Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Clara's Farewell Dinner at Le Bistrot

Clara is currently in Melbourne to further her studies but before she left a few months back, we gathered at Le Bistrot for her farewell dinner.

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Even though Clara and I only knew each other for a short time, we knew of each other for a while and became fast friends quite quickly. I love Clara for her spunk, for being so real and for pursuing her dreams with such passion.

Did you know Singapore lost one very talented nail artist ever since Clara left? Boo for Singaporeans but yay for you Melbourne dwellers! I would feature the nail art she did for me in my next photojournal post!

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Regina and I got to the restaurant first and we were simply charmed by the decor of the place. It felt as if we were transported to another era.

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While waiting for the rest of the group to arrive, Regina and I snapped loads of pictures.

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Regina love this candid back view shot of me browsing through the menu.

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Upon closer inspection, you would realise that you could see my front view from the mirror too. I happen to think I look like a ghost from those Japanese horror flick. lol.

Soon Clara arrived with her DSLR and we started snapping pictures together. Pardon me, I was trying to look like an austere lady in those Victorian portrait shots (photo on the left).

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The ghost from the frame connected with the real world!

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The food was really scrumptious! Le Bistrot definitely offers affordable and delicious French fare. You could opt for the set of 3: entree, mains and desserts set of your choice for SG$60 or the set of 2: mains and entrees/desserts for SG$50. I made a mental note to go back to the restaurant with the hubby the next time.

Everyone ordered different dishes and we cut out portions for one another to share. Then again, it would be wise to go there as a group so you could savour more dishes. That is, if your friends are the sharing sort.

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I opted for the generous slab of beef and the creamy (was it mushroom or cauliflower?) soup with foie gras. I was wondering where the foie gras was. It was inside the long pastry!

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Yummy desserts! I forgot what I ordered but the creme brulee came in 3 with surprising flavours like Earl Grey and Chocolate to choose from. Of course we snapped up spoonfuls of creme brulee from Karen.

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We spent the rest of the evening catching up and getting to know new friends. Everyone was in smiles and the air was punctuated with laughter every now and then. It definitely did not feel like a farewell party. I guess all of us knew that Clara would be very happy to be finally pursuing her dreams in fashion designing. She certainly has the gift for anything fashion-forward and creative.

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When it was time for the restaurant to close, we took our conversation outside the restaurant which is located at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and guess who we bumped into?

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Taylor Swift!

Some of you may have remember me mentioning in this post a while back that we saw Taylor Swift.


Shout out: Special thanks to Regina and Karen for the photos!

9 comments:

  1. the last picture is so cute haha! it's like a paparazzi shot. :)

    the decoration of the resto is very pretty and all the food looks so yummy!

    foie gras is expensive jo LOL! that's probably the reason why it wasn't visible. xD

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  2. Jo: how fun! Food look soooooo delicious and you ladies are divine. Love those pretty dresses.

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  3. sugar Sugar,

    Lol... I love your sense of humour about the foie gras. I usually like the whole piece kind where the outer skin is so springy and the inside so buttery smooth. I don't usually like them mashed up but this one in the pastry tasted great.

    Now I feel like eating foie gras. I know it's cruel but I really can't help liking this dish.

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    Nelah,

    Thank you dear. You made my day. Come to think of it, all of us gals were wearing dresses that day!

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  4. how awesome you saw taylor swift! she's coming to Virginia in few months and I might get her tickets.

    I love the decor of that restaurants!!

    and yes most bloggers I see are so young and very talented too. I do feel young at times when I see that they are such 20 or 21!!! and it's so funny how they talk about how OLD they are :D haha and here i am talking about how young i am ;) jk!

    cheers to almost reaching 30!

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  5. Ah, having a farewell party for a friend is always bittersweet. On the one hand you're glad your friend gets to experience something new, something great, and can explore the world and their abilities, but on the other hand they're still leaving. It's weird how people we often haven't known for a very long time, can take up such an important place in our lives. I wish your friend all the best in Melbourne, and a farewell party is never a real farewell. I'm sure you'll see each other again :)

    As for the food: oh yums! Especially the desserts! Oh I'd love me some crême brulée right now...

    Glad you liked my grocery-store-post. Hehehe, I guess I can be funny every now and then :P

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  6. The decor in the restaurant looks so pretty! I love how whimsical and cozy the place looks. It looks more like you're having dinner at someone's house rather than a restaurant. And you are so lucky to have sighted Taylor Swift! I love her music :D I've never seen any celebrity in real life yet :P

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  7. simplyvonne,

    Cheers! =D

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    Bibi,

    Agree with almost everything that you've said!

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    Rinny,

    Actually I don't quite like Taylor Swift in photos as she tend to always have that same red lips pout and same poses. I heard her songs and liked some of them and decided to overlook her same pout and poses. She looked quite good in person. Like a polished mannequin with great legs. The photos clearly didn't show it.

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  8. awww... the place looks so lovely.
    i want to go down there soon for dinner... seems so well decorated the place. oh and i got to ask who is that CAUCASIAN guy in the group photo in the last picture... you will never believe while i was taking photographs in the LV event i saw a man looking exactly like him and i have a photo "i think?" i will post it soon tell me if it's the same guy... haha this is so random!!!

    Label me ADDICT ♥

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  9. Label me Addict,

    Haha... so random but I understand that feeling of excitement to see someone you know on another person's blog. His name is Sebastian I think. I'm not sure if it's the same guy. It might be coz Singapore is really small. I'm not able to ask him as he's not my personal friend but a friend of Clara.

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