Today (the day before our epic trip), I took it slow and easy by meeting up my cousin for brunch - and a good laugh - at The Providore (http://www.theprovidore.com), Mandarin Gallery.
Service was really good for a new establishment. Our waiter bothered to solicitate feedback though I almost laughed out loud when he asked if the portions were too big.
Well, maybe for a blogshop model...
Not before we oohed and aahed over teapots from Zero Japan.