Sunday, 29 January 2012

Brunch & Co downunder!

Firstly, Brunch & Co wishes all of you Gong Xi Fa Cai (literally means "Congratulations and be prosperous") for the new (Chinese) year of the Dragon.  We hope this new year brings you all health & happiness & of course lots of yummy brunches!

We have taken this festive period to visit our family in Australia and have had a wonderful time catching up, relaxing, checking out new cafes and cooking & eating together - we are a foodie family!

Whilst on holiday, Brunch & Co have also still been busy happily preparing a Tasmanian inspired brunch for our family. Tasmania produces such amazingly fresh & tasty produce & products that it was easy to prepare a tasty meal.

For starters we had Gippsland yoghurt with mango & passionfruit served with diced apple and toasted muesli.  The yogurt was amazingly creamy & delicious - not artificial like so many yoghurts can taste like nowadays.  The muesli was from a cafe in Hobart called Daci & Daci.

Our second course was thick cut wholemeal toast served with chunky avocado & fetta, grilled field mushrooms, organic free range scrambled eggs topped with Tasmanian smoked salmon.  Heaven!

Photo by my sis Jen
We really enjoyed trying out new cafes and restaurants in Hobart - our favourites were Jackman & McRoss bakery & cafe at Battery Point for their amazing croissants & friendly staff...oh what a joy to experience good customer service!  We really liked Tricycle cafe at Salamanca market with their fantastic dishes using great ingredients prepared simply, it is a surefire winner.

Here are some drool worthy shots of our mini Tassie food fest!

Jackman & McRoss' muesli & yoghurt served with delicious fresh strawberries.

Jackman & McRoss' flaky croissant with ham & cheese, and one of many fabulous coffees!

Photo by my Sis Jen
An amazing dessert rounded off a provoking meal at Garagistes restaurant - Sour cream & anise hyssop parfait, cherry jelly, frozen basil meringue, buckwheat praline....enough said, totally awesome.

We head back to Singapore in a week or so and can't wait to host our brunch next month.  We look forward to seeing you all soon!  In the meantime, as always, happy brunching!