Breakfast At Made @ No 18, Alfreton
We love weekends at our nest, as you know, but things have been a bit subdued lately due to The Boy Wonder having a bad back. We have carried on as normally as we could but, bless him, he got a little bit down about not being able to do much.
It’s never nice feeling in the doldrums and they do say that the way to a mans heart is through his stomach, so I had a little trick up my sleeve to brighten his spirits.
Before long I pulled up outside Made at No.18 and said that I would meet him inside once I had parked the car on a nearby street. You always get a warm welcome from the Made team and it wasn’t long before we had ordered two large lattes and a Breakfast Ciabatta for Him Indoors and Chorizo, Avocado and Poached Eggs on toast for me.
There were several tables occupied with other like minded diners waiting to enjoy a lazy weekend breakfast too and the quiet hum of chatter provided a little atmosphere to the premises.
My breakfast was delicious with plenty of Chorizo and Avocado on the plate, and I loved how the smoky spicy oil from the sausage had soaked into the toast to soften it slightly. The eggs were beautifully rich in taste and had been poached to perfection so that they easily relinquished their golden yolk when cut into. I thoroughly enjoyed my choice and it really filled me up too; for £6.50 it is great value for money I think, both in terms of quality and quantity.
My Man had the Breakfast Ciabatta for a change, rather than his usual full Derbyshire Breakfast. This beauty was a Ciabatta baton filled with 2 rashers of bacon, 2 sausages and 2 fried eggs; it normally has Mushrooms in too, but His Nibs thinks Mushrooms are yucky, so he asked if he could swap them for some sautéed potatoes, which they very obligingly agreed to.
Again, every element was top quality with nice sweet bacon and firm meaty sausages soon tucked into with gusto.
The Breakfast Ciabatta is again a fantastically priced morsel, costing £6, and we both agreed that lunch would not be needed in our nest today due to our tummies being full.
Both plates were squeaky clean and had been totally savoured, but the best thing for me was seeing a contented smile back on my Mans face.
When he’s recovered I have said that we’ll go back for a relaxed lunchtime treat as they offer a varied lunch menu at Made at No.18. If you haven’t been before, you really do need this place in your life, trust me.
They also do Bistro evenings, craft fairs, creative writing courses and art competitions, just go and have a gander at their website (www.madetheatre.co.uk) and Facebook pages for the latest information :)