"This one then."
Huan Qing Yan lightly coughed as she ignored Ji Mo Ya's sharp eyes, since it wasn't the first time she was being thick-skinned.
There would not be another chance to find such a charming male model to help with advertising in the future.
The Huan Clan Restaurant's waiter approached them with full of smiles, "Dear guests, please come in…"
Huan Qing Yan had not visited this place before, so they were unable to recognize her.
Therefore, they did not know that Huan Qing Yan was the owner of the place. As they were being courteously brought into the building, Ma Zhang Gui came out from the kitchen.
When he saw Huan Qing Yan, he said in surprise, "Young Mistress!"
The shopkeeper appointed by them was this person called Ma Zhang Gui. He was an efficient middle age man that had a pleasant smile.
Huan Qing Yan naturally knew this shopkeeper. After Huan Bei Ming passed away, Huan Qing Yan looked through and arranged all their properties and assets once before deciding to keep all the stores that were related to food.
This business that was located within Spirit Master Alley was their family's signature business, and it was also the only store that had spirit stone transactions. The Huan Family's spirit ingredients store was also basically supported by the procurement orders made from this restaurant.
"Shopkeeper Ma, I happened to pass by and decided to see how's business today. This person here is Young Master Ji Mo…"
Shopkeeper Ma quickly bowed at Ji Mo Ya with deepest respect; regardless of the situation, just Ji Mo Ya's status was enough for Shopkeeper Ma to do that much.
After greeting, Shopkeeper Ma brought Huan Qing Yan and Ji Mo Ya to the second level of the building where the individual rooms were; he also offered the best spirit tea, spirit fruits and pastries as starters.
The business of the restaurant was quiet; level one was sparsely filled while level two was void of customers.
Huan Qing Yan asked, "Shopkeeper Ma, it is already lunchtime, why don't I see any customers?"
Shopkeeper Ma sighed, "Ai, this lowly one does not have the face to meet Young Mistress. Business nowadays is getting worse. After Master passed away, there hasn't been any new specialty dishes being created. In addition, the royal family has also removed the honorary title bestowed to the Huan Family, causing ill rumors about our restaurant shutting down being spread. Our competitors were also watching us closely, and for the sake of devouring our business, they used various methods to affect us; even our suppliers would prioritize them by supplying them with the best quality of supplies while we could only receive the lower quality leftovers…"
Huan Qing Yan expected that much and did not blame him, "It's okay, no need to fret over this. Our business will only improve from now on."
"Young Mistress! Why do you say so?" shopkeeper Ma asked.
Huan Qing Yan pointed at Ji Mo Ya, "See him? Young Master Ya here is the heir of the most reputable Ji Mo Clan! Young Master Ya will bring blessings to our restaurant by giving us his calligraphy work! When it is made, just make sure to hang it on our entrance. As for ingredients, you do not have to worry, Young Master Ya has his channels; I will arrange for fresh ingredients to be delivered to you from now on…"
Ji Mo Ya looked at Huan Qing Yan with a vague smile, where did this lass have the faith to say those words and keep using him to con and cheat… Is he indulging her too much?
"Young Master Ya, your words are so beautiful, I am sure you would not be stingy about showing us your skill once?" Huan Qing Yan looked at him with sparkling eyes.
The purpose she brought him here was for him to write some words with his calligraphy. If not, why would she bring him here in the first place?
To walk down the streets with such a handsome fella, she had to bear with the knife-like glares of jealousy and admiration from those aunties and girls; it was also very difficult thing for her, okay! Cough!
Ji Mo Ya did not speak as he looked at her.<
Huan Qing Yan felt a bit embarrassed and spoke to Shopkeeper Ma instead, "Shopkeeper, you can go first. Bring out all of our restaurant's signature dishes. We need to properly serve our important guest…"
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