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Holy Cow!

i always get excited when a new restaurant opens and today was no exception.

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ive seen this restaurant before at trinoma, or so we thought (as docgelo pointed out it looks like holy cow trinoma is a totally different place).  im glad that at that time the ambiance of madison grill drew us to it and without regret as we had the yummiest baby back ribs.

i was hoping holy cow at the 3rd floor of Mega Atrium would be a treat as well.

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once settle in one of the booth seats, we scanned the menu and decided on baked onion soup, creamy carbonara, and the blade steak.

while we were waiting for our orders to come, we were taking note of the interiors.

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the restaurant had a cowboy theme with various articles on the walls and large wheels on the ceiling that served as chandeliers.

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the ambiance was just right for our casual friday looks.

we were served complementary hot off the oven bread sticks

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this was nice and warm. hubby said it tasted like meat and that’s because on closer inspection the bread had sprinkles of something like bacon bits on it.

hubby ordered white grape tea which he liked.

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after about 5 minutes our steak was served.

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majority of the steaks in holy cow menu comes with 2 side dishes. you could pick among potato croquet, french fries, veggies, grilled corn, onion rings, steamed or garlic rice or mashed potatoes.

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we like our steak medium rare and the steak was cooked perfectly. grilled on the outside and juicy reddish pink inside.  the meat was tender and

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hubby and i loved the ranch dip of the onion rings.

our creamy carbonara was served next

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this dish was cooked perfectly. the noodles were al dente and the sauce enveloped each in a creamy bath. it was delicious!

we were enjoying our food so much that we forgot our soup had not yet been served. it soon came piping hot.

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the baked onion soup had a generous serving of onions in broth topped with bread and cheese. im guessing the cheese is not purely mozzarella and i felt the bread was a little too thick for the soup.  but the hot soup hit the right spot and made the little glitch forgivable.

for a restaurant on their first day, holy cow at mega atrium displayed very good service.  the waiters were very attentive and the manager did his rounds greeting the diners.  there is nothing better than good food, than good food provided with good service!  i hope they keep this up because the delicious food we had this evening tells me that we’ll surely be back.

May 1, 2009 Posted by | Gastronomic experience | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Good food gets better with good company

“Please, please lets get together soon!”

how could you ignore such a plea? and as this seemed to be the sentiment of everyone in our batch (at least the 4 of us in manila), i couldnt resist arranging a common date and time for our long overdue get together.

last night the meet finally became a reality.
Venue: Charlie’s Grill and Grind
-now dubbed as the “in” place by RM (watch out for him as he swears he will be back!)

AST got there first and was lucky enough to get seats. hubby and i arrived next and after 15 minutes, sweethearts RM & MH arrived.

On our table:

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tmcapril2009-5angus beef burger with wedge fries ordered by RM

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there was just so much to catch up on!  its been several months since our last get together other than a few seconds of hi and hellos, mostly by chance.  and so, even after the hearty meal, post dinner drinks and desserts were in order.

Venue: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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and if the clock did not strike 12 we would not have ended our chit chat!  what a joy it is to be in the company of such good friends!

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we miss you SSE & CDG!  wish you and your cutie daughters were here!

May 1, 2009 Posted by | Meandering | , , | 3 Comments