Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wine Tasting # ?

A couple nights ago we were invited to a wine tasting at the Sofitel. The usual drink and chatter ensued and then we went to a private room for dinner. It's quite typical when you dine and want some privacy, the restaurants or hotels have smaller rooms where you can enjoy dinner without the loud conversations, plus you get your own waiters. This usually happens when Mark and I are eating with Chinese or in our case that evening, Malaysians. Yup, Siew and Siewyih and her husband Allen. The Food and Beverage Manager, Jacky joined us as well.

Since all of them can speak English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, they kept flipping from one language to the other. Mark and I looked at each other as if to say, Mandarin isn't hard enough to understand, now we have to listen to Cantonese? We learned a few words, but pretty much we stuck to our native tongue.
After dinner Jacky asked if we wanted to try one of his favorite desserts, and naturally we all said yes. The next thing you know, a portable stove, pan, bananas and a few other ingredients come out, and he's making dessert. It was delicious and now our friends have invited Jacky to try Siew's food. We're hoping it's the lamb again.

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