Saturday, May 25, 2013

A decade of Friendship, Love and Marriage

Today is a very special day for us. We are celebrating our 5 years of marriage and 10 years of being together. Far-ouT planned on surprising a dinner date for me but decided to tell me earlier because he also want Bella to come with us but unfortunately, at her age, she was not allowed on a cruise.
I would like to share with you the celebration of our anniversary in Bateaux Dubai.
Complimentary freshly baked breads.

Another treat from the cruise, these ones are really good.

Another complimentary from the place, their Spinach soup - you see, I am not a fan of the green thingy but this is really good.

Finally, I thought I will get full with all the treats but the real thing just gets better.

As a starter, Far-ouT chose Smoked Duck with Wild Mushroom Salad

This has Balsamic Ice cream (yes! you read it right, Ice Cream), Pearl onion Confit, Roasted Pumpkin Seed and Crispy Basil Pesto Melba

And I ordered Pan Seared Scallop and Prawn

Cauliflower Pure, Confit tomato, Green Apple-Celeriac Salad and Squid Ink Parmesan Tuille

I have been asking Far-ouT for a scallop because I haven't experience to taste it until now, what a first! Even with uncommon ingredients, it was a surprised that both starters were really good.

Now for the main course, Far-ouT enjoyed his Lamb Loin and Braised Lamb Shoulder.

Roasted Red Pepper Cous-Cous, Baby Spinach, Zucchini and Goats cheese-Red Onion Tart.
And my main is Beef Fillet with Thyme infused Potato Fondant.

I love the Broccoli Puree, Wild Broccoli, Goat's Cheese Ravioli and Smokey Rosemary Jus. Although the potato fondant was bland, that was the only piece that I have leftover.

 And for desserts, we have chocolate


So much for food, I want to give you a tour inside and out of the amazing floating restaurant

Big dining area

Going down to the kitchen

transparent glass

My favorite - wash/powder room

Our table

More of sights to see

Before the main course - 10 minutes rest

And a toast to more years to come

Hope you enjoyed the tour,

All the best,

Friday, May 10, 2013

Bare it all at Pastels Salon

Today, I am happy. Although I cannot divulge that information as yet until I have completed that task. Anyway, I want to share with you a place where I usually visit during my pamper and me-time first.
I think I can't live anymore without waxing. I am, unfortunately, hairy, so I need to remove the unwanted hairs on all the unwanted areas like my upper lip, underarm, half legs and the you-know-where. I always try to look for a nice place to have all these services done and finding the right salon is hard to do in Dubai. There are so many of them that offer services but you can only trust a few. Then I chance upon Pastel Salon. They have a wide range of services for the hair, nail, face and body treatment and ever since my first session, I always come here for my waxing.  I have revealed to them my most kept secret...(eherm)..."thing" and I was not disappointment. They have been taking care of me for the longest time.
Without further ado, let me tour you to one of my haven,
This is where I always had my session.  See how clean the place is? It is important that you check the place that you wish to have your waxing. Another reason why I chose this salon, is because they put thin gloves during your session. They always observe  good hygiene for their clients.

I have been choosing their lycon wax over the hot wax where they use strip. Less pain for me. Have you been in Lay Bair in the Philippines? They use cold wax, its similar to that but Lycon is hot. Although, its more expensive that the normal wax, I still prefer this to be used for Brazilian waxing.

This is where their facial is being done. I haven't tried one of these as yet - maybe in the near future.

They maintained cleanliness of their wash/bath rooms, of course.

This is for manicure and pedicure area. I like the small lavatory for the feet.

This is for the hair services. I was actually want to kick my royal behind several weeks ago because, I had my hair done in another salon and now I am wearing a not-so-nice hairdo. I am just awaiting for it to grow long again and swear to never experiment with my locks or use a different place again.

Pastel Salon have several branches in UAE. I hope you enjoyed the mini tour.
All the best

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Texas Road House

This is, I think, the longest time that I neglected my blog. I've been really busy the past few week. Being back to rowing during weekends, taking some swimming lessons, and still learning how to drive, the one that really frustrates me, because until now, I am still not getting the hang of it and every mistake is causing me a lot of money. Anyway, I still try to do my best until I learned the skill of driving.
This is a super delayed #foodporn post, as this was taken during the birthday of Far-ouT last March 2013. We had our dinner in Texas Road House in Dubai Mall branch.
We were given complimentary peanuts in a bucket

and freshly baked bread while waiting for our main meal.

We have ordered Boneless Buffalo Wings (AED 38). This is hand-breaded all white meat chicken tossed in mild sauce. It was served with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing.

Grilled Chicken Salad (AED 49) served crisp cold greens, strips of marinated chicken, freshly shredded jack cheese, chopped egg, diced tomato, beef bacon, red onions, and made-from-scratch croutons,

This is their award-winning beef ribs (half portion, AED 69) - a "blue ribbon' fall-off-the bone ribs that are slow cooked with a unique blend of seasonings and their signature BBQ sauce

We have also tried their sirloin steak (6 oz. AED 53) where you can order and comes in just the right size for our appetite.

And the Birthday boy got the best of it all - Sirloin Steak Combo (AED 87 - with beef ribs)

The ambiance is the typical roadhouse

Transparent Kitchen

The place was jam-packed when we came.

And to you, Happy Birthday, Far-out! He get to ride for free/.

All the best,