Gerard’s Bistro

My Supper Club friends & I have talked about going to Gerard’s Bistro for a while and last weekend we finally made it there for brunch.

Gerard's Bistro

Gerard’s Bistro is located in the posh and trendy area in James Street in the Valley.  While we were waiting for the rest of our friends to arrive, we couldn’t help but notice the number of luxury cars that drove past.

I studied the menu before going and was quite sure about what I wanted to order.  However I changed my mind when I got there.  Perhaps in this cold weather, the ‘Shakshouka, eggs baked in tomato and red peppers, merguez, blackened onion and yoghurt’ ($26) sounded more like a hearty meal.  The tomato and red peppers sauce was really appetising.  Topped with the sweetness of the blackened onion, the taste was just right.  It was quite a filling dish with the Merguez (lamb sausage).  I definitely made the right choice for the cold weather.

Shakshouka

The other interesting dish on the table was the “Bacon and eggs” 63 degree eggs, smoked bacon mousse, maple toasted buckwheat ($19) which was what I wanted to order initially.  I managed to taste the smoked bacon mousse and it was divine!  The big chunks of bacon on the plate looked really inviting too.  I must return again to try this dish.

Bacon & Eggs

Baghdad Eggs

Baghdad eggs, fried in cumin, garlic, mint and lemon on flatbread with tahini yoghurt ($18)

Breakfast mezze, za’atar flatbread, tomato, cucumber, mint, labne and air dried beef ($18)

Breakfast mezze, za’atar flatbread, tomato, cucumber, mint, labne and air dried beef ($18)

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon, apple, pomegranate, mint ($6)

Virgin Mary – tomato, Worcestershire, harissa, lemon ($6)

Virgin Mary – tomato, Worcestershire, harissa, lemon ($6)

Overall, I was very impressed with the food.  No wonder they were awarded One Hat in Brisbane Times Good Food Guide 2016.  Well deserved indeed.
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