Wednesday, July 31, 2013

To celebrate Barry's birthday, 
I've arranged for a dinner at Favola, Le Meredian. 

It is an Italian Restaurant with creative renaissance era setting,
the environment there is just purrrfect! 

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With my advance booking and request, they placed us in a
cozy rounded sofa seating at the back for a more peaceful dinner..
... and to take more photos without embarrassment! *now call me genius!*

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They welcome us with breads that looked really hard,
but oh boy, it was soft and warm inside!
Served with three dips, we were pretty stuffed even before
we started with our appetizer!

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Barry particularly like the bread stick!

Zuppa di Funghi Calabrese
Assorted mushrooms cooked in milk with garlic rustic bread and Swiss cheese
The mushroom soup is thick and with small chunks of mushrooms.
It was really good. The rustic bread is quite unusual as mushroom soup is
usually paired with garlic bread. But it was a not-bad combination
and we truly enjoyed our appetizer.

Being a mushroom soup lover, I feel that Favola's version

is compatible with ones served at Dome or even Levain. Yuhmmmm....
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Seared Jumbo Sea Scallop with Mushroom and Truffle

These scallop... yuhmmmm... big and juicy!
Seared to perfection with my favourite mushroom, 
with bits of truffles on top, it's a dish that make us begging for more.
The mushroom may be a little salty by itself,
but to eat it with the scallop, the taste really compliments each other.

These jumbo scallops reminds me of the huge scallops
Kayvin ordered all the way from Japan!
Check this out!

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Beef lasagna
Traditional beef Bolognese with chunky wagyu beef cheeklayered 
with fresh pasta, cheese crust and truffle oil.

Unlike the normal lasagna with thick layer of pasta
in between small tiny chunks of minced beef, the lasagna served
in Favola is mind blowing! (wow.. obvious exaggeration) 

But this dish is truly amazing - I love how the beef balognese taste,
so rich in taste of tomato and herbs. Baked with thin layer of pasta 
in between and topped with cheese crust. 
How could one resist this dish in Favola?!!

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2 scoops of Italian gelato

Gelato! (reminds me of the minions)

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Illy inspiredTiramisu
Layers of soft sponge soaked in freshly brewed Illy coffee, 
panna cotta, mascarpone foam and topped with cookie croutons 
and the Cassata made with rich Häagen Dazs Vanilla, 
Strawberry and Pistachio ice-cream.

Barry's birthday cake comes in a form of Favola's signature dessert, the tiramisu. 

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After a hearty meal, and I'm glad the birthday boy enjoyed it,

we both stroll along the pool for more photos!

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Happy Birthday again old man!
We've known each other for almost 9 years now, I guess?
It has been very comforting knowing that you'll always be around
when I rise, when I fall, and mostly... when I'm hungry.

Every year I would wish you the same, THE BEST in everything you do,
but this year I'd like to emphasize that you have THE BEST OF HEALTH.
Coz that's the most valuable treasure one could possess.

May you have a blessed year ahead!

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