LaPiS: Eye Candy

I honestly think that presentation is such an important part of the total “gastronomic experience”.  What we perceive to be pleasant visually (especially where food is concerned) generally creates an expectation of “yumminess” even before we actually taste the dish before us.

Though many also believe that the ultimate proof of the pudding (or scallops, in this case 😉 ) is in the eating, being served “eye candy” such as this didn’t hurt one bit!

This was the main dish I ordered – Pan-Seared Scallops in Chili Vinaigrette Sauce – when we celebrated eldest son’s decade birthday recently at Trader Vic’s, Ritz Carlton in Bahrain.

And yes, it tasted as good as it looked! Yummy indeed! 😎


12 responses to this post.

  1. naku naman!!!! im eager to try scallops kaso once in a while lang may fresh sa market :((

    anyways my jaw breaking treat is here

    magandang araw ka-lasa-ista 🙂
    Salamat sa pagbisita 🙂


  2. Wow! That looks yummy!

    Serving mine HERE


  3. To think i really posted candies today! lol. This certainly is a gastronomic treat, visually and hopefully the palate agrees! (I bet that costs much!) Enjoy your week!

    Yup, it was G-O-O-D, G! I’m willing to endure the “slow service” of the resto if only to have this again… Don’t know about the price, though, since it was hubby who foot the bill – hahaha! 😉


  4. Minsan lang ako nakatikim ng scallops, ngayon hoping na akong makatikim ulit.

    My entry is up here. Happy weekends!


  5. Fabulosa! Mahal ang scallops huh?

    Thanks for visiting!

    Fabulosa indeed – hehehe 😉 As for the price, don’t really know since si hubby ang nanlibre that time… 🙂


  6. hehe, so sorry about the misconception on the theme pinky!:) but this one is so delicious that i’ll take it anytime! haha! yum! actually, i have something like this in line for a future theme *wink, wink*:)

    Oops! Seems like I was the only one who “misunderstood” the theme this week… :mrgreen:


  7. Eye-candy indeed! Looks delicious…
    Belated happy birthday to your kid!

    Thanks, Iska – for your kind comment and the birthday greeting 🙂 God bless!


  8. Eye Candy indeed 🙂


  9. shame on my sampaloc entry ha ha ha! Pinky, this looks so gooooood!!


  10. I couldn’t agree with you more. That’s why presentation is important.


  11. Posted by Leap of Faith! on 28 January 2009 at 11:41 am

    Hon, your order was great… but I don’t think I will eat in Trader Vic’s in a really long while… my order failed to satisfy my expectations. The Pina Colada was great though!


  12. Pangalang pangalan pa lang, “ear candy” na Pan-Seared Scallops in Chili Vinaigrette Sauce! Specially on the looks department, this dish doesn’t disappoint. And I’ll take your word for it…that it tastes as good as it looks.


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