There are a few easy to follow rules that need to be obeyed by a man, to make my heart melt. One of them is taking me out on a breakfast date. Whilst many girls yearn for the idea of a romantic candlelit dinner for two, I am a bit of an odd one and adore the simplicity and informality of a generous morning feast after an exciting night, consumed in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Fortunately, the boy shares this point of view and when we find the time, a cozy morning meal is a must on our agenda.
Ok, enough of my musings, let’s not stray off the point….
Allow me to take you to Patisserie Valerie.They finally opened their doors in Manchester two years ago. Now, for those of you who have been following my Blog for a while, you will know I am not a huge fan of chain restaurants, but this place is just in another league. So it goes without saying, that I had to introduce the boy to it.I went for the organic apple sultana and cinnamon porridge, served with honey. This is one of those things you either love or hate. Personally I can’t think of life without its existence and other than being exquisite in its taste and texture, for a whooping £3.35 it won’t burn a whole in your pocket.
Accompanied by a “jug” of caffeine. Too pretty to drink. B had a slightly less beautiful but equally delicious breakfast: Eggs Florentine. Consisting of two poached eggs on brioche with fresh pan-tossed spinach leaves & Hollandaise Sauce. Super-healthy and mega-tasty. In case you are calorie-counting you might want to give the sauce a miss, which was, shall we say, rather unremarkable.If you are still not full you can grab a pastry or two to go. But be warned, making a choice is excruciating.…who can blame him for having such a sad face when he has to choose only one from these heavenly options… Hands down … the best cakes in town! I trust you have severe food envy at this point, so give them a go.
For details visit them online here. They don’t take reservations so if you want to go on a weekend, arrive early or queue around the block, your choice.