I’ve talked about Cask & Larder before. It’s one of our favorite restaurants in Orlando. Especially for brunch.
This weekend I took my birthday boy out for a Sunday brunch at our favorite spot and it didn’t disappoint!
We started with drinks, just because. I had the Whiskey Smash (bourbon, muddled mint, oranges, bubbles), and Scott had the Sunday Morning Coming Down (gin, fernet branca, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters).
We then started with an order of their new “cronut.” The croissant-doughnuts here are filled. One with banana and the other with peanut butter. It wasn’t normal banana, more like a banana pudding. Same goes for the peanut butter, it was more of a nutter butter flavor filling, and it was AMAZING.
We also ordered a side of biscuits & gravy, just because.
Now to the main course. I had a tough decision because everything on the menu looked amazing. I finally settled on the Chicken & Waffle. It’s made with “Nashville hot chicken, cornbread waffles, cheddar, sweet relish, chive creme fraiche & smoked honey.” I had no idea what to expect and my first bite confirmed it all. I 1) made the right decision and 2) it was completely an unexpected flavor. I didn’t really understand what “Nashville hot chicken” meant. But damn, I LOVE IT. It was not spicy but smokey, really, really smokey. It was simply amazing. I didn’t think I would finish the whole plate. But guess what? I was wrong.
The birthday boy ordered the Shrimp & Sausage. According to the menu, it’s made with “rice pirloo, tomato gravy, greens and coddled egg.” I have no idea what half of those words mean but I can tell you it was delicious and oh so pretty.
Here’s a link to their website. Check them out! (This is not an ad, just a place that we love!!!)