Sunday, October 19, 2008

'The last time the French saved me'

Let's see now, the last time the French saved me was a few years ago during a footbal bet. Last nite, they did it again only during dinner, not over a bet.

Dinner was at Absolute Haven along Prinsep Street, I must admit I haven't actually been to that row of eateries before. Have passed it many times but never really found an excuse to dine there. So anyway, our group of like 10 I think, had dinner there and well .... we all agreed the food was alright but not that good to make us wanna go back there again. The medium ribeye I was tasted rather bland, a friend who had the same said the ribeye at Jack's Place was better. The asparagus wrapped in cheese starter was quite crunchy and good.

The pix are a little dark cos I didn't wanna use the flash.



So anyway, after that we headed to another new place (at least to me) Crepere des Arts for drinks and dessert, also along Prinsep Street. Guess what's their speciality?

The French expat in our group brought us there. We had lots of crepes and we opened a couple of big bottles of apple cider brut. And gawd, what a great way to end an otherwise-average dinner. I have always luv cider since I was a kid. I had 2 cups of it last nite. That was good.

The crepe I had (shared) was a simple one, no toppings or ice-cream for me. Light but perfect. I may be wrong in what went into it but it had lemon squeezed over it and a little sugar over it. I would definitely come back. And they served WARM cream with their coffee! Believe it or not, not many places do that, it's always cold milk from the fridge. Hate that.






But the highlight of the day was this little purchase. An impulse buy when I was watching Tropic Thunder (great show!!!) at Cathay eariler in the afternoon. Something I would recommend to any food blogger, not that I call myself one. It's a little fun thing I thought, a little pricy S$30. An ex-colleague had shown me her copy a year ago and said she got it from a shop in Cathay. So I figured since this is like, my second ever time in Cathay (really!), I'll go look for it. Saw it before the show and only made my mind to get it halfway during the show in the theatre! <^;^>




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6 comments:

alicia said...

I have yet to try creperie de arts and only read good things about it so must pay a visit soon. :)

So far all the other crepe places have closed down. For example, Breton (not sure whether I got the spelling right) and creperie armen.

Lunch is Served! said...

Wow! That's a really neat notebook. I've been scribbling stuff in a 555 notebook that I stash in my purse. Time to upgrade.

Cavalock said...

alicia. well, the french guy in the group liked it and also, i think the owner of the place is french too. so it guess its pretty authentic.

lunch: u should check out the place! think its called Wood Would, its in Cathay building. they got lots of nice paper stuff, other journals for moms, workouts etc.

ice said...

hungry...

Lunch is Served! said...

You know, there is a good reason why I'm using 555 brand notebooks. Because I lose the notebooks at the rate of one every week lah... I'm absolutely forgetful. You can track me down by following the trail of 555 notebooks... Anyway, thanks for the recommendation. I'm sure that at S$30 a pop, I'll try very hard not to lose the journal.

Cavalock said...

ice: again? <^;^>

lunch: gee, think the last time i wrote in a 555 notebook was back in my army daze. hope u check out the shop. show us if u buy anything!