Sunday, February 12, 2012

Our Early Valentine's Day Celebration

Hello~!!! How is everybody's weekend?? :D
My weekend was great! Well, I should say my Friday and Saturday was great as now is only 12 something in the afternoon while writing this post :P

Friday night is the usual friends hanging out night. We'll hang out at home talking crap, have a couple of drinks, have a good laugh, and the guys will have a ping pong marathon at home. I'm serious, it's really a marathon. They can play from 9pm-5am in the morning trashing each other. Well, while they are busy trashing each other, I did my Valentines Day Cupcakes ready to be delivered the next morning! :D

This is one of the Valentines cupcakes I did that night. It was ordered by one of my readers Imas. She is such a sweet girl! The reason because she requested to have the cupcakes written, one for her baby boy and another one for her hubby. What a sweet Valentine! Giving her loves to her family! I was touched by her love, I thought, it's Valentines Day, I shall share the love too! I made one more cupcake especially for her so they can each enjoy the cupcakes together! :)

On Saturday morning, Joe accompanied me to deliver the cupcakes. It was nice to see her, she's very friendly and her lil boy is soooooooooooo cute! We chatted a bit and guess what..

She made me delicious fritters!! So sweet of her :D
Nom nom nom~! Joe and I couldn't resist because it smells so good in the car.. so we ate a couple hehe.. Thanks Imas! Taste really yummy!

After that, Joe and I went to Planet Cafe at Mt Lawley to have breakfast. We agreed to celebrate our Valentines Day earlier because I will be working late on Valentines Day itself.

As Daily Planet Cafe is quite a new cafe and I have been wanting to go there since their opening, we decided to give it a shot.

No doubt, Planet Cafe is a nice looking cafe. Interesting layout and comfortable.

Joe had flat white and I had the usual English Breakfast.

Our breakfast was quite substantial!

Joe had the Bagel with smoked salmon sandwich and I had the 3 egg omelette with Tomato, mushrooms and smoked salmon.

I quite like my 3 egg omelette especially the tomato. I like the way the chef cook the tomato for some reason haha so juicy :D As for the omelette, it might need some more seasoning. Just felt a little bit tasteless.

Joe and I had a great long chat too sipping our coffee and tea. It was great!
After breakfast, we went home and have a short rest before heading to play badminton with a couple of friends.

I was really looking forward to play badminton as it was one of my favourite sport. Not a pro but I just like hitting the shuttercock. haha It's been soooooo soooooo long since I last play in a proper badminton court! I think since I was in high school?? Gowd.. I'm getting so old! hahaha

Anyway, our V Day celebration continues..

We went to the Polka Dot Vintage Fair at Scarborough Beach. We didn't know it's quite a small Fair so we didn't get ourselves anything..we walked around the beach and enjoyed the breeze :)

Our dinner was planed by Joe. He chose Blackbird Restaurant in East Perth because it's romantic and it has good reviews.

We chose to sit outside because of the view, the weather and I love the the street lights shining at the maple leaf tree. Accompanied with the French music that they played.. Gosh.. Felt like I'm in Paris!

Our drinks.

For starters, Amuse Bouche.
It's Prosecco Citrus Granita.

Good choice to make the granita using Prosecco the Italian Sparkling Wine. Definitely good to start the night with a little alcohol! :P Refreshing start.

Then we had the bread too. The bread was home and freshly made! It has a hint of Indian spices too. Interesting bread! We love it.

Entree: Duck Parfait, Chutney and crisp bread

Entree: Master stock pork belly, lychee and water chestnet

Entree was good. Their plating up - spot on. Totally look like a photo from a food mag. Impressive! Flavour - two thumbs up. The only down part - my pork belly was a bit rough in texture.

Mains: Pork chop and scotch egg. It was on special that night, so I couldn't remember what full name of it. hehe

Main: Black Angus Sirloin and triple cooked hand cut frites with bearnaise.

The mains were absolutely delicious. Flavour - spot on! Plating - spot on!
Joe absolutely love the pork chop. the flavour is perfect and especially love it because it was a lil charred. As for the Angus, the bearnaise sauce was delicious! They surprised me with a few drops of truffle oil... it's oh so yum! Although the sirloin was a bit over cooked (I ordered medium rare) But with the sauce + truffle oil.. I'm happy.

Service was great too! Really polite and attentive!

Did a bit of a camwhoring to mark our lovely day. hehe

We finished our V day by watching The Vow at the La Premiere. I'm in love with the La Premiere seats! Sooooooo comfortable!!!

The Vow is a great movie. Unfortunately there's more sad part than love part. A bit regret choosing this movie because I thought it's a happy love story but it's okay! It is still a meaningful movie! :P haha Should watch it! Well probably not on Valentines Day haha

So how are you going to celebrate your V day with your loved ones? :)

1 comment:

Mans said...

Must say it again, the cupcakes were to die for! Honestly one of the best I have tried ever!
And you, you're a gorgeous person! :)

Glad you both had a wonderful valentine's day celebration.
You two are so cute together!
I love blackbird too, one of my fav in Perth and their service is always great.