Breakfast on the Estate
It was only by chance that I happened to come across this event on Facebook. I immediately made up my mind to attend although it was carded to start at 7am on a Sunday and the venue was approximately one hour away from my warm bed.
The event page promised gourmet items such as crepes, so I was glad to see a cuisine that was different from the traditional Trinbagonian breakfast.
I aimed to get there before half seven and I did, although I got lost and was heading randomly on a paved walkway on the golf course.
My apologies to all the Sunday morning golfers affected.
The 'Breakfast on the Estate' event was held at the Carmel Valley Estate. I must admit that I had never heard of this place before, although my alma mater Trinity College is situated less than ten minutes away.
The Estate was lovely, a small group of buildings nestled on one corner of the golf course.
I spied the menu and firstly could not decide on what I wanted to eat.
I was one of the first to arrive before the crowds so I browsed the gourmet items downstairs first.
When I finally ordered and headed to the upstairs eating area, I found that it was a spacious area, neatly decorated and quiet.
This area got filled pretty quickly by customers enjoying their breakfasts.
I feasted on a grilled shrimp crepe from Seaver Street Eats. I also had a blueberry parfait from Barry Bibby, as well as some creole cocoa tea from the Carmel Valley Estate.
The Estate also had other gourmet goodies on sale. These included coffee, honey, fruits and artisanal breads.
The downstairs area was filled by the time I had finished eating.
Customer service was wonderful, patrons were also assisted in parking by a couple of courteous gentlemen (they were patient too, it is no easy feat getting me to park).
I hope they have this event again, the cuisine and ambience were highly enjoyable.
More photographs of the greenery which surrounds the Estate: