When Fred arrived, I told him, "You have two choices. One, we eat turtle soup with Chinese food. Two, we eat Filipino food." He chose the latter, being courageous with everything save for what he puts in his mouth and actual pain.
So we headed to Malacanang Complex, to the corner past La Cocina de Tita Moning in search of Casa Roces.
Upon arriving, we left the car the to the valet driver and stepped on the red carpet. Uhhh..., it's just an imaginative red carpet but the simple decor of the reception and dining area with exquisite accents makes very posh yet homey ambience.
While waiting for our food, we browsed the books and accessories on sale in the mini boutique...
... and ogled the very yummy desserts on display. We were sorely tempted to order the white chocolate sansrival for P710.00 despite having ordered a dessert already but we were thankfully able to suppress the urge.
Our growling tummies were thankful for the fast service! Our food started to arrive a little more than 10 minutes after we ordered. (Thank you iphone for the time stamps.)
|Warm Breaded Goat Cheese w/ Salad P210|
First came the Warm Breaded Goat Cheese
|Onion Soup Gratin P125|
Fred complained that the Onion Soup Gratin wasn't as good as the French Onion Soup. Well, I guess it wasn't suppose to taste like that. Instead, there's bread and a piece of unmelted mozzarella cheese which makes for a good soup.
|Trufle Mushroom Puree P210|
Now, the Truffle Mushroom Puree was just divine. It's has an honest flavor of mushrooms we so love!!! It's nothing like your ordinary canned Campbell's cream of mushroom but the polar opposite of it.
|Bulalo Steak ala Pobre P355|
|Salmon Wellington P420 Hot Salabat (made cold) P55|
|Malacanang Frozen Souffle P390|
1153 J.P. Laurel cor. Aguado St.,
San Miguel, Manila
(inside Malacanang Complex and right across Malancang Palace)