Food, Travel

Lunch at Privé Grill and an etiquette dilemma

The Ninja Turtle and Mother Turtle did lunch today at Keppel Island’s Privé Grill. Although this was not the first meal the Ninja Turtle and Mother Turtle have shared since her return to Singapore, it was the first in a nice and fancy restaurant. The entire experience was all very posh, marred only by the fact that they spent the previous hour brisk-walking along a nature trail and as such, the Ninja Turtle was very under-dressed for the occasion, in her running tanktop and shorts. Thankfully, the restaurant exempted her from the dress code, and they settled in to a wonderful lunch.

Prix-fixe lunch menu that offered tantalizing choices.

Prix-fixe lunch menu that offered tantalizing choices.

The Ninja Turtle looking less-than-classy and more-than-hungry.

The Ninja Turtle looking less-than-classy and more-than-hungry.

Warm bread was served straight up with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum!

Warm bread was served straight up with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum!

The Ninja Turtle went with the beetroot and navel orange salad for starters...

The Ninja Turtle went with the beetroot and navel orange salad with fried goat’s cheese for starters…

While Mother Turtle chose the seared beef tataki with avocado and sticky rice.

While Mother Turtle chose the seared beef tataki with avocado and sticky rice.

Mother Turtle then went with a steak with peppercorn sauce, served with broccoli, caramelised onion and potatoes Lyonnaise.

Mother Turtle then went with a steak with peppercorn sauce, served with broccoli, caramelised onion and potatoes Lyonnaise.

Main course was the roast chicken with sweet potato and pesto for the Ninja Turtle. The gravy was just a tad salty, but delicious, and Mother Turtle told the Ninja Turtle off for wiping her plate juices with her bread in a fine dining restaurant. Whoops.

Main course was the roast chicken with sweet potato and pesto for the Ninja Turtle. The gravy was just a tad salty, but delicious, and Mother Turtle told the Ninja Turtle off for wiping her plate juices with her bread in a fine dining restaurant. Whoops.

What fancy restaurants have you visited recently? Were you impressed by the meal?

By the standards of where you live, is it considered poor manners to wipe the sauce on your plate with a chunk of bread?

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3 thoughts on “Lunch at Privé Grill and an etiquette dilemma

  1. Mandy Maidment-Hodges says:

    Response: I always say, when wiping my plate with bread, “if the French can do it, so can I!!”
    (I only lick my plate clean when I’m in private!!:D😇😘💝
    LOTS ‘o LOVE

    Madame Mandy!!

    PS. We could have visited you in the Mt. Barker Hospital. What a close call!
    (Qu’est-ce que c’est en français?!) xx

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Yes, I justified it the same way but mom wasn’t buying it. She said “growing up, you never saw anyone doing it”, which basically meant “we didn’t raise you to be a barbarian”.
      I begged to be, and was, discharged from hospital the same day. Didn’t want to miss my flight to Melbourne. Je crois en français, on dirait “c’était la bêtise, et jamais plus”.

  2. Monsieur G.dz.P says:

    Pour ma part, je crois que c’est un crime de lèse-majesté que de ne pas récupérer la précieuse sauce pour en faire un délice avec du pain.

    No Barbary but on the contrary
    Good manner to leave the plate clean.

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