When I think of brunch I instantly think pancakes, I’ve never thought Japanese before, well that was until I discovered Aqua Kyoto’s incredible 7-course set menu weekend brunch, which also comes with bottomless bubbles or bottomless Veuve Clicquot Champagne to make it one of the best social brunches in London. Aqua Kyoto is one of my husband’s favourite sushi restaurants in London, so you can imagine he was super jealous that I got to experience this incredible brunch, especially when he saw the extensive menu featuring sushi and sashimi platters, miso soup, edamame, tempura, chicken, beef and vegetable skewers, noodles
Brunch is one of my favourite activities, I love how pancakes generally make an appearance on the menu, I love the slower pace, maybe because you’re waking up to the day, and I just love how it can extend a night out with friends, and also what’s better than munching while relaxing with a giant newspaper and a lovely cup of tea!!! Cambridge has so many great spots for brunch/breakfast, so many actually this post would be very long, so I’ve decided to share my three current favourite spots – Old Bicycle Shop, Browns Cambridge, and Côte. Brunch Spot: The Old Bicycle
For part one of my cooking with Gizzi Erskine, I showed off her fabulous Sweetcorn Fritters, which I tried out again this weekend and they were just as easy to make as at the Nescafe Dolce Gusto event, I might have found my speciality!!! Well, you can’t have brunch without finishing it off with something sweet, so Gizzi shared her delicious Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart, which I have to be honest isn’t an every weekend kind of dessert as it does take a couple of hours to prepare and make.
Normally when it comes to featuring food on Fashionista Barbie it is limited to something sweet, you see I can bake but not cook, so when Nescafe Dolce Gusto asked me if I wanted to attend a brunch cooking class with TV chef Gizzi Erskine I have to be honest I jumped at the chance. An added bonus was that the recipe we would be cooking was sweetcorn fritters, one of my favourite brunch dishes that I have always wanted to learn how to cook, and I was really surprised by how easy it was – I really can’t wait to make this again when friends
Brunch is becoming my favourite meal, much more than just breakfast, brunch has the goodness of brekkie but the fun of lunch, and in my eyes always needs to include maple syrup!!! My new favourite brunch spot is Bill’s in Cambridge, well any Bill’s actually, but Cambridge is pretty nice. Come on admit it my French toast with fruit, maple syrup, yoghurt and nuts is making you pretty hungry!!!