Cana­dian-Brazil­ian taste fu­sion proves a birth­day treat

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NOLOY­ISO MTEMBU

Meal: Cana­dian break­fast with Brazil­ian Hazel­nut Latte Cost: R130 Restau­rant: Lim­nos Bak­ers, Cape Gate Hours: 9am-7pm JULY 2 was my birth­day. That ex­plains a lot about my ad­ven­tur­ous food choice.

I tend to break the mould this time of the year. The ex­pla­na­tion I give my­self is: try some­thing new, at least once a year. It makes sense to do this around this time.

I know lit­tle about Cana­di­ans in gen­eral, let alone their food.

Apart from song­bird Ce­line Dion, rap­per Drake, and Justin Bieber, my ex­pe­ri­ence is rather lim­ited.

Hence, in my ad­ven­tur­ous mo­ment I thought to try Cana­dian break­fast and pair it with a Brazil­ian bev­er­age. What is a Cana­dian break­fast?

Scram­bled eggs, smoked sal­mon, ca­pers and onion rings with toast, the menu said.

I had never imag­ined scram­bled egg and sal­mon to­gether be­fore though. I was wor­ried about the com­bi­na­tion of soft tex­tures on my palate.

Ca­pers and onions would add taste and flavour and pos­si­bly break the soft worry in my mind.

When my plate ar­rived, I was in­spired. The bright colours and aroma tick­led my senses in a lovely way and my worry soon faded. The toast mit­i­gated the soft­ness of eggs and sal­mon; the ca­pers and onions pro­vided char­ac­ter to the other­wise mild flavours of th­ese two.

As for my bev­er­age choice, the Brazil­ian hazel­nut latte; it added a sweet and warm flavour to the mix.

Wash­ing down my break­fast with sim­ple tea would have been OK, but that would have de­feated the pur­pose of ad­ven­ture. Lat­tes are gen­er­ally rich in taste and body but the Brazil­ian hazel­nut is no or­di­nary latte. It of­fers even richer taste and cer­tainly worked well with my meal.

Lim­nos Bak­ers have sev­eral out­lets around the city, but Cape Gate came tops for me.

The ser­vice was swift with friendly staff and a tidy en­vi­ron­ment.

They of­fer a va­ri­ety of win­ter warm­ers like pas­try, cakes, bis­cuits and warm drinks. Light to medium size meals are also on of­fer. @Noloy­isoMtembu Noloy­iso.mtembu@inl.co.za

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