Tuesday, 29 September 2015

More Rain Today,

well it is the rainy season,

 looking in the garden it looks like one of Diana's stinky cactus is going to flower,

 there is a small bud nearly in the centre of the picture,

 a long time friend Bill called by and we spent the afternoon chatting away,

 as he left I mentioned to him that for me he had an uncanny resemblance to one of the people in Grant Wood's painting titled American Gothic

Grant used his dentist Dr. B. H. McKeeby as one of the models, Bill said no one had ever mentioned it before, so I guess it must just be me,

 in the evening I meet up with Steve in The Venue, situated inside the Jomtien Complex, it was his last night as he had received a message from one of his family so was returning home early,

  by a strange happenstance it was happy hour, 2 for the price of one,

 the main show area inside,

 after finishing our drinks we made our way to Yupins,

 we had both enjoyed our last meal there so much we just had to return, well Steve had returned every night!

 two of the unsung heroines of the kitchen,

 on to our starters,

 well it was a no contest for Steve, he enjoyed the prawns so much last time he ordered them again,

for myself something different, a smoked bacon salad with scallops served with a raspberry jus and a red wine vinaigrette,

on to our main courses,

an Australian black Angus steak for Steve, complete with 3 dipping sauces, with a full selection of vegetables,

 for myself magret of duck,

 served with homemade cranberry sauce or a choice of spicy curry sauce,

 with a selection of vegetables, I chose saute potatoes,


 then the fun begins for dessert,

 Steve chose the creme brulee con amor which was flamed at the table,

 he had tried it once before and pronounced it excellent,

 then it was my turn, 

 I chose the flamed sweet bananas, braised in butter, cinnamon and Muscovado sugar, flambeed with cognac and served with cream,

 now I do not say this lightly, this was the best dessert I have had in my life, it was just so nice in every way,

 whilst recovering from our desserts we chatted to the dinners on the table next to us,

 both were from Scotland and having a great time here in Pattaya,

 I just had to finish with a latte coffee,

 and take a picture of one of the rooms decorations,

Peter called over to make sure all was well, I should say so! I am so looking forward to taking Diana here for a meal when she returns from the Philippines,

 the restaurant's card,

and map,

 meal over I said farewell to Steve as he made his way home, I walked to the front of the complex and took a few pictures as I waited for a blue and yellow taxi to pass,

 I am not a great beer drinker, but if you are I guess this would be a good place to call in,

also if you like Italian food with a wood fired oven this could be a good choice, but I have to say it, for me has got to be Yupins, just a small point even on weekdays if you want a inside table it is best to book 038-303155, I arrived home full to bursting, I watched some cable television, then for me I was off to bed.

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