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Pictures Oriental Eve

Discussion in 'Wining & Dining in Thailand' started by SageAdvice, 25 Dec 2016.

  1. SageAdvice

    SageAdvice Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Christmas Eve dinner at the Oriental: set menu...

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    We arrived by boat from Saphan Taksin: lovely river breezes

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    Oriental lobby, in full holiday mode

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    Storied Bamboo Bar: 2 Johnny Walker doubles and a virgin mojito: B1500

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    A choir of local angels offering the usual in one corner of the lobby

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    Set menu: lots of variety, tastes, textures and contrasts

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    Foie gras: melt on your tongue and delicately caramelized

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    Lobster ravioli: succulent and flavorful

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    Cod in chick pea sauce: fish perfectly cooked, full-bodied sauce

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    Rack of lamb: medium rare...perfectly cooked, flavorful

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    Risotto with smoked ham: a dish more suited to cooler climes, but still tasty

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    Shrimp in gazpacho sauce: the sour cream added a nice touch to this tangy dish

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    Chocolate lava cake: rich, rich, rich

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    Panettone in a sauce of zabaglione: perfect finish to the meal

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    Santas and elves arriving by boat

    I enjoyed 3 glasses of a delightful Montepulciano (red) as well as an unremarkable bottle of still water from Tuscany. A wonderful evening under the stars and by the river: worth every baht.
     
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  2. Stamp

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    Thanks for sharing. Looks all great, SA. :thumbs up

    Dinning like that is only in the dreams of a TEFL teacher like me. :very sad
     
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    Spouse and I wondered what the poor folks were doing on such a festive evening:smiling
     
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    Watching TV.
     
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    Having delicious Paad Thai near the post office and doing voluntary work for the family-:fishwack
     
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    First I thought there's a big Isaan bug on your Lobster......I'd need a youtube instruction how to eat such a bug..aeeh Lobster.
     
  7. stfranalum

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    holy crap that looks good.

    i hope the sage ran a half marathon to burn it off :-)
     
  8. SageAdvice

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    The Sage continues at the gym on Tuesday...
     
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    lol googling at the arses on ellipticals followed by desert at Au Bon Pan doesn't cut it.
     
  10. SageAdvice

    SageAdvice Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Au bon Pain? Puh-leeze...
     
  11. stfranalum

    stfranalum Well-Known Member

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    <raises white flag>

    <feels so low class>

    <lowers white flag>

    <sobs in corner>
     
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  12. stfranalum

    stfranalum Well-Known Member

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    oh and i see you're using windows 7.

    I'm on windows 8.1


    , Bitch.
     
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  13. SageAdvice

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    SD wants to upgrade me to windows 10: I'm resisting...a matter of principle :smiling.
     
  14. Makaveli

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    Cheers for sharing SA....
     
  15. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    I'm on W10 PRO and run my own gym. Her name is Seng.
     

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