Tuesday, September 06, 2005

My Best Friend's Birthday

My best friend has been blessed with a very nice hubby. Without her realizing, the hubby has planned for an early surprised party for her in Prego, Westin Hotel, Jalan Bukit Bintang.

There were altogether 14 guests; we were one of the lucky couple being invited. Birthday girl is my best friend. We grew up together in the same town. We used to check out guys, had piano lessons, ballet classes, cycling, climbed fallen coconut trees and did many more things together.

Hubby and I arrived last….almost late, “aiyo…he is rounding KL now waiting for you guys la…” said another friend. They were waiting outside with Felipe Rutini Champagne NV served. A waiter served us a glass each and we then quickly proceeded to the private room in Prego to wait for her arrival….

“SURPRISE!!!” we shouted loud and clear together.

She dressed in glossy, sleek, and smooth satin with a pair of dangling diamond earrings.
Her face looked Shock, Surprise and very Delighted just in a few seconds.“Wow, all my best friends are here, pinch pinch her hubby”.*Grin Grin*

It was a very cozy, nice ambience room with light dimmed and some soft music in the background. There were flowers, rose petals arranged beautifully on the dark brown pine wood dinning table. Tall wine glasses were placed neatly. Cutleries and plates were layout elegantly. There was a bronze color scroll with red ribbon around it on my left, I unrolled it, oh…2 red and 2 pink roses inside and it was actually the menu of the night.

It looked like the following:
Happy Birthday BG

Felipe Rutini Champagne NV
Terrina di Fegato Grasso
Foie Gras and Pesto Terrine, Fennel Salad, Pumpkin Chutney
Joh. Jos Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2002
Zuppa a di Zucca
Pumpkin Cappuccino with Smoked Duck Breast, Fresh Basil and Taleggio
Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2002
Risotto, Funghi Porcini, Olio Extra Vergine
Cepes Mushroom Risotto, Extra Virgin Oil
Joh. Jos. Prum Zeltinger Sonnenhur Riesling Spatlese 1999
Pesco Spada Arrosto
Roasted Sword Fish, Eggplant and Zucchini with Saffron Jus
Tagliata di Manza Alla Griglia
Grilled Beef Sirloin, Asparagus and Polenta Mash with Beef Jus
Chateau Duhart – Milon Rotnschild 1990
Gianduiotto di Torino
Hazelnut Chocolate From Turin, Filled with Hazelnut Ice Cream
Bollinger Brut Champagne Grande Annee 1995
Petit Fours
Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenhur Riesling Auslese 1999
Freshly Brewed Coffe or Tea

Every dish came with a matching wine. I ordered a Roasted Sword Fish, Eggplant and Zucchini with Saffron Jus. My hubby ordered Grilled Beef Sirloin, Asparagus and Polenta Mash with Beef Jus. BG (Birthday girl) told me that Chef used to be a mat salleh, Italian or French but now hired Chinese. Oh…no wonder I tasted some “Chai pao” – veggie poa’s fillings in my main course. Huh? Italian that taste a bit like Chinese? He he but the food was not bad la…, love the Hazel Nut Ice cream and Strawberry Cheese cake.

I enjoyed the wine, especially JJ Prum Zeltinger Sonnenhur Riesling Spatlese 1999 and JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenhur Riesling Auslese 1999. Even though they smelt like petroleum but trust me, it tasted so sweet and so yummy….according to BG this is her favorite wine and they were very hard to get, BG’s hubby said it took him two months to order those wines. “WOW!!! …I must count my lucky star…” (FYI- the dinner is fully paid for..hihi).

BG’s hubby showed us some tutorials on how to hold wine glasses after my hubby’s special request la.

“ you should hold the wine glass by the leg(lower part of wine glass), demonstrating…, not the upper part, if u hold like that ah, people know u come from kampung one…, u don’t want to warm up the wine before u drink em” .

“So why u want to twirlllll the glass like that la…showing…rotating the wine glass furiously“. Hubby asks again.

“Oh…that one u does it when u want to smell the wine la…sniff sniff”.

We spent the rest of the night chit chatting among ourselves and snapped photos. It would be great if all of us get drunk again like how we used to 2 years ago when we mix Chinese “Mao Tai” with Red Wine…that was classic. He he… we are much decent and responsible now with kids around, everyone seems to know their limit. Nevertheless, it was a great night out together.

Cheers and Happy Birthday pal!!!

1 comment:

A-Li said...

oh yes, we miss the wine! The best ever tasted. :)