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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Another one of my bestfriends and beloved partner at Belle & Cat is Isabel ๐Ÿ™‚ Her birthday is on December 16. ย It’s that time of the year when Manila goes crazy. ย Traffic, long lines, full parking everywhere, especially in the malls. ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

So she made reservations at Le Bistro Vert in Salcedo Village. ย They serve Filipino Fusion Cuisine and sustainable food. ย They say that sustainable food is healthier for people and the planet ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is Isabel on the left, Claudette in the middle and Angela on the right ๐Ÿ™‚ Angela, who also just celebrated her birthday last November 28. Check out my previous post ๐Ÿ™‚

Here I am with Emma. ย Another one of my bestfriends who lives in Sydney, Australia ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Sausage platter with potato salad.

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

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

Claudette’s order, short ribs ๐Ÿ™‚ Pretty yummy, too.

Brown rice. Yes! I feel less bloated when I have brown rice ๐Ÿ™‚

Now for dessert. ย This Valrhona Sansrival is their bestseller ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

Good. ย All for me ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Birthday, dearest Isabel! ๐Ÿ™‚ That was a perfect dinner, thank you. ย No stress, good food and company from start to finish ๐Ÿ™‚

Le Bistro Vert is located in Fraser Place Manila, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati ๐Ÿ™‚

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!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I miss you all so much. Love you girls…mwah!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

      We miss you, too, Dom!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Wish you were here ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope all is well with you and Marc! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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..


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

      Dulch!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ So nice to hear from you! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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