When I heard he was hosting a brunch at La Fromagerie, I called and booked straight away:
We started with the lightest and moistest pumpkin muffins. The muffins were followed by a rhubarb and strawberry breakfast crisp, a recipe I can use straight away with our very over-the-top crop of rhubarb! And we finished at noon with a brunchy Alsatian bacon and egg tart, simply dressed greens, and a glass of chilled Prosecco.
Being La Fromagerie, there were lovely cheeses, too. My favorite was Ticklemore, a hard goat cheese, served with the greens.
Bill also demonstrated dishes throughout the brunch, including banana bread and biscotti, which were packaged up for us to take home:
He was just as lovely as I remembered him (from a brunch at Petersham a few years ago). So funny and friendly and down-to-earth:
He'd signed two of my three books--Sydney Food and Bills Food--at Petersham, and this was my chance to get the third signed as well:
All definitely worth an early morning trip into London. In fact, I wouldn't mind a trip to Sydney...