Our first dish: the Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto (Php 465). Creamy risotto with chunks of meaty sausage and slices of mushroom, topped with a parmesan cheese crown. This dish was a little too much for the palate. The sausage was too salty (they're not Spanish chorizo, for REAL Spanish chorizo has a deep red color and has smoky sweet flavor from roasted red bell peppers). Even saltier was the cheese crown! It ruined the whole dish.
Next, the Lemon Butter Bangus (Php 325). Fried bangus on garlic rice, topped with poached egg, [allegedly] flavored with garlic lemon butter, served with a relish of red bell peppers and carrots. Another disappointment. The overall flavor of this dish was not punctuated. The fish, although fried perfectly, wasn't seasoned. The garlic rice was bland. The relish would've been better had it had tomatoes.
Our third dish was the Tenderloin Tapa (Php 375). Tender slices of beef, smothered with a sweet sauce, served with garlic rice, egg, and an apple-cider vinegar dip. This one's O-K. The beef was flavorful, and its dip complemented it. Too bad the fried rice was bland, but the egg was creamy and delicious.
The last dish we tried was the Sunny Salpicao (Php 325). Sautéed chicken and mushrooms, served with fried rice and egg. Yet another salty dish! Good thing it went well with the, again, bland fried rice. This dish made us drink glasses of water.
For our drink, we tried one of the restaurant's signature concoctions: the Nutella Hot Chocolate (Php 145). It had good consistency and was served hot. But the Nutella flavor was too much, making the drink diabetes-inducing.
Considering taste and serving size, food here is expensive.
Other comments: the place is beautifully decorated. The chairs though are too soft to be comfortable. Also, there are flies. As for staff, they are friendly and alert.
Because of our first experience, we decided that our first visit would also be the last.
Early Bird Breakfast Club is at the Eastwood Mall.