A New Meaning to the Phrase ‘Food For Thought’ PS3 (postscript 3)
Ohh, no, not again.
I suppose that’s just how life is. One day, everything’s on the up and up; and another day, it’s not. \m/ I was trying to satisfy my brazo de Mercedes craving and so we visited Baguio’s best kept secret for cakes, Red Cherries. There was no brazo that day but we got ourselves some dessert anyway. (“,)
17) Cafe Lusso
While we were in the vicinity, Race and I decided to check one establishment off the list. A short walk from Upper Mabini, and we found ourselves in the posh café that is Café Lusso. (A good choice for a name, I found out online later – lusso is the Italian word for luxury. ^^,)
We took a look at their menu and picked green tea frap and blueberry smoothie from it. (Uh-oh, you might be thinking, green tea again.) (They had some cakes cooling in the mini ref at the edge of the counter, too. =) But we already had our fill of cakes for the day so we decided to pass on that.) I took a seat at the bar directly in front of the counter and was about to take a photo of the menu and the attendant informed me that it wasn’t allowed. Phooey!
(Does anybody know what’s up with that? Before I even started this blog, I would go online and look for menus from particular restaurants to see if they’ve got interesting foodstuff to offer and to prepare myself for a fab meal. Running this blog, I see search keywords like ‘(insert restaurant name here) menu’. If anything, having the menu online is one way to market. I don’t understand how anyone can steal corporate secrets or kitchen secrets with just the words ‘blueberry smoothie or green tea frap or mango cheesecake’ listed on the menu. Ohh, well. This is me, irked. …but I’ll get over it. ^^,)
Point of interest in our Café Lusso experience was that, after we placed our orders, the cashier gave us a coaster looking thingy with a digital number on the side of it. Brilliant idea for customers to know that their orders are ready. No more shouting for a customer’s name, no more staff walking around (lost-ish) delivering orders. When your Café Lusso order is up, the coaster thingy vibrates with lights flashing on its sides. (Ohhh, flashy lights. I’m distracted from the menu issue now. =b)
So we got our beverages. One sip of the green tea frap and my face went (insert Yahoo sick emoticon here). It might be that my face got the same color as the green tea frap. Another seaweed-y beverage. Again, Café Lusso and Bon Appetea must’ve put a lot of the green tea flavoring in their mixes. (I’m willing to bet, though, that no one would want to know the secret ingredients to tea that tastes like liquefied kim.)
I thought we could take comfort in my blueberry smoothie. I never met a blueberry concoction/mix that I didn’t like…until now. It was more of a sugar smoothie with a blueberry bouquet. Youch, how the sweetness rushed to my head! (No, that wasn’t brain freeze.=D) After we got over the shock, we gathered our things and our drinks. We went home where the money we used to buy the blended drinks literally, went down the drain. (P130 each and that’s their largest size – like the tall size for Starbucks beverages)
Luxury, I guess, when it comes to Café Lusso, is overrated.
(We made a little pit stop at Aquino’s Store before going home – to get consoled by their tokneneng, fried siomai and other delicious street foods.)
(Just to justify the seaweed/liquefied kim taste of the green tea drinks we tried, we went out on another occasion to buy Starbuck’s green tea cream. If it tasted seaweed-y, I speculated, I was ready to forgive Bon Appetea and Café Lusso. But, the Starbuck’s version tasted like melted green tea ice cream and it was goooood. (“,) So there you have it.)
We can always come back and give the other stuff at Cafe Lusso a try. What to get, I don’t know (because I don’t have a copy/photo of their menu. …it appears, I’m still annoyed about that *hihi). On another note, (I’ve got the same list of questions in mind): why waste the time, the effort and the money?
(I’m going to give the Cafe Lusso staff – for good service, however. They have their smile and greet & ‘smile and thank’ down. Nice!)
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