Imran and I celebrated our 5th year anniversary yesterday. 5 years sounds like a really long time, but honestly it feels like I just met him. I know it sounds weird, but I guess I feel that way because I find myself constantly being amazed and falling in love over and over again with him. Speaking of falling in love, I got lucky the first time girls: I’ve always believed my first love should be my last love, and I’m so blessed to have Imran be by my side and hold my hand through everything.
Alright, enough cheesiness for this post! So what did we do yesterday? Well, we just chilled at home, went to the nearby shopping mall and bought ourselves each a milkshake, and purchased a few PS3 games for him. That’s it really. And that’s the way we like it – no need for over the top romantics, just being in each other’s company doing the things we like to do suffices (:
But we did have a dinner celebration though! On Wednesday, we went to Resorts World Sentosa’s L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon for an impeccable casual dining experience. Imran loves food, especially good food (god knows he must have watched every single episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations), and whenever he travels, all he does is just FIND food. This expensive hobby of his has led us to dine at L’Atelier in Singapore. The L’Atelier chain is owned and opened by 26 Michelin Starred chef Joël Robuchon, who has been dubbed “chef of the century”. Imran visited the L’Atelier in Tokyo, so do not expect him to give the Singapore outlet a miss!
We paid $98 per person for a starter, appetizer, soup, main course, dessert, and coffee/ tea (pictures below). Every penny was worth it – I was transported to food heaven with every single dish. This was food-gasm on a whole new different level. When I tried the famous Joël Robuchon mash potato – which Robuchon himself said would be his last meal before he dies – I smiled so much because I was just so happy. You don’t understand, it was like, never mind, I will never be able to give heaven a justified description.
After the dinner I had food coma and I just died in the car.
For the casual dining side of L’Atelier, the counter seats – not the tables – are where you wanna be at, because you can see the food prepared right before your eyes, and have the servers interact with you and cater the dinner to your needs.
L to R: My appetizer: Marinated Anchovies; Imran’s appetizer: Salad; Imran’s Soup; My Soup – which has the best prawn ball ever. You might think it looks simple, but wait till you get a taste of it.
Our main: We both had the cod fish grilled in red pepper dish.
Main served with the epic mash potato. It looks simple – but it blew our minds off. We were contemplating ordering a second portion!
Because it was our anniversary, L’Atelier was so nice to surprise us with a sorbet party!
Oh and in case you were wondering where I got the top I wore for my anniversary dinner, it’s the Starlight Starbright Top from Lollyrouge retailing at SGD$26. Here’s a close-up picture and direct link: http://lollyrouge.livejournal.com/146054.html
The dinner part of this post is over, so I’ll end it off with a little preview of the card I made for Imran:
Oh and Jemimah was such a dear – she remembered our anniversary and bought us 5 white roses to commemorate the occasion. :’)