My wife's birthday.
Initially I have wanted to have a nice quiet dinner, just the two of us at Zipangu Shangrila KL and made the reservation for it. Wanted to give her a surprise but on second thoughts, knowing how busy she is with her work, I gave her a call a day in advance to inform her. And luckily I did, because she will be attending some function at Petaling Jaya on that day in the evening and it would not make any sense for us to travel back to KL for dinner.
So, after some thoughts, I guessed the best option would be to turn our home into a mini restaurant to serve our VVIP guest for the night.
Did some quick planning on the menu and informed my maid to be prepared for some cooking that day and that evening for our special guest. For desert, my maid helped me to prepare one of my wife's favourite...Tiramisu.
On the day, I took half day off from my work and went about shopping at Cold Storage at Solaris for the ingredients necessary for the evening dinner. I wanted to make sure that the food are prepared well in advance so that I don't have to be stressed out serving our VVIP guest that night. So, the afternoon was spent in the kitchen, busy preparing with my maid who turns out to be a great help.
And at 7 p.m., Temptations @ Ara is finally ready to serve our special guest for the night .....
One of your her favourite drink. Soda with lemon, lemon zest, ginger with a dash of mint, served chilled.
Soup : Seafood Chowder with clams and shrimps
For the first starter : Asparagus wrapped in bacon, pan seared to perfection, served with a dash of mustard
Followed with the second starter : Pan seared Scallop served on a bed of green salad with home made tartar sauce and thousand island dressing.
Next, we have Lightly pan seared tuna slices served with tartar sauce.
For the main course, pan grilled medium rare ribeye steak, marinated with shiraz, served with black pepper sauce.
For desert, sweet wine tiramisu to wrap up the evening on a sweet note.
My two very special guests for the night. All in all, it turned out to be better than dining at any other restaurant down town.