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Tessa’s Neverending Birthday!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I found it so amusing when Tessa recently invited me to a dinner party for her birthday! I have attended 4 other parties in her honor and one more dinner is not so unusual! LOL! This time, the dinner was being hosted by Anton San Diego. It was really an intimate dinner of 10 people and it was really fun! Anton held it in his club/lounge The Establishment. We had the entire place all to ourselves!

The dinner was an intimate group of 10.

The dinner was an intimate group of 10.

Cheers to Tessa!

Cheers to Tessa!

The dinner was prepared by the super talented chef Godfrey Laforteza. I first tried his cuisine in Jakarta and have remained a fan ever since! His specialty is Asian fusion and the evening meal was really yummy!   The dinner was a huge success; it had all the right ingredients, perfects setting, amazing food and the stories… If only the walls of Establishment could talk! Happy birthday, my darling Tessa!

 The starter plate was really good, prawns with foie gras and a chawamushi with truffle essence.

The starter plate was really good, prawns with foie gras and a chawamushi with truffle essence.

Dennis and one of my idols Tita Virgie Ramos.

Dennis and one of my idols Tita Virgie Ramos.

Herb encrusted lamb chop!

Herb encrusted lamb chop!

Sea bass with a sweet plum sauce! This was my favorite.

Sea bass with a sweet plum sauce! This was my favorite.

The beef steak!

The beef steak!

 Then the desserts came out! They were all ordered from the kitchen of Mara deLa Rama.

Then the desserts came out! They were all ordered from the kitchen of Mara deLa Rama.

The talented chef, Godfrey Laforteza.

The talented chef, Godfrey Laforteza.

Happy Birthday ....Again & Again & Again...Tessa! We love you!

Happy Birthday ....Again & Again & Again...Tessa! We love you!

HUGS!
RAJO!