In this occasion, it's our wedding anniversary. Two years in a roll, I'm celebrating with injuries of some sort which requires me to use crutches. Not the ideal way to celebrate but Ray never complains. Without fail, he took me out to dine. This year we headed to Quay to celebrate
Raw Chinese artichokes, Hiramasa kingfish,
smoked eel, horseradish, nasturtiums, octopus, pickled kohlrabi, egg white & radish flower
Butter poached coturnix quail breast,
chestnuts, truffle, bitter chocolate black pudding, milk skin, walnuts
Crisp confit of pig belly,
green lipped abalone and cuttlefish, handmade silken tofu, Japanese mushrooms, chive flowers
Milk fed Suffolk lamb leg poached in salted butter,
slow cooked crisp lamb belly, Pantelleria capers, nasturtiums, purslane, artichoke emulsion, bergamot jam
erkshire pig jowl,
maltose crackling, prunes, cauliflower cream, perfumed with prune kernel oil
Fresh custard apple, vanilla,
warm caramelised brioche, palm blossom sugar, cream, wild thyme honey
Jackfruit snow egg
During our dinner, I witnessed for the first time ever that someone proposed in a restaurant. The traditional, a ring and one knee on the floor, shortly follow with a bunch of flowers. I felt so happy for the couple and linger my thoughts back to our wedding day.
I remember part of our wedding vow included this
"Successful marriages are not made easily. They need practice, patience and understanding, a lot of love, and above all, a sense of honour! You are promised no fairytale that is characterized by happy endings. You are promised the opportunity to work together in developing your own future, creating a story that is uniquely yours. Its unfolding lies in your hands."
The logic of having a near death experience makes me treasure family and friends never justify for me to have such experience. Family and friends are always important to me. Only after more than a year, I think I come to a conclusion that the accident is an experience for me to learn to forgive, to grow stronger as a person, to look forward instead of dwelling on the past. Most important of all, embace life and celebrate all occations!