MasterChef Family at ARACAMAThursday, January 17, 2013
For those of you who have been reading my blog I guess you know that I produce a reality cooking show- MasterChef Pinoy Edition on ABS-CBN - where one of the chef judges is a renowned chef in our country, Chef Fernando Aracama.
So ever since his restaurant, ARACAMA opened last year I was really eager to visit but it was not until our good friend/ director offered to treat the production staff to this restaurant that I got to experience Aracama.
|l-r: Ron, Direk Jon Moll, Keina & Ms Maya|
ARACAMA is located along Fort Strip beside Prive Luxury Club, where Chef Ferns is also one of the owners. It's the former club, Embassy and who would have imagined that a club will be transformed into this traditional high end Filipino dining.
For appetizers and salad, we had Fish Balls (P175), Malunggay Mozzarella Dip (P195), Kinilaw du Jour (P350) and Ensaladang Talong (P160)
|upper left: Fish Balls, upper right: Malunggay Mozzarella Dip, lower left: Kinilaw du Jour, |
lower right: Ensaladang Talong
From the appetizers, I really enjoyed eating their Fish Balls- their sosyal version of street food which is made from scratch. I also loved their Malunggay Mozarella Dip and I'm guilty of eating half of the serving.
We also ordered veggie dishes which were very good as well- Kinilaw na Puso ng Saging (P175) & Gising Gising (P195).
|top: Kinilaw ng Puso ng Saging, bottom: Gising Gising|
For the main course we ordered Kalo-Kalo (P120) a Negrense style fried rice, Inasal na Manok (P375), Kare Kareng Baka (P480) and Callos (P460). Sadly, we never got to try their pork dishes as Direk Jon doesn't eat pork.
|upper left: Kalo Kalo, upper right: Inasal na Manok, |
lower left: Kare-Kareng Baka, lower right:Callos
I loved all their dishes, especially the Kare-Kare. I loooove Kare-Kare! Inasal na Manok was equally delish as expected, Chef Ferns is from Bacolod.
For the dessert I tried their Chocnut Ice Cream (P120) and I highly recommend you to try this! It's soooo yummy! :)
|Chef Ferns' famous Chocnut Ice Cream|
And of course cocktails were a sure hit! Chef Ferns even offered free drinks to all of us! :)
|left: Lava Lamp, right: Strawberry Mojito|
|l-r: Ron, Keina, Direk Jon, Ms Maya, Tunying, April, |
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