Restaurant fads come and go but the essentials for an enjoyable dining experience remain the same—great tastingfood, attractive presentation, generous servings, warm and efficient service, and delightful ambience, all atvalue for money prices.
Ever since Eastwood Café+Bar (EC+B) opened last year as Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s all-day dining restaurant and bar, its goal has been to strike that balance between style and practicality. The restobar is as straightforward as can be, yet its no-frills a la carte menu is neither plain nor unsophisticated. With the resourceful and innovative Executive Chef Victor Barangan at the helm, expect the kitchen to serve up unique new dishes bursting with novel flavors from the EC+B’s revamped menu selections.
“While putting together the new menu, our direction was to make it as authentic and uncomplicated as can be, using familiar names, highlighting the quality ingredients, and making sure there is a good mix of cuisine so that there is something for everyone,” explains Chef Vic. He continues, “We upgraded a lot of the ingredients from the previous menu, making sure we source locally whenever possible. Recipes and cooking processes were also improved to further enhance the flavors of each dish. To be honest, we just wanted everything to be simply better than what we had before.”
Fresh Creations. Eastwood Café+Bar debuts a number of original and exciting must-try items that showcase the best of Filipino ingredients, feature global flavors, and are healthy to boot! The first to get some well-deserved attention from diners is the Red Cabbage Chicharon which is vegan-friendly and an ingenious, nutritious alternative to the usual cracklings. The Adlai Bisque is a hearty soup made with gluten-free rice substitute straight from the fields of Mindanao, and seasoned with shrimp bits, vegetables, and cream.
Quite unassuming are two unique salads filled with invigorating flavors—the Compressed Watermelon Salad(sous vide watermelon, basil water, cheese, & balsamic vinegar) and Dapithapon (carrot hummus, black quinoa, and roasted vegetables). Just a taste and you’ll understand why these were given special recognitions during last year’s 12th National Food Showdown.
While most restaurants use imported sea bass, Chef Vic gives the Philippine sea bass or Apahap the distinction of being a house specialty. Served whole with torched Choron sauce, the Baked Bass is definitely a seafood entrée not to be missed. Meat lovers, on the other hand, can opt for the Lamb Carbonade which is a stew of slow-cooked lamb shanks, onion soubise, and beer sauce.
Reinventions & Richmonde’s Best. Popular fare get a delicious twist to bring new looks and tastes to familiar food fare. Baked Oysters are topped with mozzarella cheese and spinach; tuna ceviche becomes Cevichow with its deconstructed form and the addition of special spices and sidings; and the Filipino rice cake is given a Western touchin the Bibingka Waffle with its egg and coconut waffle, and salted egg cream.
Turning the ordinary into extraordinary dishes worthy of the Richmonde and Eastwood names, Chef Vic modified best-selling classics such as fried chicken, hamburger, clubhouse sandwich, chef’s salad, and French toast to transform them into Eastwood Café+Bar’ssignature items, namely, RFC or Richmonde Fried Chicken, Richmonde Burger, Eastwood Club Sandwich, Richmonde Salad, and EFT or Eastwood French Toast, respectively.
Crowd Favorites & House Specialties. Being a home-grown brand with an all-Filipino team catering to a global market, Richmonde takes pride in promoting local comfort foodPinoys enjoy, and foreigners are happily discovering. You simply can’t go wrong with the Kare-Kare, Chicken Inasal, Sinigang, Lechon Liempo, and Crispy Pata! Well-loved international dishes like Nasi Goreng, Grilled Salmon, Poutine Truffle, assorted pastas and varied crafted pizzas, were also given yummy upgrades.
Wholesome Plates. Eating healthy has evolved from being a hip craze to a way of life that is here to stay. EC+B’s new menu offers an array of tasty meat-free and vegan options for health buffs. From salads and soups, to pizzas and sandwiches, the options for healthier dishes are now more varied. Using QuornTM products made of MycoprotienTM, a nutritionally healthy protein source that is meatless and naturally low in saturated fat and high in fiber, Chef Vic created guilt-free versions of nuggets, sausage pizza, burgers, and banger & mash.
Value for Money. With an average check that is much less than other hotel restaurants, you are sure to get more bang for your buck at EC+B. According to Food & Beverage Manager Dave Bañez, “At Eastwood Café+Bar we hope to exceed guests’ expectations and not leave them wanting. This is how we ensure they get their money’s worth.”
Limited Offerings. Together with the unveiling of its updated menu, Eastwood Café+Bar is rolling out a slew of dining deals so you start enjoying good food for your every mood, any time of the day!
From now until October 31, 2019, get 20% off across all items in the a la carte menu. This “Delicious Discount” is available daily, from morning ‘til night.
On weekends, “Kids Eat Free!” For a minimum food & beverage spend of at least PhP 1,000, accompanying children aged 12 years old and below can avail of a complimentary dish from the menu’s Kids at Heart selections. This promotion is available every Saturday and Sunday until November 30, 2019.
Join the global movement of “Meatless Mondays” with Eastwood Café+Bar partner, QuornTM, and improve you nutrition while reducing your carbon footprint, PLUS get a free vegan soup and wholesome drink with every order from the menu’s Healthy Options. This is available all Mondays until November 25, 2019.
Discover the distinctly delectable changes in Eastwood Café+Bar’s menu now and satisfy your comfort food cravings while getting the best value for your money!For inquiries and reservations, call +632570-7777 or +63 917 821 0333.
Eastwood Café+Bar is located at the ground floor of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan Quezon City. For more information, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.eastwoodrichmondehotel.com.ph. For the freshest updates on hotel promotions, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/EastwoodRichmondeHotel), Instagram (@Richmonde_ERH) and Twitter (@Richmonde_ERH).