Brunch, simply put, is the best of both worlds. The gents at Table Manners collaborated with Fitzroy Restaurant and Little Sister Coffee Makers last Sunday to give Winnipeg food lovers a chance to experience a fantastic four-course popup brunch. As everyone arrived at Fitzroy Restaurant, located on Sherbrook Ave. in the West End, the room instantly buzzed with excitement and anticipation for the onslaught of food that was about to occur.
The afternoon started with kim chi caesars, Ethiopian chemex brewed coffee, caramel corn, a jar of house-pickled vegetables, and puff pastries with jalapeño and cheese, all of which were perfectly delicious.
From there it continued with a myriad of dishes including chips and French onion dip made with yogurt, salt cured salmon and tuna, beet salad with wheat berries, dill pickle biscuits with butter, as well as a Swiss chard salad with sherry soaked stalks, grapes and walnuts. The coffee being served now was a chemex brewed Colombian which was quite different but just as flavorsome as the first. The cocktail at this point switched to the unimaginably good bro-mosa, a combination of beer and orange juice and possibly the best brunch beverage I have ever imbibed.
The boys wrapped up the meal with two mind-blowing proteins; Winnipeg salt beef with coffee cured and braised pork belly topped with dijon mustard, red eye mayo and some fresh City Rye bread on the side. For dessert we had switched back to the Ethiopian coffee while they served up caramelized waffles with banana cream, chocolate grenache, sponge toffee and good old Aunty J’s.
Needless to say the afternoon was spectacular, the venue, the food, the beverages, the hospitality and not to mention the company were all perfection. We can all safely agree that any day with brunch involved is a good day and this, my friends, was a very good day. Make sure to contact Table Manners for all of your catering needs and drop by Fitzroy and Little Sister Coffee Makers for some great eats and excellent coffee.
Thanks and Much Love to everyone involved – The Charcoal Collaborative
Photographer: Brett Howe
Words: Daniel Gurevich
Layout: Sarah Gurevich