Reverie Resto-Lounge: A Conscious Daydream
I’m awake. I’m not drunk. I’ve full possession of my faculties.
What’s with the photo of the beer mug then, you must be saying. You see, I’ve been going against my grandmother’s teaching about giving some stuff a try lately. Having been at this Baguio eatscapade for a couple of years now, I sort of formed a (bad?) habit of staying away from bars, judging nightspots as having nothing for me – a competitive eater. =)) Fate seemed to lend a hand in breaking this tendency when I was invited by the owner of Reverie Resto-Lounge to taste some of the dishes at their restaurant.
Yes, it is a restaurant … more so during the day. It would be important for you to note, my foodie friends that the food served at Reverie, the daydream, daytime restolounge goes well into the night until the closing of Nostalgia. Yes again: They’re one and the same place … that probably goes poof at a couple hours before midnight to cater both to pulutan mongers and their drinking party of friends. =b
Taking Queen Ane (and her brood) and Samantha for this food adventure, we made ourselves ready for the menu Chef Charlie and Sir Pablo have planned for us that Friday the 13th afternoon. We opened with some chips and drinks of orange juice, water and a mug of flavored beer (That’s the photo you saw first… just to give it a try. “And I’m back in the game!”- Cameron, 10 Things I Hate about You ) while everything else was being prepared. This is where I learned little Lucas was a potato head like me. (Check out the inset photo beside the one of the chips. Simot sarap! We didn’t even need to keep using the yummy Reverie dip.)
Interesting too was that hazelnut beer. Here I was thinking it would be an alcoholic beverage served with a squirt of syrup like Torani a la Italian soda but it seemed like it was brewed that way … impressive. Tasted pretty nutty to us, tres Marias, too (and I don’t mean the synonym for ‘deranged’, although the ways in which we described what we tasted among the three of us must’ve been). *heeharhar
Along came our pasta courses. The first one was Reverie pasta. It was a simple plate of pasta that totally blew my mind for the flavor of saltiness it derived from the tuyo/dried fish. See me go and pick the tuyo bits off, weee!
The second plate of pasta, you could guess by the color. I marveled at how equally coated in the pesto sauce all the strands of spaghetti-angel hair (spaghettini? spaghettilito? *snickers) were. With a fork of it in my mouth, it’s another dish of the pesto kind that sits at the head for me. It seemed to impress her highness, Chakai and the little man, too. Another one that’s simot sarap! =)
Reverie bolognese was the last of the pasta dishes we tried. Inasmuch as it was prepared with skill too, it didn’t hold a candle to the first two dishes that we tried. Maybe if I order this up on its own some time, it would be different … that its oomph would stand out? We’ll see.
Moving on to the zone of sandwiches, we started with The Oinker which is a pulled pork topped with coleslaw stuffed bun. Yowzer, the savory tenderness of the pulled pork and the house’s special barbecue sauce and then contented sighs at the taste of the crisp coolness of the coleslaw. =D It was here that Sam went past the contemplating, died, and went to heaven. *hihi
We also got to sample the Reverie burger, a beautiful tall thing flanked by more coleslaw and more potato chips. (The potato-na lovers rejoiced.) As for the burger itself, we all noted the juicy quarter pounder patty devoid of extenders, the onion ring crispies, the cheese and the fresh usual cheeseburger veggies, lettuce and tomato with the bites that we took out of it. ^^,
By this time, we’re just about ready to be rolled in our wheelbarrows and wheeled home … triple sized one to carry her highness and her kiddies comfortably please. I can’t get over how amazed Lucas was that we “ordered a lot” when the different plates of Reverie food were brought to our table. Thank you so much, Sir Pablo for taking care of us!
Wait, there’s one more! The dessert to end this conscious musing of a Baguio foodievent were bowls of white chocolate champorado. How’s that for a twist, you guys? I remember when my brother and I used to eat rice with milk and sugar … this … wasn’t like that. It was way better, creamy chocolate-y sweet and just in case the sweetness gets too overwhelming, a bit of the almost ripe mango topping on it helped us through. Not a grain of rice, not a drop of milky choco goodness was left in all of our bowls. (“,)
X marks Reverie Resto-Lounge for good food in Baguio. Glad I was to have all my senses (especially my sense of taste) about me for this day dream.
Could it be that I found the “bar” for me, a place where drinkers and non drinkers alike can enjoy fantastic edibles together? It’s more than a dream, it’s a conscious daydream=real.
Service: Superb from everyone at the resto that day! \m/
Ambiance: Give yourself a little time to get used to the lingering (nostaligic *hee) smell of smoke, eatsplorers; don’t miss an incredible food quest at Reverie.
Price: (basing it on the menu)
Upper General Luna Road
(a part of Casa Generosa, beside Concoctions)
Baguio City, Philippines
***Thank you for having us at your food establishment, Sir Pablo! More power to Reverie Resto-Lounge Baguio!
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