|Romulo Cafe. 2011 Best Restaurant Awardee.|
So, on Thursday, August 16 we found the special reason for our first encounter with this much-anticipated cafe. We bid adieu to our former boss, TJ who is off to start a new life as an entrepreneur.
When I walked in at the cafe, I had this heady feeling of meeting an old friend. It's like walking into a dream. The restaurant owner(s) took great pains in creating a relaxed atmosphere. You'd know that here you can have great conversations and quiet dinners.
As starters, we have two dishes. In the excitement, I forgot to take a picture of the lumpia.
|It's unconventional, yes. But I found it too difficult to chew. (Pinoy Nachos)|
|Sinigang na salmon sa miso. Absolutely divine.|
|Laing. Just the right bite of hot chili and an agreeable amount of coconut milk.|
|Sigarilyas with tinapa. Am not a fan of sigarilyas. But it did surprise me. Yum.|
|Pancit na puti. The absence of color will deceive you. It tastes heavenly.|
|Beef Caldereta -- melts in your mouth goodness.|
|Pork Binagoongan in a bed of grilled eggplant.|
|Rice cake dipped in native chocolate.|
At Romulo Cafe, one would shell out about P500 per person to enjoy great Filipino dishes. When there, you'd wish your kitchen and dining area are just like it back home.
Whether dinner for two or for big groups (ours was a party of 30), you'd find that Romulo Cafe is up to the challenge. The dining experience will be a good conversation starter. Service is excellent. So, no grumpy moments or grumbling stomachs.
I would even go as far as recommend it to friends who have family relations coming home from abroad or for fellowship nights with colleagues and a foreign visitor, in tow.
If you want a happy belly go to Romulo Cafe.
148 Jupiter St., Bel-Air Makati
(adjacent to Corner Tree Cafe)
Tel. Nos. 822-0286, 478-6406
Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m. daily