The Tour of Hope (TOH) fundraising dinner was a success!! We had a good mix of folks from the Steak Lovers Association and TOH. A big thank you to all who came, ate, drank and played a part in contributing to the fight against cervical cancer. :)
For dinner that evening, it was a specially-arranged sampler platter with a one-time self-serve at the salad bar.
Javier's salad bar reminds me very much of the good ol' Ponderosa salad bar. With yummies such as soup, garlic bread, potato salad, mesclun salad, pasta, onion rings, mashed potato, potato wedges, fruits and a reasonably good spread of veggies. I took a bit of 70% of the salad bar and ended up with a small heap. Some say this is a meal on its own. Some say this should be the Salad Lovers Association! Moohaha.
But we all know that meat makes a diet balanced. Lol. Here we had the Honey Bourbon Ribs, Roast Chicken and Roast Beef. The ribs featured tender meat smothered in a rich sauce that was sweet and savoury. The chicken (I got the thigh) was succulent while the beef was (after sprinkling some salt) tasty and quite like the version at Aston's Prime. If I had to nitpick (for the sake of feedback and improvement), the ribs could do with some smokey-ness, the chicken skin could be more crisp and the beef could be better seasoned/salted. Oh and its black pepper sauce was a tad overpowering.
On the whole, it really is very decent nosh. I like the whole salad bar with a plate of meat concept. Brings back fond memories of Ponderosa days...all that is missing is the soft-serve ice cream and baked potato!
Wines of the evening- a rose Champagne, Aussie Shiraz and a Greek dessert.
By the end of the night, $915 was raised for the TOH!! I'm really happy that a simple cosy dinner can make a difference in the lives of others. This cow is grateful to all the generous people that supported this dinner including Aston Soon(owner of Javier's), Thomas Timlen of the SLA & TOH, and all staff of Javier's.
*Group photo courtesy of Thomas Timlen
Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar
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