I’m very excited about my first event with a LoveBites logo, I’ve had many a dinner party at home before, but this one feels different. Whether it’s because it’s the first time I’ve booked out an entire restaurant, or because I’m choosing an exclusive provider for the wines, or just because it’s not just any dinner party…it has a name. I’m nervous, excited, and hungry. I really hope that for the sake all of my friends who are coming, that it will be a fabulous night!
We visited Macau earlier this year for a weekend treat with a couple of friends, SO MUCH FUN! I was going through my photos during a rainy, lazy Sunday at home, and apart from being alarmed at how many more photos of food I have than of people (!!!), I loved the memories conjured up by these photos from our weekend, and our Sunday lunch at Robuchon au Dôme.
I go to so many restaurants, take so many photos, and can’t share them all because the idea of writing a blog post every day of the week is a bit too daunting. So, instead of writing about every dish we had, I invite you to look at the photos that I took of the experience, so you can create your own impression of the restaurant (I hope it’s an amazing one!), then call them to make the first available booking you can. Invite some friends, go to Macau, and go HUNGRY.
Make a meal of it, so to speak! 🙂
Although the colours were beautiful, it was completely lacking flair and ingenuity if you ask me! Surely the chef is faced with the challenge of a vegetarian meal quite regularly, and this was very boring.
♥ VIANDE / MEAT COURSE ♥
Decadence is – quail stuffed with foie gras, with extra mash
The service at Robuchon is of course, outstanding! They were particularly kind and generous when it came to the cheese and dessert selections. Our waiter was AMAZING, but it has been so long and I’m quite upset that I’ve now forgotten his name 😦
♥ DESSERT & CANDY TROLLEY ♥
♥ CHEESE TROLLEY♥
The food, the whole experience, is not one to be missed. It is an insight into the wonderful world of haute cuisine, and it is open to most! Even though the view is somewhat obscured by the grey clouds of pollution, you still feel like you’re on top of the world.
Dinner, of course, is considerably more expensive, but if I’ve had a good day at the tables, I would be there in a blink of an eyelid. Otherwise, lunch works just as well for me!
PB and I love to cook (as if that wasn’t already obvious), and we like to eat healthily when possible (him more so than me!). But unless we’re prepared, we end up eating the same old thing over and over … Continue reading
Summer is well and truly here, we’re junking, we’re beaching, and those annual summer holidays are approaching! I’ve just shelled out for tickets to Paris, and after a week of degustation menus, day trips to vineyards in Champagne, and a romantic getaway to Mont St. Michel, followed by a week in Corsica with best friends (yay!), I know I’m going to be feeling very poor! So after a gorgeous meal at Yardbird last Friday with my lovely gal pal SN, I have decided that I am going to try and conserve my funds (and my waistline) as much as possible until France – which certainly means no shopping, and much less eating out.
Consequently I’ll be cooking more at home, which I’m quite excited about! I’ll be opting for recipes that are simple and tasty, which allow me to use all of the ingredients I purchase, rather than scooping out that one tablespoon of creme fraiche and then letting the rest of the $60 container go bad. And let’s face it, the last think we want to do when we get home after a long day is channel our inner chef! Similarly, I have lots of random ingredients in my pantry that I bought for some elaborate recipe in the past (a huge bag of pine nuts and hazelnuts, coriander seeds, Japanese cake flour, coconut oil, to name a few), which I am going to try and use. To start off, yesterday I made my French Onion Soup, and all I needed to buy was onions and thyme! 🙂 If you have a 1/4 bottle of white wine in the fridge which you are never going to drink, this is the perfect way to use it. Continue reading