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Saturday, March 05, 2016

Brunch at The Mule

We've been eyeing the brunch menu at The Mule for a while.  Mr. HitH has a fixation with Huevos Rancheros, and we both have really enjoyed the food at The Mule when we have gone for queso fundido (which is so so good) and tacos.  Yesterday, Mr. HitH got a promotion, so we decided it was time to celebrate with a splendid brunch. Thankfully, it was everything we wanted.
Coffee, with amaretto
We started off with some libations.  I had coffee with an amaretto shot.  I'm not a morning drinker - hell, I'm not much of an anytime drinker - but this was delicious.
Morning Coffee
Mr. HitH had the Morning Coffee. with bourbon, amaro montenegro and coffee.  It was delicious.  I was surprised it was cold, but it was certainly well balanced.  Mr. HitH described it as the perfect coffee cocktail. 
Our spread
Before brunch came, we were lucky enough to be joined by Jen, more commonly known as TasteHamOnt on Instagram and Twitter. Jen is a ridiculously talented food photographer and all around wonderful person. We were thrilled for her company both because of her sparkling attitude and because it meant we could basically order all of the food on the menu.

Potatas Bravas
 First, my dish.  The Potatas Bravas usually comes with chorizo, but the kitchen was happy to substitute avocado for my vegetarian ass. This was delightful.  The egg was perfectly cooked, with a delicious runny yolk to soak my potatoes. The veggies were perfectly flavourful, the avocado was at the point of perfect ripeness, and the potatoes were cut in little cubes, ensuring optimal crispiness.  The cotija was lovely and creamy. I didn't need it as much, given my avocado, but with the chorizo, I could definitely see it adding important texture.  Loved it. LOVED IT.

Huevos Rancheros
Mr. HitH had the Huevos Rancheros. The tortillas were crispy, providing terrific crunch. The guacho was terrific, fresh and tasty. The eggs were, again, cooked to perfection. He'll be back for these. Also, although he pretends to be a contributing member of this blog, his food descriptions do not give me much to go on. Jerkface.
Mule Eggs Benedict
TasteHamOnt had Mule Eggs Benedict.  The eggs benedict were surrounded by roast pork (I though tthey were potatoes when they came out - I'm so glad I didn't steal one!).  The hollandaise is made fresh for every order, and it's clear.  Oh, she raved about the savoury johnny cake it came on too!
Banana Chocolate Johnny Cakes
Our last dish was the Banana Chocolate Johnny Cakes. These were fabulous. Surrounded by dulce de leche, the banana was cooked into the batter. Chocolate was generously distributed throughout the cakes - which, like everything at The Mule, are gluten free - and they were topped with pineapple and mint.  Another winner of a dish.

In summary, The Mule brunch is a contender for best in the Hammer. Fresh, honest and delicious food. We will be back, and we will love it.


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