In line with a long-standing tradition of the firm, drinks was organised to welcome the newly-called-to-the-bar lawyers at a very different sort of bar, Overeasy. Hanging out with my colleagues is always full of rambunctious laughter and easy conversation, even without the element of alcohol. So you can imagine what the alcohol-hyped-up atmosphere that night was.
We had to line our tummies with food first before imbibing copious amounts of alcohol, and Overeasy offers a pretty substantial menu of classic American diner grub (read: rich, greasy and hearty comfort food) with a modern and luxe twist.
We started off with Mini Meatball Sandwiches ($14), which were basically bite-sized beef burgers. The beef was coarsely ground up, full of texture and robust in flavour.
I liked that the Freshly Cut Haystack Fries with Parmesan and Rosemary ($11) did away with salt and used parmesan cheese to season the thin potato strips. Rosemary was added for fragrance and healthy flavour. This was quite addictive.
The Cheesesteak Sliders ($15) were another hit, with creamy and salty cheddar melted over tender juicy beef cubes (these have to be eaten when hot, because they tend to get rubbery when cold). Unfortunately for us, the STI closed higher that day, so the promotional price of $1 per burger wasn't applicable.
The Beer Battered John Dory with Malt Vinegar Aioli ($15) was one of my personal favourites. Fresh, flaky fish in a very light and smooth batter (adding beer to your batter creates bubbles which make the batter light) and flash-fried, resulting in a very palatable snack.
The pleasant surprise about the Homemade Tortilla Chips with Fresh Guacamole and Pork Sausage Cheese Dips ($14) was the sausage and cheese dip (the pink one). It was chunky and rich and completely addictive.
The Chicken Wings with Hot Sauce and Ranch Dressing ($14) were also snapped up in a flash. Juicy succulent wings were encased in a lightly-spiced batter, resulting in a crispy and flavourful skin.
A colleague was extra hungry so she ordered the Spaghetti with Wagyu Bolognese and Fresh Basil ($19), classic tomato-based spaghetti with a touch of luxury with the use of premium wagyu. Personally, I didn't think there was a discernible difference between the "normal" beef bolognese and premium wagyu bolognese.
While most stuck to beers, some of us chose to sip cocktails. From left to right, G.H. Mumm's Champagne (promotional price of $99 so we ordered many bottles of this), Virgin Peach Margarita (for me because I'm a responsible driver) ($9) and a favourite of the Sex & The City women, the Cosmopolitan ($15).
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