Creams Cambridge trials savoury menu
Known for its wide selection of flamboyant puddings, the popular chain - which was founded in 2008 and which now has more than 80 outlets nationwide - is offering savoury food for the very first time.
Available at only 15 branches around the country - including Cambridge - with a view to launching nationwide, Creams is expanding its menu with a variety of imaginative savoury options.
The launch is the first of its kind, and the wide range of toppings include sweet chilli chicken, BBQ chicken, plain chicken, BBQ beef, sweet chilli Quorn, BBQ sauce Quorn, and tuna.
On offer at the Cambridge branch - located at Unit F1, Cambridge Leisure Park - are savoury waffles, crêpes, nachos and savoury wraps.
As well as the main option of chicken, beef, Quorn and tuna, extra toppings - such as jalapeños and feta cheese - are also available.
My wife and I started with the nachos, which come in a single portion and a sharing portion.
Featuring crispy corn tortilla chips in cheese, topped with tangy salsa and a generous portion of sour cream, it was the feta cheese and pepper sprinkled on top that gave these delicious nachos the edge.
The dish can be tailored to customers’ tastes by adding a variety of meat or vegetarian toppings, though it might be an idea to add a guacamole option.
As a main course, I decided, after much deliberation, to go for a BBQ chicken waffle, as I couldn't recall ever having had a savoury waffle before.
Customers can choose from three waffle bases: cheese & herbs, vegetables & cheese and vegetables & herbs.
I chose the cheese & herb base and I'm glad I did as it combined beautifully with the BBQ chicken.
Again, the feta cheese gave it a nice extra 'kick' and I enjoyed the different flavours of this dish very much.
My wife had a BBQ beef crêpe, which I also tasted, and the well-seasoned pulled beef in particular was delightful.
Now it's not just fabulous desserts on offer at Creams - diners can now enjoy a three-course meal.
The new menu has been designed by the brand’s head of new product development, Chris Bernard, who has international experience in pairing flavours having worked in a number of Michelin star restaurants.
Waffles, crêpes and wraps start from £7.45. Nachos start from £3.95.
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