Catherine Lim •
21 Jun 2010 • 2 reviews • 0 follower
Last night i had dinner at Vanilla Pod again and as usual the place and once again , we are treated to a delightful gastronomic journey ....
What i love about the place is that you never really need to look at the menu ; just let Chef Peter ( who also owns the restaurant ) knows what you like and he will dish it up for you .. and he never never fails ! I tell you !
For starters , we had escargots .. funny how it always taste very pleasantly differeent from other restaurants you try , hence you are always in for a tantalizing surprise each time .. Of course , if you are a very cautious person , there is always the menu to fall back on but i love surprises so usually i just smile at the chef sweetly and i know he will whip up something nice !
Then there was the Tomatos and Capsium soup with homemade bread ... Chef Peter uttered something in French and i cannot for my life know how to spell but did not want to look stupid by asking him ,,, but the bread is heavenly ,,, my guests had i think 3 helpings of that ,, wanted to buy some bad but sorrrrrry NOT FOR SALE ! ... guess i have to see if i can charm him to give me the receipe next time ...
Then there was the Cod Fish , pan-fried lightly ,, i think ,,, but whatever it is ,, it's so good it melts in your mouth ,,, almost as good as .... you know what .. !
The finale was the Crispy Pork Knuckles ,, very very nice especially the skin ,,,, i would have preferred it with more fat but Chef was only being considerate to me as i told him i was on diet !!! in any case , Diet was forgotten ,, how can anyone diet with such delicious food ???
Desserts were lemon meringue and Gingerbread pudding ,,, my guests wiped out even my share but its ok as i am not a dessert person ,,, i prefer my wine and truffles or just a great old fashioned cheesecake ,,,
To top up the wonderful experience , there is the lush settings of tropical trees and the Mandai Orchid garden ,, hmmmmm and the private dining room we were in were soooo romantic ; i tell you ,,, any proposal you make in that room after the wine and dine ,, i am sure it will be a yes ,, !
I am certainly taking someone romantic there next time !
Thanks for the lovely experience once again ,,, i will certainly go back there very very soon ,,,