Van Gogh is Bipolar!
August 5 2011.
It was a gloomy night and raindrops were falling on my head (lalala…) but Mr. MY had the perfect concoction to brighten up the rest of the night, thanks to happiness inducing healthy dishes from Van Gogh is Bipolar!
More than the dopamine, serotonin, epinephrine neurotransmitters was the whole experience of eating in Mr. Jethro’s place.
From the very moment I step foot at their doorstep, I knew that this was not just like any other restaurant.
The signage outside asked us to remove our shoes.
As we entered, I was simply amazed at the ambiance that I saw. The first thing that one would notice are the different assortment of teapots in the middle of the room.
Jethro, the owner, noticed us lingering around like tourists and immediately asked us if we had a reservation. We didn’t know that it was on a by reservation basis, but thank God his brother was there to help him which allowed him to accommodate more than the usual 12 diners/night.
The adventure began with us brewing our own tea, following these steps:
I’m not a coffee or tea lover but the mixture of avocado “soothing” leaves, honey and mint made a difference!
Next up was our soup and love potion drink.
Soon came our the bipolar appetizer.
I was distracted by the scrumptious dessert and the artistic display around me and before I knew it, came out our main dish.
According to Jethro, cabbage is known to beat depression. It contains vitamin C and folic acid. It is one of the vegetables that helps release a high level of serotonin
in the brain. Serotonin maintains that “happy-state-of-feeling”.
The consistency of the look and feel of the place was evident even in the bathroom.
I was sooo full. I wish I didn’t have the tomato soup before I left home.
We had to ask Jethro to serve the “wholesome” and “sinful” dessert around 30 minutes after we finished eating our main course.
Luckily, the place had a lot to offer to keep us distracted.
This was the longest dinner date we have ever had. More than the food, it was the Van Gogh experience that made this night extra special.
Now, this is exactly what I’m talking about when I was pushing for the store look of our upcoming brand, “Embellish” to be unconventional.
More about Embellish soon!