Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fine Dining and Big Bang

In my last post I mentioned about my awesome trip to London and boy, did it live it to expectations. It was my cousin's birthday and we all went to Apsleys, a very fancy Italian restaurant inside the luxury hotel located on Hyde Park Corner. Of course I took some photos so here we go!
Apsleys 1
We started with an Amuse Bouche which is a little hors d'Ĺ“uvre, they had much fancier descriptions but this was a crispy risotto ball with crushed peas. This was followed by a Pumpkin and Ginger soup with crispy ravioli - I'm a fan of anything ginger and the flavours in this soup were amazing and easily the best dish that I tried that day. My main was the Gnocchi with wild mushrooms and pumpkin foam which was flavoursome and buttery.
apsleys 2
Apsleys 3
For dessert I had the Muesli crumble with yoghurt foam and blueberry sorbet and then we were whisked away and seated in the lounge area by a roaring fire which was lovely. Here we sipped on freshly brewed coffee and a final chocolate and sweet selection. I have to say, I've only eaten at one other place for fine dining and Apsleys didn't let me down - it's pricey but absolutely worth it for a special occasion. A big, BIG shout out and thank you to my eldest cousin who was super generous treated us all - it was awesome!
Big Bang headline
The second reason we were in London was to attend the Big Bang concert at Wembley. Big Bang are the biggest band in Asia and I've been so excited to the lead up ever since we managed to get tickets. Just to highlight this, they've never EVER played Europe before - let alone the UK and so to sell out 2 dates at Wembley Arena is a pretty big deal! I have SO much love for them - hard to understand when you're not into Korean Pop (or any other languages) but they are AWESOME. Here are some pics and a video for all the Big Bang fans out there!
Big Bang 2
TOP MCM Segway
They are also HUGE advocates of MCM and so here is TOP on his MCM branded segway! Their choreography was also brilliant and their tour was choreographed by Laurie Ann Gibson who is super well known for working with Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
Big Bang Boys
Big Bang 3

Oh it was such an awesome day and it makes me smile every time I think about it - a little sad that it is all but a memory now though! I hope I get to see them again in the UK or else my sister and cousin have said that someday we'd like to see them in Korea or Japan. Haha, we like to dream! 

Hope everyone has a lovely week - I've done all my shopping now and Christmas is less than a week away, but seriously, how FAST has Christmas crept up on us this year?!


  1. Awesome! Wish I could have gone to the BB concert! >,< & what a magnificent tree! So pretty~

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  2. Aww your dinner sounds AMAZING! Lucky you! Looks like a very fun trip.

  3. wow your meal looks absolutely incredible! i'm hungry just looking at the photographs :) x

  4. It's great that you had a good time in London.
    The fine dining experience does sound pretty incredible. It's great that you had that chance.
    I'm not really into Korean pop but when I played the video they seemed pretty okay. ^_^ They certainly have a lot of devoted fans.

    I know what you mean. Christmas came up so quickly!

  5. OMG. Nearly half of my friends and relatives went to see them in Wembley, that MCM branded segway looked AWESOME on the stage!

  6. Wow! What a great time it must have been. Love your photos. What sweet foodie pics too!

  7. Awesome post! Such cool photos of the concert too. So great to see this!

  8. ahhhh brilliant pics.. BIG <3 to GD!! great food pics too!

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  10. Great blog!!
    I really love the pictures of the concert!!
    They´re amazing!! :)

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  11. The food looks so nice!
    I hope the Big Bang withdrawal hasn't hit you too hard! I'm hoping I'll see them in Korea or Japan someday again too

  12. Hey Winnie, just a wee note to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2013. Thank you for your friendship this year. xx

  13. How wonderful the food looks delicious! And Big Bang, so fun! :) Happy weekend and Christmas dear! xx/Madison

  14. Wow this sounds AMAZING, glad you had such a good time!

    Maria xxx

  15. Wow sweetie really lovely pics tthe food looks delicious! The Christmas tree lovely.


  16. Eeeep, sounds amazing! How epic is that tree!?

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  17. Totally jelly that you saw Big Bang in concert. One day, One day. It sounds like you had a fun trip. :D Also lovely pictures!

  18. What a fun trip. Looks like you had some amazing food too!

    ps: you have a gorgeous blog and take pretty pictures.

  19. lol one risotto ball! I don't know why I find that so amusing.
    The chocolate and coffee looks amazing.
    I'm not a fan of Big Bang, but I think it's really neat how they're performing in Europe. It's nice to hear about bands that normally perform in Asia only but is slowly branching out :)


  20. BIG BANG!!! I watched them to at Indonesia 2months ago, and I still want watch it again <33 so damn cool, right? :) love your blog <33

  21. im sorry if i overlook the information but did you photograph all these by yourself? i love your work, girl!


  22. Your food pix are making me drool. What an awesome day indeed!

  23. Wow it looks absolutely amazing, the food looks lush! And the concert looks like a lot of fun too! :)

  24. The food looks great! I would
    love to try all the course you
    have had!
    I'm so jealous that you got able
    to see Big Bang in real! Laurie
    Ann Gibson is an awesome
    choreographer c:


  25. How fun! Everything looks so good!

  26. awww looks like a great time !! :D

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