Last June 30, as an appreciation gesture from my Boss, she invited me for lunch along with few of my other colleagues at work to the Museum Cafe in Greenbelt 4 which was situated just a few meters away from Ayala Museum, hence, the name.
It was a short yet memorable experience. You may ask why? Mainly because it was actually my first time that my Boss has shown appreciation towards my work. It was really a nice gesture of her to thank me sincerely for the job well done.
I have been with my new company for a couple of months now. Spent a lot of gruesome hours during our office move. I did all the work in making sure our telephone lines and Internet is up and running, aside from monitoring the progress of the New Office construction. For the benefit of those reading this that doesn’t know me, I work as a lone IT here in our Philippine Office. My job is to make sure all IT needs from my colleagues will be given support and resolution, while making sure that the office relocation will be smooth and on target. Sounds tough for a one-woman team right? It is indeed and yet at the end of the day I still find it very rewarding. To have accomplished such tedious task and deliver it satisfactorily and on time is one hell of an achievement for a new employee like me. Specially when you have an impeccable Boss like mine. Thus, the whole lunch experience was very meaningful to me.
The dining experience on the other hand is a different story. Although we only spent an hour or so in the restaurant, the waiting time for our food is very unacceptable. I heard a lot of good reviews for this restaurant and that’s why I had quite an expectation. Unfortunately, aside from waiting for almost an hour to get served. The food I must say is rather ordinary. We chose this restaurant because we were expecting to be serve with good Filipino dishes. My Boss is Chinese Portuguese so we wanted to let her taste the best Filipino Food that we have. But to my disappointment it wasn’t the taste I was quite looking for. We were served with the typical Pork Sisig (no egg), bland and not so spicy Gising-Gising, small portions of Chicken Inasal and Sinigang na Salmon.
On the other hand, it was such a relief when dessert got served. It wasn’t the first time I tried a Sansrival, in fact it is one of my favorite dessert. But it was my first time to try a Jackfruit Sansrival and I enjoyed it.
I even got excited the first time I saw it, so I took a snap of it. The cashews that came with it is such a good combination to the dessert. It was really delicious and flavorful. You could literally taste the Jackfruit without compromising the quality.
But I am a firm believer of second chance and I believe this cafe deserves one. So I will definitely drop by one of these days to give them another shot. Hopefully, it will be better the second time around.
For those who wants to check out this restaurant cafe, address is below.