As a child, I have always dreamt of going somewhere and eating something fancy.
I imagine myself donning a Vera Wang LBD, a pair of Jimmy Choos, prettified by either Mac or Bobbie Brown, and accessorized by some sparkly loves from Tiffany and Co. I fantasize being picked up from our house by a black limousine driven by a handsome chauffer, with the man of my dreams waiting inside. Now we walk hand in hand through some lobby of an avant garde hotel, and dine over a delicious feast specially prepared for us as we look over the balcony watching the sunset from the horizon. And….poof!
Ugh. Caught myself daydreaming again.
It’s a good thing that I need not wear such an expensive ensemble. And it’s a better thing that I need not go some place else just so I could have a taste of an exquisite dining experience. The best love story you can have with food in Maogmang Lugar is right within the walls of The Avenue Plaza Hotel.
Still quite full from our Afternoon Tea Buffet earlier, we went down for dinner at the Cafe Plazuela to have dinner. An exclusive Executive Chef’s Table was prepared especially for us.
I felt a little uneasy because my cool outfit (fishbone tee from Bonita Y Elegante, Uniqlo jeans, and ballet flats from Flipsters) didn’t seem to match the fine dining experience we were to have, but hey, it’s a staycation, right? 😎
As starters, we were served with toasted bread.
While seated, these twosome serenaded us the whole night.
I pored over the menu for our Executive Chef’s Table and yes, fancy feels more. When it was time to take our orders, a brief confusion (commotion?) enveloped us. It was our first time for a fine dining experience and we were quite overwhelmed with the thought. Nakakaloka. We wanted to try everything! Hahaha. To solve our petty dilemma, we agreed to order our personal choices then just share what we can share (if ever we wish to share). Hahaha.
So one by one, the food came. Bon appetit!
From the Grill
Fish and Shellfish
Succulenty appetizing huh? That’s not all that’s new. Sir Jerome introduced to us the full menu folder. I took a good look at it, too.
To give you a bird’s eye view of how much to shell out for your dream fancy dinner in Naga City, here are the price ranges (in Philippine peso):
Grilled Meat with market fresh vegetables, choice of sides and sauce 1,200-1,400
Poultry and Meat 450-700
Fish and Shellfish 420-720
Oriental Flavors 320-500
Sandwiches and Burgers 340-450
Le Pizze 400-600
Beverages (fruit juice, coffee, shakes, frappes, healthy drinks, soft drinks, and water) 40-220
So yes folks, I was able to dine at a fancy place without the hassle of dressing up to the nines. I was able to experience a fancy night minus the expensive garb but with absolutely worthy plus points for the exquisitely sumptuous dinner served to us.
If you’re on the lookout for the an extra ordinary dining experience, or if you’re just like me whose fancy dreams seem to light years away, fret not. The new and heavenly menu of The Avenue Plaza Hotel will be served to you beginning September 8, 2015 at the Cafe Plazuela. Are you excited? 😍
Thank you so much, Sir Allan Cu and Sir Jerome Fernandez for giving us first dibs, digs, and dips into these wonderful food creations! ❤️