Eat Cambridge: Plate Lickers Brunch

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the Plate Lickers Supperclub, run by The Afternoon Tease and Miss Igs. For Eat Cambridge, the pair decided to serve brunch, in two sessions of 30 covers each, in the depths of the Guildhall.
The simple tables were set up among rafters, slanted ceilings and antique, wrought-iron stairs, fitting with the supperclub’s retro theme.

Plate Lickers Brunch at Eat Cambridge

This was the menu:

Plate Lickers Brunch at Eat Cambridge

The brunch went like this:

Plate Lickers Brunch at Eat Cambridge

Bloody Maries

Yoghurt, homemade granola, roast rhubarb compote

Avocado&Feta mash, streaky bacon on toast

Baked eggs & Shakshuka

Marmite/cheese scroll, banana bread, praline twist

Great food, excellent company and lovely hosts, what more could you want?

More photos on flickr

In related Eat Cambridge news, Jo aka The Afternoon Tease is running a pop-up cake shop on Saturday the 16th. For details click the link.

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#Sweeteasy at Hot Numbers, 01/02/2013

On Friday evening Jo Kruczynska aka The Afternoon Tease, cake baker extraordinaire and regular club host held a special night of boozy baked goods and cake inspired cocktails at Hot Numbers in Gwydir Street. Despite her only initial advertising being her blog and twitter, the tickets were already sold by the time it was advertised in Cambridge Edition.

Menu
Click on the menu for a larger version
Marmalade Martini
We started with a “marmalade martini” which was a lot less sweet than it sounded and was a great way to ease us into the evening.
Amaretto Sour Macaron
The first bite was an Amaretto Sour Macaron, which was crunchy and light with good almond flavour.
Sweeteasy
The next drink was a “Hot Gingerbread Punch” which tasted rather like a hot toddy and made sure the last of the cold was driven out of our bones.
Polish donuts Polish donuts
These Mojto Doughnuts were the highlight for me as they while flavoured were exactly like the Faschingskrapfen my grandmother used to make. They were fantastically fluffy and a little crunchy from the sugar glaze. I’ve already ordered a box of them for my birthday party. The punch was great with this.
Sweeteasy
The last baked round had two bite sized offerings: Dark chocolate Margarita Truffles which had been sprinkled with salt, creating the perfect balance of sweet and savoury; and a brownie with a Kirsch soaked cherry and cream. Needless to say, the brownie was rich and moist.
Espresso Martini
The last drink was an espresso martini which was quite strong both in coffee and alcohol but thankfully it was still relatively early in the evening (just after 9) or I wouldn’t have been able to sleep.

The evening was also accompanied by live music, James Brotherston on the piano and Phil who occasionally sang as well.

Sweeteasy Sweeteasy

The atmosphere was jovial and fun. I think pretty much everyone asked when the next one is going to be. Here are a few more photos:

The tables are set Sweeteasy
Sweeteasy Sweeteasy
Sweeteasy Sweeteasy

Still more photos on flickr.