You need three ingredients for the perfect dinner party: Good food, good company, and a good host.
Luckily for Funzing, Rose, who founded Relish Dining with her husband Chris, is a very good host. She will welcome you into their home for a themed dinner experience unlike any other.
With its intricate wall coverings, warm lighting the colour of gemstones, vases, more vases, and other antique treasures this home is like an art gallery, bringing to mind Scheherazade’s palace. Chris will happily tell you the stories behind the vast collection of antiques. When Funzing attended a recent Date Night dinner party, these stories ranged from emaciated Buddhas to ancient spellbooks, and his fossilized Shark’s jaw sparked a hearty debate amongst dinner guests as to whether Sharks have tongues.
Invited into the kitchen the cooking smells that wafted towards us were mouthwatering, meaty, mixed with spice. Chef Chris was frying crisp greens in a wok, while other dishes were being laid out for people to enjoy.
We ate lamb cooked in chocolate, creamy brinjal, pulled pork, scalloped potatoes infused with coconut milk. The menu was expansive. Delicious. With more than ten dishes prepared we thought we were physically inable to eat any more–and then there was dessert! Sangria flowed as people sat around dinner tables, making conversation.
These dinner parties are a great chance to reconnect with yourself and others, and also expand your social circle. The lively folks in attendance were from all across Asia, and from all over the world, with accents as diverse as the dishes served. Funzing was lucky enough to meet famous jazz songstress Jacintha Abisheganaden and actress Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai the night we went, and the two stars even treated the room to special performances, which included a beautiful duet, improv, and expert impersonations of Shakira, Britney, and Lana Del Rey.
The night was magical, a Funzing experience that stayed long with us even after we’d scraped everything we could off our plates. So, the next time you yearn for a dinner with a difference, make sure you visit Chris and Rose: The perfect hosts!