Pine Country Steaks and Waffles and That Good Ole Baguio Feel
First off, what do I mean by ‘that good old Baguio feel’?
To me, it’s that nippy in your nose feeling when you breathe in, like Christmas is always just around the corner; followed by a sense of refreshment, now that that cool air is circulating in your lungs. The day’s got a hint of gloominess about it too (courtesy of clouds and/or fog) but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a sad day. In fact, it gives out this light, laid back and tranquil mood … definitely country club-y, American retirement, hill station, refuge quality. =D
I guess being in a treed area as well as being in close proximity to one of the old houses I always like to look at is contributing to my nostalgia. Sure, the scent of pines isn’t that strong around here anymore what with the resto being on the busy roadside but I still … and always will relish in this ambience.
Let me give you an eyeful of the P.C. cup of Joe (with a Danish cookie on the side \m/) while I do just that. How about checking what’s on the Pine Country menu, this time, too?
Okay, I’m done reminiscing. On to the steaks and other meaty things from Pine Country restaurant.
When my porterhouse steak was laid on the table, I suddenly started thinking about how much it looked like a Sizzling Plate steak … sans the sizzling plate. Thin and ‘spread out’ … I was surprised to find it pinkish/medium and medium rare in the middle as I sliced into it. (They didn’t ask me how I wanted it.)
[Hanging out with the people at Ozark Diner, I’m getting extra bits of knowledge about this and that and one of the pieces of foodie information I got is that a proper steak is about an inch thick. Half an inch or less makes it difficult to get that pink middle for medium rare and rare, they said. (Thank you, Chef Kevin, Sir Albert and Sir Daniel for the extra education. =) )]
My steak came with a boat of gravy that tasted fine. Nothing, for now, compares to Sizzling’s gravy … one fantastic sabaw to my fried rice. =))
Race’s ribs order was just all right, too. A huge piece of meat that was tender and fall off the bone, but he wanted it slathered more with sauce. They did say, “glazed”. It might be pan grilled as well basing on its quick delivery to our table and how the aromatic smokiness was only on the surface of the meat.
These protein packed meals did the trick, though. We also liked the mashed potatoes and the crunchy buttered veggies served with them.
For the waffle segment of Pine Country, we had to make a second visit. Race was cravin’ and dreaming of pancake towers anyway so … patterned pancakes, here we are.
A pretty plate of waffles met us at Pine Country restaurant. From the small forkful of the waffle that I got from Race’s plate, I did think it was perfect. Probing him for more details, he said it was buttery, fluffy with an outer shell that was like ‘barquillos-na-nahanginan’ (in a good way) crisp. ^^,
I went for something lighter than the waffles and what I got on my plate was just what I was looking for: Delicate and luxurious for its jam-like peach stuffing, strawberry coulis and scoop of ice cream.
There’s more than steaks and waffles at Pine Country Steaks and Waffles. Together with the crepe under the dessert section is peanut butter cheesecake which we ordered to cap our first dining experience at Pine Country off with. I was a little skeptical that I’d like this cheesecake since I’m not a big fan of peanut butter (must’ve eaten too much with a spoon a la Joe Black in my younger days, I’m sick of it now *hee).
It turns out, it was pretty balanced. Since the cheesecake was more jelly-fluffy (think the consistency of uncooked tofu), it didn’t clash with the peanutbutter taste. It was nice of them to top the cheesecake with peanut brittle pieces; that made it an even more enjoyable (hexagon shaped … had to bring your attention to its interesting shape) dessert. (“,)
X marks Pine Country Steaks and Waffles for good food … in an honest to goodness Baguio atmosphere.
Additional Information … on the Bed and Breakfast:
It’s under the main house. (Dang! And here I thought I was going to finally get a peek inside another one of my favorite houses to ‘stalk’. *hihi) The rate is P2gs per night for one room (good for two) with free breakfast. They have four rooms there so it’s P8gs a night, all in all. Sounds like a fun stay for the group that could book the whole place. =D
Pine Country Steaks & Waffles restaurant and B&B
#195 Saint Joseph Village
Leonard Wood Road (diagonally across from Botanical Garden)
Baguio City, Philippines
0917 954 6944
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