A few weeks past, Wifey and I got to attend a special 1st birthday party and new menu launch of Nosh & Quaff.
It’s odd to believe it’s been a year since they opened, Wifey and I’s first experience was a taster back at Colmore Food Festival 2015. Since then, it feels like they have become a stalwart of the area serving easy burgers, lobster and ribs, which I have enjoyed for a lunch break from the office a few times.
On arrival, we were treated to a Pornstar Bellini (Passionfruit, Vodka, Passoa and Bubbles) and a few nibbles including lobster bites. After a natter with a few fellow bloggers, it was time to sit down to perhaps one of the biggest platters of food ever witnessed, demonstrating the variety available on the new menu:
- Beef Ribs: Slow cooked double ribs in a hickory smoke and molasses glaze with homemade slaw.
- Chicken Wings: Free range Cotswold white chicken wings in a smoked butter habanero sauces, served with a stilton mayo.
- BBQ Pork Ribs: Rack of short ribs of naturally reared Hampshire pig, in a smoked BBQ glaze in a mustard rub.
- Mini Nosh & Quaff Cheeky Burger: Dry aged, naturally reared beef & slow braised cheek in a buttermilk bun, served with house cheese, crisp onion rings and a truffle mayo.
- Mini Apple Dog: A gourmet oak smoked frankfurter, buttermilk bun with bacon jam & sticky caramelised onions dressed with mustard & ketchup served with saurkraut.
- Mac & Cheese: Macaroni with a creamy cheese sauce, with kibbled onions.
- Salted Fries
- Sweet Potato Wedges: Dusted in seasoned flour
- Blooming Onion: An onion, sliced into petals, battered in seasoned flour and deep fried (tastes more amazing than the description sounds).
My personal favourite was the Chicken Wings with the smoked butter habanero sauce, giving them a beautifully piquant bite. Wifey’s fave was the Mac & Cheese with a creamy and crispy bite.
To finish we had a delicious Rocky Road Ice Cream Bowl with huge chunks of marshmallow, and a Espresso Shooter made with Kalhua, Vanilla, vodka and Coffee.
There was a good range of food on offer and as stated earlier, it’s always a nice spot to stop off for lunch or an afterwork social. If you’ve not been before and you’re craving some comfort food and you’re in the city, you won1t be wrong in coming here.
Disclaimer: For this event, we were guests of Nosh & Quaff who provided all food and drinks; this provides no bias to the post. This blog is my own personal opinion and strives to provide an independent view, promoting, enjoying and reviewing the range of exciting food and venues in and around Birmingham.
Where: Nosh & Quaff, 130 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 3AP