Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Breakfast Post | #7...

As part of my birthday gift, Ben took me to Balthazar's in Covent Garden for breakfast (the second part is a trip to the Harry Potter Studios - post to come next week!). Right by The Royal Opera House, it's in the perfect location for starting off a day of sight-seeing/shopping! I don't know if I've been watching too many period dramas but the decor had a distinctive Downton feel to it (think plush leather and old school Upper Class tea room). 

We got a bit menu-happy and ended up ordering not only a meal each but also one to share; it seems we both have a weakness for American Pancakes whenever they appear on a menu! For my individual dish, I went for Avocado on Toast with Poached Eggs served on sour dough bread accompanied by a tomato salsa. Ben had Eggs A La Basque - fried eggs served on a bed of roast peppers, tomato and chorizo. 

The food, as you'll probably guess, was absolutely delicious. Tomato salsa for breakfast may not be the most obvious choice, but it added a zingy acidity to what may have otherwise been a fairly plain avocado and eggs. Ben was forced into kind enough to let me sample some of his very enticing fried eggs. Again, the flavours were amazing - I've become a real fan of eggs and tomato based dishes for breakfast. The spicy chorizo added a great warmth to the dish that almost made me wish I'd ordered it too! 

The only complaint I had was that they brought the food out within three minutes of us ordering it - I guess that's better than having to wait for what feels like forever for your food to arrive but it made me feel a little rushed when I wanted to enjoy a nice leisurely birthday breakfast.

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