Tis the season – to eat turkey. However, if you’re a bit sick of the traditional roast dinner and don’t fancy the pomp and ceremony of a classic sit -down 3 course meal then Potato Head may be the ideal spot for you during the holidays.
Eliteror spoke with head chef Adam Penney ahead of the release of the Christmas with the Folks menu which features savoury and sweet burgers and sides that are available throughout the month of December only. With a sheer love of comfort food, Penney and his team have meticulously hand crafted the menu and have gone to every length to ensure that everything from the Brioche to the aioli is carefully sourced and artfully curated.
Penney is overtly passionate about burgers. In fact, one can go so far to say that he’s an expert on them. For him, the Christmas period is the ideal time for him to experiment with unique flavours and add a twist to classic seasonal fare. He’s very particular about where he sources the ingredients from, favouring his homeland of Britain above all other countries, he expresses his sincere delight at procuring the fallow venison from England “it’s the best” he says simply and clearly nothing less than the best will do.
Penney has a unique philosophy about his food – priding himself on having the utmost quality ingredients but refusing to serve the burgers in any way other than “they should be” ergo wrapped in paper on a plate. “They’re burgers, they’re comfort food, they’re simple, you just can’t beat a good burger” and indeed it’s hard to beat a Potato Head burger.
So what’s on offer? Eliteror sampled Potato Head’s answer to a roast dinner in a burger. The Rudolph Killah Aka Roast Face Killah priced at (SGD 30++ ) packs a tender fallow venison and Japanese pork patty, layered with colton basset stilton, griddle gem lettuce, red cabbage pickle, & cocoa aioli in a into a toasted dark chocolate brioche bun. The burger comes with a side of honey & thyme seasonal roasted vegetables and Penney has achieved the impossible and somehow managed to make brussels sprouts actually taste good. When it comes to this rich and indulgent burger, it’s advisable to leave some room for it as otherwise you’ll have to retire to Studio 39 to lie down on one of the gilded sofas.
Vegetarians need not feel left out as Potato Head have them fully catered for with ‘Da Cheese Master’ (SGD18++). A sublime blend of 5 cheeses, the famed T.O.M sauce and a miso & mustard dressing lovingly tucked into a fluffy brioche bun, Da Cheese Master is a sumptuous treat that’s thankfully going to be a permanent fixture on the menu, so you can indulge in one when you inevitably break your New Year diet plan. For the ultimate comfort eating experience, diners can tuck into a special festive treat – The Mac Daddy (SGD$15 ++ ) a rich Truffle Mac and Cheese .
If anyone still has room for dessert after these burgers and wish to satisfy their sweet tooth than look no further than the Ho Ho Homey (SGD $9 ++) – also exclusively available in the month of December – this marriage of a burger and a traditional Christmas pudding may require diners to have an anti-acid on stand by. Penney has filled a toasted panettone brioche bun with the Three Buns Christmas pudding and a brandy & brown butter ice cream patty.
If you’d still like a taste of Christmas when January rolls around then look now further than the Vanilla Guerilla ( $9++). Potato Head adds a twist to the traditional ice cream sandwich, serving up a vanilla ice cream patty in a dark chocolate brioche bun topped with hot salted butterscotch sauce.
The Christmas with the Folks menu is an ideal choice for a casual meal with friends during the festive season and doubles up as a good option for a hangover cure if one finds themselves indulging in one two many christmas cocktails.
Visit: http://www.pttheadfolk.com/ for bookings.