It was not my first time at Lemuria
But the sight of this cozy little house-turned-restaurant still took my breath away
The dining room was as beautiful as I remembered it to be. I fell in love with it all over again.
Everyone did, and each family took turns taking photos with Auntie Babie, our birthday celebrant.
Legende wines from Artisan Cellars & Fine Foods
The breads at Lemuria were very good
Unfortunately, service was not.
Our food took forever to arrive. It seemed there were only 2 waiters assigned for our group of 30.
Amuse bouche. It looked pretty, that's all.
The pickle relish reminded me of sandwiches I used to eat when I was in grade school.
The people behind Lemuria also own Brumms Quality Wines.
They suggested the pairings for our dinner that night.
Frances requested the kitchen to prepare two different 4-course menus so we could try more dishes.
This was Set A:
Chilean black mussels in white wine sauce - delicious
Mushroom and gruyere soup - just okay
Shrimp tortellini in crab fat sauce topped with sautéed chanterelles - I loved the mushrooms!
Quail Two Way
Confit of quail and pan roasted quail with wine wine and butter, paired with caramelized fennel.
I really enjoyed this dish except they seriously need to do something about the plating.
It looked horrible no matter what angle! Lol!
I didn't care much for the dishes in Set B. I thought they were mediocre at best.
Marinated tuna spring roll with smoked duck breast carpaccio
Cold sea bass salad
Mushroom gnocchi bathed in roquefort and porcini cream sauce topped with parma ham
Spanish Iberian pork loin with red wine, butter and wild mushrooms
We didn't order any dessert because as usual...
We brought our own cake buffet!
Costa Brava Ube Cake, Happy Cream Puff Croquembouche, Goldilocks Mocha Cake,
Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Mary Grace Strawberry Shortcake, Pacita Cake,
Mango Sansrival, Assorted Cakes from Angel's Kitchen, Assorted Mini Cheesecakes
by Gregory Guy
And we all came in royal blue because it was Her Majesty the Queen Babie's birthday!
And because she is Queen, Auntie Babie had help blowing out all her candles.
Look at Gwama! Lol!
Mother-daughter team effort
It always warms my heart to see how close Mom and her sisters are. They can spend
the whole day together everyday and when they get home, they still call each other on
the phone! They all love bread, Chinese telenovela, health tips and superstitions. Hahaha!
Cheers to Madam Babie!!! Wishing you good health, love, laughter, and more
and more blessings as you continue to bless everyone around you. ♥
Lemuria: 5 Julieta Circle, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City. Tel: +632 724 5211