My husband surprised me with an impromptu dinner date after visiting a sick student in the Fort. We weren’t exactly dressed for it, but we bravely entered the classy yet welcoming place of Aubergine.
Fil has been hearing about this restaurant for quite a while. I knew nothing about it. A quick look at the menu made my chinita eyes grew wide. Is the food worth half my month’s salary?
We eventually settled on ordering one set of Degustation Menu and one Beef and Sea Bass Composed, reminiscing our fun Anzani experience years ago in Cebu. No turning back, no turning back.
They first served us complimentary oatmeal bread and pretzel bread, followed by some sort of prosciutto balls.
We told the staff to serve the main dishes together, and they understood that we meant to share the Degustation Menu.
This was our first course:
The foie gras was indeed, umm, Orgasmic. No kidding.
New diners arrived and sat near our table. Unfortunately, they brought with them one noisy toddler, no offense, so we opted to move to another seat.
Our second course has arrived. Their staff kindly split the soup in two.
Part four: (we were quite full by this time)
Finally, it was time for our main course.
Part five of degustation menu:
I didn’t like the lamb much. Not tender enough, in my opinion. The sides make up for it.
Here now is the other main dish:
The beef was really good. Its tarragon garnish adds a good kick to it, though honestly, I felt like it was just a decoration to the whole thing. The sea bass and pasta was cooked really well, but they simply are not my type.
On now to the sixth dish in the Degustation Menu:
We forgot to shoot first before tasting them. 🙂
We are almost done. Here is the seventh course:
I didn’t understand the Lemon basil dome, maybe it was good, maybe not. By this point we were so full that we couldn’t appreciate the dessert in all its greatness.
I enjoyed the Macaroons. I firmly believe that only decent French restaurants and Patisserie can come up with good ones. The praline was earl grey flavored, which happens to be my favorite tea blend.
We arrived at the restaurant around 9pm and left it around 1130pm. Going back there to eat is far fetched, but the experience is something we would never, ever forget.
You guys should try it once!
to read about our Anzani experience, check this out: