Monday, June 25, 2007

Fourteen For Dinner

Above : Boolicious' succulent scallops

Last Saturday a few floggers and I met up at Max! with hopes of appeasing our ferocious appetites. Judging from the amount of high tech DSLRs on the table, you'd be forgiven for thinking we were media covering an event at Max!. I felt a little out of place with only my W800i in hand. It was quite dim so I had to photoshop some of the pictures. I added a nice glow to them and they now look like wedding photos! Poor Max was all alone in the kitchen that night and had to tend to 14 hungry floggers as well as his other customers. They gave us lots of bread and his wonderfully syrupy balsamic vinegar in oil to keep us quiet. It was nice to see everyone again and have a proper chat. I was sitting right in the middle so I could pick up conversations from either side of the table. On my left, I heard bits of politics, Eurasian food and nipples! On my right, the person whose nipple I was suddenly staring at as Nigel's phone was waved infront of me. Ah, it was just ever so slightly awkward as I now know Joe much more intimately. The conversation was a lot cleaner on my right with talks of food, cameras and more cameras.
I ordered portobello mushroom salad to start. It was quite nice but a tad oily. Hunky's yabbies (pictured above) with avocado were very tasty, wished I had ordered that instead. There was quite a lot of crazy photo taking whenever a dish arrived. It was like paparazzi for food. I think it really added to the fun atmosphere that night. Splashie Boy and I were lighting directors for the compact camera floggers. For my main course, I ordered tuna steak. As much as I would've loved to order the wagyu cheek (especially after seeing Lyrical Lemongrass eat hers in utter bliss), I think it would've been too much after three weeks of being vegan. The tuna steak was a little over done. I had asked for rare but Max recommended medium. It was definitely more like well done. I think I also couldn't enjoy it because halfway my stomach started to feel really heavy. I actually skipped dessert! Shocking!
Above : My tuna steak with caperberries

We ended the night with alcoholic shots supplied by Max (thanks Max!). It was a fun night and I can't wait to meet up with this crazy bunch again. Check out the others blogs: wmw, Jason & Soo Yin

14 comments:

  1. I'm da first I'm da first! lol. We had such a great time at Max lah. Hey, you should hv taken the wagyu beef cheeks instead...guaranteed to go down well on the dieter's stomach. No chewing involved. It just MELTS in your mouth. hahaha. Cheers, girl!

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  2. Glad we all met and the pixs look so good after the photoshopping, am sure there will be a media blitz on Max on the blogs. Wish I had another scallop again as I love them.

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  3. damn im still slow!..the connex is dreadful and photobucket doesnt want to load up..im rushing to my clients office as we speak..hopefully their connection fares much bettter!

    awesome editing and nice meeting you n hunky..

    i wonder if its a compliment for you to know me so "intimately"..

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  4. Welcome back to meathood...now can we go for char siu?

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  5. Hmmm thats true. Guess if it melts like butter than it can't be meat right?!

    Yea it was very grainy before photoshopping but now they look kinda cheesy! :-)

    Joe, I am also not sure lah. Er... You know that everytime I see you now, I won't be able to get that nipple out of my mind! hahaha

    Only for one night lah. Next week can eat char siu already. Come, you take a long lunch with me at Meng Kee next week! Mmmmmmm

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  6. Good editing of the photos from your handphone! I spelt Mikhail, Mikhail is that right? So how often can you do meat? Once a week?

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  7. well from now on can u pls refrain from looking at that spot and look at my face when we talk/meet ar?? hahaha...its starting to feel weird when ppl start to think of joe when they mention nipples..now i damn sure know how unkaleong feels..just that mine is just embarassing i suppose haha

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  8. whoa..u guys had so much fun..yeah joe was hiding his legendary nipple from us..hes wearing 2 layers that day

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  9. Thanks WMV! Mikael, I spelt it wrong many times when we first met! hahaha. It was for the whole of June, minus one meal for Max! dinner. Can eat meat next week already!

    Joe, I will try my best!! hahaha

    KBCG, yes you missed some good food, company and Joe's nips! :-)

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  10. Eh...it's WMW, not WMV :o)Got it, will correct Mikael's spelling.

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  11. Hahaha, so sorry! Do you know I keep reading it as "V"? Maybe I'm mildly dyslexic! I was wondering why your name was spelt with a V when pronounced as W!!?! duhhhhhh

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  12. Oh would you teach me how to Photoshop those photos like that? So glamour lah...

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  13. It was another wild fun night! Your shots are much better than mine.

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  14. Kenny, very easy peasy. Its under Filters, Distort, Diffuse Glow. Then you can adjust grain and glow amount, etc... You like the wedding photo look huh?

    Jason, thank you, thank you, but you should've seen them before I photoshopped! Looked very unappetising...

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