22 Prime at Discovery Suites Ortigas – I had a lovely dinner here the other night, an indulgent meal that showcases their specialty dishes that they crafted specially for the upcoming holidays. Been hearing a lot of great things about this place from foodie friends and I’m very happy that I was able to try their food and other offerings last night. A fun night of good food and wine as well as bespoke cocktails by Enzo Lim.
CRU STEAKHOUSE MANILA – This place has always been on my bucket list of go-to for good reasons; many of my friends sung raves and praises about the place, as huge steak fan myself I wanted to try the restaurant out and see how does would it compare to some of my favorite steak place in the Metro. Went here with a fairly big group, tried the steak and a bunch of other stuff.
LE JARDIN is one gorgeous fine dining restaurant located at the heart of BGC. A first look at this place will give you a feeling that you’ve been transported elsewhere as the place is stunning, from the interiors to their breathtaking view of the cityscape, specially during dinner service makes it a great place for intimate dinners or if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
New year, new market menu crafted by some of the school’s alumni. Went to dinner at Enderun’s Restaurant 101 to sample the new dishes, I’ve always wanted to check this place, an application restaurant of the school’s culinary program. We had a five-course dinner and was quite impressed with the food – the plating / presentation, the combination of flavors, and texture – good.
Lolo Dad’s Café in Malate, Manila — A culinary gem tucked right in the center on one of the city’s most busy areas. A place dedicated to dish out some of the most delectable, well-plated entrees; unparalleled quality of food is expected from their gold medal winning kitchen spear headed by Master Chef Ariel Manuel. This is definitely a place for special occasions, for that wonderful dinner with your other half, or anytime you’d want to splurge and indulge with some really good food.
Duck Confit — so good it’s kind of depressing, gorgeous piece of duck leg slow cooked to perfection, with the meat really tender falling off the bone, it also yields the crispiest skin. Packed with amazing flavor, it’s to be paired with a foie gras rice; an explosion of flavor and texture that’s sure to please anyone’s palate.
A degustation of the well-loved red meat as the center, a crafted tasting menu to highlight the best of beast. Chef Adrian Cuenca of Elbert’s Steakroom and the awesome people from Table for Three, Please partnered up for this themed dinner. A six course feast that celebrate beef and all its meaty goodness.
This sold the deal for me — Bone Marrow Crusted Tenderloin. The highlight of the dinner; gorgeous tenderloin slammed with a nice fatty crust.