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Monday, November 2, 2009

Baby Gabrielle

My niece, Gabrielle Phang Mei Xing ( beautiful heart) was born last Thursday, Oct 29th at 1.17pm ( as it happens, it is also my sister's home address ! Block 117 !! Coincidence ?!?! ) in Gleneagles Hospital.

Both mother and baby are doing well, in fact, my sister was still glowing after the birth and she took to breastfeeding like a duck to water. Bravo!

Talk to the hand !

Last week, we spent a few days in Singapore anticipating the birth of the baby. Had some time to spend with Z, L and D.

For the first time in years, we sat down for dinner and on a school night. As D only finished work at 8pm, L and Z met me for pre-dinner cocktails at Le Carillon de L'Ángelus.

24 Ann Siang Road

Tel: 6225 2897

I have never been to this joint and was pleasantly surprised as it was like walking into a bar in Paris. The dark wood floors paired with ornate light fixtures created an intimate atmosphere. Vintage french advertisements adorned the walls and there is also a basement with a pool table. Great for a group.

( found the only photo online by mediasushi)

We sat indoors on the few armchairs and were offered black olives with our wine of choice. You could spend a long time selecting your wine as the list is extensive. We picked a white that was quite nice and it was $78 during happy hour for the bottle. The food menu consisted of cold cuts and cheeses so it would be a great spot for a casual dinner.

After polishing up the bottle, it was time for dinner and D had booked a table at Otto.

This Italian has been around but now with a new executive chef who used to be at Pontini. Z ordered a pasta with white truffles and it said on the menu that one would get 30g of the delicacy. When she was served, the chef appeared with a digital weighing machine and the white gold and started to weigh it. I made a remark ( can't remember what ) and he shaved some onto my dish too haha!

Food was great and after stuffing our faces, we went off to Beaujolais for more... off course.

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