Friday, October 20, 2006

Foodbloggers Get-Together For Good Food Month

When the opportunity presents itself to meet and eat with fellow foodies-who-blog, and it just so happens to be Good Food Month, you jump at it. And what could be more ideal than noshing at the Night Noodle Markets at Hyde Park before slipping over to the Sofitel for a Sugar Hit?

Red lanterns bobbing over hungry noodlers at dusk

Delicious Malaysian combo plate of satay, roti canai, curry puff and chicken wing

From chocolate assiette to empty assiette in about 7 minutes flat

The noodle markets were better organised from what I remember, with a good choice of stalls and cuisines. It's quite enchanting sitting in Hyde Park in the evening, music in the background, surrounded by hungry city workers and foodies. My Malaysian plate was delicious, the roti crispy and flakey, perfect for mopping up the sauce, the chicken wing tender under the crunchy, seasoned skin. And then onto the Sofitel, where for $15 you enjoy a plate of dessert goodness and a glass of dessert wine. The plate consisted of a white chocolate creme brulee, a shot glass of white and milk chocolate mousse topped with a jam-like raspberry coulis, and a small square of Valrohna chocolate parfait with praline. The group was split in two on preferring the brulee and the layered chocolate mousse (my pick), but they were all lovely morsels, even if the brulee top wasn't crackling-hard. The glass of Brown Brothers dessert wine paired well with the chocolate.

It was lovely to meet the foodbloggers so thank you to everyone that made it, and I hope we can do it again soon!

Tagged with: gfm06


Blogger Em said...

oh I was there last night at the night noodle markets. My dish was very average unfortnately. Atmosphere was lovely. Glad you had a good time

10:21 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Oh, shame I missed you! But will see you at Gordon Ramsey yay! Apparently he's doing a cooking demo at the city DJs on Tuesday too, if you're interested.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Em said...

Yeah will be fun, can't wait! Might have to have a Gordo inspired cooking weekend i think...

have a goodie!

10:51 AM  
Blogger PiCkLeS said...

Lovely meeting you yesterday! so nice to put a person to the blog =)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

A fabulous evening indeed. You've given me a craving for roti now, though. Thank goodness we were there last nite too - such perfect weather as compared to the dark stormy rainclouds that have appeared this afternoon.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

great to meet you. can't wait to hear about your gordon ramsay experience on monday!

5:05 PM  
Anonymous kathryn said...

It was lovely to meet you on Tuesday Julia. We're also so glad you were there to guide us all to the Sofitel!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Reb said...

Ditto from me - gas fun!

7:18 AM  

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