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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dinner at The Dempsey Brasserie!

Pardon the influx of food/dinner posts lately.. It's because I've been eating alot of good food and catching up with all my favorite people! And that makes me really happy! :)


When a friendship is twelve years old and counting, it's really a gift and is nothing short of precious :)

Remember how we first met? HAHA.

I remember cos you were the new girl in class, and Mrs Seah the form teacher "assigned" me to take care of you cos I was like the class chatterbox or something! And poor you.. new transfer student to the school and all, you were stuck with me for the entire year, and we did all kinds of stupid things like taking zillions of neoprints (I still have them somewhere and we look incredibly baaaddd in them) and hanging out at Macdonalds after school and you watching me practice guitar at the Student Centre.. Hahaha. I honestly feel bad about it now because it must have been super mind-numbingly boring for you, but you just tagged along without a complaint. HAHA. Well, we got streamed into different classes after that year, but that one year of BFF times has stuck and held out til now.. Thank you :')

Always carrying on right where we left off in each other's lives, hahaha. But let's promise to make more time for each other this year on! No more once-a-year-dinners, okay?

So for the first meetup of the year!
It was Dempsey Hill for dinner, and we decided on The Dempsey Brasserie!


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The Dempsey Brasserie

7 Dempsey Road
Tel: 66816696

http://www.dempseybrasserie.com/

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Was googling for restaurants at Dempsey and didn't want to go for any of the tried and tested establishments, then came across this fairly new restaurant so we thought we would give it a try! :)


Helloooooo :)


The place was unwhelmingly empty on a Tuesday night. I think there were barely five tables besides us.. That's how empty it was!

We decided on ordering a few items to share, and ended up with two starters and a main! Once again, made the mistake of asking the staff to serve everything at once. Almost everything came at once, and the dishes got colder faster than we could eat them ;(



 Time for food!! :)

French Onion Soup $16 
Thick crostini, gruyere cheese melt

This is SUPER delicious! Or maybe I just haven't tried enough French Onion Soups in other restaurants to compare, but I loved the cheese melt and the thick broth as well as the chunky slices of onion in the soup!


Extremely cheesy, rich and divine. Would definitely recommend it for sharing, haha.

Mussels and Fries, Vin Blanc (Starter Pot) $20
Shallots, garlic, parsley and white wine

Been craving for fresh seafood like mussels lately... D:  And I read quite a few reviews online that the mussels at The Brasserie are good! So we got the starter pot (you can also order it as a main dish, which costs $36 instead) and it was pretty good! The mussels were pretty fresh and juicy, and the Vin Blanc sauce was like super GAO (thick) with a very strong taste of white wine! I would come again just to order the french onion soup and the mussels :P

It also comes with a pretty generous portion of fries. They taste good dipped in the white wine sauce! Hehe.

Duck Confit $34
With baby potatoes, sautéed bacon, french beans, flambéed cherries, mustard cream sauce

I was looking forward to the duck confit, but it didn't leave a fantastic impression on me, cos I thought the duck meat was a tad dry and it wasn't flavorful enough. The mustard cream sauce helped to redeem the dryness of the duck confit a little, and it was really not too bad, but just not amazing! Maybe I was too spoilt by my first experience with duck confit which was in Nice, France, and now no other duck confit in Singapore can live up to my expectations anymore! :( Any recommendations for good duck confit, anyone?

Didn't stay for desserts at Brasserie, cos PS Cafe is just around the corner and I really wanted some sticky date pudding dessert!! So we took a short walk over to PS Cafe instead!


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PS.Cafe @ Harding 

28B Harding Road Singapore 
Tel:  6479 3343 


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I haven't been to PS Cafe at Dempsey for the longest time! Always love admiring this entire row of pretty cakes.

And it was DAMNNN crowded. The whole place was full house on a Tuesday night! I guess PS Cafe is still the popular spot at Dempsey!

So we took about two seconds to decide on dessert. Which was none other thaaaaan....
Sticky Date Pudding $14.90

The butterscotch sauce that accompanied the sticky date pudding was FANTASTIC. Not too jelat, but just the right consistency and sweetness that went perfectly with the sticky date pudding!


The sticky date pudding was quite fluffy, and less dense as compared to my favourite sticky date pudding at Marmalade Pantry, but overall it was just sinfully delicious and I enjoyed every single morsel that I put into my mouth!


Nicolle unwrapping her belated birthday and Christmas present hahaha from last year :S Yayyy!!! I hope you like it ♥♥♥

Happy twelve years and counting! BFFs til we're old and wrinkly, okay?



People come into your path for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
 When you know which one it is, you will know what to do with that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a dificulty…
To provide you with guidance and support…
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually…
They may seem like they are a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then without any wrongdoing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die…
Sometimes they walk away…
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand….
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled…
Their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has now been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON.
Because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons.
Things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life…
Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime

~ unknown author

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Outfit:
Ombre Denim Jacket in Pink (Size M)
Adara Bustier Top in Black (Size M)
Leather Panelled Skirt in Black (Size M)
all upcoming on TheVelvetDolls! ^^

Nude wedges from Sœurs again and my rainbow weave bag from Bimba and Lola. Hahaha I need to buy new shoes and bag :(


The waitress at Brasserie complimented me on the jacket and said she really likes it ^^ I love it to bits and pieces too!! Oh and it matches my new hair color hahaha :S The upcoming leather panelled skirt is another favourite of mine, it's ultra flattering and super chic! Love how the leather details are so subtle and makes it easy to wear.

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Outfit pictures for tonight's upcoming collection on TheVelvetDolls! ^^
Lace Cut Out Dress in White, size M
I love the intricate lace details and the flare skirt! It's a very decent looking length too, makes it look elegant!
I like how the lace ends at the waist in an intricate cut-out fashion. Makes it so much more interesting than your regular lace dress!

Lace Peplum Dress in Wine, size M
This is one of my outfit considerations for CNY Day 1! Hehe. This dress is super comfy, surprisingly! The fabric is awesome, and it has anti-slip at the bust area!

 The lace is raw-hemmed and mad pretty too! (Spot my kaypoh little dog in the picture. Haha)

 Sequinned Bandage Skirt in Bronze, size M
Love this skirt to pieces!! It's super chic and not too over the top cos the sequins are quite subtle!
Love it :) Paired it with a plain top and a necklace from Sort And Pepper! Now I'm deciding if I should keep the black as well! Hahaha.

See y'all at tonight's launch at 9PM! Byebye!

xoxo
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