I never really think of takeaway as an experience, an easy way out of cooking dinner yes, but never something that enhances my enjoyment of a lazy Saturday morning simply by being. Indeed, the idea of takeaway brunch hadn’t really crossed my mind until I had the joy of sharing a Sexy Brunch to Share from Julien Plumart.
It is a honeymoon disguised as food delivery and is as sexy as its title. The savoury croissants are bursting with buttery decadence; the coffee is fresh and skilfully made and the award-winning patisserie loses nothing in translation from café to breakfast nook; we had the Royal Crunchy Chocolate – rich, velvety, smooth with a honeycomb base, and the Spring Delice – each part of which is edible, including the name tag. The brunch also comes with a choice of four macarons, which are also award-winning, and are light, crisp, and full of flavour.
The addition of artisanal ice cream as a palette cleanser is thoughtful and indulgent, we had the passionfruit and white chocolate and it was one of the finest ice creams I have tried in Brighton.
It is delivered to your door with expert attention to detail, as if each part were a gift to be unwrapped by your beloved. It is elegant, Parisian and delightfully delicious with the added bonus that you don’t have to leave your house to enjoy it.
It’s such a treat it should probably be an anthimeria, ‘Darling, shall we order Julien Plumart?’ or it should be something you receive as a surprise, ‘A Julien, for me? Oh, you shouldn’t have’. It is a brunch that inspires romance and encourages intimacy, a delicious way to show someone that you care.
Whatever the occasion, with Julien Plumart in charge of your brunch, la vie est vraiment belle.
A wide range of Julien Plumart macarons, pasties, patisseries, breakfast and brunch options including this delicious Sexy Brunch to Share are available to order via Deliveroo.