Match of the week |  Waffles, bacon and champagne

Match of the week

Waffles, bacon and champagne

Champagne for breakfast always seems particularly decadent but it works brilliantly especially with waffles as I discovered at a pop-up in London last week to celebrate Veuve Clicquot’s 250th anniversary.

They took over some premises in Soho’s Greek Street for the week to run what they called the Sunny Side Up Café serving all day breakfast. We hit it at about 5.30pm before going out to dinner so didn’t really do the menu justice but shared a plate of chef Andi Oliver’s breakfast waffles which were served with spiced maple syrup, bacon, egg and ‘confit’ (roast, I think) cherry tomatoes

I was wondering how the champagne, (the Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label), would handle the maple syrup but because the big name champagnes tend to be slightly sweeter than grower champagnes it worked a treat. The syrup was offset by the waffle, bacon and slight sharpness and sweetness of the tomato.

Definitely one to try at home!

I visited the cafe as a guest of Veuve Clicquot

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Comments: 2 (Add)

Fiona Beckett on May 7 2022 at 07:55

Either would work - absolutely. It's the bubbles that count!

Peter Burrow. pburrow@telus.net on May 7 2022 at 03:31

Coming from Canada where bacon is religion and Champagne is not a thing because of government controlled liquor stores are essential for money and taxes from our depleted pockets and huge markups. I think we need to add a simple Cava or more than simple Prosecco. Thank you Fiona.

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