Despite the name, In Colonial is actually a modern Chinese restaurant with the cultural refinements of an English colonial atmosphere, and with a themed wine dinner – Oriental, naturally – some of our guests made the most of it and came in their best Far East attire. After canapés of Swiss Spring Rolls served with a tangy white wine, a spirited Lou Sang prosperity toss really got the evening off to a good start, perhaps more so as it was paired with a crisp Ruffino Italian Prosecco. As guests settled back into their seats and polished off the Lou Sang, the meal continued. The starters consisted of a Four Treasure Combination Platter and a piping hot Caviar Seafood Chowder, nicely matched with a Chenin Blanc from South Africa. The next procession of dishes from the kitchen delighted diners as they welcomed Steamed Jumbo Prawns, Golden Soft Shell Crab, Black Pepper Beef, and Yang Zhou Fried Rice, all complemented by a continuation of the white wine for some, with a shift to a punchy South African Cabernet Sauvignon for many others. As a sweet finish to a festive and most enjoyable evening, a simple French Toast with Orange Sherbet was served, a dessert with a light touch that was greeted enthusiastically by well-sated diners.
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Source: The Expat Magazine March 2015
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