Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dean & DeLuca

"Where do you wanna eat?" I asked him this question after awhile of not seeing each other...

"Been wanting to try this restaurant in Makati but I dunno where and what's the name exactly." he answered...

After a few searching I did, I found this name Dean & DeLuca, and he confirmed.

We went there for dinner around seven in the evening and the first floor tables are all occupied. "This might be good" I whispered. The attendant asked us immediately if where we would like to be seated (good customer service), I asked if the second floor is open, hoping there are fewer customers. We got a nice spot upstairs. 

Since its our first time, we don't know which one to order and it took us some time to decide. We want salad, pasta and main... so we ordered the following (no pictures cos I was not in the mood and more focused on having a conversation with him) :)
  • Crab Tofu Salad
  • Pesto Pasta
  • Truffle Mac & Cheese
  • Herb Roasted Chicken Au Jus

...after 20 to 30 minutes the food are served

First the salad...

It was weird at first cos I'm really not a fan of steamed Tofu. But it was reaaaally goood. The crab meat wasnt artificial like the crab sticks you can buy in your local grocery store. Its all real! You can taste the freshness of the arugula and lettuce with a refreshing dressing and cherry tomatoes.

Now the Pesto Pasta... its not the normal pesto paste that is all dark green, you can see that fresh basil leaves are used that made it a bright green paste. They are serving this with chicken fillet, i think its grilled. Another refreshing dish!

Lets now try the Truffle Mac & Cheese... been craving for a good one. No Doubt! Its not as cheesy as you are expecting, enough to satisfy your cravings with cheese. They served this in a small skillet and I believe they grilled the mozzarella on top of it.

And the final one, Herb Roasted Chicken Au Jus. Slow roasted meat was evident in the tenderness of the chicken. Deliciously seasoned. However, I found an off taste in the risotto. Maybe its an acquired taste. lol.

It was a good experience with him. This is our favorite spot and I hope will continue to be our go to place to make us feel happy with their food. We are always visiting this place like twice a month and they never failed us. I will never ever forget this place...

Will share the other food we tried on the next one. muah!