Remember we had guests who visited us on our first day at Marriott? Well, we excused ourselves as the clock struck six to take a warm, long bath, get dressed and (yes, believe it or not) I even put on a little make-up! At age 30, I'm probably one of the few girls who goes about my day without a tiny make-up on my face but of course, a dinner date with my husband just means I have to look my
I love the classy dark entrance and as Paul gave his name, we were led to a cushioned booth that I got to admit was a bit of a challenge for me to slide in with poise. We went through the menu and agreed to share an appetizer and the main course. No more salad or soup as we want to fill our tummy with steak, steak and more steak.
The server asked Paul if we were in-house guests and after saying yes, she served us a piece of Louisiana Crabcake which was complimentary for all in-house guests. It was really good! The crab cake was very juicy in the inside and toasted on the outside. They actually have this on the menu too! One order gives you 3 pieces of Louisiana Crab Cakes (Php. 690). Quite pricey but if you're ready to splurge, why not give this a try.
Well, we're not one who would say no to a plate of yummy looking Baby Spinach sitting in front of us. After giving it a try, we found the salad to be refreshing yet for the greens, my loyalty still belongs to arugula and lettuce. We did enjoyed the sweet mandarin orange and cheese that were generously sprinkled around the greens though.
As the steak was brought to our table side, the server gently sliced the meat into a more manageable piece and carefully laid each piece down on our plates. See that black glob beside our pinkish steak? That's the Grilled Portobello Mushroom and it was one of the best sidings that we had that evening. I enjoyed the robust taste of the mushroom which perfectly complemented our slightly salted, perfectly grilled steak.
Paul, on the other hand, was happy with his steak and his chosen sidings -- the Onion Rings. I wasn't able to give this a try but from the looks of the empty casserole that was sitting in front of my husband, it looked like it was also a winner.
We raised our table napkins as soon as we victoriously polished off our plates! Yahoo! Man/Woman won over the Steak! Our meal was so good and filling! Too filling that we could hardly eat much for breakfast and had totally skipped lunch the next day. Nonetheless, it was indeed a perfect date for Paul and I. How I wish we can continue to go on romantic and yummy dates once in a while even when we're old and gray.
Cru definitely has won my heart. I can't believe they have been opened for years and it's only now that we got around to trying it. This will be the start of a fantastic love affair with Cru Steakhouse. To quote Gen. Douglas Macarthur : "I shall return."
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Cru is located at the ground floor of the Manila Marriott Hotel. Marriott Hotel is at No. 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City. Operating hours is from 6PM to 1030PM daily. Call them at 988-9999 for reservations.