Fasting at Lent should not be done out of mere sense of obligation. It should be rewarding to the person abstaining from meat. Aptly, fasting should be practiced with a melange of palatable non-carnivorous cuisine and in a place that emits a sense of bliss and gratification instead of sorrow for Jesus’ sacrifices. At Lolo Dad’s Brasserie, Lenten fasting promises that.
Acclaimed Chef Ariel Manuel of Lolo Dad’s Brasserie has cooked up a soulful feast especially for Lenten Fridays. He has conceived a delectable Lenten Lunch Special that is actually inexpensive for its food quality, quantity and ambience.
There is the daily Antipasto Buffet for Php 380++, which can extend to Php 800++ with Limitless Dishes of Pizza, Pasta, Entrees and Desserts and the Lenten Special for Php 1,300 ++.
The Antipasto Buffet is a smorgasbord of light fish and vegetable dishes inspired by a sophisticated blend of cuisines using local and imported ingredients. It features the following dishes:
Caprese, an Italian dish assembled with thin slices of fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese sprinkled with oregano and olive oil;
Marinated Smoked Salmon with Capers and a Mayo-based sauce;
Creamy Penne Pasta with minced Bell Peppers;
Assortment of Pickled Fares, such as mushrooms, button onions, artichokes, olives, zucchini, garlic and eggplants;
Baked Mollusks in Tomato Sauce and Garlic;
Pan-fried Squid in Olive Oil with a garnish of onions and cucumbers;
Blue Marlin chunks sauteed in tomato, onion and garlic;
Baked Potatoes with minced boiled eggs and croutons coated with mayonnaise and fresh basil;
Marinated Anchovies with garlic and croutons;
Diced fresh Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Singkamas with olive oil and basil; and
Assorted Breads – Rosette, Flat Crackers and Grissini Sticks.
The Antipasto Buffet alone is sufficient, but it certainly gets better with the heavenly option of limitless Pizza and Pasta, plus a choice of entree and desserts.
Rich and crunchy Four Cheeses Pizza;
Softened Creamed Smoked Salmon Pizza;
Basic but superb Pizza Marinara, topped with tomato, garlic and oregano;
Penne Pasta with Tomato and Mushrooms, topped with basil and parmesan cheese;
Blue Cheese Cream, lovely yet could have been lovelier with the emphasized flavor of blue cheese;
Truly delicious Spaghetti with Garlic, Anchovies and Olive Oil;
and a choice entree of:
Sauteed Squid and Prawns with Green Beans, coated with Olive Oil and oregano on risotto, and
Breaded and Deep-Fried Cobbler fish with green breans, potatoes and tartar sauce.
The Lenten Specials, on the other hand, offers Chef Ariel’s proud creations of seafood dishes pleasingly matched with vegetables and herbs.
Light and flavorful Marinated Salmon and Prawns with Feta Cheese and Mesclun Greens in Lemon Dressing; and
Pan-fried fillet of Seabass and Lobster Tail with soft potatoes.
To cap such a savory meal, the Lenten Special also includes desserts like Dark Chocolate Sponge Cake with White Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Berries and Strawberry Ice Cream. Unfortunately, these were not available. Instead I had a portion of:
Blueberry Cheese Cake with a scoop of Vanilla on the side.
Lolo Dad’s Brasserie at 6750 in Makati is indeed a blessing from the universal plane of perfection and gastronomy. The food and ambience are very good and their proximity to Glorietta and Ayala Avenue, as well as a pay parking area, make for such a divine Lenten experience.
For reservations and inquiries, call Lolo Dad’s Brasserie :
Address : 6750 Ayala Avenue Makati City Philippines
Telephone # : (632) 813-6750
Fax # : 867-3944