Monday, August 24, 2009

Sage & Lyrical Lemongrass' Surprise Birthday Lunch

Who does not like surprises?

Most people do.

Anyway, the stage was set and the people lay in wait for LL to appear.

The venue: Sage at the Gardens..
The time:12.45pm


At 1pm sharp LL arrives and we all yell... SURPRISE!

"Awww, so sweet la you guys.. I swear I didn't know!"

Phew... we came this close to spilling the beans but luckily, the surprise was still a surprise;)

Anyway, on to lunch. The set menu at Sage is quite a steal as you can see. Only RM100 for a 4 course lunch.

The Vichyssoise of Hokkaido Scallop with Grated Summer Truffle - creamy, smooth and slinks down your throat effortlessly. The scallop was so fresh it was almost still moving, i.e. it was served sashimi style... raw. The truffle flavour infused the entire dish.

The foie gras (on the left) Quail (on the right) did not disappoint. Rich, gamy with a cutesy tiny quail drumstick to match. The smaller the bird the more tasty the flesh - I totally agree!

The Braised Wagyu Cheek with Dauphinoise Potato and Fine Beans - Incredibly melt-away in texture with a strong gamy taste that only some people enjoy.. and believe me, I enjoy!

The first photo was a picture of the Wagyu on LL's plate. This photo is a picture of my own Wagyu. I think it really looks like the Matterhorn, right?

The Matterhorn - Swiss Alps.

No wonder bakers have such huge muscle... from lifting plates! This is fbb and Nigel of Just Heavenly, drinking up whatever sauce remains at the bottom of the plate. The Roasted Seabass with Prawn in Mushroom sauce was excellent to say the least.
Good to the last drop!

For dessert, the Earl Gray Bavarois with Chocolate Sorbet and Ginger Confiture. Another fantastic concoction - smooth, creamy, gelatin texture with a strong Earl Gray flavour this was really a great dessert.

French Farm Cheese - A rather small portion but if you had the earlier dishes, this would have just been a good size for dessert.

Time for cake! This cute little pavlova courtesy of FBB, made just of LL, with much love. Also, cupcakes from Su of Delectable to complete the birthday celebration!

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Happy Birthday LL.. hope all your dreams come true:)


J said...

Awww.. you're all are so sweet (re. all the surprise parties...).

(On another note: Mmmmm... the food looks so good!!!)

Precious Pea said...

Ooo....let me hop over to LL's blog to give her a wish. Food looks really yummy!

Selba said...

Happy Birthday, LL!

What a wonderful surprise b'day party you had :)

With all those great friends to celebrate and also delicious food, that's the perfect b'day everyone would like to have :)

qwazymonkey said...

the surprise that almost didn't happen! I'm salivating looking at the piccies.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

so the shiok la the lunch..yumm yumm...where to find wkday to go also...sighhh

worldwindows said...

Good food and company for LL. Many happy returns to LL.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Thanks, guys. I LOVED the surprise! (Or almost-not-a-surprise party!). Mmmmuaksss!!!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Lovely pictures as always! Happy Birthday LL! =)

thule a.k.a leo said...

Great food, great companies.. heaps of funs!!!
Now that's what I called an OUTING

PureGlutton said...

Belated Happy Birthday, LL!
Great party there - food & company!

sc said...

everything looks so perfect! looks like LL had an absolute blast :) you guys are sweeeeettt

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

That was so fun wasn't it? ;-) Good post cuz ;-) Thanks to you and CT for organising. ;-)

Paranoid Android said...

Ai Yer... So many people one er... Ha Ha. Glad you had a lovely time. And Yappy Birsday to LL too.

CUMI & CIKI said...

Thanks for all the comments guys! I am sure LL's elated with all the bday wishes;)

Paprika said...

BOO HOO HOOOOOOOO can't believe the rotten luck! So sad I missed it :-(

CUMI & CIKI said...

Nvrmind la.. we can alwys celeb again with her ;)