Miss Piggy and The Boy dined as guests of The Carrington
A big thanks to Jamie from The Carrington for inviting The Boy and I down to try their brand spanking new burnch menu. I "know" Jamie through twitter and he knows me 'cos I chat his ear off everytime I go to The Carrington. Maybe he thought filling my gob with food would shut me up - as if! Turns out he was overseas on the day we visted anyway...hmm. I'll just have to chat The Boy's ear off instead.
The bunch menu, like The Carrington's dinner menu, has a Spanish influence. In short the menu is beyond stellar. I was completely paralysed by indecision as EVERYTHING sounded so damn good.
I changed my drink order about three times as I didn't want to have drink regret. I stupidly ordered a cappuccino and then spotted the interesting sounding Horchata with coffee ($7.00). Horchata seems to be a pretty common drink in all those exotic Spanish speaking countries - each country has their own variation. This version is made with rice milk, sugar, cinnamon and coffee AND IT'S AMAZING! The Boy orders a skinny cappuccino (yawn) which comes with a cute little churros (yum).
If I had trouble picking a drink you cannot imagine the struggle I went through to order actual food. I had narrowed it down to a mere four options but couldn't decide on what my final choice was going to be. After consultation with our waitress I decided on Empanadas Rancheros ($14.00) with a side order of Rosti ($4.00 each). The empanadas sat on a bed of creamed corned and was filled with (free-range) ham hock and beans, and topped with a gorgeous runny egg.
Whilst my breakfast seemed so exotic I have to say I was VERY disappointed with The Boy's very Australian approach to this bunch. I mean, a Big Breakfast ($20) - c'mon dude! It did come with a healthy serve of Chorizo...so I guess that qualifies as exotic. He said the whole thing was totally delicious, but next time I'm going to make him order the Morcilla + Potoato Hash with Duck Egg!
I just couldn't leave that drinks menu alone. After we finished eating I decided I just HAD to try their Beetroot Lemonade ($6.00). I've never had anything like - earthy in flavour from the beetroot and sweet from the lemondade. Perfection. The Boy was pretty happy with his Thickshake ($6.00) - Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Banana, it's a meal in its own right.
The brunch menu at The Carrington is so usual - I cannot wait to come back and try...EVERYTHING!
The Carrington is at 563 Bourke Street, Surry Hills. Phone them on 9360 4714.