Monday, January 21, 2013

Holiday Party at Restaurant La Girolle

This is our second time attending the holiday party for my hubby's work. Last year, we had a nice time at a restaurant in Sillery, but that restaurant went out of business just a few months before, so this year they decided to have it at the restaurant La Girolle in Saint-Foy. As it turned out, it was also a very nice place. The food and service were both very decent, and it was BYOW (bring your own wine), which is great for a big party to cut costs!

The night we were there happened to be the biggest snow storm of the year, but nonetheless the restaurant was filled as we entered at 18h30! (And I'm not counting the people from our party at all!!!) They offer a pretty sophisticated and varied French cuisine menu, although people who don't eat a lot of meat may be left with not so many options. 

I can't really say much about the atmosphere of the restaurant, since we were sitting in a private room in the back the whole time. It was cozy but not roomy. Even though the restaurant is located in a less touristy area--and something tells me that it is also a little bit under the radar--it's worth it to give it a try if you're in the mood to taste some authentic French cuisine. We're certainly going back!

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bittersweet Chocolate Bread (苦甜巧克力麵包)


I can't say I'm an expert when it comes to bread making, but at least there are a few that I know how to make pretty well, and this is one of them. I love the process of making bread. It takes a long time (as if it's testing your patience), but it's quite rewarding. You really get to see and feel the changes in the dough and appreciate the art of it. Not to mention when the bread is ready to come out of the oven, it makes your house smell like a professional bakery!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Music Share 音樂分享: Girl's Generation & Evelyn Glennie

Stacey's Pick

由於是Music Share(音樂分享)首篇,馬虎不得,黛黛thumbs-up的祭出全南韓(或說全世界也不違過)紅翻天來自韓國最大娛樂公司SM TOWN的女子天團 - Girl's Generation。中文團名為「少女時代」,韓文發音為「So Nyeo Shi Dae」所以又縮寫為SNSD

Since this is our first Music Share post, this one will be more thorough. My thumbs-up to Girl's Generation (Korean pronunciation - "So Nyeo Shi Dae," aka SNSD), one of the hottest groups in South Korea--perhaps it's not too much to say in the whole world as well!