Match of the week | Cinnamon beignets with peach jam, Nutella and a black Americano coffee

Match of the week

Cinnamon beignets with peach jam, Nutella and a black Americano coffee

Those of you who follow my Twitter feed will be aware I’ve been away at the Vegas Uncork’d festival so it might seem a touch perverse to pick out a non-wine pairing as my match of the week - and one from a meal outside the festival programme.

Fear not - I’ll be writing a longer post about the great food and wine I came across in a few days time but this was just the perfect start to the day at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon in The Venetian.

Incredibly light warm beignets dusted with fine sugar and cinnamon, served with separate pots of peach jam and Nutella to slather over them and a good strong cup of black Americano coffee.

As I’ve mentioned before I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth so it seemed to be the perfect counterbalance to the beignets - though by American standards they weren't particularly sweet - but you could equally well wash them down with a flat white or other milky white or indeed an espresso.

Incidentally this is a good way to handle breakfast in an expensive place like Vegas. Most cooked breakfast dishes - even at less swanky places - are about 15$ plus with tax and service on top. This brought my bill to an affordable $10.

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