4. Passion by Gerard Dubois
Hailing from Hong Kong, Passion by Gerard Dubois just might reinvent Philippine dining. Marvel at the stunning displays of culinary gems, from pasta to gelato, before taking your pick. Its set-up is more similar to a self-service bakery than a sit-down restaurant, but the quality of the food definitely identifies with the latter. Whether you’re craving for a hearty sandwich, thin-crust pizza or delectable pastries, Passion’s extensive selection will deliver.
Unit 16, Molito Lifestyle Building, Madrigal Avenue corner Alabang Zapote Road, Alabang
(02) 246 9069 ext: 972 | Facebook
Open every day from 12nn to 2:30pm then 6pm to 11pm
Budget for two – P1200
The owners of Soil consider it their vocation to support local farmers. That’s what their restaurant is founded upon, which translates to almost every aspect—from the interiors to the dishes. Look forward to a seasonal menu that changes based on the freshest, local, organic produce. Using modern techniques, they bring out exciting and unconventional flavors from basic yet high quality ingredients.
If you’re lucky enough to catch their Slow Roasted Suckling Pig, consider this your signal to pounce! It comes with truffle mash, foie-creamed spinach, poached pears and pickled pears.
2. The Lost Bread HQ
If you loved The Lost Bread’s outrageously-photogenic milkshakes, then strap yourself up for crazier things. Their HQ menu has expanded, now offering various kinds of rice meals, pastas and of course, sweet treats. Expect the same kind of creativity and playfulness in The Lost Bread’s savory dishes. Classic tapsilog, for instance, is transformed into Beef Tapa with Coffee Rice.
When it comes to dessert, The Lost Bread will exceed your expectations. They take their extraordinary milkshakes further up a notch in the form of the #overshakes. The Pastry Board is a must-try, too—an evergreen collection of the house specials.
1. La Maripili Churreria
GF Alabang Town Center, Corporate Center, Madrigal Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Open on weekdays from 11am to 9pm | weekends from 10am to 10pm
Budget for two – P500
If you don’t have to the moolah or visa to fly to Spain, La Maripili will make you feel much better. Indulge on various kinds of churros—classic, filled, coated and savory. Imagine decadent fillings of Catalan cream, mojito, coconut cream, chocolate & chili mousse, dulce de leche or vanilla cream. As for the coatings, pick from dark or white chocolate, strawberry, mango, or hazelnut. The savory toppings are simple yet irresistible—jamon serrano or chorizo & honey.
Pair your churros with coffee or hot chocolate. And if you’re looking for something heartier, La Maripili’s toasts won’t disappoint as well. The La Espanolita with grated tomato, olive oil and jamon serrano is a must-try.
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