Friday, 26 December 2008

26th December, 2008

Today's weather;

A few blue spots stick out amongst the clouds but it's dry right now and looks rather nice. Current temp at 7 am is 26C.

Yesterday saw a lot of rain, in the morning it was just a short drizzle but in the afternoon it started was the same small drizzle but it was persistent and kept going on all afternoon with an occasional short shower thrown in as well. A total of 10.4mm fell yesterday and max temp reached 28C.
The forecasts aren't looking that great and predict a rather unusual amount of rain in my experience over the next couple of days.

A very good friend of mine arrived yesterday on Samui for one of his yearly visits and we had a Christmas dinner with a large party at the Italian restaurant Prego in Chaweng where we enjoyed some lovely food!

My wife had this platter of 'Grigliata mista di mare servita con verdure al vapore e olio al rosmarino' or in English 'grilled prawns, rock lobster, white snapper, salmon and squid with steamed vegetables and rosemary oil'. A delicious platter! As a starter she had one of the many bruschietta's on offer.

My dish was off the specials menu and looked like above, a 'cotolette di agnello in crosta servite con crema di patate alla menta' or also known as 'roasted NZ lamb rack cutlets in a crust of herbs served with creamy mint-mashed potatoes'. A really nice dish with the lamb roasted to perfection and an amazing mashed potato!
As a starter I had Parma ham with melon, also very nice.
All in all a good time was had by all and a few bottles of wine were consumed as well. Prego remains a highly recommendable place and is part of the Chaweng Amari.


Anonymous said...

Het water loopt me in de mond bij deze foto's, wordt toch eens tijd dat we daar ook gaan eten! Alsnog heel fijne feestdagen Camille, ik ben wat laat omdat mijn monitor het had begeven, maar gelukkig heb ik vandaag een nieuwe kunnen scoren!

Camille Lemmens said...

Hoi Monique,

Fijn dat je weer een screen hebt!
Prego is zeker de moeite waard, ietsje duurder mischien, voor de mains, maar goed besteed!