A day with friends drinking at The Playground and Dinner at Bistro Baron

Straight to the chase ~ During our quarter break, me and some friends decides to meet up at Plaza Indonesia. There, we watched 'The Raid' and I could say that this is one good Indonesian movie! Big applause for Iko Uwais!

Part 1 - Drinks at the Playground
After seeing all the blood - we then spent sometime calming our eyes and mind down at The Playground, as well to facetime our Mama who's busy studying in her home country Malaysia. We miss you mama! We hope to meet up with you soon! and to accompany our chit-chats and the video call, we ordered some drinks, no food just yet for now hehe...
This, is Mimi Cucu - A glass baby bottle filled with Soya Milk and Baileys topped with a lollipop!
However, see my details down below.

The Bully Iced Tea - nothing really special. Sam said.

This is... a mocktail.called Lobi-Lobi. Ordered by Lazz.

Lychee Iced Tea - A regular, tea, mixed with a squeeze of lychee and REAL lychee.

Some things should be noted: Even though we liked the atmosphere offered by The Playground, the Drinks was not really special for us. The worst part is... 'Mimi Cucu' doesn't match up our expectations - it is just a weird combination of soya milk and baileys, and was highly overpriced. It would've been better if they only put pure baileys into that baby bottle... But then, thanks for the free wifi offered at the Playground! (if u haven't know, facetime needs a wifi connection in order to operate!). Despite our satisfactory experience with the drinks....... in future updates, I'll cover the food as well.

Part 2 - Dinner at Bistro Baron
Next up, we went to Bistro Baron. (bye mama, bye lazz!) I know this place isn't exactly new and i myself has dine here a couple of times prior to this visit.
This time however, we are seated outside in the smoking area because their place is too cramped for the five of us... AHH.. Lets just go the food, shall we?

For appetizer, we are offered a complimentary basket of crunchy french bread accompanied with salted butter.
For maincourse, each of us ordered different dishes:

For dinner, Calvin will be havin' the Butcher's plate. Containing - Rillettes, Foie Gras, Smoked Duck and Duck Liver mousse with Brown toasted bread. Based on what calv said, this is his favorite dish here at Bistro Baron. "Nothing better than consuming the core taste of gastronomical ingredients, BB's Butcher's Plate is one of many foods that manage to bring out that taste." - that is what Calv gotta say about the dish.

Meanwhile, Sam and Liz are having Confit de Canard for dinner - a homemade duck leg confit with potato rosti, green bean and redwine sauce. Sam.. Sam.. mi bro that's now fallin' in love with Miss VS.. All he can say is... Nothing. He became quiet the moment the confit arrived and finished it in no time. Liz also ordered this.. And she said that "every bite brings me closer to heaven". IS IT REALLY THAT DELICIOUS LIZ? WELL... I GOTTA HAVE MY OWN PORTION THEN NEXT TIME!

I myself have Steak frites for dinner. A 200-day grain fed black angus striploin with french fries and red wine sauce. Okay. Its delicious tho.. its juicy and smooth in the mouth... But for me, the filet is much better. Those extra fats are annoying! GO TEAM TENDERLOIN! WHO'S WITH ME?! BOO YOU SIRLOIN! I ate it all up anyways. Leaving only the fats behind.

Lastly, Bert has Roasted Lamb Rack for dinner - A double rack of lamb accompanied with grilled vegetables, potato cocktail and rosemary lamb jus. "The lamb rack was soft and rich in flavor. The elements in the dish, the veggies to the herbs really create a harmony in the mouth" - WELL... That is what Bert's gotta say about this dish below:

And for desserts, Calv ordered:
I forgot the name of this dish. I have to verify with Calv. Judging from the look.. this is.. a warm chocolate cake? I'll update this in a sec.

Overall, we must say that the dishes offered at Bistro Baron is just plain delicious. It was worth the money and the time waiting for the dishes to be prepared until it arrived at our tables. If we were to mention one cons about the Bistro, it would be the cramped venue. They um... should expand. We do not want to have to sit in the smoking area again. Here are some pics:
Sam - prayin before his meal!

Calv and Bert gettin' ready to eat

Calv and Liz.. smiling for the camera at the playground.

and this is me.. and Sam. Smilin' after our tummy has been fed up with good food!

Thanks for the day guys! 
PS: Calv, Bert, Sam, and Liz also contributed in the writing of this review.

The Playground
Plaza Indonesia Extension 4TH Floor
Jalan MH Thamrin
Their Drinks: 2/5

Bistro Baron
Plaza Indonesia Extension G Floor
Jalan MH Thamrin
Overall Experience: 5/5

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