Apple Compote & Coconut cream.|