Monday, August 29, 2011

Malacanang's Secret: Casa Roces

The Palace has a secret-- a secret as majestic as the walls of Malacañang.

I have a thing for old houses-turned-restaurants. I adore the whimsical feel of these kinds of places and I absolutely die for the beautiful interior. That is why I feel so fortunate to have had the chance to dine at Casa Roces :)

Casa Roces is a restaurant in front of Malacañang Palace. It recently opened in June and already it's creating a buzz. I heard one reason it was opened was because they saw the need for a posh restaurant near Malacañang where they can bring special guests.

Well, true enough, Casa Roces live up to the "Malacañang" standard for dining. Just look at the fine furniture and design of the place!
Doesn't it look so home-y? I love how warm and welcoming the place is. It is also very quiet in the area which adds to the romantic and magical feel of the place.

Apart from the interior, Casa Roces also boasts of their tasty food:
Warm salad with blue cheese
We were told their specialty was the Crispy Lengua Caesar Salad. Sadly, I am vegetarian so I didn't get to taste it. Maybe you guys can go there and tell me how it fares ;)

Maybe I didn't get to taste the Crispy lengua salad, but I did taste one of their specialties:
Fettuccine with bleu cheese and roasted mushrooms
Yum! I would have liked more herbs on my fettuccine but I say the dish was A-OK!
Spaghetti gambas. Wow, looks sinful!

...and the most sinful of all, Bulalo Steak ala pobre
This was the star of our meal. Everyone was raving about how good it was. Just take their word for it! :P
I want to go back to Casa Roces so I can sample more items from their menu. I'm sad that I didn't get to hoard the desserts which all sounded promising! The cakes were a different story, they made me want to skip the main course and stuff my mouth with starch and sugar (haha).

Hmm... maybe next time, I'd drop by for coffee and cake-- yeah, that sounds like a good idea :)

p.s. Shoutout to Sir Ryan and Au for the treat! You guys are the best :)

Casa Roces
1153 JP Laurel cor Aguado St. San Miguel
Manila, Philippines

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