Today started off pretty early for my usual Sunday (since I tend to sleep in until around 11am). We woke up at 10am to get ready for the day and meet everyone else at the Bayswater flats of professor Steven and his family. They planned on hosting a lunch before we would head off to the 2:30pm performance of Knight of the Burning Pestle at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in Shakespeare’s Globe.
Upon entering the flat, we were greeted by the sight (and smell) of yummy food. I immediately grabbed a couple of biscuits to tide me over while helping in the food preparations. Susan had prepared an assortment of foods (all from Marks and Spencer Simply Food), catering to all types of eaters (including vegetarians). I was particularly happy to see the Nutella bottle by the spreads – I definitely confess to being a chocoholic!
The brunch started off with your choice of salad greens or fruit salad (three guesses which I chose), followed by sliced breads and your choice of cheese or spread. There was also a good supply of my new favorite – cheese breadsticks! For the main course we had a choice between six different types of quiche.
There were also six different kinds of dips: three types of hummus, a delicious salsa that went well with the cheese breadsticks, a sour cream and chive dip that I actually didn’t like, and a guacamole dip I refused to touch (I don’t understand why everyone else is crazy over guacamole).
For dessert we had a choice between the rest of the biscuits, and pieces of chocolate filled with cake and jelly. My plate was really beautifully colored, and I definitely plan on visiting M&S Simply Food to buy some more hummus, salsa, and cheese breadsticks to have for snacks.