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2012-07-04 6 views
The rustic bistro was warmly lit by a lot of natural lighting filtering through the glass ceilings, and we scored a nice spot right at the under the glass roof. Surprisingly, we didn't get a turn a tone darker by the end of brunch (the paradox of wanting to sit under the sunny area without getting the effects of it). The menu here is rather straightforward and concise, making decisions less of a hassle. I decided on the smoked salmon and scramble eggs on a toasted ciabatta with spinach and fresh
The menu here is rather straightforward and concise, making decisions less of a hassle.
I decided on the smoked salmon and scramble eggs on a toasted ciabatta with spinach and fresh herbs (S$19++). I'm a huge fan of salmon and the last time I had a good smoked salmon breakfast was eons ago at Artichoke. The portions were really hearty and earthy, as compared to most of the breakfast places which aim for the dainty English breakfast that come in "princess portions". Or perhaps I'm just too much of a hearty eater, especially when it comes to weekend brunch. The smoked salmon was alright but the star of the dish was the fluffy scrambled eggs. The creaminess of the eggs complemented the saltiness of the smoked salmon and the robust flavours were gently toned down by simplicity of the toasted ciabatta. Towards the end, bitterness of the arugula rocket gave a roundness to this ensemble, giving it a complete and rustic flavour.
The Poached Asparagus with Scrambled Eggs, rocket and fresh tarragon on a toasted brioche (S$18++) stayed true to its rustic theme as it was served on a wooden chopping board. The eggs were lightly infused with truffle oil and olive oil. The brioche was amazing for this one, adding a buttery aroma to each bite.
Brunch isn't complete without the sweets. I had to order an extra portion of ODP pancakes with strawberries and cream (S$16++). I love strawberries anything. Strawberry shortcake. Strawberries and cream in pancakes or crepes. Strawberry lip balm. Strawberry........
I love the vibrant colour of starwberries and the blend of sweet and sourness to it,, especially when it's paired with whipped cream and fluffy hot pancakes!!
Open Door Policy is definitely one of my "to go" places for brunch. Don't expect a quiet and dainty weekend brunch, but a vibrant and homely morning. Do remember to book in advance cos' ODP sure is a hot spot among weekend brunch goers.