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Oh my! Stuffed from having two desserts. This is a first for me.
I mean, one Tiramisu and one Sticky Toffee Pudding shared between two people. The menu did say that one is usually enough for two to three people, however, it is dessert. There is always space and room for dessert.
Why all the fuss for these desserts? Well... the chef is the main reason. See below taken from the restaurant site.
Chef Dominique Ansel, named World’s Best Pastry Chef by the World’s 50 Best Awards, is thrilled to announce the opening Dominique Ansel Treehouse, a new all-day cafe in the heart of London’s Covent Garden.Set within a stunning two-storey space the modern treehouse design is inspired by exploration and imagination, with casual cafe seating throughout both the ground floor and upstairs in the lofty treehouse canopy. A takeaway bakery counter on the ground floor offers pastries, tarts, and classic French viennoiserie, as well as coffee and tea.
The Tiramisu was lovely and light, whilst the Sticky Toffee Pudding was rich and very filling.
Both were really tasty and came with added theatre and drama from the way they get the dishes ready.
The Tiramisu is released from its cases and the top drops and unveils a glorious plate of chocolate powder and cream, which covers a soft sponge.
The Sticky Toffee Pudding comes out minus the sauce. This is then poured on top, with first white chocolate sauce and then milk chocolate. This creates a nice striped effect and a nice puddle of sauce in the middle of the domed dessert.
The taste to the theatre give you two reasons to come and visit. The Treehouse on the second floor is an added third reason and make sure you book in advance. This is a popular spot for foodies, insta folk and bloggers. I will be back for more food and more photos.
Change is good. Routine is good too. What is most important for me is good times, good people and good food.
If Routine provides this, then why change. However, if change can also bring good things, then do so. What am I going on about?
Well... instead of going to the usual breakfast place, we instead went to try the Marksman.
Brunch not as you know it, but the outcome fairly similar. There was no bottomless processco or champagne but instead a coffee and some Guinness.
The food was and is always the real reason to visit somewhere and based on a recommendation we come here for food. The Marksman is:
Public House and Dining Rooms in the East End of LondonServing great local beers, ales, lagers and ciders alongside a selection of fine wines and spirits. We have a bar menu and an exceptional restaurant — "The joy is not simply in the cooking, though it does possess the sort of vigour and attitude that makes properly greedy people swoon." Jay Rayner — Observer.
The Marksman became the first Public House in all of London to be awarded the Michelin Pub of the Year.
When I first saw the menu, the bacon chop stood out. I was going to have this, but the £20 price for breakie before a whole day out, made me think twice.
Instead I copied a friends order and went for the bacon sandwich with an egg and a side or hash brown.
Almost the same as the bacon chop, but a smaller piece and in between two slices of bread. WINNER, WINNER!
GOOD STUFF: The hash browns looks and taste delightful, if not on your dish, order it as a side
WATCH OUT: I almost walked past it, but it is 2020 and we all have maps on our phones
OMG: That Bacon, YUMMY, almost on par with PittCue.