So Frances and I have been planning to get together for a salad dinner for the longest time. We really need to start eating less.
I say a very long time because we were always unsuccessful in all our serious attempts to eat healthy and light, and would somehow end up ordering everything else on the menu but what we promised ourselves - salad.
We picked The Wholesome Table for our nth attempt. We figured if we were going to
cheat (again), it might as well be at some place that will make us feel less horrible after.
The weighing scale is a bitch.
The Wholesome Table gives you the feeling of wholesome. From its food, which is all natural
and organic, to its cozy restaurant design, the materials used, the greens, the muted colors…
they all shout pure and natural.
I especially like this wall display, and the letter "B" which I assume stands for "Bianca,"
the brains behind this wholesome dining concept. Or maybe "Bravo" because that is
what I think of what she has created.
Even the restroom carries that natural theme
Vegan Almond Milk
Because we do a lot of fruit and vegetable juicing at home, I chose to
order something we do not get to drink everyday. And really, I love
anything with the word "milk" on it. I was pretty satisfied with my
beverage until Frances' order arrived.
Banana, almond butter, hemp, vanilla, cacao nibs, maca, sole, honey,
chia seeds, and almond milk. It tasted like happy childhood memories!
This will be my regular drink at The Wholesome Table from now on.
Organic Mushroom Fritters
Each piece was a whole button mushroom stuffed with mozzarella cheese and wrapped
in homemade Italian sausage that was fried to a crisp. The crunchy mushroom balls
rested on fresh cherry tomato passato. Amazing how something deep fried tasted
so clean and healthy.
To be very honest, we had the most difficult time deciding what to order for our mains. We couldn't find our usuals on the menu- rack of lamb, ribeye steak, truffle pasta, pan seared foie gras. Lol.
After 100,000 questions, we finally went with the suggestions of our very jolly (and patient) server.
"Miss George, I recommend you to try our Braised Pork Fettuccine. It is really, really good," she said excitedly, full of passion.
"My name is not George. It's Jin!"
"I know, but I'll call you Miss George, as in Miss Georgeous!"
Braised Pork Fettuccine
The slow milk-braised pork shoulder was so tender and flavorful. Tossed simply in a light jus
and topped with arugula and pecorino romano, this pasta dish was very hard not to like.
The Meatloaf, according to our server, is "our handsome boss Juan's favorite."
She directed our attention to the man seated on the couch.
This is handsome boss Juan and I say he's got good taste.
The homemade meatloaf with organic mashed potato and bacon mushroom gravy hit the spot.
Tiramisu is my favorite dessert and I always order it everywhere I go.
The Wholesome Table's version was heavenly! The sponge was soft and fluffy, the creamy
mascarpone rich yet light at the same time. It took all my control not to finish the whole
bowl and to leave some for Frances. I hated her a little right that moment.
This was before dessert when we were still good friends. Lol.
So we kept our word and ordered salad. The Chicken Dukkah Salad with roasted squash,
tomatoes, red onions, cucumber, feta cheese, and sunflower seeds was dressed in balsamic
vinaigrette. It was a good salad. The vegetables were so fresh.
Kudos to Chef Jay Rollan and his team!
The Wholesome Table: Upper Ground Floor, Bonifacio High Street Central, 30th Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Tel: +632 8670000