When one has a dream, even a simple dream that some may deem insignificant, one will sometimes walk away from the most lucrative accomplishment to pursue that dream.
That is what the former general manager of TTPost, Averline Scott, did when she decided to leave the mainstream corporate arena to open her bistro, Cafe Brulee. The unique restaurant/bar at Orange Grove Road, St Augustine, was formally opened on October 11.
Simone Farmer, an associate of Scott, told the Saturday Express Cafe Brulee fired up its stove in March and has been serving up assorted Creole and East Indian cuisine since. What, however, sets the place apart from the other lunch counters is its cocktail bar, overseen by mixologist Martin James. Under his direction, the bar serves up, along with assorted beers and other liquor, exotic cocktails, including the bistro's own signature drink, the Oriental Express.
Cafe Brulee serves breakfast, offering various pies along with sandwiches. The lunch menu features delicacies from bahji rice, pelau and curry to oildown and soups, including cow heel, pigtail and fish broth.
The spot has become a popular after-work hangout for people working in the area as well as University of the West Indies students from the campus over the highway.
Scott sees Cafe Brulee as her dream come to fruition as well as a legacy for her three sons. As simple as the bistro may be, she delivers her service with flair and a lively spirit to ensure that her customers enjoy the food while having fun.