Fall In Love With Filipino-Spanish Cuisine At Casa Buenas, Resorts World Manila
Similar to a classic Filipino ancestral home, guests are welcomed at the Sala, a cosy lounge where one can enjoy delightful tapas such as the intriguing shrimp isaw (an interesting take on a Filipino street food favourite) or a charcuterie platter good for sharing, paired with any of the signature cocktails from the adjoining bar, Aguador.
The staff greets guests in the vernacular and then leads them to the Comedor (main dining room). Fine details like the baked capiz fixtures, solihiya furniture, hand-carved hardwood floors, and original Machuca tiles complete the iconic elements of a Bahay na Bato. These, all put together, make the dining experience—from food to interiors and service—very Filipino.
The specially concocted menu includes appetisers such as Asian-inspired Kumot (a flattened version of Asian spring rolls); tuna tartare kilawin bathed in rich coconut cream and pinakurat (spiced vinegar); and the sizzling shrimp gambas. Mains such as the Sinulog (roasted chicken with Cebu’s lechon stuffing) and the perfectly stewed callos de Monserrat hit the spot, while carnivores will definitely take pleasure in the grilled US Angus rib-eye steak, Iberico pork jowl, and the grilled Kurobuta pork chops.
Don’t forget to try these with the homemade condiments, of which the spicy fennel salt is a crowd favourite. For those looking for a carbo fix, the paella negra and the garlic noodles with crab meat (one of Laforteza’s family recipes) are worth a try. The light, cloud-like ube & cheese souffle as well as the Emperador strudel with brandy cream and the tablea chocolate fondant served a la mode are perfect sweet endings.
Those who are looking for a new place to bring their date on Valentine’s Day can consider Casa Buenas’ offer called La Serenata—a special six-course menu inspired by the traditional Kundiman. An intimate romantic dinner by La Cupula—an exclusive dining spot at Casa Buenas—can also be arranged.
For reservations, guests may contact +63 917 878 8312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.