I went here yesterday evening for dinner, but after a long day at Lotte World I think I was a little too exhausted to truly appreciate it.
Even so, we ordered the chef’s set and it was really really good! There was abalone cooked in this salt casing with sesame leaf, steak with five different kinds of salt to choose from and this ice-cream powder thing that was really good too. (That sounds like a lot of salt, but it wasn’t really! haha.)
We also drank a lot of wine. Which is the main reason why I am so thankful I have three cancelled classes today and just one class to teach. I don’t think I could make it through a whole day without dying first.
The restaurant itself is right off Garosugil, (conveniently close to Forever 21 where I spent a lot of money at) and we had one of only three window seats which was nice. Not pictured is the tiramisu which did not photograph well at all. Still delicious though!
Today was (still is?) my birthday and the entire day was completely perfect.
There was Lotte World, candy floss, swan boats, stuffed toys for myself (and Poppy), really really yummy food in Garosugil, a Chanel perfume gift, and some shopping thrown in there too. ^_^
I almost forgot for a moment there that I have turned a year older and instead focused on just how great my life is. ^^ I am sure I will be thinking about the age thing over the next week or so, but in the meantime I will be going to bed snuggling up to my Lotte doll and feeling full and happy from all the steak and wine I’ve just consumed.
So it was a very very good day indeed. :)
Ah, Sarlat was where we spent a lot of my family holidays as a child. We stayed in a cottage in the middle of the countryside (it was actually a compound of cottages owned by my stepmother’s old helper from Hong Kong) and there were lots of children from other families staying there and we would all hang out in the pool telling each other ghost stories. There was an old barn with left behind books in it, and it was there that I discovered my favourite book ever for the first time. (Hitchhikers Guide. haha.) I’ll never forget that place.
They were the best holidays though. Even better than Disney World because we actually got to spend time together outside instead of queuing up for another ride. We would go to Sarlat market and sample the insane amounts of free cheeses/meats. I ate frogs legs and snails and the tiniest sampling of caviar for the first time and it really was quite idyllic looking back.
Now I’ve convinced myself that I need to return to France~~ I definitely didn’t appreciate it as much as I should have at the time.
Today was spent successfully booking me and my bf into a nice hotel for the upcoming may holiday. ^^
And we are going to spend our time at the Walkerhill in Seoul. This is mainly due to the fact that I can’t be bothered to schlep all the way to Busan for just a couple of days, (my bf can’t get the entire holiday off work so we’d only have a full day in Busan) and also because everywhere else was entirely booked out. So we’re staying in Seoul where we can arrive early and just relax instead.
And also?! We can take Poppy! As they allow pets to stay for an additional fee. And we are staying in a fancy suite (because that’s the only room left -.-) which gives us free breakfast/spa treatments, and I think we’ll eat at the restaurant for one night and go out somewhere the next.
I so need this though. I need to be pampered, to relax, get a massage, eat too much, drink too much and take Poppy along for the fun too! haha.
(It seriously was a done deal when I saw that we could bring pets. She’ll probably not appreciate anything that is going on, but at least she’ll be with us rather than alone somewhere else!)
Less than a month to go now. Cannot wait!