VOP: Wow Al Brown you’ve done it again with Federal Deli
We’ve ventured outside Ponsonby again – this time to try Al Brown’s new Federal Deli. And we loved it. Sunday night was probably a good time to try it as we had no problem getting a table. Super friendly and attentive service with the water poured literally as we sat down.
For starters we shared amongst 4 of us MEAT SCHTICKS (pea & pastrami croquettes w/ habanero mayo) and SMOKED KAHAWAI CAKES (w/ NZ wasabi & lime mayo) – plenty to go around. And the water kept coming!
For mains we shared SPIT-ROAST CHICKEN (half bird) and VEAL SCHNITZEL (w/ sage & lemon) – again enough for 4. The schnitzel was the best I’ve tasted. And the water kept coming!!
And for dessert we shared NY CHEESECAKE and LEMON MERINGUE PIE. And still the water kept coming!!!
Couldn’t fault anything. It’s casual but efficient, that is, the good part of efficient.
We’ll be back there for breakfast soonest. Well why wouldn’t you with these yummies on offer:
MORNING GLORY breakfast salad w/ haloumi, portobello, poached egg & dukkah GRIDDLE CAKES blueberry buttermilk pancakes w/ cinnamon butter & strudel crunch LATKES crispy potato w/ salmon lox, crème fraiche & dill TREYF pickled pork, poached eggs & horseradish hollandaise on rye SMOKED HASH smoked mullet w/ fresh herbs & poached eggs MISH-MASH pastrami hash w/ poached egg
And finally they’ve got these wicked postcards with a brilliant tag line: Raising Auckland’s cholesterol since 7am
What’s not to love. Well worth crossing the border for!!