Once upon a time, twenty-six came in out of the dark, carried on a wind turned chilly (hinting at the autumn that was just around the corner 🍂) - drawn by the twinkling lights & faint music behind beckoning glass windows. The citrus smell of lemongrass & earthy spice 🌶 hung heavy in the air, wrapping all who entered across the threshold in a warm Singapore Peranakan hug.
In a leafy green village, at summer's end, twenty-six came out last night with a promise of sitting round the table together amongst the smiling sunflowers & batik prints - sharing a meal & laughter, all ready to be part of an experience - the YELLOWBIRD experience 💛. And what an experience it was! A 'Divine Betty' chef sublime in her own right 👩🍳, sat opposite 'The First Two' who, on belief alone, booked on to our first ever Supper Club (lip tremble) nearly a year ago (🙇♀️ Pat & Eric). But a warm breath away, eight friends sat under 'The Growing Tree' with their glowing pink cocktails & open hearts 💕- so appreciative, so interested in our heritage cooking. 'First Timers' in two's, four's & eight's basked in the comraderie of good food & good wine, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder next to those that have been before & enjoyed their experience so much, they came back again - 'terima kasih' thank you 😘! And let's not forget our loyal 'Four Timer' bringing more converts to Nyonya food (Stacey we so appreciate you flying our flag & singing our praises 🙇♀️). Birdwatchers... in case you think that I have completely lost my mind & am on some sort of self-induced hallucinogenic trip 😜, the reason I am writing about last night's popup at Bowden Stores like it is some sort of Middle England fairy tale is because to me, it is. As E.B. White put it 'Always Look for the Presence of Wonder' & because I genuinely love what I do & the people I'm meeting through each Yellowbird event, I can't help but see the 'Wonder' in each one 😍. I only hope that the people we get to feed feel the same way too 🤞
P.s I'm pleased to say that Baby Bird feels the same lurve about our family business so much so that she even made a heart out of last night's 'foodie gifts'
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