Last week, at the height of my intense preparation for Yummy Eats 2012, I said yes to a dinner invitation after getting non-stop raves not only from my blogger friends but from a certain colleague as well. As I've mentioned before, my friend T really has great taste in food and after hearing her talk about this new restaurant called 'Cue and their delicious pork chop, I knew I have to put that on the list and schedule a visit ASAP.
Paul and I got there a few minutes before our agreed meeting time and we were quickly ushered to our reserved table. 'Cue stands for barbecue as this restaurant features a lot of really good meat dishes. Definitely a manly-man's paradise, in my opinion. They opened a few weeks ago and is currently on soft opening but even without any major promotions or marketing efforts done yet, the restaurant was packed with families and friends on a weeknight. Amazing!
Finally, we're complete and our meal began with some more starters. Our friend F (who happens to be T's brother) took care of ordering our meal as he has been to 'Cue a lot of times already. Just like T, I trust F's taste and the following dishes that I'll talk about will tell you exactly why.
Served with Russian corn salsa, sweet n' spicy Salsa Verde and soft flour tortillas, this is definitely not for the faint-hearted (or those with high cholesterol). This dish comes with a generous serving of bone marrow and one of the most tender steak cubes that I've ever had.
For me, I loved the Sweet Potato Fries (Php. 85)! Crunchy on the outside it went perfectly well with 'Cue's homemade garlic mayonnaise. We all loved this that we got a side order of Sweet Potato Fries to share.
Now, are you convinced that my friend F has good taste in food?
Here comes the meaty part...
'Cue specializes in barbecued meat and believe me, they take this very seriously. When dining in 'Cue, I recommend that you try any item from The Chopping Board part of the menu. This is good to share and it comes with your choice of house-made sides or staples and any of 'Cue's house-made sauces. You may also have the option to order some toppings such as 'Cue fried eggs (steak and eggs, anyone?), Roasted Garlic Cloves (I'll try this next time), Caramelized Onions or some Bleu Cheese.
I tried both and I still want my ribs wet with sweet house-made bbq glaze. The meat was fork-tender! It reminded me of that delicious platter of ribs that Paul and I had twice at Lucille's Smokehouse in California. This is what you call finger-licking good! I highly recommend this.
At this point, we were all ready to unbutton our pants and call it a night. Dinner was so good and filling that we all licked our lips with a big smile on our faces. F wasn't done yet! He wanted to have dessert! Oh, how can we not support him on that?
It's rare to find a restaurant that can consistently impress you from appetizer down to dessert. So far, 'Cue has delighted my taste buds with the delicious (and really rich) Steak and Bone Marrow Soft Tacos, the lip-smacking Baby Back Ribs, the addicting Sweet Potato Fries and now.. the perfect way to end our dinner was with this freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Php. 195) topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and hot fudge syrup.
Paul and I were so happy with our dinner at 'Cue that we're already planning when to go back for our second round soon. Thank you F for the amazing dinner!
Other Bonifacio Highstreet Central restaurants:
Aria Cucina Italiana
Sariwon Korean Barbecue
*photo credit: Paul Ang
'Cue Modern Barbecue is located at the Ground Floor, Bonifacio Highstreet Central. Bonifacio Highstreet Central is located at the 7th Avenue corner 29th Street, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. Call them at (0917)899-2283.