2016 catch up with the ladies@Mrs James’s home

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We finally, finally, finally managed to squeeze in another rendezvous catch up session at Bluerribonkate’s. I absolutely adore her housing area compound. I’d be jogging with my doggie everyday if I got a place here.

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Hands down to the party planner who does everything filled with care and love. We are always intrigued by her dinner party hosting preparation.

We were all given a “welcome drink”, like cocktail sessions prior parties or entering a club haha. Only thing is that our drinks were made with love, freshly blended fruit juice craftily drafted into this cute bottles which she purchased online. Loved every sip of it!

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She was busy stir frying away these sliced black pork meat, and we had some intense discussions over the frying pan over the facts and history behind black pork/iberico. Normally, we would just place the meat on the dish and that would be it, but hey, not blueribbonkate! Cute, evenly sized tomatoes as garnish, to decorate the yummylicious black pork slices freshly fried, and simmered over a glass of 07 Bordeaux.

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I came with from a light lunch, so yes.. I was famished! Douf did the honour of pouring the Bordeaux while the rest of us helped take the food from the kitchen. Hats off, to starchef Mrs James!

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A big fan of French I am.
Tonight from foodventura, to share with James and missus, Miss Golf and Douf, Clarendelle 2007, Bordeaux.

It has a nose of leather, earthy, some red fruits. Rather smooth palate with leather taste, but after breathing for a while, the sweetness became more apparent. It is pleasant to drink on its own without any food.

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Portobello mushrooms coated with bacon and breadcrumbs, fried to perfection! Teeheehee. This was definitely WAY BETTER than the mushrooms we had in La….. At least the mushrooms were visible and not shriveled and thinly sliced till they looked like sliced garlic!

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Bee hoon. Fried ala home cooked style. Just the way we liked it best. Nothing beats home cooked Bee hoon, which always tastes much nicer, and less oily. Needless to say, the ingredients were also generous! Full of vegs, bacon… Ooohlala!

The dishes were superb. James surely is a lucky lucky lucky man! The food was cleared quickly, bunch of vultures we are! We decided to open a second bottle, courtesy of her hubby’s.

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Next round: cheese + bread + a pinot!

The star of tonight’s foodie agenda, was the brie. The creamylicious, soft, yummy brie. Bought from Isetan, KLCC. Missie Golf In Red buys her cheese regularly from there, and my jaw dropped when she shared that this gigantic slice of brie cost her only RM 11.77. (Need….to…push…up….my…dropped….jaw…with….my….hands)

Darn. That was the cheapest price for brie I’ve heard for such a big slab of that creamy yumminess. All the way down to Isetan, KLCC. Phew… Gotta mark down when is she making her next trip. Tumpang!

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We heck cared about the calories for the night. Catch up session : no complaints about being fat please!

The Romanian Prahova Valley Pinot Noir. Sweet, citrus, rather round bodied, more direct than the Bordeaux. The crowd liked this bottle also, but among the two, my personal liking went to the Bordeaux. It would be better if we drank it after the Pinot.

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Every good dinner must end with a sweet note. Here came, Garrett’s popcorn courtesy of Douf. Gotta say, of all my wine experiences, having with caramel popcorn was a first. Probably wasn’t the best food pairing choice (the over sweetness affected the taste of the pinot), but hey, we ain’t here to rate wines. Still carameliciously fun!

Twas was yet, another fun night. Glad to know great friends who love food and wine. 🙂 time to mark down our busy calendar for the next catch up session!

Pre-CNY BBQ dinner with The Lord’s Covenant Church MNMfamily@Eld Mag’s

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TLCC organised the first fellowship BBQ dinner prior to the CNY festive season, hosted by Eld. Mag, at her home at one the condos in MK.

The BBQ area was really beautiful, lush green surroundings with metal-like fencing design giving it a really modern Zen feel, not to mention an infinity pool with its edge overlooking this view. My biggest regret was not bringing my swimsuit over!

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The mothers were swift, capable and efficient in their grilling abilities. It ain’t easy standing in front of that heat at a 32degree weather! Can’t wait to get my first bite!

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A combustion of grilled deliciousness: sausages, Sam geop sal (3-layer fat pork slices), chicken wings. Complemented with spicy soy bean paste. Kaboom!

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A little flavour of the western world of course, and to balance off the overmeatyness, some vegs and grilled corn 🙂

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Guess the kids were the happiest bunch of ’em all. Play, eat. Eat, play again. Hungry, then eat again. Full, then play again. Repeat this recipe for 5 hours = happy smiley kiddos.

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It was also our beloved Ps David’s birthday the following day, so after we have finished our dinner and packed up, we ended this wonderful fellowship time with slices of sweetness. Black forest and fruit cake from Boite De Bijoux bakery, at Desa Sri Hartamas. Not bad, the black forest was actually quite dense. I enjoyed my slice very much.

Looking forward to TLCC’s next fellowship, Amen!

P/S: note to myself, bring swimsuit please!