We went to Andy Bates’ Rescue Brunch, as we had been keen to check out The Liquor Store and also recently been enjoying watching Andy’s Brazilian Street Food Tour.
Whilst waiting for our coffees, cocktails included the Blue Cheese Bloody Mary and Bacon Infused Old Fashioned – was particularly fascinated by their variation on one of my favourite drinks. Also, loved the cool space that is The Liquor Store with its chilled vibe and eclectic furniture.
We were so amused when our coffees arrived – the milk was in a Thums Up bottle! (Thums Up for those who do not know is the Indian equivalent of Coca Cola.) Seeing that bottle brought back many happy memories of visiting relatives in India.
First, we tucked into a warm cinnamon roll with smoked maple cured bacon served with a sticky, sweet bacon fat infused bourbon sugar syrup that went perfectly. I had to resist licking the plate of the remaining sugar syrup!
Next we feasted on Avocado & Egg stacks that reminded me of eggs benedict but with a welcome addition of avocado. A full English breakfast had morphed into a breakfast scotch egg, which was accompanied by the spicy, sweet, sticky Millionaires Bacon with its chilli and cayenne pepper notes complementing the king of scotch eggs.
We were quite stuffed by this point but soldiered on and rounded off proceedings with the gorgeous French Toast Pecan & Maple Bread Pudding. It was a light, fluffy brioche packed full of wonderful, chopped caramelised pecan nuts which added an interesting and enjoyable texture dimension.
Thanks Andy for a fantastic brunch selection – just what the doctor ordered to revive and revitalise! Also, thanks to your wife Frenchy and Byron Knight (owner of The Liquor Store) for lovely service.
Andy, we can’t wait for your next event!
Andy Bates’s First Aid Brunch Menu
Bacon Cinnamon Roll
Warm cinnamon roll wrapped in smoked bacon, drizzled with a bacon fat infused bourbon sugar syrup
Thick cut smoked bacon covered in brown sugar, chilli flakes and cayenne pepper then slow roasted until sweet, spicy and sticky
Half Breakfast Scotch Egg
Soft boiled free range egg wrapped in cumberland sausage meat and fried mushrooms, wrapped again in smoked bacon, then breadcrumbed and fried… The ultimate all in one!
Avocado & Egg Stack
Thick cut wholemeal toast, swiss grilled cheese, avocado, poached egg and chilli flakes
French Toast Pecan & Maple Bread Pudding
Layered brioche, pecan, maple syrup and brown sugar bread pudding dipped in egg then fried and topped with a little sugar
Bottomless Filtered Coffee
Cocktail Specials (off-menu)
Blue Cheese Bloody Mary
Bacon Infused Old Fashioned