Sampling ‘La Vie En Rose’ in Baguio Dining Courtesy of Le Monet Hotel
[September has ended and so I have awakened! Well, I wasn’t really sleeping the half month I didn’t have any posts up; I was out partying, commemorating the blog’s 3rd year anniversary (… as well as doing some thinking and introspection) =D.]
To start off October with my 310th blog post, last night, Race and I were invited to witness a milestone at Le Monet Hotel: The launch of their French cuisine menu. \m/ At the event, we were served a degustation of 25 of the new dishes that began with appetizers, and starters like soup and different salad options; advanced to pasta dishes and main courses and ended with mega filling cuts from the four varieties of sandwiches they had.
With bread baked like croissant – flaky and delicate, these really prepared our tastebuds for this food adventure. Out of the three, the four cheese was my favorite but oh, the full flavored mushrooms on top of the third tart.
Out of the other appetizers on the menu, I enjoyed the scampi a lot. A tasty, tasty shrimp dish. (This had aligue thrown into the mix for the sauce. *nomnomnom)
Getting a taste of the tartare at this affair made me think that Mr. Bean got himself the wrong version for his birthday because raw although this was, it was delish. *heeharhar Hooray, for sauce vierge! I’ll always remember the contrast of temperature in the warm calamari dipped in cool tartar sauce, the three dips for each shrimp in the cocktail, and the luxurious brie spread on brittle crostini. =)
Salads and Soup:
Being true to my salad loving self, the shrimp and watermelon salad got my full attention. Wow, how refreshing that bite was; I’d definitely hog a bowl or two … or three of that. =b
The chicken in the Oriental chicken salad was cooked so well, it gave Race the impression it was duck. We sure were awed! As for the Nicoise salad, I don’t believe I’ve ever had salad with pan seared tuna before. Ahh, level up!
Both selections of pasta sang to me, (aside from salad, I love pasta, too) the intense ravioli as well as the linguine with a kick. A word of caution though for you eatsplorers who can’t take the heat (like me), I just had a few forkfuls of that and it got hot fast. Imagine what feasting on a whole plate would be like. Whew! … but I’d gladly take that risk. ^^,
Some of us might consider sandwiches as a snack but the Le Monet interpretations can sit heavy in the tummy like a bag of coins.
To top things off, each sub is served with small bowls of salad and fruits, fries and extra sauces.
You can choose from fish and seafood or meat and poultry. Race’s fave was the chargrilled tuna and its fragrantly yummy sauce. I liked the lamb with all its tangy veggie stuffing. The pork knuckles, I was glad to have two ways of enjoying, drizzled with a classic bordelaise or a choco sauce. (Yes, you read that right, chocolate on meat. Izzz good with a lot of sauce!) The battered fish and the salmon for the last two main courses were juicy soft … and that salmon presentation, so amusing. *hihi
My top pick from the mains is the deconstructed prawn thermidor. Looks like creme brulee (with a shrimp and lemon wedge topping *hee) but you’d never mistake this as a dessert as soon as you get a taste. Shrimp pieces and all the other ingredients in a rich cheesy mix, anyone who orders this is in for delectable spoonfuls.
There you have it, the newest additions of eatables you can enjoy at this accommodation; the brainchild of Chef Marie Jo Camarista, consulting for AHMGI – Artstream Hospitality Management Group Inc. (Hotel Rembrandt – Metro Manila, Le Monet Hotel – Baguio City, La Luna Hotel – Vigan City, and Vitalis Resort & Spa – Ilocos Sur), an impressive lady with a decade of experience as an Executive Chef, Head Chef and Consulting Chef. So much knowledge about foodstuff, mentor and trainer in food preparation par excellence; we sing praises to your genius, Chef!
If you’re looking to indulge and you want it to be an indulgence in French food; “Baguio dining in pink” I’d say; you know where to go, my foodie friends: The Malt Room or The Lobby (Dinelli Gourmet) restaurants at Your Gracious Host in Baguio City, Le Monet Hotel. (“,)
Le Monet Hotel
(The Lobby/Dinelli Gourmet/The Malt Room)
Ordonio Drive, Camp John Hay
Baguio City, Philippines
0917 526 7049
074 661 0202 to 08
***Photos of dishes came from the Le Monet Hotel archives. They did give everyone present, a CD of photos of the 23 dishes; I just thought some would do well collaged, else this would be a very ‘scroll-y’ post.
***Thank you for having Race and me at your event (and for the dinner buffet GC), Le Monet Hotel. We’re so glad to meet everyone at the party.
***Special thanks to Maam C. Big hugs po!
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