31 December 2016

Welcoming the New Year at Cru Steakhouse, Manila Marriott

One evening while we were stuck in traffic, Mickey and I reminisced about how we went on dating at fine dining restaurants before.  Some of them already closed, we then laughed out loud after we realized that it was a long time since we went to one.  Don't you just love it when you coincidentally receive a text that gets your heart racing?  That's exactly what happened when I got a text from Michelle Garcia, Director for Marketing Communications at Manila Marriott Hotel, inviting me and Mickey for dinner at Cru Steakhouse!  Of course, you never say no to that kind of an invitation.

This photo was taken a right at the entrance of Cru Steakhouse.  Each time I look at it, it reminds me of our early days of dating.  It brings a very big smile to my face.   

Cru Steakhouse recently renovated and revamped the menu.  Of course, some favorites stayed on the menu.  On this special night to celebrate and welcome the New Year that is about to come, let me share with you what Mickey and I ordered off the menu:

Boneless Chicken Wings
with hot pepper relish and blue cheese mousse
Php 680.00

Organic Tomatoes
with wild arugula lettuce, feta cheese, compressed watermelon and balsamic dressing
Php 560.00

Seared US Scallops
with spicy shimeji mushrooms, pickled onions and hollandaise sauce
Php 740.00

Wild Mushroom Soup
Php 410.00

Seared Halibut
with cilantro chickpea puree, warm edamame salad with citrus emulsion
Php 1,700.00

Surf and Turf
Angus Beef Tenderloin and Jumbo Asian Tiger Prawns
with steamed broccoli, carrots, whipped potato and red wine jus
Php 2,800.00

Sides for the Steak
grilled asparagus and roasted marble potatoes
Php 190.00 each serving 

US Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin (Center Cut) Signature (500 gm)
served with béarnaise and black peppercorn sauce on the side
Php 3,600.00 

Coffee and Chocolate
chocolate mascarpone cremeux in dark chocolate Kahlua glaze, chocolate soil, chocolate tuile, espresso caviar, milk-chocolate dipped strawberry, mocha Kahlua ice cream
Php 400.00

All About Apples
caramelized white chocolate mousse, apple gelee, cinnamon crumble, apple sours, apple and fennel sorbet and nougatine tuile
Php 450.00

Cru Steakhouse at Manila Marriott Hotel never fails to keep our tummies and our hearts full as well with all the good food, impeccable service and friendly team.  It is our second time here and it seems that it has become a happy accidental tradition of always celebrating the coming of the New Year here. 

For romantic dates, celebrating milestones and simply enjoying the company of friends and family, visit Cru Steakhouse at Manila Marriott Hotel located at 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City, Philippines.  For reservations, call (+63-2) 988-9999 ext. 8109.  Dress Code: Smart Casual.   

A very special thank you to our hosts Michelle Garcia, Director for Marketing Communications of Manila Marriott Hotel, Cru Steakhouse and Manila Marriott Hotel.

Happy New Year everyone! 

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