Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blogger's Makan Gathering 28 July 2012 @ Jacob's Dinner Club


The last dinner club at Jacob's (cooksnapeatlove) place was back in March 2012 (read here) and I am glad to be part of another dinner session at his place on 28 July 2012. This time we have Irene (Moonberry) & partner, Shiting (lobsterpaints), Alvin, Philip (Keropokman), Serene (kopikosonggirl), Karen (superfineline), Vicki and me. Jacob has prepared a 3 course meals for us.

Spinach & Feta Filo Rolls 4/5

I am glad to see Jacob prepared for us the Spinach & Feta Filo Rolls. He tried the recipe from Gorden Ramsay's cookbook which Maureen and I bought for his birthday. The golden brown filo pastry was baked to a nice crisp with a nice spinach and feta filling.

Pork Belly Confit and Pan Seared Magret 4.2/5

For main, Jacob prepared a duo of Pork Belly Confit and Pan Seared Magret with Grand Marnier sauce. The pork belly fell short of the melted in the mouth tenderness. However the Magret to me was the highlight. Magret refers specifically to the breast of a Mallard or Barbary duck that has been force fed to produce foie gras. It was beautifully cooked and has a hint of buttery foie gras flavour.

Nectarine Tart 4.2/5

For dessert, Jacob baked us a Nectarine Tart.


Chloe, Jacob's wife to be doing the finishing touch.

Nectarine Tart 4.2/5

Topped with berries, the Nectarine Tart tasted as good as it looked. The lovely dessert ended the dinner in a sweet note with lovely people and great company. Looking forward to the next Dinner Club at Jacob's place.


  1. Wahsey! PORK BELLY CONFIT! *drools all over laptop*
    The nectarine tart so prettayyyy!