I’m A Baller - Chapter 66
Wang Yan felt that he was being a little naive.
And he thought that it would be a pity to lose any one of them to other people?
Lin Weiwei or Fu Yushi, he couldn’t handle any one of them!
Fortunately, Liu Li was the one he had met when he was young and innocent. If he had met the other two first, he would have been beaten to a pulp!
However, Wang Yan was a completely different person now. So he didn’t panic.
So be it if a woman wanted to be mad at him, he would simply endure it!
He stood up elegantly as if nothing had happened and said mirthfully, “Let’s go and eat. Only when one is full will one have the strength to be angry, right? ”
Yes, yes, but how could he manage to be so shameless?
Liu Li glared at him for a while. Finally, she couldn’t hold it in anymore and burst out laughing.
The anger passed very quickly since she wasn’t really upset anyway.
Wang Yan decided that everyone would eat and gather at Azur. It was a French restaurant with an Italian-Argentine Michelin star chef as the head chef.
The girls were very interested in the background of the head chef. They kept wondering if he could combine Italian, Argentine, and French cuisine to create something novel.
Wang Yan didn’t mind eating anything. He didn’t lionize chefs and only cared about enjoying the food. The taste of the food came first.
Since they were going to Azur, he had to change clothes. The restaurant was located on the left side of the Shangri-La lobby.
A man was trailed by four beautiful girls. They attracted a lot of attention on their way.
They were an eyesore.
It was exactly 1 pm when they arrived at the entrance of the restaurant, slightly later than the usual lunchtime. Then, the beautiful lady at the reception desk told Wang Yan regretfully, “I’m sorry, sir, but you didn’t make a reservation. There are no more seats available at the moment.”
Upon hearing this, Lin Weiwei and Reyi Nawu were greatly disappointed, but Liu Li and Fu Yushi didn’t care.
If they were to eat Japanese food, they would have to go through the entire lobby and VIP corridor to the side building.
Wang Yan thought about it for a moment and asked the receptionist, “Can you contact the hotel’s private receptionist?”
They could talk to Dave if there was a problem.
The receptionist immediately became more deferential.
If her smile before was just out of professionalism, it was much more genuine at this moment.
Even if they didn’t stay in Shangri-La, they could still go to eat at Azur.
If they stayed in Jing Pavilion Rooms for 800 to 900 Yuan a night, they could also come.
Guests that had a private reception receptionist stayed in special suites that cost at least 8,000 Yuan. How could they receive the same treatment?
“Sir, may I know your surname?”
The receptionist didn’t ask Wang Yan’s personal specialist’s work number. In most cases, the guest wouldn’t remember the work number of the specialist in most cases.
However, Wang Yan was obviously an exception. He smiled and said, “My surname is Wang. The specialist’s name is Dave. His work number is 1050.”
Just as he finished answering, Dave suddenly appeared in the reception area with a middle-aged white man.
“Mr. Wang, Chef Mauro is very honored to know that you have decided to experience the Azur during your first meal in Shangri-la. He will personally cook for you and provide you with the most sumptuous feast.”
Since the head chef was going to cook, was getting a table still a problem?
Wang Yan shook hands with the chef and greeted him with a smile.
Mauro hadn’t been in the Huaxia Empire for long, so he could only say hello. However, he did not spare any of the pleasantries such as “nice to meet you” and “beautiful”.
Wang Yan couldn’t speak English well, so he just smiled and said “thank you”.
The group was led to a private room inside by the beautiful receptionist.
The lobby outside was full of two-person and four-person tables, but the private room was much bigger. It had a semi-circular sofa and two chairs. It had a classy style and wasn’t crowded at all for five people.
When she was ordering, Lin Weiwei suddenly sighed. “Gouzi, how much did you spend at Shangri-la in the past?”
Wang Yan was caught off guard. “Not much? It’s my first time staying in Shangri-la today. ”
Lin Weiwei nodded. “No wonder… ”
“Sister Weiwei, what do you mean?” Na Wu was the most impatient and asked first.
Lin Weiwei spread out her hands and explained, “He already spent a lot of money during his first stay. He’s a typical new customer with impressive spending power. What kind of hotel wouldn’t want to fight for him?”
Liu Li couldn’t help but laugh. “It’s just a table… ”
The quiet Fu Yishi suddenly interrupted, “The Head Chef of Azur is actually Daniel.”
Seeing that everyone was looking at her in surprise, she smiled again.
“I came here once. Master Chang treated me. so I’ve met the head chef before.”
Lin Weiwei continued, “That’s right! Mauro is the founder and doesn’t show up easily. If Shangri-la didn’t want to fight for you, you wouldn’t have the treatment you have now. Gouzi, you must have spent a lot of money on that room.”
Wang Yan shrugged and replied nonchalantly, “The room fee is about 120,000 yuan. Actually, it wasn’t that much since I didn’t stay in the presidential suite.”
“The 15-day room fee, meals, entertainment, laundry, and service fees might add up to 200,000 yuan. It’s not a small sum.”
Lin Weiwei shook her head and hit the nail on the head with her last sentence, “The most important thing is that you’re only 18 years old.”
Reyi Nawu was so shocked that she stuck out her tongue. “Wow! I really don’t understand the world of the rich. It’s so scary… ”
Fu Yishi said slowly in a cold voice, “The service industry is willing to do anything to rope in rich people like them. If you don’t believe me, just watch. The next time Wang Yan stays at Shangri-la, the private specialist will definitely be a young and beautiful girl.”
Wang Yan glared at her.
This was the first time he had heard her talk so much. Was she trying to get under his skin?
What sort of grudge did she have against him?
He quietly held Liu Li’s hand and confessed in a low voice, “Don’t worry, I definitely won’t easily throw my virginity away.”
Liu Li originally felt some pressure after sensing the huge gap between her and Wang Yan. She felt touched and bashful when she heard him saying that. The little bit of worry immediately flew off the horizon.
Wang Yan hit the bulls-eye with one hit, yet he didn’t have time to be complacent. He urged the girls.
“Hurry up and order the food, ladies. I’m starving!”
If they were to continue chatting like this, who knew how many traps there would be.
Was what Fu Yishi said true?
Would there really be a beautiful lady to be his private specialist?
What would be the service items?
As his imagination ran wild, his saliva almost dripped out.
Everyone was surprised that Gouzi was that hungry already.
Then they had to hurry up!
The young ladies might be slow with other things, but they ordered food quickly. There weren’t many things to choose from since they all stayed away from high-calorie meat, foie gras, and desserts. They quickly ordered five dishes.
Lady Li was still a little doubtful about the price and didn’t dare make a move. In the end, Reyi Nawu waved her small hand and decided for her.
“Why save money for your nouveau riche boyfriend? Order whatever you want to eat. With the appetite of the three of you, you wouldn’t cost more money than his room fee for tonight even if you all stuffed yourselves.”
Hey, that made sense!
Therefore, nobody held back anymore.
They chose king crab grapefruit rolls with creamy avocado and vanilla as the cold dish appetizer which cost 288 yuan. Because there was only a small portion, they ordered five serves.
They chose the whole French grilled Brittany blue lobster with aromatic wild rice as the warm dish appetizer. The price was 818, and the portion was acceptable. Only one portion was ordered.
Luxury seafood platter, Hokkaido scallops, prawns, king crab legs, conch, oysters and clams, 10 grams of caviar, in addition to unlimited caviar, cost 1088 per serving.
Forest salad with truffles, 188 Yuan × 2.
The soup was cherry tomato soup with crayfish, chives, and lemon, 288 Yuan × 4.
Even though they said they would be lavish, they didn’t really spend too much.
The average person spends more than 1,000 yuan each at Azur, but they didn’t even order a main course.
Wang Yan took the menu and added three main courses and his own soup.
Australian and beef pure-blood M9 Sirloin Steak, with grilled mini broccoli, truffle mashed potatoes, black pepper beef sauce, and mustard. It was about 200 grams of pure meat, so it cost 1,158 Yuan.
Oysters No. 2, and No. 6 with blueberries and raspberries, cost 450 Yuan.
Miso grilled cod with young mushrooms, broad beans, green beans, and black garlic cuttlefish sauce, mashed potatoes, cost 458 Yuan.
French seafood chowder with Hokkaido scallops, king crab, prawns, clams, and tomatoes, but no tomatoes, cost 338 Yuan.
The hors d’oeuvres and desserts were left at the chef’s discretion, leaving only wine.
The four girls muttered to each other for a while and decided each person would drink one to two glasses.
Because Liu Li didn’t like red wine and Fu Yushi didn’t like high-alcohol wine, they simply didn’t order it and let the chef decide.
Five glasses with the meal cost 958 yuan. It was cheap and affordable.
They didn’t open some ’82 Lafite. When enjoying a meal with friends, the most important thing was not to show off wealth but to be comfortable.
Everyone knew that he could afford it. If there was neither need nor desire for an expensive bottle of wine, why would he randomly say to the waiter “open a bottle of’82 Lafite for me” with a deadpan face?
Wouldn’t that be pretentious?
That was an idiot who tried too hard to flaunt.
Not only wouldn’t it be impressive, it would make people think that he was a nouveau riche.
Wang Yan smiled and let them make a decision. By keeping a low profile, he made them feel very at ease.
Especially Fu Yushi, who was the least familiar with Wang Yan. She was really afraid that Wang Yan would open a bottle of something expensive and rack up the price of a simple dinner to 30,000 to 50,000 yuan. That would be uncomfortable for them.
Now, it was romantic and high quality, but not over the top or extravagant. It was just right.