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April 30th, 2012

Calorie marathon visit

Last week, I visited my head pastry chef friend F at his new workplace. – Head chef M kindly let me stick around before, during & after the lunch service.
First, before the lunch service started, I enjoyed a bit of cheese tasting as I listened to the Maitre d’ explain the week’s cheese selection to the waiters.
– Then back in the kitchen, I ate this…
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(wild raspberry & strawberry with some sort of foam (!)(I have a bad memory…) with piatachio syrup. Plus freeze dried strawberry sprinkles.)
and this…
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(Caramelized banana tatin with (was it) rosemary icecream, banana chip & crumble.)
and this…
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and this…
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(hm! pork belly…!! My favourite.)
and this…
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(Beetroot cured mackerel… perfectly executed!)
and this…
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… and EVEN MORE as chefs kept handing me more things to try. Left, right & centre. Was I in food heaven? You kidding me? Yeah, no question. Like ice-creams, quails egg that was poached in a very unusual way I never heard of, a slice of beautiful terrine, cut-offs of Sachertorte, & some more that I can’t remember…, oh yeah, a beautifully presented mango parfait that I just couldn’t finish… There was even a glass of wine on offer (that I didn’t take up).
Whilst I was there, I ate something like 1 starter, 3 main courses & 4 desserts in just one lunchtime…!!! Needless to say, I was full after eating 2 or 3 days worth of calories. Lol!!
Thank you chefs!!!! xxx
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(So beautiful…)
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  1. Hello! Beautiful images as always. Which restaurant is this?

    Comment by Louise - April 30, 2012 5:37 pm

  2. Hello Louise! Thank you!!!!! xx As for the restaurant, I promised the chef not to say (!) because I didn’t get proper permission if you understand. But I can tell you that it is a very proper place! xx Hope to hear from you again soon! Take care!

    Comment by Tamami - April 30, 2012 5:43 pm

  3. Wow, amazing, lucky you! Everything looks absolutely delicious. I wish I could find a friend who is a chef!! :)

    Comment by Caroline - April 30, 2012 7:52 pm

  4. Hello Caroline!!! Must say I felt really lucky too! :)

    Comment by tamami - April 30, 2012 8:47 pm

  5. I’m so hungry right now, it all looks amazing! I want chefs for friends!

    Comment by Becs @ Lay the table - April 30, 2012 9:41 pm

  6. Hi Becs!! Hehe, being a chef as occupation scores highly it seems! xx (by the way, nice website!)

    Comment by tamami - May 1, 2012 8:42 am

  7. Waow! That’s a dream!
    Lucky you… I’m sure these arty things were as tasty as goodlooking***

    Comment by Bonjour Juliette - May 1, 2012 12:41 pm

  8. Bonjour! Bonjour Juliette!!! yes yes, they were all very tasty indeed! ♥♥ By the way, love love love your blog! Beautiful & pretty pictures! ♥♥

    Comment by Tamami - May 1, 2012 9:02 pm

  9. Wow and double wow Tamami. How i envy you, especially for the desserts….all of them look absolutely amazing.

    By the way, this may be a stupid question but I cannot figure out how to subscribe to your blog so that I know when you post something new. Are you not allowing people to subscribe ?:(

    Comment by Poornima - May 2, 2012 7:10 pm

  10. Poornima, hi~!!! Cheers!!
    And y’know something… – I have no idea when it comes to webbie stuff, but “I think” it’s that RSS button on the left hand column isn’t it?? xx

    Comment by Tamami - May 3, 2012 6:34 am

  11. Actually I don’t have a feed reader, I meant just normal subscription by providing my mail id or through facebook login like I do on most blogs. But never mind, I will get a feed reader, your posts are worth the small effort :). Thank you and please do post more often….

    Comment by Poornima - May 3, 2012 6:55 pm

  12. Wow – gorgeous photos! Thanks so much for letting us experience it vicariously. Glad I only saw this just before lunch… ;)

    Comment by Rachel - May 4, 2012 11:00 am

  13. Poornima,
    ah…, you’ve just enlightened me to the whole new world!! Thanx! Providing mail id?? or through facebook login ?? I never knew. But unfortunately, I probably won’t do anything about it despite the fact that it is a good idea ~ I pay a web designer to do my site normally, & just by adding those functions would cost more than a few penny! – Thank you for your readership! I hope the RSS thing worked! (as you can probably guess, I never tried this RSS either…! Lol!)
    Rachel, cheers hon. And congratulations on your blog ~ I often find my self checking it now and again! You are so good at writing & I like the subjects!

    Comment by Tamami - May 5, 2012 2:01 am

  14. Any chance you could email me the pictures that you took? I was working there that day on the starter section!

    Comment by James Beaven - May 6, 2012 3:00 pm

  15. Wow! Gorgeous photography of luscious food! Especially the chocolate & the last dish presented:)
    (did you hear of the tornado near Tokyo?! )

    Comment by Jonquil - May 6, 2012 7:19 pm

  16. Hello James! I’ll send you email! Cheers!
    thanks for letting me know, no, I didn’t know…!! Oh dear, it’s just so shocking… another natural disaster… sigh…

    Comment by tamami - May 6, 2012 7:43 pm

  17. Hi Tamami, wow …. you are so lucky. All the foods look extremely good and tempting.

    Gorgeous photographs too.

    Have a nice week ahead, regards.

    Comment by Amelia - May 7, 2012 1:20 pm

  18. Hello Amelia! Yes, I was very lucky. Amelia, you have a wonderful week ahead of you too that brings lots of sunshines & smiles. xx

    Comment by Tamami - May 7, 2012 5:04 pm

  19. Hi there,

    Love your blog! Broadway market is featured on our website, would love a contact number for you. Please get in touch or check us out ilovemarkets.com


    Comment by Katie - May 8, 2012 7:04 pm

  20. Hello Katie, thank you!! Will do! xx

    Comment by tamami - May 9, 2012 2:34 am

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