Sigh. There’s a scary backlog of posts piling up. I shall do the unusual and start backwards.
Part of the reason is because this post was such a fond memory. This year’s gathering wasn’t as big as the previous year’s, but this meant we could have more cosy interaction.
Kicking off dinner was homemade tomato bread. With crackly crust and warm, fluffy insides, the artisan bread was really addictive. I’m sure we polished off at least two large baskets of bread! [Thanks so much for being my beautiful hand model, Eevon! :)]
The crabcake — delightfully thick, juicy, bouncy, and bursting with savoury, umami goodness — was a unanimous crowd-pleaser.
Next up was pasta. This was indeed a very luxurious pasta course. See how superbly fresh and pink those thick chunks of fresh tuna were! Loved the rich tomato sauce which had great complexity of flavors.
Main course was a choice between fish or veal. Most of us picked veal. But when we stole bites off the plates of the fish-eaters, we regretted our choice.
The breaded veal was well-executed. But flavor-wise, the entire dish was a tad rich and gamey for my liking.
By the time dessert came, we were already very stuffed. The previous courses were rather hearty in size (especially the pasta), so ending off the meal with this dense financier meant we weren’t able to give it due appreciation. Most of us also commented that it was very sweet.
Besides the bloggers, we had two guests from Pantry Pursuits, who very generously sponsored some prizes for a lucky draw!
Great food, but even more wonderful was the company we had. I was really happy to see old faces – some whom I’ve not seen for ages – as well as new ones. We should do this again more often, peeps! 🙂
Some bloggers have already put up their posts. Check them out (I’ll add on to the list when other blogs are updated):
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