Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Business Trip to Singapore

Stressed from cranking budget figures past weeks.... finally finished today (hopefully all is OK).

Anyway, went to Saint Julien Le Restaurant with the boss and another 2 colleagues for a little "celebration" for good results.

I had Foie gras de canard poele et sauce aux morilles et Cognac (Pan seared duck liver with morel mushrooms and Cognac sauce) as appetiser and Bisque de homard et Saint Jacques a l'aioli et croutons (Lobster bisque soup with sea scallop, garlic aioli and croutons) for mid-course followed by grilled wagyu rib for mains (I wanted scallops but they had this rib so huge that it is for a table of four person and majority wanted to try the beef..Oh well.).

Finished off with a warm chocolate cake dripping with rich chocolate sauce, strawberries and vanilla ice-cream (see pic) ...a beautiful creation.

For drinks, we had a bottle of Ruinart champagne to go with the French raw oysters Fine de Claire - Brittany - No. 3 (never knew they had names and code numbers for oysters) and Château Beau-Séjour Bécot Saint Emilion 1989.

Upon arrival at KLIA, I do get the occasional bottle - kinda hard to decide as we don't drink much except socially but it's such a pity not to buy tax-free when there are so many people dying to get a cheaper bottle.

So, I got myself a bottle of Choya Ume Liquer - cos it came with a free mini bottle -I am sucker for freebies - and it is pretty with 7 ume swimming in it. The free mini has a tiny ume in it.

Apparently, I can mix it with champagne (maybe sparkling wine as champagnes are too precious) - Ume Royale anyone? Or mix with 1 part water and some ice.

I drank the mini bottle mixed with some water before I slept - very nice - a bit like lime juice with a zing from the alcohol. Ran out of ice....

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