I have always enjoyed weekend brunches with a group of good friends, sharing unpretentious food in a relaxed setting, laughing and talking all afternoon. I wanted my first post to be memorable and nothing is more meaningful than having a good food with great company. We decided to try out Group Therapy-A cosy little cafe nestled on the upper rows of shophouses along Duxton Road. We were greeted by a some very friendly and laid-back ladies who really harmonized with the atmosphere, making it a perfect weekend brunch hideout.
S. and I decided to go with the Ravioli Roasted Wild Mushroom In Black Squid Ink Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce and Truffle Oil ($20). It was refreshing and light, and roasted mushrooms and tomatoes came through as a simple home-cooked dish that had layers of vibrant flavours to it.
I realized T.S. has a thing for scrambled eggs, and so he had the Eggs Done The Way You Like It Served with a Toasted Bagel ($11), scrambled of course. The eggs were light and fluffy, but it was probably not salty enough for him, as he seemed to be adding dashes to it. It was basically a what you see is what you get brekkie. Straightforward.
T. had the famous Grilled smoked Ham Mushroom and Mozzarella Cheese Panini ($14). This classic sandwich won T's heart as its so simple but so satisfying. My apologies on the rather blurred pictures of the sandwich, thus leaving them out. But this sandwich is definitely not to be missed!
ZY had the Beef Shank Stew with Carrots and Potatoes served with Bread ($15). It was a very hearty stew that was well-cooked and has definitely been stewing for sometime as the beef shanks had a nice robust flavour to it and the veggies in there soaked up the beef essence. This beef stew is something I would like to have on a cold rainy day, when I'm all comfy in my pyjamas, accompanying me while i watch a good ole' movie.
A weekend brunch won't ever be complete without its sweets. We all tucked into Granny Smith's Apple Crumble ($10.50). The apples were nice ad tart, and the crumble was just sweet enough not to overshadow the slightly sour granny smiths. It was served chilled and was a nice ending to happy brunch for a happy bunch