Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lunch@Adeline's Villa, Gopeng 9Feb2011

Adeline's Villa perched on a hill a few steps away from Adeline's Resthouse was built by a vivacious visionary woman, Adeline. It was a quiet Wednesday afternoon, so we had the undivided attention of the hospitable staff and 'Leng Looi' (pretty woman) Adeline (Greet the madame of the place "LengLooi Adeline' and you will be adored by her :)

The dining hall was spacious, airy and beautifully done up with wooden benches and rattan chairs.

A fully air-conditioned chalet with attached bath and verandah that overlooks the valley.

Our lunch came balance on a pole with 2 baskets on each end.
Our first Nasi Kandar on a kandar.

Our lunch spread was a feast for the eyes and tastebuds.
Adeline is a great cook. One of the reasons she opened up a resthouse was so that she a had a ready crowd to cook for.
My favourite was in the tiny bowl on the left filled with ikan billis and chilli padi. Her chicken rendang and fish in blackbeans was delightful too.
It was a laidback afternoon. I had the opportunity to have a leisurely lunch and have an actual conversation(!) while the kids, including my 2 year old, ran up and down the slopes, play 'nightcrawler'(an X-Men that could disappear) behind the bushes and trees and chased the free-range chickens.
Adeline regaled us with tales about her mother buying the plot of land for RM1400 30 years ago and her encounters with the Orang Asli in the area.
I will definitely make a second visit.

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