I can think of few better ways to say thank you than through the stomach. We've all got to eat, and nothing says "I appreicate you and everything you do" like a day out. At least, I'd like to think so. I haven't had a chance to see my dad as much as I'd like on the run up to my wedding (or in general) so I wanted to treat him to something special. He's my first point of call for any grown up advice, had guided me through an alphabet's worth of wedding related meltdowns, all side lined with a serving of snark. Basically he's made sure my brain hasn't fallen completely out my head. So how do you thank your dad for everything that he's done? With bubbles and brunch of course.
Hutcheson's Glasgow is a bit of a local favourite of mine. Any excuse to pop in for brunch I take, and it's fast become a favourite for special occasion dinners. With the launch of their Bubbles and Brunch Menu, I knew it was the perfect way to say "Cheers Da, you're not bad." Seriously though, for £20pp you get a bottle of fizz to share, a carafe of orange juice, fresh buttery croissonts and the main of your choice. Because we are tierd and predicatable (and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree) we both went for the brunch classic Eggs Benedict.
Basically it was the perfect leisurely brunch. It felt attentitive without being rushed, and our glasses were never empty (at least, until the bottle was polished off.) It's a good amount of food. The croissonts were served with Hutcheson's signature maple butter and definitley took the edge off while we waited for the main event. As far as Eggs Benedict, it was one of the better ones I've had in Glasgow for a while. While nothing quite on a par with Edinburgh's Urban Angel just yet, they were easily worthy of top 5.
In the end though, it was the relaxed enviroment and friendly service that made it such a wonderful afternoon out. We don't take as much time for the people in our life as we should, and the chance to have a chilled out meal with good food and good company and good wine was a rare treat. Hutchesons Bubble Brunch is available at weekends for £20pp and if you're looking to push the boat out, it can't really be better spent.