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 🙂 Another one of my bestfriends and beloved partner at Belle & Cat is Isabel 🙂 Her birthday is on December 16.  It’s that time of the year when Manila goes crazy.  Traffic, long lines, full parking everywhere, especially in the malls.  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 🙂

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

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

Here I am with Emma.  Another one of my bestfriends who lives in Sydney, Australia 🙂 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 🙂

Sausage platter with potato salad.

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

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

Claudette’s order, short ribs 🙂 Pretty yummy, too.

Brown rice. Yes! I feel less bloated when I have brown rice 🙂

Now for dessert.  This Valrhona Sansrival is their bestseller 🙂

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

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

Good.  All for me 🙂

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 🙂

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

Le Bistro Vert is located in Fraser Place Manila, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati 🙂

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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!!! 🙂 I miss you all so much. Love you girls…mwah!! 🙂

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

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

  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!!! 🙂 So nice to hear from you! 🙂 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 🙂

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