Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cirkulo ♥ ♥

It is not very often that our family is complete. My sister and her family live in Virginia. I lived in Taipei for 5 years, then Hong Kong for 3, before I moved back to Manila early this year. All of us together in one place, at one time, that is precious.

So when my sister’s whole family came to visit last year, I booked my ticket right away. A long and much awaited family reunion coinciding with my sister’s birthday... I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

(That’s me in August 2009, 20 lbs. lighter. Waahh!!! Dear Collarbones, I miss you so much!!!)

To celebrate this very rare occasion, we had:

IMG_4166Ummm… can’t remember! Tomato/pepper with egg salad on toast?

IMG_4173Hojaldres de Espinacas
Savory phyllo pastry triangles with spinach, blue cheese and pine nuts

IMG_4175Gambas al Ajillo 
Baby prawns, olive oil, garlic, chili

IMG_4178Chorizo Frito 
Pan fried Spanish sausages, caramelized onions and peppers

IMG_4181Insalata di Gorgonzola 
Baby greens, apples, gorgonzola, walnuts, apple vinaigrette

IMG_4199Filetto di Pesce con Capperi e Limone 
Pan-fried fillet of Apahap, lemon caper buerre blanc with pappardelle al burro

IMG_4203Paella Marinera
Sea bass, mussels, clams, and baby prawns in saffron seasoned rice

IMG_4204Paella Montaña
Portabella mushrooms, asparagus, roasted garlic and truffle oil in saffron seasoned rice

IMG_4197And of course, Conchinillo Asado!
Oven-roasted suckling pig

IMG_4209We murdered it!!! But for a good cause. (Yeah, to contribute to that 20-lb. gain!)

IMG_4241And for dessert, halo-halo from Milky Way. Yum.

IMG_4262My sister Jerrilyn, her husband Ryan and their children Rochelle and Ryan Jr. 
(Riyanne missing in this photo)

Cirkulo: Ground Floor Milkyway Building, 900 Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road) corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.
Tel: +632-810-8735, +632-810-2763

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