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OUR 1ST CHRISTMAS IN CHINA

28 Dec

Christmas Eve was a pretty chill one with a bunch of friends. We all met up at Lange Bar & Restaurant which were having a fabulous 200元 all-you-can-eat-and-drink special. I loved the turkey they served up, complete with choice of 3 sauces, and all the home-style trimmings like roast pumpkin and potatoes, pasta salads, etc. Satisfying, and we could eat as much as we want. What could be better?

And unlike many (actually, all) other all-you-can-eat/drink places, they didn’t skimp on the food, nor the alcohol. OH NO – in fact, they were repeatedly asking us “More wine? More cocktails? Come on!!” the whole night. And let’s just say their cocktails were S-T-R-O-N-G, hooboy! On regular nights, the cocktails are only 40元 too, the cheapest we’ve found in Shanghai (and even more so, considering they’re not watered down).

Appetizers

Turkey, pasta salads, pumpkin, potato, etc. Loved this!

Apple pie and pannacotta dessert

Merry Christmas

We spent most of the actual Christmas Day in bed, because we were so tired from the night before! We slept in til almost noon, then headed off to Bistro Latitude, a French restaurant, then headed back home afterwards to sleep some more, haha.

Bistro Latitude is special to us, because it was our last non-married date place. We went a few days before getting married and it was a really special date for us.. because we knew that shortly afterwards, we’d be married. So we thought it would be nice to go back there for Christmas lunch.

We had the Swiss cheese fondue, which was absolutely delicious. Sort of on the unhealthy side (okay, very much so!) but it was FABULOUS and really sated my hankering for cheese, cheese and more cheeeessssseeee :)~

Swiss cheese fondue…… mmmm….

A cold cut platter to go with the fondue

After lunch, it was… errrr… sleeping some more! When we finally woke up (and the cheese fondue had settled in our bellies), we cooked up Christmas dinner. We got a rack of lamb and made lamb chops – Chris’ speciality :) And some rosemary and garlic potatoes, baked straight out of the oven.

A mega satisfying dinner, with our own mini family now :) Fur-kids included, of course!

Marinated lamb chops

Cooking on the bbq grill

Rosemary and garlic potatoes

Our homecooked Christmas dinner :)

The fuzzies have their own Christmas dinner, bits of lamb

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Posted by on 28 December 2009 (Mon) in Christmas, Food, Uncategorized

 

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