Celebrating with the Filipino Family
For this month, this is the restaurant that my family most frequented. All the birthdays for the month were celebrated here. Our ‘welcome back’ family gathering was also in Lorenzo’s way.
Lorenzo’s Way in Greenbelt 5 is part of the LGC group of restaurants which include Abe, Abe’s Farm, Bistro Remedios, Bollywood, Fely J’s, Bistro Burgos, Larry’s Cafe and Bar, In the Mood Ballroom Dancing, Cafe Adriatico, Ang Hang, Cafe Havana and Solana Restaurant.
The ambiance is very Filipino and traditional. I loved the chandelier and the wine rack. The waiters are very attentive, as well. The restrooms are also very clean and also carries that ‘Filipino home’ design.
For appetizer, we suggest that you order the Baked Cheesy Spinach and Banana Blossom Dip (Php 225), even if they already have a glass of bread sticks on the table. If you like Cibo’s spinach dip, you will like this. This dip is made out of spinach, banana blossom, mushroom, and cheese topped with roasted garlic and parmesan cheese. They serve a bowl full but the bread is not enough if you want to finish the dip. You can order bread or just ask for additional bread sticks.
We also ordered the Beef Tenderloin Salpicao, not as an appetizer though, but already one of our main dishes. This dish is a favorite at Cafe Havana, one of the sister restaurants. Personally, it wasn’t a favorite of ours though. It was too flavorful for us. It tasted like Worcestershire sauce and garlic. It was probably made that way to serve as a ‘pulutan’ or a dish that would go well with alcoholic beverages.
My favorite though was the Binukadkad na Pla-Pla. I love the presentation and the taste of the fish. It was fresh even if it was fried – the outside was crispy but the inside was still juicy. It was served with Pampanga fermented rice (balo-balo) and fresh mustard leaves. It was a good combination since it gave the fish added taste.
During our recent visit, we ordered Pigeon Adobo con Ajo. I think I have a new favorite! This is a dish with two pigeons. It’s stewed adobo-styled then fried. I normally, do not eat rice that much, but with this dish you will love to partner this with a whole lot of rice.
Of course, we have our healthy suggestion. For this restaurant, try the Teriyaki Mushroom and Tofu Kebab. One order comes in three sticks. The tofu is cooked just right, not to soggy and not too firm as well. The mushrooms are delish! If you are a vegan, this is a good dish to try and enjoy!
Of course with the meals we ordered rice, but we got the Bamboo rice and Dilis-cious rice. The Bamboo rice is fried rice mixed with bamboo shoots, shrimp, chicken and wood ear mushrooms. This is served on top of bamboo – love the presentation! This is a favorite in our family. The Dilis-cious rices is plain jasmin rice topped with fried dilis. If you want an alternative to plain rice (since fried rice may have too much flavor), you will like this!
For dessert, try the Mango and Almond Panna Cotta (Php 195). It’s just what you want after a heavy meal. The dessert is not too sweet, as well. I ordered the Teapuccino. It’s earl grey tea latte. For those, who love tea lattes, you should try this.
G/F, Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center,
Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: +632.729.0047 | +632.729.0013
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