ON THE TABLE AT HOME.
What is life without salad?
RECIPE FROM HOME.
A one time dinner event hosted by Ploy "On The Table At Home by Danielle Graham" (more like on the table at Ploy) is a 5 course culinary journey of Japanese & Thai dishes curated by the talented mom & model, Danielle Graham, for us to sample her recipes from the cookbook she just launched.
We were served a glass of Grand Vin De Bordeaux Chateau Tertre Cabaron 2012 upon arrival. It's a glass of red wine.
My partner and I felt lost for a moment because when the staff called to explain about the event he said "the dinner starts at 7:30pm" and said "food cooked by Danielle". So our expectation for the dinner was Danielle making her dishes, some if not all, in front of the guests, and probably talk about her recipe or her cookbook. Nope, nothing. Dinner starts at 7:30pm means they start serving food anytime from 7:30pm onwards, and food was made in Ploy's kitchen with Danielle no where to be seen and only to arrive later. The disappointment is real.
The serving time was quite efficient. Loverboy and I managed to enjoy our meal despite time constrain because we had to excuse ourselves by 9pm.
And yes! I bought a copy of her cookbook. We had a nice chat and she introduced her personal trainer (whom loverboy knows! fitness circle is quite small aye?) and her legendary acupuncturist (owns/works in a shop in Publika) to us. Which reminded me I need to get my back look at ASAP. (too many crazy playtime with my yogis)
I can't say my experience was entirely pleasant. When I express my interest to purchase a cookbook, the staff make me wait for a long time, they need to call Danielle over to the autograph counter so that she can do the autograph ritual (you know .. the signing, posing and photo taking). I saw her entertaining her VIP guests and the waiter did not approach her in till I ask them for the 3rd time. A moment later he return, grab a book from the table and signal me to wait. That was when I became furious. She was at the counter for autograph each time someone wants to purchase her cook, and now that there friends around you don't put customer first? Every single paying customer/fan deserves an equal treatment, no? I don't know whose idea is it, it might be the waiter's, I didn't ask. I was quite upset, then Danielle came over and she charmed me with her friendly personality.
Let's hope I make good use of her cookbook, or maybe loverboy might cook for me someday? Fat hope! For someone like myself who love making food, I already love the idea that all the recipe is what she would make at home. Just like Crissy Teigen's cookbook!
I am inspired to make my own recipe book! Who knows? I might be great at it too!