Are you one of those people who are always stuck with nothing to say during meal times?
Well, to get that awkwardness out of the way, Cafe Barbera’s “Season Greetings Promotion” first course is definitely an ice-breaker. The marinated whole Portobello mushroom stuffed with herbs and chicken, with the top bit laden with Mozarella cheese baked to perfection actually left us speechless for a while…
Why, you may ask?
Because it was a scrumptious starter for a tasty Christmas meal offerings; we simply loved the meal!
And then the conversation started flowing..there’s no stopping the chit-chats after that!
Before we go any further, here’s a special mention about the delightfully creamy and chilled Merry Cappucino Shakerato, laced with chocolate syrup. And as any chocolate lovers will agree, anything related to chocolate will be too hard to resist , and the taste of the half-foam, half-drink treat will stay in your throat for quite a while.
It’ll definitely jolt your bodily system, especially for non-coffee drinkers.
The Portobello mushroom was followed by a fruity and light melon soup, which was served with roasted almond flakes and strawberries. We liked the taste of the nuts in the creamy soup, but we thought maybe it would have been better served as a cold dessert as the dish was really sweet – perfect for the sweet tooth out there.
It is recommended for those with acquired taste, as the soup has a unique flavour to it.
Café Barbera’s Season Greetings Promotion offers 2 choices of its main course, and you have the option of the Roasted Lamb Leg with Rosemary and Mustard Juice or Roasted Chicken with Cranberry Sauce.
The roasted lamb leg was served on a bed of polenta and sautéed vegetables – and for those who (like us) who didn’t know, polenta is a thick mush made of cornmeal, boiled in stock or water.
At first glance, we thought that it was mashed potato. Ooops!
The roasted chicken, topped with cranberry sauce and mushroom demi glaze was superbly accompanied with the roasted baby potatoes – a nice, welcoming change than the typical french fries or potato wedges.
The wholesome meal left us feeling really relished – ready in the mood for the festive season. If you’re still looking for a place to hang out over great coffee and scrumptious dishes, then head on to Café Barbera, located at OB2.GU2.