It is 8 PM already and I almost forgot that we have a dinner reserved for tonight. It is set to be at 8:30 but here I am still at my workplace waiting for the taxi because unfortunately, it is traffic. Yes, we do have traffic here in Middle of East as well.
So this voucher that I got was given during our annual staff party. I don’t know that I can win in the raffle draw. The voucher is set to expire on February and we agreed to use it on our first wedding monthsary.
Aspen is the luxury lobby lounge of Kempinski. It is mainly popular to its afternoon teas and they offer 20 varieties of Tchaba tea. Aspen also offers 24 hours all day dining from breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and scrumptious dinner. When we went there we are already prepared on what to order. Talk about food lovers! So when we are ready Ryan introduce himself and ask us if we wanted to try the soup or appetizers first before getting the main course. Even the service is luxury.
As we entered the lobby of the hotel we went directly to the restaurant. Aspen with its luxurious interiors, friendly staff and warm hospitality will feel you at home. So after directing us to our table, we were given an Ipad for us to order our menu. Tell me what is luxury all about. The tip is you need to put your orders in the Shortlist or what you call cart in online shopping.
After ordering, we only waited about 5 minutes for our soup. We ordered Lobster Bisque with lobster medallion and brioche as the ingredients. This soup is good for two persons. You will love the taste (there’s this taste of crab and shrimp in the soup), the texture and even the presentation. This soup comes with a basket of baguet and bread paired with butter.
After our soup hubby and I agreed that they need to serve our main course already. We had our own choices, though! So hubby ordered, “Our Signature Wagyu Beef Cheek” with saffron risotto and pine seeds.
Note: The beef was marinated in red wine. A friendly reminder for the people not drinking any alcohol.
So I ordered my favourite salmon which is “Pan fried salmon fillet” with baby potatoes, mini onions, spinach and lemon-honey sauce which gives you the sweet and a little bit of sourness yet it is very delicious.
As a bonus, they gave us welcome drinks. We are blessed beyond words. Imagine giving away two drinks for hubby and I. So we ordered brain freeze (which hubby did not like because it is too sweet for his taste) and berry yogurt.
Brain Freeze. Ingredients are nutella, vanilla, powdered milk and topped with whipped cream and chocolate cookie!
Berry Yogurt. Ingredients are berries, banana and yogurt! This one is healthy!
Ryan, our server for tonight did a remarkable job. He was so hands on and very patient with us. So moving on, Ryan made us feel welcomed and really elucidated to us the ingredients of our food.
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