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COOKYN WITH MERVYN’S WINE & CHEESE PARTY

Chris is away in Seattle for 1.5 weeks.. the first time he’s gone on an international business trip since Hunter’s birth and BOY IT HURTS! He misses out on both Father’s Day and Hunter’s 5th month birthday tomorrow. :( I know Hunter especially misses the mad giggles and antics he gets up to with his Dad. Chris comes back (early) on a Monday morning, so we can’t wait :)

Anyway, it’s also a shame that Chris is away because Cookyn Inc threw a Wine and Cheese party, 2 things that Chris particularly loves. And boy, it was fun! We were treated to delicious wines (2 white, 2 red) and of course, lovely food that was thoughtfully paired with each wine. I seriously LOVED the food. Especially the dish with the fresh figs (pics below) – my first time eating fresh figs and now I see why my Mum loves ’em so much.. they’re tasty!

Their Wine & Cheese parties are a great idea for afternoon tea with friends. I reckon they’d make a fab Bachelorette party, or for a birthday celebration :)

The mecca of foodaholics beckons…

Our sons getting acquainted with each other (and Hunter being decidedly unfriendly!)

Mommies and babies :)

Feta and sundried tomato pesto crumble on crackers

Mozzarella bufala with fresh figs, parma ham, truffle oil and aged balsamic

Chorizo, Saucisson, Iberico ham, coral salad, plum
tomatoes salsa, preserved baby onions and Grissini crackers

Chef Mervyn puts the heat on

Parmiggiano, Brie de meaux, Savarin, Mimolette, Manchego

DIY angry birds cupcake, LOL!!!

OH, and of course all the food was paired with wine..

Patiently waiting for us whilst we wined and dined ;)

Future iPhone addicts

The beautiful garden

 
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Posted by on 24 June 2011 (Fri) in Cookyn with Mervyn, Parties, Uncategorized

 

FRIDAY FEAST @ COOKYN INC

I was super eager to check out the brand spankin’ new Cookyn Inc premises, and happily, they invited us over for a dinner shortly after we arrived in Singapore :P The new location is set in it’s own standalone house with pretty garden surroundings, so we were surprised to hear that it was in a central area in Singapore. It’s gorgeous! They have 3 large themed kitchens and can host big parties, so I have to keep that in mind when my 30th birthday (ARGH) rocks round later this year.. muahahaha.

We kicked off with Cheese fondue. And because Chris and I are from the boondocks or something, we thought it was the dinner meal itself – as in, lots of food to dip into the cheese fondue as a sort of cocktail party. And so we merrily dunked the home-baked bread (the soft Indian spiced bread was fab!) and assorted meats into the lusciously thick cheese and stuffed ourselves silly.

Then, we spotted 2 plates of food coming out. I was a bit confused, did someone special-order or something?? Then another 2 plates came out. And another 2 plates…

UH OH.

“Ermm.. what’s that?”, I asked.

It’s our main meal, I was told.

D’oh!!!!!

Yes, Chris and I were so silly that we thought our appetizer was the ENTIRE dinner! The main meal was Kurobota pork with hash potatoes and beans.. and a large portion in itself! And here we were stuffed full on cheese fondue. Gah. Of course, that didn’t stop us and we still polished off the delish pork. I normally would never go for a pork steak, as it’s almost always tasteless and tough. But this one was really tender and flavourful, and just lightly breaded. Yum. And then, of course, dessert. Toblerone cheesecake. Light yet cheesy, with a lovely buttery biscuit base. Mmmm!

It’s all part of their Friday Night Feast and I reckon it’s a fab deal ‘cos for SG$55, you get a 3-course meal with delicious food made from quality ingredients. It’s basically “private kitchen” dining, which is all the rage right now and incredible expensive normally. I think it’s quite a cool idea for a bunch of friends to get together and enjoy Friday night, especially those that don’t like cooking, haha!

The Cookyn Inc premises

Stuff for the cheese fondue

CHEEEEEESE

Kurobota pork with hash potatoes and beans

Toblerone cheesecake

My freakin’ cute nephew!

He took this photo. Future professional photographer, no? ;)

 
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Posted by on 6 June 2011 (Mon) in Cookyn with Mervyn, Food, Uncategorized