Heading over the newly opened Mary Elmes bridge in Cork towards the reimagined Victorian Quarter in Cork I am anticipating something delicious as I head to Cask for a brunch. A self confessed dinner- only girl I was surpised to find myself joining the young hip trendy brunch crew at a respectable hour of 1pm last Sunday. I say respectable because I have yet to enter the gorgeous surroundings of Cask and not indulged in a cocktail. I am not alone in this endeavour though as cocktails are their speciality. Therefore I proclaim 1 pm a suitable hour to start on a refreshing creation from the new Summer menu. The patrons were mixed in age, so brunch just isn’t for the bold and the beautiful. My companion and I have very differing views on Brunch.She loves it and I find it something I never really rush my Sunday for. Lets face it though 1pm is practically mid afternoonand they serve until 3pm. So i decided to be decadent and order some French Toast with Strawberries and Apple Syrup. She opted for the Avo- Toast with scrambled eggs and bacon.
The French toast was perfect, not too eggy with just the right amount of crunch and thankfully they were generous with the strawberries too ( you can get it with strawberries or Banana or plain. My companions meal was equally satsifying with her proclaiming that the Avocado was just perfectly ripe.
We both chose a cocktail I opted for a Fig Leaf, Longeville Apple Brandy, Fig leaf fortified Apples and Cider reduction. €12.00. Babs chose a Peach Leaf which was Tequila Ocho, Peach Leaf, italicus and Bubbles.
Both refreshing and quite potent they are served simply and are absolutely enjoyable. Cask have a simple theory on cocktails “We run a seasonal cocktail menu which changes every 12 weeks. The concept is simple, mother nature determines which direction our drinks evolve. “
The team at Cask have always been known to be friendly and to offer advice on cocktails and I must say my last visit was no exception. They are attentive without being intrusive. The Waterfall at Greenes provided the most serene and perfect backdrop to a much needed catch up. You could be anywhere in the world on the terrace. I would absolutely recommend Cask for any occasion but i must say I am now converted to Brunch. Bravo to Bryan for creating a no fuss brunch and Andy for the cocktail creations. I will be back for sure. For reservations http://www.caskcork.com or call them on 021-4500913. As a regular evening customer of Cask I will certainly be back during the day for something lighter. Also their Espresso is perfection