Birthday Dinner @ Suffolk House

Tuesday, April 13, 2010




 

A pleasant dinner celebration with loves one at Suffolk House. Receiving all the birthday wishes since the day before, much appreciate. Birthday celebration was fine, no big birthday party, no birthday surprise. Things just turned out be a simple one, but indeed a memorable one.

So much love from them, My darlings. Not to forget my brother, he is the only family member who were there to celebrate with me on this 2010, my parents couldn’t make it, they have a dinner to attend, so do my sisters, they are not around..

 

Venue : Suffolk House Restaurant

Time : 8pm

Date : 2nd of April, 2010

Theme : Vintage

 

Suffolk House was where the founder of Penang lived. After extensive renovations/restorations, this historic building is finally open to the public again and the highlight must be the restaurant, aptly named the Suffolk House Restaurant. I think ever since Francis Light vacated his Residence, his mansion was destined to be an eating place because in the 50s and 60s, Suffolk House was the school canteen (or tuck shop if you like) of the adjacent Methodist Boys' School where char kway teow and kway teow thng were sold to hungry schoolboys/girls. Today it is a high class restaurant and the rumour has it that Francis Light likes the ambience of this new eating place. Dine at the Suffolk House Restaurant and on certain nights, Sir Francis Light himself might float up to your table and say, Yam Seng" - Source

 

This restaurant is managed by the people who also owned the fine dining restaurants - Thirty Two Mansion, Bagan Bar & Restaurant and Beach Blanket Babylon.

 

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#1 Spot our shadow before we entered the Suffolk House

 

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#2 Honoured Sign stated.

The place is located at somewhere hidden where nobody will normally pass by. It is even more complicated when you were trying to search at night when you barely see something besides for trees and some sort of old houses. Anyway, the last part of going to that place is slightly secluded. You have to keep driving until you see the sign above.

Chiang Chiang, you’re almost done. Congratulation that you found the right way!.

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#3 The heritage building, Suffolk House

 

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#4 Vivian Darling

 

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#5 Us before entering the Suffolk House, Jane, Sze, Moi & Vivian

 

 

Suffolk House is also known as the first “Great House of Penang” and is said to have been built by Sir Francis Light, the founder of the British Settlement of Penang. Hence, the interior design still maintained the old structure of the mansion for heritage purposes.

 

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#6 The main entrance to the restaurant looks grand and supreme.

 

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#7 Dining area (right side)

 

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#8 Dining area (left side)

 

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#9 The history

 

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#10 The certificate

 

All the dinning halls in the restaurant are separated into different sections and decorated to it’s own uniqueness with gorgeous mirrors and framed art paintings. The environment of the restaurant with soft lightings creates a wonderfully relaxing yet intimate ambiance while enjoying mouth watering dishes

 

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#12 Moi

 

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#13 Jane Darling

 

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#14 Vivian Darling

 

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#15 Sze Darling

 

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#16 Brother Jack

(missing out for Lucas & Daniel, they were late. oops)

 

 

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The menu at Suffolk House is well-crafted, offering guests a nice selection of seafood, poultry and steak from the five main courses. The price comes with a set consisting of 8 courses of dishes with amuse bouche, two appetizers, soup and salad plus dessert and coffee/tea with frothed milk.

 

Table D’Hote Menu at Suffolk House

 

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#26 Cream caper drizzle as amuse bouche

 

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#28 Lemon Scented fish pie with Baked bean potato omelette

 

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#29 Salad

 

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#30 Brother with weird expression, he doesn’t take any vegetables, fyi.

 

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#31 Tomato Sorbet

 

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#33 Garlic Cheese Toast with Caramelised onion fresh cream

 

Main Course

 

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#34 Charbroiled grain fed beef

 

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#35 Chan grilled Chicken

 

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#36 Chan grilled rack of lamb

 

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#37 Roast Duck Breast

 

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#38 Pan-fried Codfish

 

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#39 enjoying their food. Nom Nom Nom

 

 

Lastly with the dessert served.

 

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#40 Crème Brule with mini fruit skewer & Symphony lychee baklava & vanilla ice cream

 

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#41 Hazelnut gateau

 

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#42 served 3 in a row.

 

 

After the tantalizing meal, they brought the cake out with Birthday songs.

 

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#44 Just a mini one, did not expect to have any cake at the first place though. Little Surprise*

 

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#45 Lucas, Brother, Moi & Daniel

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#46 Moi & Wingeez Darlings

Btw, you can see a good collection of wine and the bar counter behind us.

 

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#47 Moi

 

 

Before we left, we went for a quick walk and did some exploration on the other side of the Restaurant.

 

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#49 The bar on the right side.

 

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#50 Lounge for cocktails and wines. (closed up by the time)

 

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#51 Chik Chak again.

 

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#53 End with of pretty heels.

 

 

Kisses on my lips.

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