So.. BBQ one.. cool.. and a dash back for a shower.. and a quick change.. back on stage!!
When you are full of BBQ already and just showered off the smell and stickiness of good bbq sauce fron ya fingers and face.. you do feel cleaner.. yet.. here comes round two!!
Another BBQ, welcomed by a steel pan drummer.. a well stocked private bar.. a nd a HUGE selection of very delicate and up-scale BBQ dishes..
Although this time with a Florida meats (see what I did there?) Caribbean.. style.. good and spicy Jerk Chicken.. rice and beans.. sticky caramelised plantains .. good yet for some strange reason I couldn’t eat too much.. ahem..
A multitude of other offerings.. yet I really do need to mention Chef Brandon and his award-winning sliders.. mini ‘burgers’.. yet with a slow cooked slice of belly pork.. melty.. a topping of bacon.. not just bacon.. candied and dusted with black pepper.. sweet, salty and hot! Some crisped leeks.. a squirt of bourbon bbq glaze, and a swizzle of dijonaise.. all in a toasted brioche bun..
Definitely an award winning dish.. and definitely coming home with me.. thanks Chef Brandon.
(of course there were various salads.. puddings, appetisers.. finger bites.. also.. yet c’mon.. I could only hit the good stuff.. )..
Should I have eaten before attending this VIP dinner?? Umm I think so as Tom Jenkins is closed Sundays (for church.. and Mondays (they go fishing..)
A what a great experience.. both BBQ extremes!!
Now THATS a memory x