Our dinner began with some drinks. My really nice (and wholesome) companions all got shakes and Iced Tea while I was in the mood for some Mojito! Yes, I rarely drink but the evening, I felt the need to unwind and I figured that a cool glass of Tavern Mojito (Php. 150) was just the right choice.
For the manly men in the table a.k.a. T an Paul, we had the Cowboy Burger (Php. 595). We were told that in a few weeks time, they will be serving Rastelli's Pureland Black Angus Beef; which, at present, is still being transported from the US. This type of meat is said to be really flavorful and tender. We had the non-Rastelli meat that evening and yet, we enjoyed this burger just the same as it was really juicy and the cut was HUGE! Paul and I are planning to resume back to our non-beef sacrifice and if I were to choose my last beefy dish before doing so, then this would definitely be it. This burger is topped with Applewood-smoked bacon (yes, the same kind as the one on the flatbread), your choice of cheese (we got Cheddar), caramelized onions and barbecue sauce. Yeehaa!!
The saying, saving the best for last, came true that evening. We were feeling quite full already but as our last dish -- the Maryland-Style Crab Cakes (Php. 550/Php.695) was served to us, we knew that our feast was not over yet.
What a fun evening catching up with L and T while enjoying such a great dinner feast!
The price range is quite high compared to other American restaurants around town however judging from the taste and quality of the dishes served, I'd say: we live once and to enjoy life, we should indulge on good, top-quality food every now and then.
I'm definitely going back to Village Tavern for more Maryland-Style Crab Cakes and the Crispy Chicken Tacos! I can't wait to try more pasta dishes and the Hot Crab Dip too!
Village Tavern is located at the 2nd floor, Bonifacio High Street Central. Call them at 621-3245.