August 12, 2011

Mini-reunion

Yesterday, some of my pastry friends and I met for the first time since we left culinary school in July 2010. One of our classmates was back after a 6-month  stint on Disney Cruise in Florida. We agreed to have a welcome dinner for him at Siam Paragon, a  place which has extensive choices of restaurants.

Choosing a good place for a meal would always result to a never ending conference among my culinary friends as each of us prefer different taste. We couldn't decide  where to eat so we walked around for a bit to check out some places and discuss their menus, a habit we have grown to love. Then we spotted a restaurant  we'd gone to several times while we were still students at Le Cordon Bleu. We figured it would be nice to take a trip down memory lane so everyone agreed to go.

Kate ordered Lad Na, a Thai Rice noodle in gravy. Naung ordered a set of Thai dish. We were so focused on catching up that she finished almost 3 quarters of her  food  before I remembered to take a picture of it.






I had tuna sandwich. Den got Italian salad. He was sitting opposite Kate on the other side of the table and I was too lazy to stretch my arms to take a pic of his food.




While eating, we talked about where to get dessert. I told them I wanted to try After You at Siam Paragon. So we went. When we got there, the place was packed. There were  people outside waiting to be seated. In a busy cafe like that, it would take a while before we could get ourselves a table. Nobody was willing to wait that long. Naung suggested a new place called Secret Garden but the closest branch was in Central World Plaza, about  a quarter  mile walk  from Siam Paragon. As trained pastry chefs we do  try different places to find the best tasting dessert and it never hurts. Without further discussion, we all went.


                                                                        Banofee Cake



This was way better than the crepe cake I tasted at cheesecake house. The crepe was perfectly done. The strawberry sauce tasted like real strawberry.



A happy reunion



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