Happy Birthday to meâ€¦.. I made this chocolate birthday cake
because no one else wanted to buy a cake for me. I know how because BITC taught me how. Valrhona chocolate on the inside, Ghirardelli chocolate on the outside. I think it looks quite okay, if I say so myself. It could have been better but I didnâ€™t have a turntable and I had to use the plastic plate as a makeshift base instead of a proper one. I made this at home last night, iced it this morning, and brought it to Il Lido restaurant for my birthday lunch. I wanted to pipe rosettes but there wasnâ€™t enough time. Il Lido kindly provided a little candle plus the white plate.
I celebrated my birthday with my parents and The Partner at Il Lido today. Yesterday, I had a pre-birthday celebration with The Partner at The Prime Society in Dempsey. I had the most fantastic piece of meat I have eaten in a very long time, perhaps ever to date. It was SO DELICIOUS it was almost unbelievable. It was a Wagyu Tri-Tip. More about that in a separate post.
Next week, the celebrations will continue as The Partner will take me to Guy Savoy. Looking forward to that, although I may have to postpone it to space out the rich food. Oh and Restaurant Weekâ€™s at the end of March and my friend is taking me to Brasserie Les Saveurs at St Regis. Itâ€™s good food galore. Man I love celebrating my birthday like the King of Thailand (ie month longâ€¦.)
AND, The Partner is taking me to the Tott Store to pick out a kitchen gadget as my birthday gift. Canâ€™t wait!