Thursday, January 20, 2011

Trixilini's CNY Dinner at Paradise Pavilion

The taste of the gastronomic sensations we relished yesterday night, lingers as we relive our experience in words here...

We had heard good things about this place, so we had to try it for ourselves; and what better excuse to, than in celebration of the impending Lunar New Year!

We arrive at the spanking new Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), and headed briskly through the stronger-than-usual breeze, towards an elevator that serviced our destination.

We have arrived!

Our expectations and appetites were whet further by their slogan

We were greeted by a friendly service staff who directed our attention to the right where the kilns used by their chefs to bake (the authentic method which would take 45 minutes) their signature Peking Ducks were. Ooh! We could hardly wait to sink our teeth into ours!

We loved the French-inspired decor! The plush seats were really comfy!

Personal-portion appetisers of a Prawn Salad were served. Juicy!

Garoupa (with Gluten and Olives) Casserole
The fish was soft and flaky, with the mushrooms and brown sauce adding a lovely savoury flavour to the whole dish.

Tofu with Black Truffle Sauce (topped with a fried mushroom)
We loved the coat of crisp on this silken tofu; of course, the black truffle sauce was a winner!

Prawns coated in a Wasabi-Mayonnaise blend, with Macadamia Nuts
Prawns were succulent with a hint of crispiness, and the blend, robust.

Ladies, are you ready for this moment we've all been waiting in agony for? 45 minutes are, at last, over! It's finally being wheeled out on a trolley! Our Peking Duck, fresh from the kiln!

The chef's dexterity in carving the bird is somewhat of an entertainment for guests, as it teases and piques all your senses at once. We watched on in delight, especially since it's our table (not to mention our tummies) that the slices are headed for!

O...... M... G!!! You simply HAVE to try this, we kid you not!
The skin is baked to perfection with crispiness that's done just right; fused with modest layers of fat that just melt all over in your mouth, these divine things are to die-for!!! Dab each slice into the white sugar provided! It's awesome!

Would you just look at these pieces of work?! Each slice of flesh, with its natural juices locked in, is enhanced by a fragrant, crispy layer of nicely-browned skin attached. It's 'paradise' with each piece that lands in our mouth.

Yes, we're unabashed about declaring that we wiped our plates clean!! Our palates were given the royal treatment, as we basked in each other's company and delightful discourse. If this meal is the start of good things to come in the new year, we welcome it with open arms. Have a wonderful Lunar New Year, ladies! You owe it yourselves!


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