|Sun Tea...a Bahamian cruise in a glass, for lack of a better descriptor|
I dined again in the company of Marlow Moo, and we embarked on a travel-sized foray into Niche's lunch box. First up: a duet of sandwiches. Duck confit open face presents a dark brown morsel of quack with snowy queso fresco, bacon and anchiote aioli. It's rather juicy, though the duck is uncharacteristically subdued. Ham and cheese is a Gallic twist on a childhood favourite that presents French-style jambon au torchon, emmental cheese, tomato and arugula on a tiny crostini. Genius.
|Good thing Marlow isn't driving|
A shooter of vichyssoise arrives next. Its chalky hue gives no indication as to its flavour, but a sip reveals a riot of rich potato, roasted corn and savoury leeks. The tray of vichyssoise winds up at our table multiple - inexplicable - times. Baconhound takes more than a few for the team. Good thing he isn't driving.
|A marriage orchestrated by the gods|
Another sandwich presents smoked pork belly with white bean puree, braised bacon and fig reduction. Pork belly is a celebrity du jour and I, for one, bask in its brilliance. Each bite simply sings with rich meat and tangy figs.
|Travel-sized for your convenience|
Dessert is, naturally, the salted caramel brownie with lemon creme. I've described it many times before and so I will simply say, "My precious."