|Sunday Brunch Goodie Bag|
It takes a special event to get me out of the house on a Sunday. I NEVER leave the house on a Sunday.
But the combination of brunching with Chef Khalid Mohammed of Chaud/Chaud Cafe, and the fact that Tuesday is a holiday and thus I could risk a bit of Sunday fatigue saw me on this very very hot Sunday, heading up the highway to Fanatic Kitchen for brunch.
I don't need to get into too much detail except to say the food was remarkable as expected. The menu included:
The bread board - Homemade coconut bake and salt butter
Red Snapper Crudo with Saltfish Accra, Green Fig Chips and Tomato Choka Vinaigrette. Sorry, no photo.
Sancoche: Corn Soup with Pig's Trotters Croquetta and Provision
Boneless Stew Oxtail and Dumplings, Plantain Crema and Organic Poi Bhagi
Shrimp Creole, Coo Coo, Callaloo Fondue and Crispy Ochro (skipped this as you all know already I loathe callaloo and anything with ochroes)
Sunday Roast Chicken Dougla with Cassava Risotto - this was brilliant!
BBQ Pork Belly a la Valencia - gorgeous looking and tasting.
Geera Crusted Lamb Chop with Dhal
Cocobel Chocolate Delice with Organic Soular Cocoa Nib Ice Cream and Espresso Cream - winner!!!
Caramelised Banana Tarte Fin - I passed on this as I hate bananas but everyone who had it had seconds.
Sweetbread Biscotti - a nice local twist to one of my faves treats.
A Sunday well spent though the diet took a major, major hit. I had 3 glasses of pinot grigio, 2 glasses of sangria, a great mimosa at the door and I am stuffed from all the goodness. But the company and the culinary magic were well worth it.