New York Tomato
Last Sunday Ben and I had breakfast at New York Tomato. What a delightful burough this is. I find it trendy without being pretentious. Quite the popular hangout for a lazy weekend brunch (as we left there was a substantial queue for tables), but it has the goods to back up the hype. New York Tomato has swiftly become one of our favourite breakfast spots. I had once before visited New York Tomato with my lovely friend, Phe. But this was years ago, back when I rarely ventured away from my typical order of muesli. Things are a little different these days...
This particular Sunday I found myself torn between my desire for sweet or savory. As I had heard such great things about the eggs at New York Tomato, savory one out. I guess I will have to visit again soon to try their Belgian waffles with spiced labne and orange blossom maple syrup... sounds divine, I know.
Ben opted for an iced-coffee, which he enjoyed. It wasn't too creamy, with only one scoop of ice-cream - so often when you order an iced-coffee it ends up being a meal in itself...in a glass.
I enjoyed my skinny latte, although it was not one of the best I have had. I think we're spoilt with such good coffee in Melbourne. Yet I was quite content to sip away whilst reading the papers, the sun shining through the windows and the smell of toast and eggs wafting around me. Morning smells so good.
Ben and I decided to share New York Tomato's popular baked eggs, as well as their claypot of chickpeas.
The baked eggs are cooked in a rich napoli sauce with capsicum, fetta and green olives, and topped a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds. They were delicious! The eggs were slightly overcooked, but that is just our personal preference. The sourdough toast that came with the dish was a perfect tool for mopping up the lovely sauce. What a satisfying meal.
The claypot was our favourite dish. It consisted of pancetta and chickpeas, along with some spices, preserved lemon and basil. All topped off with two eggs, and more toast for dipping in the yolk. This was absolutely beautiful. I loved the combination of flavours, especially the addition of preserved lemon.
We will definitely be spending more lazy mornings here in the future...