There’s a lot of love in the food at Comfort & Soul. I can’t believe I’m just outside of Blenheim because I can feel the soul of the south here.
I was so thrilled they had sweet tea to set the mood just right.
I started with the Southern style BBQ pork dinner. There are 2 kinds of sauces: Comfort sauce – bourbon & brown sugar. Soul sauce – smoky BBQ. It’s recommend to have both as they are meant to go together. So of course I went with the advice.
1/2 lb pulled pork. 3 sides: sweet potato casserole. Baked beans. Hush puppies (deep fried corn bread)
It was the perfect combo of sides. Bursting with so much flavour. I love the sweet potatoes with rice crispies on top. The smoky sweet baked beans are fantastic. The Pulled pork is so tender, sweet and melt in your mouth: exactly what you want pulled pork to taste like. Hush puppies do taste fantastic dipped in the comfort sauce!
I love the portion sizes all served piping hot, with a big smile: just how I appreciate it.
Then I got the Knoxville special: Fried chicken breast with 2 sides; Green bean casserole & Candied carrots. Carrots taste so great, like applesauce or apples from an apple crisp. Green beans are lovely with onion crunchy bits. Also a lovely crunchy coating on the huge juicy chicken breast.
I took my dessert in to-go containers but had to have a sampling first!
Chocolate peanut butter pie: A thick cool dense pie almost like a fudge and a light graham cracker crust. It’s the perfect chocolate/peanut butter combo.
Smoked peach & brown sugar cheesecake: A smoky sweet light cheesecake with chunks of peaches (Smoked with a fruitwood) and graham crust.
Thank you to Mike & Alecia for inviting me out. I was super impressed with the customer service as well as the authenticity of their soul food!
I also love their story of how they got to where they are. They started out as a frozen foods catering company, which then he evolved into this restaurant. And they kept that foundation: “I try not to let anything go to waste here!” Alecia said. Freezer meals are available to go of everything on the menu. They even deliver these frozen meals to homes from London to Windsor.