Today marks the 9th year Kelvin and I have been together. Loving as he always is, he planned special dinner to celebrate this special day. We knocked off at 6:30pm and he brought me to this cozy western restaurant that serves Mediterranean food like French, Spanish, Italian, Moroccan and Greek dishes located at Jalan Serampang. I was so excited that I started planning what to wear the day before 🙂
I must say I am quite impressed by the deco and the overall atmosphere in this restaurant.
The interior of the restaurant is gorgeous with an open space section where sunlight shines in from the rooftop. We were being placed at a corner with soft cushions next to a giant mirror which makes the spaces look bigger and brighter.
The starter of French onion soup ($16.00) was nicely cooked with caramelized onions. The crispy cheese at the side adds credit to the overall taste of the simple soup. A bit salty I must say, but 2 of us finished it in no time 🙂
I am a big fan of mushroom, which goes deliciously with chicken especially in creamy sauce 🙂 We sprinkled this pollo champinones ($14.00) with chilli flakes and eat it up with the warm crispy bread.
For main course, Kelvin ordered his favourite carbonara ($46.00). It is very disappointing as the sauce lack richness in flavour and tasted a bit bland and off flavour with the addition of broccoli. For this price, we actually expecting something rich and divine in taste. But at $46.00, this dish felt like a rip-off.
I ordered myself Morrocan chicken with rice ($55.00). There were 4 decent sized chicken breast pieces heavily spiced in tumeric, paprika and ginger and other spices that I couldn’t tell just from eating, lying on top of saucy rice. It smelled so good even from across the table 🙂 A very unique taste, particularly if you are into spices.
The overall dining experience is awesome, but the waiting time is a bit too long. We waited for an average of 15 minutes between bread – soup – entree – main courses. We were fine with it since it is our anniversary celebration, we had so much to talk about in between the dishes. But if you are in a hurry or very hungry, you might want to ask the chef to serve everything together (I reckon it would be faster!). Besides that, they do have a very impressive selection of wines and drinks, but since I am pregnant and would not want to take any alcohol and cold drinks, I saved Kelvin some money by just ordering water… T__T
Also, due to the long dining time and our small stomach, after finishing our main courses, we can find no space for the desserts anymore. However, according to the menu and chef’s recommendation, we deduce that the desserts here are definitely worth coming back for. Well, I’ll update you next time when we come back for dessert 🙂
Okay I know, I initially wanted to write about our anniversary celebration and I ended up writing a food review 🙂 That’s because most of my friends has been asking me where I usually dine in JB and if there’s any good eatery around JB, so here’s for you who’s looking for a perfect dining place for your date night 🙂 A bit pricey, but definitely worth it as long as you don’t order carbonara… hehe… Visit their website for reservation and more info: www.sweetwaterrestaurant.info
Here’s about us… our 9th anniversary.
A few days ago, Taiwanese director Ang Lee won Oscar for the best director with the film “Life Of Pi”. And I just so happened to read about a short article that he wrote about how his wife supported him through his career’s down time. It’s called <A Never-Ending Dream>, it says about his wife believing in his dream even though she had to provide for the family while he struggled and torn between dreams and reality. Click here for the full version in both Chinese and English. After reading the article, I quickly made a prayer: God, please help me to be that woman, who can believe and support my husband’s dreams even in the worst time…
I have known him for 9 years. And when I asked him during the dinner, what are the changes you see in yourself in this 9 years. He replied, I am a happier man now, with a big smile on his face.
I always believe that you can never change a man. You can only help to bring out his best. I am not so sure about him, but to me, he has been there to shape me into a prettier, smarter and confident woman. When I looked at his small eyes while scooping my rice out from the hot plate, I thought it is such a blessing that we have each other for the past 9 years. He is always caring and supportive. I feel both safe and free in his love. He believes in every of my dreams, big or small, sometimes even dreams that I find it ridiculous (like flying to Indonesia just to have crabs and having dolphins as pets…etc). He never laughed at my dumbness and never look down on me nor my dreams. He makes me more courageous in realizing my life and to dream bigger.
And now, we have a baby on the way… It would be a whole new journey filled with unknowns… Deep inside, I know I need more patience and humility in the future to be a good wife and a good mother at the same time. Fear? yes. But I know God has a plan for us and I’m so thankful that Kelvin is always there when I am scared.
To mark our anniversary, he gave me a set of lavish jewellery the night, Peacocks with stones in various colours which I love at the first sight although I really don’t know where I can wear this to… He named it “The Beginning of A Wonderful Journey”.
They say an anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.
That’s exactly how I feel now, and may there be many many many more to come 🙂
Happy Anniversary darling!!