All that glitters is GOLD!

The intrepid Travelling Gourmet indulges in his hedonistic urges at Golden Village Vivo City…

MISANTROPE, pauper, rich man or poor, everyone likes and enjoys a bit of hedonism now and again. With this in mind, I went to watch “Morning Glory starring Harrison “Indiana Jones” Ford, ravishing Rachel Macadams and old but still bold Diane “Something’s gotta give” Keaton. This intellectual and stimulating comedy set in New York (actually I loathe most New Yorkers) tells of the trails and tribulaitons of a young “married to her job” TV Morning show producer who finally makes it big in the Big Apple!

The movie was all the more enjoyable because I did not sit in a row with lots of total strangers, but was with family and friends in a super plush, ultra comfy reclinable arm chair like those on 1st class in Emirates…It had an illuminated green button to summon my own butler for anything I might fancy, like popcorn, a cocktail, Cabernet Sauvignon red wine… There is even a built in holder…no, not for your Coca Cola BUT for a bottle of wine, or perhaps Dom Perignon Champagne.

However, I am going ahead of myself because before I even stepped in ot the VIP Gold Class cinema which seats ONLY 38, I had a wonderful set dinner in the Gold Class Lounge which really reminded me of the CIP Lounges for 1st Class passengers at airports like CIA. Its Austin Powers decor with flying saucer like lamps and orange motifs is so cool!

Pumpkin & Caipiranha

Sipping on my powerful yet refreshing Caipiranha cocktail, helpful Erna, the nice waitress appeared and served my my starter. Piping hot pumpkin soup drizzled with sour cream had a lovely velvety texture plus a good presentation ( I have been trained by CIA and 3 Michelin Star Chefs).

I tasted the crisp vegetarian spring rolls which were “yum yum” too and not oily at all! I thought in my mind: “Dad would have liked this. Yes, my late father was a real hedonist who lived life to the full!” Their Golden ‘Buffalo” chicken wings also deserve a bite!

I want a BIG BURGER!

My main course was a titanic burger with 160 g of beef plus all the trimmings served on German Rosenthal poreclainware. The chunky wedge french fries were splendid. I elected to have dessert and coffee in the cinema to savour while watching the movie.

La Dolce Vita!

Ah, this is “la dolce vita” just like that Federico Fellini classic set in Roma. I really recommend you treat your yourself to this gastronomically advantaged cinematic experience with your friends and family. As I relished every morsel of my blueberry cheese cake, feeling like the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, I made a promise to myself to return…very soon.

ENJOY! {:-)

Gold Class Vivo City

Golden Village Cinema

Concierge Service call 63492936

Mon to Sat & PH 10am – 7pm

You can pre-order your set menu and wine and they will even transport you to and from the cinema on request!

Ambience ****            Cuisine ****            Service 4.5*

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About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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