It isn’t often that a menu fills you with joy. Â The current menu at Prufrock, however, does make me very happy, and probably a bit jealous at the same time. Â There is so much I like about.
First of all – the simplicity. Â How can you not like a menu with only 5 items?
Secondly – the honesty. Â As an industry we struggle and utterly fail to define the drinks we serve. Â What is a flat white? Â What exactly is a latte? Â We can barely agree on exactly how the espresso at the bottom of each drink is defined, let alone the rest of the recipe.
I like that the words cappuccino, latte and flat white have gone. Â This morning I went and I wanted a 6oz milk drink. Â Some would call it a cappuccino, while others would say that it is too strong or didn’t have enough foam. Â But I got exactly what I ordered and the combination of carefully brewed espresso and well steam milk is delicious. Â I was utterly delighted by it.
In fact whatever combination of coffee and milk that I enjoy – I can probably find it on this menu, which is quite incredible when you think about how complicated some menus get when trying to cover all the bases. Â Apart from oversized drinks – is there anything you’d want that Â you couldn’t get from this?
Some people, perhaps those across the Atlantic, might be surprised at how small the drinks on sale are. Â I had to smile when Gwilym told me that now that he has a 6oz takeaway cup he feels the 8oz is too big…