Sunday, April 18, 2010

No. 83 - Degustation at Vue de Monde

For my friend's 23rd birthday, we decided to go to Vue de Monde and sit through a 14 course degustation.

The photos did not turn out that well - the restaurant was dimly lit but we tried our best.

What did I think of it?

Well. I love Echire butter! Lurpak has just been dethroned. The butter was so creamy and flavorsome it was almost like eating cheese.

Aside from the bread and butter, the food was good. It didn't really blow me away, but it was good. They presented it very creatively and there were a lot of little things to keep you entertained throughout the very very long meal (we were there for almost 5 hours, although the actual food part was probably 4 hours and 15 minutes. Yes, it was a marathon!)

Anyway, here are photos of the food and us.

I am not going to review every single dish (that would take forever) but my favourites were the truffle risotto, the waghyu beef and the deconstructed cheesecake. Oh, and the toothpick holder - I thought that was very nice, although really - who uses toothpicks these days?

At the end of the night, we paid the astronomical bill and walked out... and the ladies of the party received a paper bag.

As we exclaimed and opened the bags...

Guy friend: Whatever it is in there, it's for you girls to prepare for us!!
Us: No way...right...?

Looked inside and this was what they had.

A sachet of tea, 2 raw eggs, 2 chocolate cookies and a mini loaf of bread. With a recipe for scrambled eggs or french toast.

I guess the way it was meant to go would have been guy takes girl out for dinner and pays for it, least the girl can do is cook breakfast for the next morning.

Sexist? Or a nice touch?

A memorable evening.


  1. Honestly, so many people in the world still use toothpicks! I didn't realize until 2 yrs ago - when I started flying. The pax always retain the toothpicks when I clear their trays(E)/plates(biz).

  2. I totally enjoyed Vue de Monde as well! The toothpick holder amused me as well! ;) I think my fave was the foie gras terrain thingamie. Nyummeh!


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