Now The Countdown to Christmas

Since the world is back on track, I thought I would share a low, medium and high option for a Bahrain Christmas Eve.

dublin bahrain christmas eve 2012 menu

Starting at the low end, Santa and his helpers will be hosting Christmas Eve dinner at a local club.  Knowing how many tribute singers come to Bahrain, I have a feeling this is not the REAL Santa Claus.  And, sorry men, I certain the helpers in the ad have been photo-shopped in.

The medium option is – believe it or not – Ric’s Country Kitchen in Juffair.  Before yesterday, I had not eaten at Ric’s since Mojo brought me there nearly a decade ago.  I appreciated the cow-kitschy, remodeled interior.  And my huevos rancheros with homemade salsa and beans were so good, I picked up their Christmas flyer.

ric country kitchen christmas 2012 menu

The menu, except the deep-fried turkey, looks like it came right out of my book.

My high-end choice is La Fontaine.

Christmas Eve 2012 at La ntaine

Fatima decided Christmas Eve means opera.  She has invited the Greek, but born in Bahrain, opera singer Danae Eleni and her pianist brother to perform.  Danae Eleni’s repertoire includes songs composed over seven centuries and in eleven different languages.  Like Placido Domingo’s sopranos, Danae Eleni has competed in several international competitions.  Add a glass of proseco under the new Capricorn moon and it sounds like a wonderful Christmas Eve setting.

Or, as in our case, you might have already been invited to an exclusive event with close friends.  The champagne and the snowman, ice cream cake have been ordered.  All Mark and I have left to do is to bake the chocolate mint cookies.  Mmmmm.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beej
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 16:01:48

    Chocolate mint cookies have already been baked here. The Sun WIll Rise Again, which is not surprising, but we have work to do on this planet during this window of opportunity, moving into the cycle of the feminine guard.


  2. winfredpeppinck
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 16:49:52

    Thanks Eva, we too have prior arrangements but hey that high end La Fontaine evening sounds very swisho. Will be nice to have the sound of a soprano tag-teaming with the men from the mosque in an opera meets rap sorta way. Yep, I think the dublin Club went first to the photo shop, but lets face it, after a few Murphys or Guiness, no-one will notice the fact that the substitutes are on the field. Enjoy your Christmas


  3. Debbie Al Asfoor
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 07:07:10

    Merry Christmas Eva….. have a great time especially listening to Danae, sounds fabulous. Sadly we also have other engagements. Enjoy! xx


    • Eva the Dragon
      Dec 23, 2012 @ 11:17:58

      Merry Christmas to you and Mo too. Like you, we’ll be singing carols with friends not attending the opera. It’s all fun and we’ve seen a bit of opera this year already.

      Cheers, I suspect I will see you later today,


  4. Sarah
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 18:54:32

    Sounds like you’ll be free to join us for our Christmas Day open house: bagel, lox, empanadas, date nut bread, etc. (but no singers). But, wait, you’ll be in bed just as we’re starting . . . all these times zones get in the way.


    • Eva the Dragon
      Dec 23, 2012 @ 22:00:22

      BAGELS!! I love bagels.
      What will be in the empanada? Egg and olives?
      Sounds wonderful.
      Have a great day and I hope the sun is shining, the grass is green, the orange and palm trees sway. There will never be such a day in LA.


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