Well, call me crazy but I shall be telling you more about that practicular brunch experience at this relatively new restaurant called Maple in San Antonio Plaza near Forbes Park. Operated by the same group who's running Pancake House, Maple actually has a similar concept but it brings a more premium feel. While I will always go to Pancake House for their Tacos, Chicken Asparagus Sandwich and their Bacon Waffles; Maple's line up deviates from the local, homemade feel and is leaning towards a more gourmet and international approach.
We were joined by some members of the Food Club for this brunch session and these were the dishes that we were able to try that day:
Actually, we had pancakes for dessert so allow me to backtrack a bit.
covered with homemade barbecue sauce and served with corn, baby potatoes and snow peas (chicharo). The meat was fall-off-the-bone tender and it was very tasty too! I think though it's still best to have this for dinner after a busy day at work.
The food was pretty good albeit a bit pricey. The price range is higher than most brunch places and definitely way over the top vs. it's sister company which everyone can't help but compare it with. However, I would still go back to Maple for the delicious Pancake Tower, the Spaetzle Jambalaya, the Huevos Rancheros and more of the Baby Back Ribs. I guess, most of Metro Manila loves it too (or are very much curious about it) judging how the restaurant was filled to the brim the day we went. That has been months ago though, how's the dining scene in Maple today?
Check our Maple at the 2nd level of San Antonio Plaza, McKinley Road, Forbes Park in Makati City. They're open daily from 6:30AM to 11PM. Call them at +63 (2) 621-6211.