Thursday, 22 April 2010
On our way to Hong Kong, Miss Sarah Perks and I stopped over in Dubai for 'Art Dubai'. Before our visit to the art fair, we had time for lunch- and a very special lunch it was too. We decided on 'Pierchic', not realizing the fabulous location or quality of the food and service. We were met at the entrance of the Al Qsar Hotel and driven to the restaurant in a golf buggy ( a first ever there was one) I understood the name when I saw that it was a chic restaurant on a pier!
We lunched royally on a three course special. Shrimp salad, a tender seared beef and a chocolate souffle to die for, accompanied by a crisp Austrian white.
The food, the wine, the company, the weather and the view were all perfect. As we looked over the Arabian Sea, the iconic Burj Al Arab rose from the turquoise waters like a scene from 'Stingray' to remind me that experiences like this happen once in a life time.(....fade out to the strains of 'Marina, Aquamarina')
Monday, 19 April 2010
Ni hao dear readers. As you can see, I've been on my travels to China to consult with my colleagues at 'Aroundthewotldin80dinners' Global Headquarters in Beijing. We discussed, at length, future plans and projects for our ever popular site. I have also returned with some exciting posts for the many great restaurants I visited and fantastic dinners I ate. Needless to say, they will not count towards my 80 (aka 'red dotters') but they are good enough to provide my dear readers with your attention and time.
I've been away for the best part of a month and this has lead to some impatience on the part of some of our clients (yes, I mean you, Bob) but please bear with us and I promise it will be worth the wait.
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