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I would never trust a politician, especially if he/she set up a restaurant (even if it was promoted by Sharon Cuneta herself). That’s the reason why I’ve never been to Lamesa Grill, which opened in the SM Mall of Asia. Recently, though, the Lamesa Grill group (owned by Kiko Pangilinan and friends) opened the high-end Modern Filipino restaurant called MESA in Greenbelt 5.
I must humbly admit it is one of the best Filipino restaurants in Greenbelt in terms of price, ambiance, presentation of food and variety of Filipino dishes that we love (including suwahe, elephant clams and lechon). I wouldn’t say that it is Filipino fusion. It is more of Filipino dishes with authentic flavor, but they are given a different twist in the presentation. It would be best to eat here family-style, where you pass the dishes around since the serving sizes are good for 2-3 persons.
UPDATE March 6, 2014: This restaurant is now closed 🙁
I usually don’t like buffets because there is a higher chance of food contamination from the saliva of people talking while getting the food, and the food is prepared beforehand, so you don’t get the freshly cooked yumminess.
Chef Laudico’s Weekend Buffet is brilliant and different, though. For P788 net per adult and P488 for kids 10 years and below, you can order from over 50 popular dishes and desserts from the buffet menu. The food is only cooked and served as you order them, which addresses my buffet concerns above.
The dishes served are half of their regular ala carte portions but they actually look like a serving good for one person. It follows the Clean Plate, No Leftover policy — you will pay P100 for every unfinished dish ordered. Of course, you cannot share unless all of you order from the buffet.
It was the best Easter Brunch Buffet we’ve ever had in Makati. The only thing is their popular Adobo Overload dish is not included in the buffet menu. (Chef Rolly, I do hope it will be included in the menu.)
Spanky once said to us that we need to experience the Cutud Crucifixions before we can be certified as adopted Kapampangans. Our family went to San Fernando, Pampanga on Good Friday to see the 50+-year old solemn tradition of crucifixions in San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga.
Happy Easter! Our family stayed in Manila except on Good Friday when we immersed into the Good Friday tradition of San Fernando Pampanga. I noticed that most people spent their time outside Manila. Where did you go during the long Holy Week?
We discovered a lot of foodie goodies over the long holidays and I’ll share with them to you soon 🙂
It is my first day teaching in AIM for its pilot EXCELL course: Winning Internet Strategies. I’m excited and I do hope I can impart my knowledge effectively.
Spelling Bee is a musical play revolving around the Putnam County Spelling Bee Eliminations before the winner goes into the National Spelling Bee Finals. The entire 1 hour 45 minute show (with no-intermission) tells the behind-the-scene stories around the intense spelling bee competition. It also shares the tele-nobela family story of the six young competitors via flash backs.