I spent my weekend hanging out at Edgar – Marysol’s adorable little café in Hull. It was AWESOME.
Version one: Marysol’s cheddar stuffed french toast, topped with an apple compote and a drizzle of maple syrup.
2. I learned how to make brioche dough. Yeah. Super cool and amazing. Marysol rocks.
3. By 2 pm on Saturday – Edgar had sold out of … well… just about EVERYTHING. Intense … but AMAZING as well! Claps for Marysol.
4. Edgar was the location of choice for a little birthday girl… Paloma turned 8 years old!!!! How cool is she to have picked Edgar for her birthday breakfast? Super cool (for reals)… she got a special grilled cheese sandwich :0)
Here’s the lowdown on the weekend…
I arrived early-ish … never as early as Marysol and Simon – but early enough :0)
Marysol was working on the western morning wraps (eggs, onions, red & green peppers, cheddar cheese), and pulling fresh date bacon brioche out of the oven… they smell so good.
Simon was hard at work assembling the panini du jour – salami, roasted tomatoes, spinach, spicy eggplant, mozzarella … delish you say … INDEED! They were one of the first things to go!
I helped out by cutting out the edgar bar, piped some whipped cream on top of Marysol’s chocolate walnut tarts (yum), fixed up the front display and then baked up some chocolate ginger cookies (side note: these are ridiculously addictive and delicious… seriously. A-MAZ-ING). I then helped panko crust some fish cakes and got some of those now-famous date bacon brioche in and out of the oven.
It was the kind of day were we spent most of our time taking orders, ladling bowls of soup, assembling sandwiches, panini’s and wraps ,and telling everyone after 12 pm “sorry… there are no more brioche left“. Then at around 2 pm we started crossing things off the blackboards … no more sandwiches, no more soup… thank goodness for the front display of muffins, macaroons, banana cream tarts, smoothies …
Things quieted down at around 3:30 pm… we caught up on washing dishes, finally grabbed a little something to eat and started talking about menu options for the next day (beet soup, spicy chicken wraps, prosciutto paninis). Marysol was able to get started on the chicken … and I sat down and ate a bowl of soup …
Now you should read about Marysol’s first week. Click right HERE. She’s adorable and probably the sweetest person ever. I think you’ll adore her by the time you finish reading her entry … and then you’ll probably want to keep reading.