Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Casa Roces ♥


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It used to be the Roces' ancestral home, until the family decided to turn it into a restaurant
showcasing classic and contemporary Filipino and Spanish cuisines 



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The Artwork



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The Door



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The Dining Room


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The Whole Menu.
Yes, I think we ordered almost everything on it!



Except for the al dente palabok which I really liked, and the salmon wellington which I very much disliked, everything else was pretty standard.


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Sopa Molo Castiliana - garlic soup with deep fried pork dumpling, poached egg and parsley



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Truffle Mushroom Puree - thick and creamy soup made from a trio of fresh mushrooms and 
drizzled with truffle oil 



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Onion Soup Gratinee - sweet onions in a flavorful broth topped with baked gruyere caramelized



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Vigan Empanada



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Some kind of turnover, maybe tuna



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Warm Breaded Goat Cheese Salad - pan fried goat cheese with arugula and mesclun



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Pork Belly Humba - pork belly stew with banana blossoms, peanuts and fermented black beans



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Pancit Palabok - rice noodles with savory shrimp sauce, smoked fish flakes topped with
pork cracklings. Loved this!



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Bulalo Steak a la Pobre - pan seared tender beef shank topped with fried garlic



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Roasted Chicken Inasal - grilled lemongrass-flavored chicken quarters with annatto oil



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Lengua in Mushroom-Cognac Sauce - braised ox tongue in a tomato base with mushrooms and olives



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Pinakbet with Vigan Bagnet - stewed vegetables in bagoong Balayan topped with crunchy pork



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Lenguado Meuniere a la Beurre Noisette - pan fried sole fillet with butter, fresh dill and capers



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Ox Tail Kare-Kare - braised ox tail in peanut sauce with vegetables and sauteed shrimp paste



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Oven-Baked Salmon Wellington - salmon fillet stuffed with boursin cheese in a pastry crust
with spinach lemon cream sauce. Horribly dry and overcooked. :(



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Dinuguan at Puto - native pork stew served with rice cakes



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Pork Stew Binagoongan - crunchy pork belly with string beans and cherry tomatoes 
sauteed in shrimp paste 



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Lamb Kaldereta - slow stewed lamb shoulder cooked in spicy tomato sauce and served with risotto



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 This is the risotto. It tasted like mayonnaise rice.



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Baked Cherry Walnut Cheesecake



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Ultimate Carrot Cake



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Chocolate Caramel Cake



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Malacanang Frozen Souffle - frozen lemon custard souffle with dark chocolate flakes,
pistachio and lemon lavender sauce 



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Casa Sangria - according to Nikko, this tasted like iced tea



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Good thing she brought a bottle tonight



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Casa Roces: 1153 J.P. Laurel Street corner Aguado Street, San Miguel, Manila. Tel: +632 735 5896, +632 488 1929

Casa Roces Website

Casa Roces Facebook Page

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