May 10th, 2013 |
Its the last month of Summer and, of course, it’s still hot and humid, but for those in Manila or visiting the capital city, what better way to spend an afternoon or evening than with sumptuous food at one of the Philippines historic district, in Intramuros? Ilustrado, bastion of good Filipino-Spanish cuisine (and some more) have summer offerings that will not only cool you off from the heat but, with Mother’s Day just around the corner, an exciting treat for our mom’s as well.
Last Hurrah for a Sumptuous Summer
This Summer 2013, Ilustrado’s taking advantage of the heat with these hot new food offerings. Kicked off early April is their outdoor grill station where the freshest catch of the day and a wide assortment of meats and poultry are on display. Some with their special house marinade, some skewered with onions, red and green bell peppers and mushrooms, some kebab style or kept simple with just salt and pepper seasoning. Two thumbs up to the Pork Belly (150 gms.) at Php 280 or Chicken Skewers (150 gms) at Php 210 served with Rice Pilaf and Grilled Vegetables.
Keep cool with year round beat the heat coolers with their gigantic serving of Old Style Halo-Halo topped with House-made Ube Ice Cream and Creamy Leche Flan (Php 145) and Gualaman at Sago with Fragrant Screwpine (Pandan) – (Php 90) or Seasonal Summer Coolers – Banana Island Freeze (Php 140), Nojito (a non-alcholic Mojito) – (Php 120), Peach Sangria (Php 180), and your choice of the season’s freshest and ripest fruits for a tall glass of Smoothie (Php 180) and virgin Daquiri (Php 140), among other cool beverages.
And as an amendment to their ever-growing list of house specialties, new entrees are added – sample Adobong Bagnet with Baby Prawns and Crab Fat (Php 495), Beef Morcon (Php 495) and Chicken Pastel topped with flaky pastry (Php 380).
An Illustrious Treat Especially for Mom
Located in a historic Intramuros, twenty-four-year-old Spanish style, ambient and culture-filled house, Ilustrado is the dining destination of all time. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., their formal dining room will be offering a special a la carte menu from May 08 – 12, 2013 featuring healthy yet mouthwatering starters and salads such as Grilled Calamari with Goat Cheese Herb Croutons and Crisp Bacon with a sweet, tangy Citrus Vinaigrette (Php 250), Jamon Serrano and Fried House-made Spicy Cheeseball (Php 350), Baked Oysters on the half shell, Spinach sauté, Mushrooms duxelle, Truffle infusion (Php 275), among other savoury appetizers.
The entrees include fresh seafood – House-Smoked Norwegian Salmon Steak topped with Oyster Mushroom and Leek Fritters drizzled with a lemon, caper sauce (Php 595), Barramundi Steak with Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce over Carrot Mash, Crisp Spinach (Php 550), Grilled Palawan Lobster with Mornay Sauce, Wild Mushroom and Mountain Rice Pilaf (Php 1,250), among other delicacies. Guests will have a choice between specially marked down Shaw Vineyard Estate Wines at Php 100 for Shaw Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc and Php 150 for Shaw Winemakers Selection Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz come Mother’s day.
Mother’s Day is coming sooner than you think. And if you’re not cooking for mom, better make reservations at Ilustrado for Mother’s day lunch. Every group of six (6) with a mom present will get
A complimentary set meal (choice of soup or salad starter, entrée and dessert) especially for mom.
Ilustrado is located at 744 General Luna st. Intramuros, Manila. For more information or reservations please call Ilustrado at +632-5272345, +632-5273674, +63922-8234981-83, +63939-9206822, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.ilustradorestaurant.com.ph