For the Firm's Anniversary Celebrations, we held a Brazilian Beach Party at Sentosa's Tanjong Beach. A big marquee was set up, fire-twirlers were brought in for entertainment, and a full-service outdoor barbecue was catered, with individual food stations cooked a la minute.
We'd catered from Hawaiian BBQ ($50 per person) for an event 2 years ago, so I had very high expectations for dinner that night. Unless I remembered wrongly, the offerings that balmy night just wasn't as great as 2 years ago at a garden party. There were as many misses as there were hits.
We started off with Tropical Iced Tea served with Fresh Pineapple, topped off with a pretty orchid, refreshingly cool in the heat of the evening sun.
It wasn't all meat and heavy carbs that night. As you can see, we had a healthy dose of Vegetables as well.
The Mesculn Mix was crisp and crunchy, with cherry tomatoes lending a tart sweetness.
The Coleslaw Mix with salad dressing on the side wasn't my favourite thing, but it was really a preference thing, and not a quality thing.
The Macaroni Mayo Salad & Short Pasta Salad (with olive oil & nuts dressing) wasn't as limp as I'd expected, having been left out for a while. The pasta was still a little chewy and had a little bite.
The Exotic Fresh Fruit Mega Platter was a towering creation of tropical island delights, dragonfruit, pineapples, oranges, apples, watermelons and pears. Sweet and refreshing.
The Smoked Whole Lamb Carcass, roasting on a spit, was a crowd winner. Fresh, devoid of the gamey taste, and robust.
The Square Cut Sirloin Steak, in contrast, was gamey and quite chewy. As The Professor would say, "very smelly".
I loved the Huli Huli Chicken. This was easily my favourite roast of the dinner, juicy, succulent and wonderfully herbed and flavoured.
The Huli Huli Chicken on the rotisserie.
The BBQ Jumbo Chicken Wings paled in comparison to the Huli Huli Chicken. This was tasteless and still bloody near the bone.
The Jumbo Hot Dog with meat bolognaise sauce was good, but I skipped the buttered buns as they were such a stomach filler.
The Bell Pepper, Squash, Onion, Egg Plant, Tomatoes & Mushroom Skewer was my favourite vegetable, perfectly softened with just that right amount of crunch. Like satay, only healthier.
The Butter & Garlic Spice Large Prawn wasn't great, the prawns weren't sweet or fresh enough.
The Signature Tomato Beef Stew fared better than the sirloin. Robust, rich, subtly spiced and flavoursome.
The Blue Hawaii Punch, despite its artificial alien-like bright hue, was not too sweet. It reminded me of those 10 cents coloured drinks you get at the school canteen when growing up.
The Chicken Satay was also very good, spiced, juicy, and tender.
The Mutton Satay wasn't my favourite, mostly because I'm not a fan of mutton.
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