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GOURMET LUNCH IN CANTALOUPE, TROIKA

Spending the last few days of 2015 with my loved ones made me happy.

Jxhia and I decided to treat ourselves a rather fancy year-end lunch in Cantaloupe, Troika.

I had an amazing time accompanied by exquisite delicacies and good company - I really couldn't ask for more. In fact, I think Cantaloupe is, hands down, the BEST fine-dining restaurant in my personal experience. I love everything about this restaurant - the relaxing ambiance, the delicate dishes and the superb service.

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I like how the interior is - minimalistic and classy.

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We went for The Express Gourmet, whereby the dishes were already pre-selected by the chef.

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Cold green pea soup was first served as one of the appetisers. The first sip felt weird - it tasted very vegetable (well I guess it's called a green pea soup for a reason). But it started to taste yummy after the first few sips! The smoked eel pieces tasted surprisingly good with the green pea soup!!

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Second appetiser - grilled leek with hazelnuts and saffron vinaigrette - you can never imagine its taste until you've tried it yourself. It was i.m.p.r.e.s.s.i.v.e!

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Third appetiser - Goat's Curd, with sesame seed, radish, nori and eggplant - not really a big fan of this but it's indeed a very special combination!

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Ginger and lemon granite, bergamot espuma 

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Basically it's a lemon sorbet which refreshes and prepares your palate for the upcoming dishes - the mains!

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Lobster served with deep fried brioche, espelette pepper and celery.
Absolutely well done, but the portion is - regrettably - too mini! T_T

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Smoked chicken with roasted carrot, barley salad and ricotta. (finally something in a slightly larger portion lol)
The meat was firm with a subtle hint of smokiness!! Who would have ever thought that the combination of chicken, barley and ricotta would be this good?!?

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After the mains, two desserts were served. The first one was the dried brioche stuffed with vanilla mille-feuille. 

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Crème brûlée with speculoos crumbles, frozen vanilla mousse, and milk ice-cream. 
This one is a one way ticket to heaven...I WANT MORE.

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After meal - long black coffee for Jxhia. 

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Earl grey tea for me, as usual.

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On me: Embellished Shift Dress from Wardrobemess / Bag from Givenchy / Boots from Topshop 

 Every dish came to us as a surprise as each and everyone of them was really unique, which is a no wonder as they are specially curated by the master chef in Cantaloupe. Once again, in this very same place, I was charmed to the very core of my heart. T__T

I would strongly recommend this place if you are looking for a fancy restaurant for your anniversary dinners / birthdays / any other special occasions. #notsponsored

Anyway, happy 2016 to y'all! 

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