New Year’s Day Dinner 2012

Somewhat Osso Bucco...

2012 doesn’t look to be a good year, so there’s no helping but to start it with a fortifying meal. This time I decided to take it easy and do a very simple meal with a 3 new dishes that I’ve been aching to try out.

Also, this year, we have a vegetarian joining us, so I was particularly concerned about the menu as I suck at vegetarian dishes and I’ve always felt that vegetarian dinners are perfectly fine provided you have a big meal before.

Anyway, here are my notes of the New Year’s Day Dinner for 2012:

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Posted on 10th Jan 2012 in Dinner Book, Food and Drink  |  Comments off

Christmas Dinner 2011

I was ill for several months this year and have not cooked for a long time, so I guess I needed a challenge. I wanted to cook Christmas dinner for mum and sis but her goddaughters were present when I asked, therefore, in a fit of insanity, I also invited the two girls with their parents to Christmas dinner.

Angsty teens: what was I thinking?

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Posted on 4th Jan 2012 in Dinner Book, Food and Drink  |  1 comment

Don’t mind me, I’m just planning Christmas Dinner

I was at my sister’s and mine birthday dinner last weekend where she brought her goddaughters. Like any angsty teenager, they were complaining about the parents. One complaint was about how they can’t get to eat beef medium-rare because their dad loves it well-done.

So I volunteered to cook Christmas dinner for Mom, Sis and the kids. I wanted to do a Beef Rib Roast, but the kids have requested for Beef Wellington.

I will attempt the Beef Wellington for the very first time but only if they eat the veggies. My sis makes a good Godmother because she’s indulgent but as for me, I don’t do justice as a Godfather.


Pan-fried Duck Breast with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

Served with lettuce leaf wraps


Beef Wellington

Served with Roast Potatoes, Petit Pois Ricotta Salad and chilled Momotaro Tomatoes


Baked Apple with vanilla butter sauce &

Possibly Christmas Fruit Cake

Posted on 16th Dec 2011 in Dinner Book, Singapore  |  Comments off

New Year’s Day Dinner

Simple dinner on 1st January 2012, 7pm. Dress casual (no skirts). See you.


Home-made Chicken Liver Pate with smoked bacon &

Grilled Hungarian Liver Sausage

Served with a choice of baguette or Romaine lettuce


Roast Spicy Pork Shoulder &

Tunisian Lamb Stew

Served with Orange-Lemon Couscous, Petit Pois Ricotta Salad and Momotaro Tomatoes


Home-made Brandy Butter Ice Cream &

Sweets by Vicky

Actually, it’s all home-made… 😛

Posted on 13th Dec 2011 in Dinner Book, Food and Drink, Singapore, Western  |  Comments off

Dinner for this Sunday

Simple home-cooking, so don’t complain ok?

  • Salt-cured Hamachi
  • Grilled Portobello mushroom & pine nuts, drizzled with Maple syrup perfumed with Truffle oil
  • Mentaiko Tagliatelle
  • Roast Lamb with grilled onions in port and a Sweet Pea Ricotta salad
  • Baked Peach toast with Vanilla-Maple syrup, possibly served with ice cream

Posted on 12th Aug 2011 in Dinner Book, Food and Drink, Modern European  |  4 comments

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