A Sustainable Birthday Dinner

27 Dec

I have so many special people in my life who celebrate their birthdays during the busiest month of the year… December. So aside from pigging out during Christmas parties and events, I also look forward to a lot of birthday celebrations πŸ™‚ Another one of my bestfriends and beloved partner at Belle & Cat is Isabel πŸ™‚ Her birthday is on December 16. Β It’s that time of the year when Manila goes crazy. Β Traffic, long lines, full parking everywhere, especially in the malls. Β So Isabel decided to find a good restaurant that’s not in a mall, away from the traffic and still had space for a table for seven πŸ™‚

So she made reservations at Le Bistro Vert in Salcedo Village. Β They serve Filipino Fusion Cuisine and sustainable food. Β They say that sustainable food is healthier for people and the planet πŸ™‚

Here is Isabel on the left, Claudette in the middle and Angela on the right πŸ™‚ Angela, who also just celebrated her birthday last November 28. Check out my previous post πŸ™‚

Here I am with Emma. Β Another one of my bestfriends who lives in Sydney, Australia πŸ™‚ Wonder when I’ll get to visit her there and try Kangaroo sausages… or maybe not.

A fresh glass of dalandan juice.

A hot bowl of pumpkin soup.

Longganiza, Pork Tocino and Beef Tapa sampler as appetizers. Oh I wish they had garlic rice with this sampler πŸ™‚

Sausage platter with potato salad.

Isabel and Dante ordered corned beef. Tasted like kaldereta. Β Yum.

My order was pork belly. Β Yum yum yum. Β Happy with my order.

Claudette’s order, short ribs πŸ™‚ Pretty yummy, too.

Brown rice. Yes! I feel less bloated when I have brown rice πŸ™‚

Now for dessert. Β This Valrhona Sansrival is their bestseller πŸ™‚

Guys!!!! Wait!!!! Let me take a picture first!

Then there was the Pandan Sansrival which no one was paying any attention to!

Good. Β All for me πŸ™‚

Lastly, we also tried the Calamansi Pie.

Not a big fan of sour cakes. hehe

Of course, my black coffee after a very good and heavy meal πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday, dearest Isabel! πŸ™‚ That was a perfect dinner, thank you. Β No stress, good food and company from start to finish πŸ™‚

Le Bistro Vert is located in Fraser Place Manila, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati πŸ™‚

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4 Responses to “A Sustainable Birthday Dinner”

  1. Dom December 28, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Wow!!! Cats, I love this post!!! Food looks awesome!!! πŸ™‚ I miss you all so much. Love you girls…mwah!! πŸ™‚

    • catcantada December 29, 2011 at 7:31 am #

      We miss you, too, Dom!!! 😦 Wish you were here πŸ™‚ Hope all is well with you and Marc! πŸ™‚

  2. Dulch January 7, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    Hey Cat!

    Happy new year to you and your adorable family! How have you been? Is there another new baby yet? Hehe! Maybe it’s time??!

    .. I agree you should come and visit Meech (Emma) and me in Sydney! How’d you know her?

    Regards to tita and tito..

    Cheers,
    Dulch

    • catcantada January 9, 2012 at 1:35 am #

      Dulch!!! πŸ™‚ So nice to hear from you! πŸ™‚ We’re all doing great! How about you??? I don’t know when I’ll be ready for a second baby. haha! How’s your family? Gosh, what a small world! How do you know Emma? She’s my kabarkada in High School in Assumption πŸ™‚

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