Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Day of Food, Friends & Family

Tif, Evan and I met up on a Sunday morning to have brunch at PS Cafe, Palais Renaissance.

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I've been to this branch on two separate occasions but never in the day time. It was always too dark to notice the beautiful decor of the restaurant.

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Do you always wonder who writes those chalkboard menus? I do. I admire their handwriting in chalk. That was the first time I see the writing in progress.

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We had a very satisfying and filling breakfast. PS Cafe usually serves very generous portions.

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After our meal, we chatted over pots of tea.

It is really lovely to catch up with friends on a lazy Sunday.

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I was posing with Evan's Louis Vuitton Damier Berkeley as it was one of my dream city bag for a while until I carried hers and realized how heavy the bag was even without its contents.

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We chatted and shopped till the sunset after which we parted ways for our own programmes.

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For dinner, I headed over to L'artisan Bistro & Bar at Orchard Towers to meet kh and family. It was a day before my mil's birthday and instead of the usual Chinese family dinner, we decided to tease their tastebuds a little by opting for authentic European cuisine after our very favourable experiences here and here.

The second link would lead you to pretty detailed review of this place during my first visit there with kh.

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My parents-in-law both felt that the dishes were quite unique and very different from our usual eats but they also agreed that the food was good.


These were what we ordered for starters.

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These were all the mains.

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When it comes to ordering dishes, it is the same for mine and his family. We tend to each order different dishes so that we could all snitch from one another and get to taste more dishes.

As mentioned before in my review, you can see that presentation of food is not on the top of their priority list. However as cliche as it sounds, "don't judge a book by its cover". In this case don't judge a dish by its presentation coz all the food was delectable and we finished every morsel of food on the plates.


Their desserts are to die for!
From left to right: hazelnut ice cream topped with kahlua, marinated strawberries with rum/kirsch (and other secret concoction), apricot sorbet... all home made.

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Signing off with love,
Jo
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9 comments:

  1. This looks like a beautiful occasion! I hope you had a great time.

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  2. Girl! You look so fabulous! I'm so jealous that you got to eat all those good food, and hung out with your friends and family. Stay updated!

    -Robots in Trouble

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  3. Hey Jo! You look so good girl. Love your hair :) and outfit. I love brunch and these foodie pics look so exquisite. I would've sat and eaten all day. HAHAHA
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  4. Beautiful family! We do the same too - all ordering different dishes so we can eat other's haha. The brunch place you went to looks really nice too. Was dinner just as nice when you went?

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  5. The food all looks amazing. You and your family and friends find the best places!

    PS - Your friends are both very pretty.

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  6. PS - You would really like the train cabooses. They are cool, but the ones turne into hotel rooms just were not done very well.

    When I wrote the post, I forgot that caboose is also slang in the US for a person's backside. When we stayed at that place, I had to make sure there were no pretty girls around when I said "that's a nice caboose"--my KH would have killed me on the spot!!! =)

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  7. a lot of amazing food pictures! it would get anyone hungry! You really look well and cute in the pictures, Jo!

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  8. What a great food place to
    share it with friends!
    Also you girls look great c:

    I would love to try these
    homemade desserts!

    xx

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  9. Bonnie,
    I did. Thank you! =)

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    Robots in Trouble,
    I haven't seen your cute nick around for quite a while. Yeah, stay updated. Gonna visit your blog soon! My blogger feed for your updates haven't been loading well.

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    Kim,
    Thank you for your lovely words, dear. Ah yes, we would have sat there the whole day too. Well, we sat long enough though.

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    Winnie,
    Ah yes! That's the way to savour more food. Dinner was fabulous! Lartisan is a little hole in the wall nook and usually people go there via word of mouth coz of its seedy location. Last check, they have moved but no updates on the location. You have to try this place for really authentic European food when you come over to Singapore.

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    Rick,
    I like to read up and check up on various eateries in my country. After all, eating is one of my hobbies. Oh thank you, I'll let my friends know! They would be flattered.

    lol on caboose! Yes I think I heard that slang in American comedy sitcoms before.

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    Nic Nic,
    Thank you dear.

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    Ice Pandora,
    Thank you and yes, imagine home-made sorbet and ice cream. It's fabulous! I would love to learn how to make them.

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