Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Romulo Cafe

For our meet-up with Bob, our editor-by-day, editor-by-night Jess recommended Romulo Cafe on Scout Tuason cor Sct. Dr. Lazcano in Quezon City. They have three rooms on the second floor that you can reserve for a consumable charge, perfect for small private gatherings.

The place feels like a Carlos P. Romulo memorial in some ways, especially as the Kaligayahan Room (below, P4500 for up to 10 persons) has many framed photos.

The Kapayapaan Room (above), which is about the same size as Kaligayahan, has blue-and-white pottery as accents and two benches for a more relaxed touch.

kasiyahan room

The well-appointed Kasiyahan Room (P15,000) seats around two dozen. The wallpaper is in fact a textile cover that is also used for the window shades. The pattern has a positive, somewhat hypnotic effect.

And the food! It is quite yummy, especially the kare-kare and spareribs. They have sisig rice and bagoong rice to share, and pampabata food like chicharon and sinigang na liempo. Your cardiologist would be proud.

in the thick of it

crispy pata with a twist

The only disappointment was the leche flan with orange rind, which was small (good for one) and had an overpoweringly orange taste. Maybe we had very high expectations given the quality of the other dishes.

In the evening, I'm told that the restaurant is lit up for chilling out. Now that's one bar with great food.

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