Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The lunch where you drown your sorrows after the happenings in Malaysia

What can one do but lament with a sigh, when all one sees in the newspaper is nothing but reports of people bickering like 3 year old kids fighting for one piece of candy in a candy store.

I suppose other then a sigh, our dear part time professional celebrity baker / generous host / blogger and etc etc etc had something else in mind and decided that such news could only deserve nothing less then a champagne brunch. A toast to my dear Friend.

The definition of brunch as been re-defined from 11am to 5pm. For, we were dining and wining for 6 hours during our "brunch".


Every time he hosts, he never fails to amaze his guests with the amount of food he churns out from the kitchen, from appetizers, main and right up to desserts. Today it was eureka as the meal was accompanied with virtually free flow champagne / prosecco (if i remember correctly, he said he ran out of bubbly but came back from his kitchen with another bottle, 3 times!).

At 5pm, the bubbles hit right up my head, the phone started ringing and questions like whether i was coming home for dinner started to digest in my intoxicated brain as i drove back, well err lets just say i wont have pass a roadblock, i think.


By dinner, the alcohol really tipped the scales in the blood and lets just say the moral of the story is, drink quicker during your brunch and sober up before dinner. *Kidding*

Anyways, time for the pictures.


While most of us order pate as a starter, we get a nice tin of foie gras pate flown from France to be accompanied with some home made lavash.

There was cheese and the good old butter that went well with the crunchy crackers that were sprinkled abundantly with sesame and poppy seeds.

Home made chocolates while you wait for the array of dishes to arrive? Ordered from Lauras Selection. Brilliant chocolates, i tell you.

Some thing that i havent seen for the longest of times. Reminded me back to the good ol days of Delifrance where they served corn beef sandwiches. Although yes, it does look abit like dog food, but trust me such a basic item can be a breakfast bliss when stir fried together with some onions.

Another compulsory item on the breakfast menu, fresh button mushrooms.

Maybe some creamy wild mushrooms instead?

Baked beans!! At this point, this really seemed like a breakfast buffet but this is nothing but the beginning.

A nice Bacon and Mushroom Quiche really got us perked up. Pity we were really chatting and laughing way too much till the poor thing turn cold.

The famous Meng Kee Char siew. Now when it is self service in determining how thick of a slice you want, all your dreams comes true. A thick chunk of caramelized roast pork being chewed slowly in your mouth instead of those stinged thin slices that you are accustomed to. The "siew cheong" i.e. liver sausages were awesome too, remind me to order some the next time i go Meng Kee.

With this plate of sausages x 2, we were all prepared for the flowing champagne.


Some salad to balance things, and some strawberries for the champagne.

Just when we were in a dreamy daze and gaze, being entertained by the intelligence of an 8 year old telling us how he knew the Lehmann Brothers filed for bankruptcy (i mean quoted from someone "and you would think teenagers probably ask who are the Lehmann Brothers, a pop band?), desserts came out.

Lemongrass infused mixed fruits, obviously to honour her.

The Lemon Tart was tangy and just invited you to have another slice.

The Dark Choc Mint Mousse with a Tiger biscuit? base had a very mature taste to it, i mean who in the young generation still eats after dinner chocolate mints?

By then the booze continued to the early hours of 5pm, when everyone realises that there is dinners to attend and not enough time to sober up for drinks meant to be drunk at the saner time of night.

Awesome.

32 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

you had me at corn beef... (oo-er.. cheap date.. hahahaha)

worldwindows said...

Good company and food make good time. Time flies! So many varieties. The dessert is my choice. Looks very good.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

That was a brunch to remember!! Cheer to the host! :-D

fatboybakes said...

haha, we should do it again hor...maybe deepavali weekend. thamby, you celebrate one ah?

Kok said...

joe,
The last word of the post describe everything. Awesome!:D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kok: i reckon its too simple and understated of a word..blame my england not powderful..

fbb: serious??? hahah I AM FREE!!..

ll: thamby, reply pls hor..

ww: can order 1 from the host..check out his blog..

c&c: ur hubby can save quite a penny with corn beef eh?

terri@adailyobsession said...

the bacon n mroom uber big pic was specially for me?? tell tt 8 yr old to watch cartoons n not fry his brains on bloomberg.

Life for Beginners said...

Oh trust me, your England is powderful enough. I was just thinking how apt that last word was to sum up the whole brunch and bubbles experience you guys had.

Awesome. ;)

Nic (KHKL) said...

nice pic of the chocolate cake split...like a spread liddat...yummy...hehehe...

yeah, fbb does more than an excellent job at hosting parties! kudos!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: i know..haha the split ar? thats because we were too intoxicated to eat faster..if not i think left a slice to take picture only!

kenny: sometimes its back to basics hor?

terri: haha you noticed!

550ml jar of faith said...

What mayhem! Magnificent mayhem that is! ;-) Glad you got home safe! I ran into quite the many road blocks over the hols!

jasmine said...

OMG. what a brunch. if you can even call it that. Featured all of my favourite food. I think I started salivating at the photo of the corn beef, then who'd thought next would be mushrooms, char siew etc.

traveleo said...

lovely!!! let's do brunch sometime.. i'll bring the tummy, u bring the food and drinks :D

i'm having my champagne brunch this weekend. hehe

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Christy said...

Wow, a really great way to indulge...hehe, was the whole sorrow about the country's issues an excuse? *winks*

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I was already drooling at creamy wild mushrooms...FBB really knows how to "brunch like a king" huh?

You must have gone home well-fed and intoxicated. :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bangsar babe: haha yes more then well-fed and intoxicated..

christy: errr excuse? no la..

ibnu: ok lorr..

traveleo: aiyohh i thought its the other way around??

jasmine: told u it was the beginning..

550ml: no road blocks at 5pm la..

Precious Pea said...

U mean after the endless spread, you can still have space for dinner ar??? Wahh..FBB...how much spent for hosting this lavish brunch?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: the dinner was chinese tea and an amount that you wouldnt believe that i usually eat..barely a spoonful of rice..must show face to parents, uncle,auntie, grandma mah..

Precious Pea said...

BUt if you show them the photos of all the food you had, am sure they will understand with envy! Hahaha!

jason said...

Wah, a 8yo know about Lehman Brother's bankruptcy... certainly not someone to play play with.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: or show how "alcoholic" i was with all the empty bottles..

jason: of course..to be honest..if u r not in this sector..siapa tahu?

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh my gosh! what a meal! the sight of that char siew makes me weak....

wish u more meals like this la ^_^

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh my gosh! what a meal! the sight of that char siew makes me weak....

wish u more meals like this la ^_^

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh my gosh! what a meal! the sight of that char siew makes me weak....

wish u more meals like this la ^_^

mimid3vils said...

Those food are too good to be eaten~~

PS: The foie gras look like mashed belacan :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mimi: hahah mashed belacan??? no larrr

mocha: yes it made me reall weak in the knees..

Henry Yeo said...

so much food, no wonder brunch hour had to be extended.

ling239 said...

so relaxing and wonderful....

i would love to try the butterfly shape chocolate !! ^_^

mh said...

Eat until 5pm, then still eat dinner...

Its a wonder how you put that spoonful of rice into your mouth during dinner - how intoxicated were you peeps??

Jealous-nya!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mh: mayb i was too intoxicated to tell myself i shudnt eat..nvr knw..

ling239: have a look at the website..mayb u can do a review..

henry: err actually it was bcoz there was too much alcohol to finish

xin said...

this brunch certainly looks extravaganza