Canadian-Brazilian taste fusion proves a birthday treat
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.firstname.lastname@example.org