The yearly Christmas gathering is an occasion, we, the ex-Starcommers look forward to. Apart from to catch up, we look forward to trying out new or interesting restaurants, with the right Christmas 'feel' to suit the occasion. We decided on having it at Delucca for our 2009 Christmas gathering.
I first got in touch with Sen to propose us a list of food combining starter, soup, main course and dessert at the price of RM60++ per pax. He with the chef came out with a proposed list of food, which we approved right away.
Just to set the records straight, we had a really wonderful tasting dinner. However, I don't seem to do very well in taking low lighting pictures, and somehow the pictures did not turn out as desired. *^*
We were first served bread, to be dipped onto vinegar, and olives.
It was then followed by a generous portions of starter (each plate to be shared by 4), which all of us were really pleased with. The starter includes, a plate of assorted bruschetta (variety of toppings), fried calamari served with special sauce, mixed seasonal vegetables and green leaves, and the classic italian aubergine dish called the "Parmigiana". Love the cheesiness, slight sourness, and sweetness of the aubergine.
As for the soup, most found it overly sour tasting, but a few of us think it was alright.
Prior to our dinner, we were given a choice of 3 items as our main course which includes :
- home made crepes pasta baked with mixed vegetables bechamel and tomato sauce
- chicken supreme cooked in butter & sage and served with mushroom and broccoli sauce
- deep fried Norwegian salmon steam served with lemon & dill sauce and fries
The most popular choice was the chicken dish, which was what I opted for. The place of chicken with extra touch of 'love shape' does made us a little extra excited as well. It was grilled chicken breast meat, which tasted a little dry, but glad the sauce made-up for it.
The 2nd popular choice was the norwegian salmon steak. It has a real savory aroma, and was fried till real crispy, yet the salmon meat was still delicate.
Following the big portion of starters, and also the main course, some of us can't even finish the main dish. So conclusion, value for money.. ^<>^
The dinner ended with a good spread of 'mini' dessert - trio classic italian sweets of tiramisu, rum baba and chocolate mousse.
Overall it was a good dinner. We also had a cake to celebrate the Nov and Dec babies birthday.
And the most important of all, picture time... As it was a big group of us, had to figure out where's the right spot.
To ensure all our heads are covered, we requested for the staff to stand on chair to capture our next group photo.
And to end the night, gift exchange time..
Look forward to more gatherings. Merry Christmas everyone.. (though it has way passed the dinner, and Christmas day).. ^<>^
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