The event was held in Mint (Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys) – Museum of Toys, across from Raffles Hotel. Showcasing an extensive collection of vintage toys from all over the world, it is regarded as one of the finest in the world and the largest in Southeast Asia.
I arrived early and did a quick tour of the place before the event started at the 3rd Level and was greeted with toys and characters that I was familiar with – from Popeye to Ultraman, to retro Matchbox car collectibles, Kampung toys and even the Beatles.
All the guests were later treated to a sumptuous buffet dinner consisting of Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Seafood Platter (Calamari, Dory Fillet, & Scallops), Bruschetta (Wild Mushrooms, Tomato Checca & Salmon Cream), and Linguini with Crab Sauce.
Personally, I thought the Wild Mushroom Bruschetta was the best – the toast was crispy and the mushrooms were flavoursome. I bet the salmon cream ones were just as great but unfortunately, I didn’t managed to lay my hands on them before they were cleared out. Oh, the desserts were pretty lovely as well, especially the Strawberry Panna Cotta - the sourish berries was a delightful complement to the sweet pudding.
The night ended with the cake cutting ceremony by the “3 Jokers” of Yebber - Leon, Darren and Stewart (L-R).
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Claudia for the invite for this wonderful nostalgic evening.
Also, as a token of appreciation to my faithful readers, I will be giving out my brand new CREATIVE Live! Cam Optia worth $129 that I have won during the Lucky Draw that night to the best entry in not more than 100 words describing your most nostalgic dining experience. Please send you entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is Friday, 11 April 2008. (Disclosure: Only Singaporean and PRs qualify, please enclose your name and local mailing address.)
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