Last Tuesday I had the most amazing gastronomic experience I ever had in my life.
Carlo Lorenzana, one of the owners of La Cabrera Manila, texted me and invited me for lunch to try Chef Juan’s new creation. But I couldn’t make it ’cause I was leaving for HongKong the following day. He texted me back and told me he moved the lunch the day after I arrived.
So I went.
Aside from me, Carlo invited a few people that helped La Cabrera get to where it is now. He also invited Cecile Van Straten of Chuvaness but Cecile couldn’t make it.
There were some top Ayala excutives that helped them get the space in Ayala 6750. Their favorite bloggers Ron & Chris of handpickebyronandchris. Monica and Ramon of People Asia. And of course me, their favorite customer (hehehe). Since Chuvaness couldn’t make it and I didn’t want to walk there alone, I decided to bring the CEO of Incubix with me.
Carlo warmly greeted me and introduced me to his partners/highschool buddies.
When I read the menu I was thinking maybe I will just choose what I want to try. I mean they can’t let us eat all these. The menu was very long, starting from ‘happy hour’.
Which confused me. “Sweet breads”. But it didn’t look like bread. But I ate it anyway, I didn’t want to look ignorant. hahahaha. And then I heard Monica telling Ramon that this was innards of the cow specifically the throat. And I started to laugh so hard when Chris said: “sweet bread? na saan ang bread?” I was not the only one.
Then came the salad.
I sent this photo again to Claudia and this time she said: “mommmm, we better eat there this week end!”
In between, Chef Juan would come out from the kitchen and explained to us what we were eating. How he made it, what the ingredients used, etc.
Now the best part, the main course. We were told to choose what steak we want. 250 grams of our choice.
1. Cuadril – Coulotte/Picana Steak
2. Entraña – Skirt Steak
3. Vacio – Flank Steak
4. Costillas de cerdo con barbacoa – BBq Baby pork ribs
I chose Entraña.
Aside from the steak we chose, we were given to share:
Bife de chorizo – Striploin
Ojo de Bife Maducado 12 dias – rib eye steak 12 days wet aged
While we were eating Chef Juan and Carlo entertained us! hahahahaha.
More wine and sangria.
At this point everyone had the right amount of alcohol already and were warming up to one another. Exchanging stories, jokes, and laughing, laughing and more laughing.
More wine and sangria please.
Everything that was served to us that day were all good. Ibang klase. Ibang level. From the appetizers to the main course all the way to the dessert.
Aside from the food I love the ambience inside the restaurant. Very cozy, nice interior and the most important thing is the service is good.
I met some new people and met the entire cast of La Cabrera Manila.
The food that was served to us that day is not available yet. It will be available this week end.
This is not sponsored and La Cabrera Manila didn’t ask me to blog about them. They invited me because na cute-tan lang talaga sila sa akin.
Yun lang yun.
LA CABRERA Grillado and Bar
Ground Floor, 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11am-3pm/5:30pm-10:30pm
Mobile: +63 905 290-0703
Facebook: La Cabrera Manila