If you've been craving comfort food this winter to warm up your cold bones, you're not alone. A salad never kept anyone warm and you can fulfil this validating realisation by partaking in Cruise Bar's limited edition food and drink menu.
The Quayside Comfort menu will see waterside venue Cruise Bar partner with Bulleit Frontier Whiskey to create one super-indulgent Southern dining experience throughout winter. Inspired by flavours from America's Deep South, there's a suitably decadent array of soul food.
To start, loaded french fries come with Bulleit Bourbon gravy, cheddar, charred onions and bacon. Moreover, the Sweet Home Chicken is fried then coated with a rye whiskey-honey sauce, and the chicken and veggie stew has dumplings swimming in it for extra comfort points. If you're looking to further indulge, consider this dessert: the Fat Elvis vanilla pudding with peanut butter, bourbon whipped cream, chocolate cookie crumbs, banana and candied bacon.
To take the extravaganza even further, Cruise Bar has updated its cocktails to match the Quayside Comfort menu — you can get a bloody mary topped with a bit of bacon. Or, if you're meat-ed out, the spicy Bulleit rye manhattan will bring a little heat and perhaps wake you up from your bacon-induced sleepiness. You can get stuck into it right up until August 31 — the bar is open until 1am every day of the week.