It's another payday lunch and this time our curious tummies led us to Cafe Ysabel, this quaint restaurant hidden in San Juan area. This culinary gem has been a consistent recipient of awards both local and international for serving dishes that astounds any palate. I am so glad that I finally got to experience Chef Gene's magical abilities in the kitchen (labo).
These were on our table.
After taking our orders and a little bit of waiting time, we were served these delicious, fresh-off-the-oven complimentary breads. Tinapay pa lang winner na!
|Dip thy bread on olive oil and balsamic vinegar|
Chef's Pate, Onion Jam and Crackers. Needs more crackers!
Truffle Pizza. Eating food drizzled with truffle is becoming a habit in our small group of "gourmands".
|Truffle shavings, white truffle oil, Gruyere cheese, bechamel, oregano and basil|
|Classic saffron rice with seafood and mixed meats|
|Gorgonzola cheese with tomato cream sauce and prosciutto ham|
|Ballotine of chicken stuffed with homemade sausage served with caramelized onion cream and apple tatin|
But the biggest surprise of all is the modest price you'll have to pay for all the wonderful food experiences you'll have. Not bad at all, not bad. I suggest you dine with friends or go on a double date so you can split the bills. Although dining with your special someone here would be really, really nice and romantic. Whatever you choose, you'll still end up as a winner.
455 P. Guevarra Street,
San Juan Metro Manila
Telephone Numbers: (632) 726-9326 and (632) 725-5089
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