Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bitton Gourmet Cafe, Alexandria (Let's do Brunch - SIFF 2010)

Hands up if you like sleep-in's.
There are days when it's just inevitable. The sun is shining, the house is peacefully quiet and there is nothing that you can tear you away from the comfort of your bed and fluffy pillow...except, perhaps the thought of a nice hearty breakfast. Fortunately, the Crave Sydney International Food Festival is on and there are heaps of Let's Do Brunch!

We arrived at Bitton Gourmet only to see that so many Sydneysiders had the same idea. After a very short wait, we were lead to our balcony seats with a view of leafy neighbourhood and quickly chose our brekky selections. David Bitton was milling around the tables, greeting his guests. The ever so charming David Bitton stopped by and remarked, how my mom's aka Mrs Fridgemagnet's face complemented the beautiful day!
Mrs Fridgemagnet ordered the full French style Brunch special for $25 - with the Fresh Berry Frappe and Bircher Museli with Pear and Almond to kick things off. The Berry Frappe was a refreshing start, and has a well balanced sour kick. The Museli serving was delicious and had a nice crunch to it. 
Of course we need out coffee fix, so a skim cap is in order! I start things off with my picolo latte. Our coffees were made and served by David himself and he pops by for a chat, such a great host! Definitely a great start.
I choose not to have the Brunch special, and try something else from the Breakfast menu for a bit of variety. The Omelette with Free Range Ham, spinach and Goats Cheese catches my eye and. It was a delicious choice of course - and it won me over with the generous serve of ciabbata toast. I just dont understand how you can serve eggs for breakfast with no carbs at all! This dish was a breakfast for champions in my book - the goats cheese gave it a nice bite and it tasted much more special than the average ham and cheese omelettes. I would love to try the Truffle Scrambled eggs on my next visit.
Mrs Fridgemagnet tucks into her eggs benny - and it looks to die for with the hollandaise sauce poured over. The toasted english muffin is topped off with spinach, a perfectly poached egg, smoked salmon and hollandaise. 
It was such a busy morning at the cafe, and there was a bit of a wait between the drinks and the food - but we didnt mind at all because all of the staff were so attentive and friendly despite being run off their feet.
The shelves display The Bitton line of Gourmet Products - jams, dressings, oils and chutneys - It was any foodies delight. They also sell fresh produce, bread and have a freezer section for ice creams, pasta's and more sauces - a one stop shop for culinary fun.
The last part of the brunch was the french crepe slathered in Bitton Strawberry and Vanilla Jam. It was a lone crepe, and I could have easily had another 10 or so as it was fully of buttery goodness. Of course you could also order this from the breakfast menu and receive a more substantial stack.
Mrs Fridgemagnet was in awe of all the products and was already thinking of hampers she could put together for friends and family as potential Christmas presents. Got to love mothers..they always are well prepared! We both had a good laugh when we found the Coriander pesto (I have a bad history of allergic reactions to Coriander - it tends to pop up unexpectedly where ever  we dine) 
Overall it was a great brunch and I think that the menu Bitton served up for SIFF 2010 was well worth the $25, with a yummy dish, a few extras and a drink included. If you have time to take advantage of this offer before the end of the month, then I would recommend it. However, if you miss out have no fear - as their ALL DAY BREAKFAST is well worth the visit, so you know what that means dear can sleep in as long as you like and still be able to enjoy a lovely french cafe style brunch. 
Bon Appétit!

Bitton Gourmet Cafe
36-37a Copeland St Alexandria NSW 2015 02 - 9519 5111
Bitton Gourmet Cafe on Urbanspoon


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I love a sleep in too! Brunch is always my meal of choice. I always inwardly groan when people suggest breakfast but perk up when they suggest brunch!

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Make sure you do return for the truffle scrambled eggs! I can vouch that it's absolutely beautiful and flecked with black truffle bits throughout.

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

That omelette looks ginormous! I liked the looks of Let's do Brunch here - but will probably won't get around to it this year...

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