Some mornings my son likes to wake up early, other mornings he sleeps until a decent hour. This morning, he must have remembered Fenns Quay had a special brunch menu for Cork Food Festival because he was up early and eager for activity. Being hungry, we complied and went to FQ.
We saw their Fruit Scones emerge from the kitchen, cuddled together with a light sprinkle of confectioner’s sugar. Voting actually closes tomorrow for the Goodalls Best Scone in Ireland competition to if these look good to you and you want to represent Cork, vote now. Electric on South Mall is also in the running and the third in Munster is in Waterford.
We resisted temptation though because our hearts (actually our stomachs) were determined to have something else entirely. We shared Buttermilk Pancakes first because as Americans we have a deep affection for anything cooked with buttermilk and nice fat pancakes. They were served with little dishes of Canadian maple syrup, creme fraiche, and plain yogurt and topped with fresh cut strawberries and slices of green apple. The outside of the pancake was crisp to resist getting soggy in syrup with the inside soft.
Of course, the Irish Examiner Cork Food Festival was also in our plan for today but that’s for another post!