Sunday, 5 February 2012

Ginger & White's breakfast bap

As Mr Muesli Lover I often follow Muesli Lover to brunch and encounter many a new experience. A bit of familiarity is welcome, however, and we are very familiar with Ginger & White in Hampstead (hell, I’m even the Mayor on Foursquare, although arguably that may say more about the number of people using Foursquare than anything else). Serving excellent coffee it is *the* place to go for a brunch in Hampstead (sorry Gail's - their coffee beats yours).

Their menu is straightforward but they often change their bap offering. It used to be smoked mackerel and bacon (which was, for the record, quite wonderful) but when I last went it was slow roast pork shoulder with apple, chilli and fennel.

Served in a good old white bap which leaves flour on your hands the pork was so succulent and tender my mouth started watering just looking at it. With a bit of crackling and apple sauce as well the bap become a bit soggy in the middle and before I knew it involuntary sounds of enjoyment were accompanying the devourment of the bap.

It’s why I like the menu at Ginger & White. Pork is very easy to do badly and certainly very easy to do blandly. However, they executed a simple bap to perfection. Like the mackerel and bacon bap - surely the combination shouldn’t work? It did, in quite perfect balance. They’ve earned my trust this way and that is why in spite of my love for the current pork bap I cannot wait to see what the next iteration is...

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