I kinda envy December celebrants.
They get to celebrate their birthdays in the midst of all the Christmas hullabaloo when people are naturally kinder and happier, streets are dressed up in cheerful lights, restaurants emit that warm glow, and people get to kiss whoever they wish. (Hurry up and hang those mistletoes!!!)
For Uncle Rolly's December birthday, we were asked to come in Christmassy reds and greens
BOOM!!! Fatterside invades Champetre!
Okay, this looks like one of our regular birthday parties. Lol! Them old people love wearing red.
Now this is more like it. Merry Christmas from The Fatterside!!! :)
Since we were a big group with an even bigger appetite, 3 servings of the following dishes were served to each table:
Pate Platter - my favorite of the night
Roasted Chilean Sea Bass with Cauliflower Puree and Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette
Butter Seared US Wagyu Onglet with Salad, Fries and Roasted Shallots
Foie Gras Risotto
Braised Lamb Shank in Sauce and Angel Hair au Jus
Simmered Ox Tongue with Braised Leeks and Ravigote Sauce
Roasted Marinated Duck Confit with Stewed Lentils and Foie Gras Sauce
Oh, and our server brought us this portobello mushroom appetizer, "compliments of the chef."
It was good, except ¾ of the guests would never know, because it was impossible to share
one little dish among 12 hungry people. :$
Champetre Assorted Berry Souffle
Dark Chocolate Nelusko Mousse Gateau
Warm Green Apple Tart with Grand Marnier Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce
Of course we brought our own birthday cakes. In addition, each of Uncle Rolly's
four kids made a "fruitcake" for their health-conscious dad.
I brought Dessert du Jour's Chestnut Crepe Cake. It was the first to be wiped out. Yay!
The perfect cake for our "health-conscious," burger-loving
Uncle Santa Rolly :P
Behind the scenes: Attack of the Cake Buffet
Instead of giving everyone the same birthday giveaways, the Chiang kids
prepared different take home gifts. Here's Archie asking me to pick mine.
I got a set of those 3-piece food containers on the left. There was no purple so I chose blue.
Mom, the Fruitbox Queen, was ecstatic. (She got a water kettle.)
Look! Our very own Tessa Prieto-Valdez! LOL! :P
Merry Christmas Birthday New Year, Uncle Rolly!!! :D
Champetre: Ground Floor, Net One Center Building, 26th Street corner 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Tel: +632 815-8801 to 02
See my previous Champetre posts: