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Las Flores is one of the hottest spots at Fort Bonifacio Global City. Why did I say so? Because I always pass by the area where it's at and I always see it full, and it's so hard to make a reservation!
Las Flores is a modern Spanish restaurant, strongly influenced by the Catalan cuisine. From what I know, Catalan cuisine is considered as Mediterranean cuisine, a term used to call culinary cultures of countries lying on the Mediterranean sea. Anyway, this restaurant is more of a tapas bar to me as they mostly serve small- portioned food.
PRICE RANGE: P200.00-P1000.00++
The restaurant is located at One McKinley building-it's somewhere at the backside of the Mini Cooper flagship showroom, hidden from the main roads and hustle and bustle of the busy business district. I think the reason why this place is a hit is because its location gives people this feeling that they're going to a secret place, leaving work and responsibilities behind to unwind and enjoy good food either their partners, family, or a couple of friends.
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We got a free sampler plate of bread prior to our main orders: There's one that seemed like a type of stone bread, there's the classic white bread, a whole wheat baguette, and a nut- based white bread. It's a fresh break from the usual on-the-house dinner rolls in most restaurants.
Pulpo A La Gallega- Octopus on top of baked potato slices. I don't eat Octopus because its appearance kinda' petrifies me, but the Octopus slices on this dish looked quite like Squid so it became tolerable for me to eat.
Here's a closer look at Octopus A La Gallega. The Octopus meats were bite- sized and tender, hence they were easy to eat. The whole dish is quite good, thank to the numerous kinds of spices that gave it interesting layers of flavor. However, there were some portions of the dish that were a little salty-it seemed as if the chef or cook had accidentally overdosed them with salt.
Croquetas De Chorizo Caseras De La Abuela- Homemade croquetas stuffed with Spanish Chorizo. This thing is too yummy! They're cheesy potato balls with generous servings of Spanish Chorizo chunks. The main reason why I like it is because the Croquetas are quite stuffed and each piece leaves you very satisfied, unlike other Croquetas that are disappointingly small and made entirely from flour.
Chicarrones De Panceta Fritos- The disappointing part of our order. It's just Lechon Kawali to me, and a pricier version at that! The sauce was made from sour cream and is a little bland, and it didn't go so well with the Pork. The pork portions were too oily as well. :p
Solomillo- Australian Angus Tenderloion. THIS. Oh, THIS! I love this thing! The steak is very tender, and each bite is bursting with so many flavors. It also came with the same sour cream sauce that we got in the Lechon Kawali plate, but I found that the sauce fares better with this. This is the best steak I've had in a while! Still and all, its size is quite small and good for one person only. I wouldn't really recommend it for sharing, unless you're willing to shell out another P895.00 for a piece of meat!
Manzana Al Horno Con Helado- or Apple Cake. It's actually more of an Apple pastry puff to me. I'm not a big fan of Apple- based desserts, but I liked this one because it also came with fresh Cranberries, one of my favorite fruits. It's not too sweet, and its tart taste and that cold Vanilla ice cream scoop on top had effectively cleared out all that oil from our taste buds.
I like this restaurant, but not that much for me to eat here often. I was impressed by the quality of their food in my first visit but after the second one, I realized that the food portions are too small for their value. It's one of those gastronomic places that are worth trying though.
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