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Earlier this year, LT arranged a little bbmed catch up lunch at Richmond’s The Tree Of Us, and since I was free from my usual tutoring commitments and nearby for a cake decorating class, I was able to make it to lunch. Huzzah!
Scrambled eggs on toast, with a side of smashed avo.
With her wisdom teeth recently removed, Dr V opted for some soft scrambled eggs and smashed avocado. It was a very basic combination, but the addition of dill added oomph.
Omelette - with mushrooms, spinach, goats cheese, thyme on grain toast.
Again, the eggs looked simple on the plate, but the flavours were a tad more complex, giving rise to a sensational dance of flavours on the palate. The texture of the omelette was very light and fluffy, while slightly crispier towards the edges. The use of herbs throughout the omelette mix boosted the flavours of the mushrooms and spinach. However, there may have gone a little overboard with the goats cheese, as there were some bites where the texture and flavour of the cheese overwhelmed the other ingredients. The bread was impeccable, and its pairing with a drizzle of good quality olive oil made it stand out.
Twice fried hand cut chips, with rosemary salt and mayo.
Cooked twice, the chips were quite crunchy, and the potato skins added a rustic quality.
Steak burger (scotch fillet) - with bacon, swiss cheese, caramelised onion, relish, lettuce and tomato.
Tree Cheese Burger (beef chuck patty) - swiss, mozza and goats, red onion, roquette, relish and dijon.
Wow, now this is what you call a cheese burger! Not one, not two, but three cheeses!
It’s sort of a shame that we had visited during a brunch hour (but not really since our breakfast items tasted great anyway), because I would have loved to have otherwise ordered one of their tasty-sounding burgers. Delicious on paper, but the real deal looked even better when it was placed onto our table, and the boys thoroughly enjoyed their meatier meals. Ah well, looks like a return visit is in order…
The Tree Of Us
71 Church St,
Richmond, Victoria, 3121.
(03) 9077 3839