Last week, I attended three wine & food pairing dinners in one week and it was crazy. Crazy good! My first pairing was at Monikos Kitchen in Valley Arcade. After navigating traffic for one and a half hours, we finally made it to the establishment. I did not have a plus one for the dinner (sob* sob*) and so I sat on an empty table near the entrance. It was a rather cold and windy night but the restaurant, albeit being in the outdoors, was warm because there were jikos placed in strategic spots. I don’t mind dining alone especially when I am blogging. I am always a mess when I have to take my own photos, scribble notes and taste the food and having a +1 would be a disaster because I would almost ignore them. I have mastered the art of multitasking over my three years in food blogging.
There was a welcome cocktail which tasted great. The food was actually good and the pairing was expertly done. One could tell that there was a high level of keenness and attention to detail while bringing the two together. The dessert was divine. It was a mango sorbet which I kept sticking my spoon into. Yumm! The restaurant set up is great and since it was a cold night, they provided some warmth to diners. The crowd was vibrant and I could her laughs from different tables. Since tables were filling up very quickly, I had to share a table with another diner and we talked for a bit. I saw some familiar faces in the wine circle and we exchanged pleasantries.