Ga salah kalo Bangka merupakan surganya seafood. Bahan yang dipakai semuanya fresh sehingga rasa daging seafoodnya masih kenyal dan manis. Lokasi yang tidak jauh dari hotel tempat kami tinggal menjadi alasan kami menjatuhkan pilihan kepada resto Mr. Adox. Ditambah lagi ada jaminan halal dari si empunya resto. Dan terjadilah dosa itu. Kekalapan yang amat sangat manis hahahahah. Malam itu kami pesan kepiting telur super jumbo saus padang, cumi goreng tepung, udang mentega, lokan saus tiram dan sepiring cah kangkung. Semuanya meledak dan finger-licking good sampe tetes saus terakhir. Tetep sih menurut saya bintang utamanya adalah si kepiting telur. Cangkang kepiting dipenuhi telur yang padet dan banyak. Muaknyus pokoke. Baru pertama saya lihat telur kepiting sepenuh itu. Mohon maaf bu Susi saya makan semuanya meskipun dilarang. Mana tahaaaaan
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Anyone can join the biggest celebration of French cuisine in the world this coming Wednesday!
As part of #goutdefrance2018 , on 21st March 2018, 150 French embassies and over 3,000 chefs across the world, including those from 10 restaurants RIGHT HERE in Singapore, will be showcasing the richness of French food and wine. And for the first time since this event was launched in 2015 by Alain Ducasse and France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, a region is in the spotlight. Nouvelle Acquitaine is the one that’s been selected for 2018. You can join in this global gastronomy event focused on the fine produce and wines from there, right here at:
- Brasserie Gavroche
- Entre-nous Creperie
- Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar
- Le Bistrot du Sommelier
- Mad About Sucre
- Saint Pierre
- Wine Connection Bistro Capital Square
- Xperience Restaurant
The above venues will be offering a special “Goût de France / Good France” menu that comprises of finger food, a starter, one or two main courses, a cheese platter and dessert. Naturally, there will be French wines and champagne to accompany.
I had a taste of these at the media event hosted by the French Ambassador at his embassy where renowned French Chef Yves Camdeborde, known as the “Father of Bistronomy”, was flown in to Singapore to share with us his specialties. He prepared a few items using both French regional products of “Nouvelle Aquitaine“ and local ones from Singapore’s “Edible Garden City”. I found them to be most delicious, especially the oyster - it was magnificent with caviar and potatoes. Which was why shameless me kept returning for more.
If you don’t wish to miss out on this annual event, do check directly with the restaurants listed above for booking. Or for details, visit www.goodfrance.com
With beautiful patience,
Gifts of words in frankincense,
And gracious, gentle guidance,
You taught me to unfold in holy trust;
To slowly open like an oyster;
My pearled pains to unfetter.
Unwavering in belief,
Your words, satin relief,
Trusting love, my signature leitmotif;
Chasmic stars surfaced and weeped
It's worth, unrecognised
Below a brilliant sunrise,
Not a whisper or a touch tender
Were you kind enough to proffer.
Your own brokenness a disability,
To stumble and fall a brutal reality;
You hold on to me, an unwilling invitee
And pull me under this Black Sea,
All the way down, such a spiralling letdown.
Already stale wounded
From your broken pieces,
I easily bruise and bleed,
Unknowingly, but with such force
You tear at me with no remorse,
Then say, I am too much
Retreating, out of touch.
I fold my hurt in again
Too tired to explain,
Inwardly, I rendezvous
To review and renew,
Far away from you;
To just be me
To dance and sing carefree;
And still love totally.
Beautiful photography @michael.david.adams
The Walrus Oyster & Ale House takes its name from the Lewis Carroll poem The Walrus and The Carpenter, and offers Maryland eastern shore-inspired “all-scratch” cooking at moderate prices. The showcase Walrus shucking bar is home to the area’s largest selection of east coast oysters with 12 delicious bivalves to satisfy your cravings. Count on The Walrus “fun” factor to compliment the food with an over-sized industrial-strength bar boasting 14 local tap beers, tap wines, and colorful frozen drinks and punches for those warm sunny days. The Walrus patio has room for 91 seats with water views of the Potomac and nearby Old Town Alexandria.