Ah, the new! Oh, the novel! As you might know by now, I enjoy adventures that involve interesting and delicious food (please refer to: that time I tried haggis). Much like those ridiculous jet-setting chefs you see on the Food Network, my first question when visiting a new place is always: “What's the skinny on the local dish?!” See? I'm pretty much exactly like Guy Fieri. Except my hair is cooler.
Right. So, always, but always have I wanted to try the legend that is a scone and clotted cream. Despite having lived in the land of scone and jam for a fairly lengthy amount of time, I had never (until recently) tasted clotted cream with my scone. Travesty, no?
So, to put this epicurean disaster to rest, Jessie and I set out last week in search of the best clotted cream-scone-jam combo in Cork City. Luckily for us, one needn't wander far before stumbling across the amazing breakfast fare at the Farmgate Cafe in Cork's English Market. Behold:
Tea, rhubarb jam, fruit scone, and clotted cream. This, friends, is breakfast at its finest. The rhubarb jam was also new to me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For best results, definitely swirl your jam and clotted cream together with your knife before chowing down.
Do you enjoy trying new foods when traveling? Do you have a favorite local dish from your home region? Do tell.