315 The annoying person is treating her too gently!
Under the tense atmosphere, the car finally stopped in front of a quaint building.
Pei Ge blinked at the building, which resembled an ancient courtyard.
She knew of this place; it was Beijing's famous restaurant, Longfeng Pavilion.
However, not only was the food price here beyond the average people's means, they could not even dine in here.
A foodie like her could only admire this top restaurant from afar.
"What are you daydreaming about?" How could he not know what she was currently thinking of at her salivating look?
"Oh, oh! CEO Ji, we are having breakfast here?" Her eyes shone as she looked at him.
"Mhm." He nodded and then asked with an arched brow, "Why? You don't want to eat and just go to work?"
"No, no, no, CEO Ji, you are the boss here, so you have the last say. As long as big boss is happy, what's wrong with being late every once in a while?" she fawningly said.
What a joke! What does being late once matter? Even if I am late for a week, I won't have a complaint as long as I can eat the delicious food here.
Her response made him angry yet amused.
In this woman's eyes, he was not even comparable to a restaurant. Indeed, she only knew how to eat.
A certain CEO complained internally, his heart aching dully.
Following him into the traditional-looking building, she became fascinated with its look.
The foodie her had long looked up on the internet this restaurant's architecture, but
seeing it in person was still different.
The streams in the courtyard, the fake mountain, and the white walls – all of them resembled a piece in an ink painting of Jiangnan.
She and the man followed the waitress, who was dressed in a flowing and elegant traditional Chinese attire, through the gallery path and soon entered a quaint room.
Sitting in a mahogany chair, she was overwhelmed by the grandeur she saw in the room and thought to herself, This is certainly an outrageously expensive restaurant! Its decorations alone definitely cost a lot! It is true that the rich dine at places that don't seem to be meant for eating.
"What do you want to eat?" Seeing the woman's roaming eyes, Ji Ziming asked this question lightly.
At his question, she recovered from her amazement and looked at him with slight anxiousness. "CEO Ji, I think it's better if you do the ordering. I've never been here before, so I don't know what I should order."
"Just order whatever you like to eat," he said dismissively.
"Eh… I'm not picky with my food. As long as it is delicious, I will like it," she mumbled.
His forehead creased at her words, and he gave her a pointed look.
"Eh, why don't we do it like this; I'll order one dish, and you'll order the rest," she suggested with a dry smile upon noticing his displeased look.
"Mhm," he hummed in acquiescence.
"I'll order soup dumplings, then." She swallowed her saliva as she ordered what she liked to eat the most.
"Anything else?" he asked again.
"Nothing, nothing. You may order the rest," she gave this firm answer as she shook her head vigorously.
"Alright." He nodded and then raised the menu to the waitress standing attentively at the side.
His orders left her slack-jawed.
She only recovered from her shock after the waitress had left.
"CEO Ji, there are only two of us eating."
"So?" He lifted the hot tea from the table and lightly sipped it.
Just 'so'? Damn! This annoying person ordered so many dishes; how can we finish eating everything?!
"You've ordered too many. While I can eat a lot, I can't eat that many." She blinked. She had heard of the emperor's breakfast, but this was just too 'emperor'!
There was abalone porridge and bird's nest soup included in the set he had ordered even; the quantity of food was just too much, and it made her uncomfortable.
How much was this breakfast going to cost?!
She muttered to herself in utter regret, If I knew he's going to order a lot, I wouldn't order a dish at all! That way, it won't be too wasteful and too extravagant.
"It's not a lot; they serve dishes here in small quantity," he explained upon seeing her troubled and self-blaming look.
She was initially on the fence if she should believe his words, but when each dish was served, she ascertained that he was telling the truth.
Served on a plate each, bowls, which were slightly bigger than a palm, held tiny portions of delicious food, and, from the looks of it, they would not be enough to make the both of them full.
He had thankfully ordered over ten dishes, so there was variety despite the small servings.
She salivated at the sight of the appetizing food laid before her.
Everything looks so delicious!
Work was far from her mind right now, as all her focus was on the food before her.
"Let's eat," he said curtly, his forehead creasing slightly at her salivating look.
He had just finished speaking when she lifted her chopsticks and picked up the nearest xiaolongbao.
"Wait." Just as her chopsticks were about to touch that steaming and tender xiaolongbao, he suddenly called out.
Her hand halted mid-air.
There was no choice; the big boss, who was treating her to this breakfast, had the biggest say under the heavens and in this world. How could she audaciously ignore his words?
"Wh - What is it?" Does this annoying person intend not to let me eat? she thought to herself nervously.
To her surprise, he filled a bowl with golden bird's nest soup and served it to her.
"Drink this first," he said with a deadpan face after placing the bowl of bird's nest soup before her.
"Huh?" She looked at him in confusion.
"Warms the stomach," he explained curtly.
"Oh." Stunned, she nodded, lifted the bowl, and drank it slowly.
She took furtive glances in his direction while she drank the soup.
For some reason, she felt that he was behaving rather strangely today.
And… Why did she feel that this annoying person, who was sitting by her side, was treating her rather gently?