Alexandra Kalinowski enjoys brinner at a preview of Mimod’s Kitchen.
I take every excuse I can get to eat breakfast for dinner. Brinner. Because let’s face it, who doesn’t love eggs, waffles, pancakes, sausage, bagels, and granola? Omg and I almost forgot the doughnuts. So get ready London, because there’s going to be a (semi) permanent brinner joint opening in September: Mimod’s Kitchen.
So what’s the deal? Mimod, which stands for Most Important Meal Of the Day, was founded by pastry chef Stephanie Sowden. You might know her from the Observer Food Monthly Award winner Altrincham Market? Her love for sourcing ingredients married that of setting an early alarm to hunt down the best breakfasts around town. Now she’s the one creating them, just once the sun sets…
Come September 1st The Shop in Kensal Rise will be filled with her recipes for a full time residency. Having just been to her most recent supper club at The Cuckoo in Islington for 5 courses of breakfast, I can tell you it’ll be well worth the hike. We started with savoury granola and tomatoes before moving on to cauliflower and sorrel puree atop fresh sourdough and morcilla. Bye avocado on toast, this is the new jam.
But the most impressive dish was coddled eggs with wild mushrooms and wilted swiss chard served with slow cooked ham hock and black pepper potato hash. I kid you not, no hash has ever come close to touching this one. Balsamic roasted blackberries were stuffed into a sugary doughnut for a wee dessert before we rolled out stuffed to the brim. I guess the only downside is that you can’t spend the day walking off all that good food. But the suffering is worth it.
You can find out more about Mimod’s Kitchen at http://www.mimodskitchen.com/
Mimod’s Kitchen Residency will start 1st September at The Shop, 75 Chamberlayne Road, NW10 3ND.