Nomad meets the Birmingham Breakfast Club – Exclusive Breakfast Event

Firstly, this event sold out in 45 minutes. That’s because Alex and Brian from Nomad are building up a heck of a reputation. They are somewhat pioneering in ways that most of us would just ‘poo-poo’, (I was one of those people until I went along and tried their food one evening – I am now converted).

Some of the Lucky attendees at Birmingham Breakfast Club meets Nomad

Some of the Lucky attendees at Birmingham Breakfast Club meets Nomad

Arrive at 11:00 for 11:30. I set the time. I was last there. That wasn’t a good start. Luckily, it got considerably better from there on.

 

Tansy Eggy-Bread with reindeer moss with bacon - egg and coffee and Forest of Arden honey

Tansy Eggy-Bread with reindeer moss with bacon – egg and coffee and Forest of Arden honey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was greeted by a drink of ‘Viking Bubbles’, which was a combination of honey, English mead and cava). It was sweet and refreshing. Then came our first course: Reindeer Moss, (with egg, bacon and coffee) – with a couple of drops of Sea-Buckthorn, Tansy-Eggy-Bread, (tansy is a yellow flower – it added a bit of sweetness) and Forest of Arden Honey. This was joined by some lovely home made yoghurt. All together, this was excellent.

 

 

 

 

 

Kedgeree with spelt and pearl barley - by Nomad

Kedgeree with spelt and pearl barley – by Nomad

The next course was Kedgeree. Obviously, this wasn’t made the normal way, this was made with pearl barley and spelt. Although different, I think it really worked well in this dish. The fish was great, the curry sauce was rich and sweet and perfectly spiced for the dish. The poached egg was perfect. This was an outstanding dish.

 

 

Kedgeree with a perfect poached egg from Nomad

Kedgeree with a perfect poached egg from Nomad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caramelised Milk Mousse with a Variety pack - from Nomad

Caramelised Milk Mousse with a Variety pack – from Nomad

 

 

 

Finally was ‘dessert’, a caramelised milk mousse with mixed Variety Pack. Alex and Brian, (the chefs), got to push our comfort factors here. The caramelised milk mousse was beautiful. Everyone knew that when we got a Variety Pack that it was going to be something a little unusual. It was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firstly, we each got a toy! there were slinky’s, Winner Medals and YoYo’s, which added a bit more fun to the proceedings, then the rest of the contents:

 

 

 

 

 

Caramelised Milk Mousse with a Variety pack - with Roasted Crickets from Nomad

Caramelised Milk Mousse with a Variety pack – with Roasted Crickets from Nomad

 

 

In the Variety pack were a mixture of the sweet cereals, some Crunchy Nut Brittle, and of course some roasted crickets! Yes, Crickets, those little insects that bounce around the place, (the theory is that insects are very easy to harvest, easy to farm, are pure protein and therefore exceptionally nutritiously good for you – as such, Alex and Brian are trying to get them to be more accepted by the main stream market).

 

I was the only person dining that knew what in the third course. Fans of Alex and Brian’s food knew that there would be something a little unusual in there and you could hear gasps as people discovered them.

 

The answer to your question is this: Everyone ate everything. Not a single cricket was sacrificed meaninglessly.

 

 

 

In summary: Great Food and Great Fun. Thanks @nomadbirmingham

 

I am hoping to be announcing the next Exclusive Birmingham Breakfast Club event soon. Watch this space!

 

Address: 1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG, United Kingdom
Cost: £25
Phone: 0121 643 2673

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1 comment

  1. 18th March 2016 at 4:54 pm Reply

    Previously had brunches that ranged from a hearty breakfast with bucks fizz through to the extravaganza that is Cesar’s Palace in Las Vegas (all breakfast & lunch items, heavy on the seafood and dubious ‘champagne’).
    As you said, Nomad was another delicious adventure! Do not dare to eat normal boring food after eating anything at Nomad! You will be bored that there is not something different on the plates – either texture, ingredient or combination! Everything is there for a reason and contributes to the experience – even the crickets (I did expect wood ants after Alex tweeted a photo of some!)
    This was a fantastic way to enjoy interesting, challenging and innovative food, with amazing service (as usual) and the usual great company from the BBC! As ever, I managed a couple of photos but stuck to my usual approach of eat with mouth as well as eyes :).

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