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Bay Leaf Restaurant (Cris ‘d Cuisine): Flourishing Amid the Times

 

2012 2013 2014 2016 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine

Bay Leaf visits through the years  (2012 to 2016)

2012

… was the year we heard the name Bay Leaf Restaurant for the first time. It just opened its doors to Baguio’s dining public. It was the perfect spot for a P3+1 powwow since we all found ourselves near Mother Earth that day anyways.  Were we glad for the option to not have to dwell on the “san tayo” question for so long? Ecstatic. =b

2012-02-19 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (1) ensalada ni Caesar

Ensalada ni Caesar

(Yes, those are longanisa bits you see there. What’s more, this Cesar salad has a local twist to it with a couple dashes of etag oil. \m/)

2012-02-19 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (2) beef callos

Beef Callos

(Olives, tomato sauce, chorizo, red wine … taste explosion callos!)

2012 2013 2016 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine ribs roasted prime pork ribs with bayleaf barbecue sauce

Race’s roasted prime pork ribs orders.

(The very first of Race’s pork ribs orders. He would go on to get the same exact dish every time we visit Chef Cris’ restaurant.)

2012-02-19 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (3) fresh fruits

Platter of fresh fruits (grand opening dessert)

2013

With the Baguio food quest in full swing, I wanted to see what’s up at the resto since their grand opening so Race and I had lunch here again on a December day.

2013-12-05 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (1) kani salad

Kani salad

(Kani salad the Bay Leaf way: With crispy fried filo pastry and black sesame dressing.)

2013-12-05 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (2) top down ham 'n cheese chicken sandwich

Top down ham ‘n cheese chicken sandwich

(Cordon bleu style sandwich, man.)

2012 2013 2014 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine drinks

Bayleaf pine-lime blended tea and mango juice.

2014

Before I could even write an actual feature on the eatery (having gone on hiatus from blogging in the holiday season) (I just had a menu post up), I heard that they closed. Nine months later, Bay Leaf was reborn! Wee!  At a more accessible location with a nicer and cozier interior design.

2014-08-20 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (3) bistek overload

Bistek overload

I remember that was a good brunch meal for me and my brother. He got the tasty bistek overload and I picked the chef’s salad. Boy, was I surprised when a huge bowl was delivered to our table. Such a beautiful bowl, it made my veggie lovin‘ heart sing. ^^,

2014-08-20 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (2) chef's salad

Chef’s salad (“,)

Butterscotch cheesecake squares: Little bites of sweetness for the perfect meal ending.

2012 2014 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine butterscotch cheese cake

Butterscotch cheese cake

2016

With me … and Ms. C … raving about the salads of Bay Leaf, Race realized, he’s never eaten at the new location so ♪ here we are again ♫♪

(Yes, Race got the ribs once more. Which was a miss this day in that it was still a bit ice cold in the middle. We asked for it to be popped back in the micro and we’re all set.)

2016-03-28 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (1) potato salad

Potato salad =)

More than potato cubes, there’s lots of other veggies tossed in this square bowl of filling, filling salad. Whoa, I could’ve ordered this alone.

So far, this joint has got my favorite Vietnamese rolls. With little coriander leaves and mint leaves in the roll, it was just the refreshing ‘snack’ I needed for summer. (“,)

2016-03-28 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (3) Vietnamese rolls

Vietnamese rolls ^^,

For my main course, pasta in tuna aligue sauce. Even though I’d already gotten major full from the salad and the spring rolls, I couldn’t get enough of the flavors of this dish. As soon as it was gone from my mouth, I had to shovel more of it in. =D After a forkful, contented sighs. After another forkful, more contented sighs.

2016-03-28 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine (2) fettuccine in tuna aligue sauce

Tuna aligue sauce pasta =D

2016 at Happy Homes branch

Before one scrolls down through this post, the collage up top would’ve looked so much like this diner kept on remodeling. Now, we all know the reason behind this chameleon like action from the resto. I tell you, this was a mighty challenging eating spot to pin down with their moving around. *hihi

So Happy Homes is Bay Leaf’s wider and even cozier, ever pretty happy home now.

2016-07-29 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine cream of pumpkin soup

Cream of pumpkin soup

At the blessing party Chef Maricris invited X+1 to, we had such a ball with the wide array of ingredients laid out for the DIY salad. Even without the pepper cream dressing for my first plate, it was fabulous, dah-ling, fabulous. I was so topped up with all the greens that I had a bit of difficulty finishing my creamy salty/sweet pumpkin soup starter when dinner officially started. =)

2016-07-29 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine chicken and pork adobo short order size

Chicken and pork adobo

Race went ohh and ahh with every bit of this adobo with rice.

Annnd another dish was added to my Bay Leaf list of favorites with their embotido. *nomnomnom

[We had other dishes at the event but since they’re not on the menu, I won’t tease you, foodie friends, by posting photos of them in here. #Xinecares *tee hee  Orders for Chef’ Specialties (duck kaldereta, duck curry, laing, patatim, crispy pata, sinampalukang kambing, kalderetang kambing, kilawen karne, pinapaitan etc.) are welcome though, just contact Chef Maricris.]

2016-07-29 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine pork embotido

Pork embutido \m/

X marks Bay Leaf Restaurant for good food in Baguio. Where would I be without my BayLeaf faves? ‘Live long and prosper’, Bay  Leaf!

Food: 4 treasure chests

Service: 3 treasure chests

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 3 treasure chests

2016-07-29 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine dining area at Happy Homes branch

Bay Leaf Restaurant’s happy home at Happy Homes Old Lucban

Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris ‘d Cuisine

390-B Happy Homes Old Lucban

Baguio City, Philippines

0915 437 5926

facebook.com/Bay-Leaf-Restaurant-by-Cris-d-Cuisine-211164372317612/?fref=ts

(See location on Google Maps: Holiday Supermart  to Bay Leaf Restaurant

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Holiday+Supermart,+Bokawkan,+Baguio,+Cordillera+Administrative+Region,+Philippines/16.4264591,120.5942035/@16.4237438,120.5907504,18z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x3391a16222a263b5:0x789a3a1f42577110!2m2!1d120.5907377!2d16.4225905!1m0!3e2 )

2016-07-29 Baguio Bay Leaf Restaurant by Cris d Cuisine

With Sir Dandi (decorator of this branch extraordinaire), Tita Elvie, Sir Alain and of course, Chef Cris. Wee!

***Thank you again, Chef Cris for having us at your blessing party for Bay Leaf Happy Homes! We truly had a gastronomic blast! See you all again real soon. (Yey, Bayleaf is even closer to us now!) More power!

***Thank you, Tita Elvie for the baklava. Y-U-M!

 

 

 

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22 responses to “Bay Leaf Restaurant (Cris ‘d Cuisine): Flourishing Amid the Times”

  1. Mario says :

    Ang dami mong nalafang sa bay leaf restaurant. hhahaha naging kalayuan naman na sya kung sa Happy Homes na. Inantay ko blog mo nung nasa North Drive sila pero waz. pero sige, try ko na kasi gusto mo rin dito. 🙂

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Mario! Not called eatsplorer for nothing. *hihi Different visits to Bay Leaf naman yan … different locations also. =b

      I’m happy too, to finally have a post up on this resto by Cris ‘d Cuisine. I hope you enjoy all that you try at Bayleaf resto whenever you make a visit there! (“,)

  2. Candy says :

    Hi, Xine. So that’s why their space in AXA/Pagibig is always closed, Bay Leaf moved to Happy Homes. Thanks, Xine.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Candy! Oh, they didn’t take out their sign from there yet? Yes, a wider and even prettier happy home for Bay Leaf Restaurant. I hope you enjoy your dining experience there! (“,)

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