THE GOOD EGG LAUNCH SUMMER TERRACEThu 07 2017 | admin
This Summer, The Good Egg will unveil their garden terrace, tucked off Church Street in Stoke Newington. Headed by chefs Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi, the three friends will bring the al fresco dining spirit of Tel Aviv to East London with a new brunch menu to accompany relaxed weekends in the sun and a dedicated Noshes hour to make the most of Summer in London.
Taking over their back garden, the team have created a courtyard lined with climbing greenery and recycled planters, including old oil canisters housing herbs and edible flowers for the chefs to take straight to the kitchen. Whilst the south-facing terrace captures the daytime sunlight, as early evening sets in diners can make the most of the twilight sun on the reclaimed benches on The Good Egg’s front terrace.
Focusing on the distinctive delis of Montreal and Tel Aviv’s street food scene, The Good Egg celebrates the wider global influence of exilic Jews on traditional Jewish cooking, using fresh British produce for a seasonal menu. The new brunch menu will centre on the Jerusalem Breakfast with a selection of smaller plates to share, including; Whipped feta with grilled apricot and dukkah; Fudgey eggs + everything seasoning; Grilled hogget merguez sausage with preserved lemon yoghurt; and ‘Dak Dak’ salad with pine nuts and lemon. There will also be Oded’s usual selection of ever-popular Babkas, from salted caramel and pistachio, to date and pecan, as well as larger plates and sandwiches, from Shakshuka to a Montreal Reuben pita.
Weekday evenings will herald the arrival of Noshes Hour with house noshes (snacks) and a cocktail for £10. Noshes will include Za’atar Gribenes, Chilli and garlic marinated olives and House pickles, whilst the concise cocktail list features Fanny Luck with vergano vermouth, apple and basil shrub and soda; Manny Shevitz with Havana 3 rum and red grape shrub and the Lou Luck, made with Arak, grapefruit and fresh mint plucked straight from the garden.
“You never quite know how much ‘Summer’ we’re actually going to get in London so we wanted to make the most of it. Opening up the back garden has allowed us to truly transport our diners out of the city, it’s a tranquil little space and if you hunker down with a plate of piping hot flatbread drizzled in thyme honey and a cocktail or two after a day in the office there’s a satisfying sense that you’ve got the knack of how to spend a Summer in London!” says co-founder Joel Braham.