Monday, September 28, 2009

pre -10 anniversary dinner @ Chili's

i know this is a bit outdated but i'd write anyway...
it was the 15th of Sept 2009 , 4 days away from the actual date but was the only day that we could do our anniversary din-din, or we'll just never gonna be able to have one since mehubby was rather busy that week plus it'd be the eve of Hari Raya if we'd do it on the 19th Sept 2009 itself.

tried to make a reservation but Chili's have this weird policy of not taking reservation for some reasons..& said they only do walk- ins...

wanted to go to the one in Bangsar Shopping Center since we had wanted to try out the city golf Ramadan promotion thingy while waiting for dinner/ break fast which unfortunately they were closed for a private function so we decided to go to the one (chili's) in Mid Valley instead.
we got there at about 430pm & thought we'd be able to do the walk- in reservation this time around but nope, not a chance...they even told us that they'll only sit their Muslim customers from 6pm onwards!

so we did some shopping & lots & lots of window shopping there & by 6pm went back to the outlet & was quite surprise to see a long que has been formed outside the entrance...
saw someone standing (a cross between a Maitre d and a club Bouncer= Doorstopper) in front of the door holding a clipboard with a long list of names (my guess) started to call people in. when i asked what's the deal with the name and all cos i thought they don't do reservations...the Doorstopper said;" no, we don't do reservations, we merely take your names but there is no guarantee that u'll get in...!" 8-0 wah like that oso got ahhhh!???
anyway since we're already there & everywhere (food outlets) we passed by was already packed with people getting ready to have dinner/ breaking fast, we tolerated the smugness...well it's Ramadan, a holy month where u will always be tried and tested for ur patient...

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& here, a lil commercial break...
this is a brief eyebrow arching moment, while i ( i'm always the one who does this dirty job~ me hubby has no patient for this kinda thing) was negotiating with the Doorstopper came a middle age pompous looking man asking impatiently if he was to have his name down in the list for a table for four would he be guaranteed a place by 7pm...cos he didn't want to waste his time waiting...but the answer was still a 'NO' (short straight to the point~ thank u very much..it a first- come- first- serve policy... only u have to have ur name in the list, but NO, it's not a bloody reservation just a waiting list...duhhhhhhhhh.......wait in line dude!!). then he asked the 'Doorstopper': what are u, where are u from? Myammar, Pakistan??? a slight change in colour on the Doorstopper's face & said" Bangladesh!" & the pompous loking man said "oh....!!" with a smirk on his face he went away....
WTF!!!??? yes, i have to agree that the monosyllabic Doorstopper was kinda rude...but what's the business deal asking what nationality he's from? is that a sign of racism/ prejudiced? so, he looks a little different from the rest of us Malaysian, but there are rude Malaysians too, to be fair...so what's the deal?
of all i know he ( the pompus lookingman) is no better either..he cut into my line & thought with his pompous sounding accent, he'd get his table for four irregardless of other people who'd been waiting in line patiently for half an hour...at least... uuurghhh some people!!!

end of commercial break
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ok anyway back to my original topic,
so finally our names got to be called & was shown to our table.
it was a good 50 minutes wait before break fast & after we've ordered....

after running out of things to chat, here's what we did...

taking picture of the table tiles...


utubing/ phone gaming... hmmm..this is not healthy at all!!

reading newspaper...

hmmm...ok this is too much...not very romantic is it!!? ;p

so we goofed around....not a very romantic shots but we love it anyway...;P

& finally our bottomless apple juice?( taste more like zapple) & green guava drinks arrived.
next to come, the starter~ Kickin' Jack Nachos (if i can remember well)~nachos with beans and queso with a hint of seasoned beef with jalapeño Jack cheese and Margarita spice. Served with house-made pico de gallo and sour cream...but the extra guacamole that i asked the waiter to bring never came....:(
it didn't look particularly appetizing but it was good nevertheless..or perhaps we were just too hungry to bother, so we polished 'em clean!

our main dish came slightly over 20 minutes after we've finished the appertizer & by the time it arrived we were quite full ( we both have big appetite, unfortunately little tummies t go with!) already. trying to break away from his usual lamb menu, mehubby ordered Fajita Trio for a change~ (Tender grilled steak, marinated grilled chicken and spicy garlic & lime grilled shrimp. Served with grilled onions & bell peppers.) it was sizzling when it came but the tortilla bread was just way too thick to our liking ..we had a hard time chewing it to finish!

i ordered this BIG MOUTH® BITES ( had wanted it since our first visit @ Chili's One Utama couple of months back but the not so bright waitress simply forgot to write down my order!)~Four mini burgers topped with applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, sautéed onions and Ranch dressing on sesame seed buns. Served with crispy onion strings and jalapeño-ranch dressing. it looks ooh so mouthwatering..just take a look at those buns....hmmm yummm!!!
but let's see what i got...

tadaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

so let's just say that, what u see is just NOT what u'll get!!!
please keep that in mind when ordering....

to sum it all up...we were not very happy with our dinner that day....it sux & spoils Chili's BIG name ~BIG time, shame on u Chili's!!! well at least with us...

& i guess we'll just have to do a post-10 year Anniversary din-din sometime soon kan baybeh...;P
but then again, dinner or no dinner, we love each other nonetheless.....;P

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