My first glimpse of Etch and its food was on Herecomesthefood. I was impressed at how pretty it looked and the food! Oh the food… I really wanted to go, but real life got in the way and other restaurants somehow managed to jostle it further down my list. Until, that is, F found out that AMP employees get a discount at Etch and asked me if I’ve heard about it and wanted to go. Heck yeah! We spontaneously decided to book a reservation in for the next day. Yay!
The September 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan.
I caught up with my colleague soon after our Waqu dinner and we concluded that the Winter menu seemed a lot better than the hit-and-miss Spring menu. He slightly admonished me with an “I told you so!”, as he did say the Winter menu was really good. Oh well, next time!
It’s been a whirlwind of a day as the EST crew have been in shock since it was announced that our baby of a food blog was listed as a finalist in the first annual Nuffang Asia Pacific Blog Awards! The nomination came as an absolute shock to us and there may have been a little bit of screaming and keyboard denting in our various offices when we found out the news.
By now, I think most people will notice how obsessed I am with Japanese food. To say I’m obsessed is probably an understatement, I don’t know what’s stronger than obsessed, but that’s definitely me. Every month, my small group of high school friends try to meet up at least once, just to catch up on work and lack of social life. Trusting my judgement they delegated me the role of choosing the dining venue, suprise suprise, it was Japanese food.