Monday, February 28, 2011

Our V-day Celebration

Feb 14 this year fell on a Monday so hubby and I, with the little one in tow, celebrated after work. We didn’t make any special plans nor gave each other gifts this year. We thought we’ll be spending our money more wisely starting this year. We just trooped to Dubai Festival City, and from there, we decided on where to eat because they have the most variety of restaurants we can choose from. We opted to go to the marina area to enjoy the cool breeze of that young February evening. Dade enjoyed seeing watching the birds by the water.

Our celebration was plain and simple but heck fun!  Because we food lovers had a gastronomic feast at Jamie’s Italian! (that rhymes, haha!)

the newest resto in town

Everybody knows how much of a fan my husband is of Jamie Oliver so you can just imagine how much it was of a treat to him when we stepped in to the rustic, laid back restaurant of his favorite chef. Good thing we arrived early because apparently, later during the evening the resto was on a 45-minute waiting time.

leaning over the table.  love their red Stokke high chair!
interesting chandeliers

other section of the resto

We ordered nibbles first -- bruschetta with chargrilled ciabatta rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil and topped with oven dried tomatoes cooked with basil, garlic and creamy ricotta.

Next, antipasti – crispy squid with garlic, chilli and really garlicky mayo.  Anything with garlic for us is LOVE!

I ordered pasta for myself, and oh, did I order the most divine pasta dish there is!  Their Prawn Linguine (pan fried garlicky prawns with tomatoes, chilli, rocket and fennel) is to die for! i am not too fond of rocket leaves and I always set them aside when eating salad, but with this dish, I finished it (with Dade) in no time. It was yum-o!!

perfection in a plate

Hubby, on the other hand, ordered their Burger Italiano -- British beef pattie with melty fontina cheese, crispy salami, soft lettuce, tomato salsa, dill pickles, chilli and crispy fried onions, which is delightfully gooooddd!!

Unfortunately, V-day this year was a dry night in Dubai owing to Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.  Nonetheless, I received a special mocktail drink from their bar.  Hubby had to make do with fizzies (read: softdrinks in can, haha!).  Before we left, I snatched him an apron from the store for keepsake.

After dinner, we went off to have dessert at Yogurberry.  We wanted to have Red Mango yogurt but for some reason, it was closed.  We ordered the largest tub they have and had strawberries, raspberries, kiwis and lychees for toppings.  Dade, as usual, had the most share of the frozen yogurt, as well as the fruit toppings.

yogurt love

All in all, it was a LOVE-ly evening for us.  How was yours?

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Hi Gracie! It's been a long time since I visited your blog. Super busy with work and at home. Whew!