Forest House Is All I Want For Christmas
Baguio City is known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines because of its cold climate. When I was younger, we always go to Baguio City during the Holy Week, before or after going to the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan. Just recently, I had the chance to revisit the city with my friends. It is only my second time to visit the place on a"ber" month. I will reserve the other stories on our first day in a separate blog entry as I want to highlight the most remarkable place I've been in Baguio City this time around.
My friend recommended Forest House as our venue for the get-together dinner. She made the necessary arrangements for our reservation. When we arrived at the place, I was overwhelmed by the Christmas decors. I felt I was on a Christmas movie, or in London, or dreaming on a wonderland. This is all I want for Christmas!
Forest House looks like a classic log cabin, a typical countryside infrastructure made of wooden materials. The feel is so cozy and warm, perfect for a cold yuletide night.
Forest House also has a fireplace which they turn on at night. It is really as if I am on a Hallmark Christmas card.
Even the table setup is so Christmas-y!
They also offer souvenir items, mostly with a yuletide twist.
And I hope it is not too obvious that I love their Christmas tree.
Forest House has a Bistro and Cafe, as well as a Bed and Breakfast. Both looks very cozy and romantic, though I only saw their B&B from the brochure they gave me.
We ordered some of their specialties and generally, all I can say is their food is worth the price.
My friend ordered this, Stir-fry shrimps. The veggies are so fresh and crisp! Their serving by the way is good for one person, but it can be shared especially if you are ordering other dishes. The serving is bigger than a regular individual serving.
And what is a trip to Baguio without Bagnet? I ordered Binagoongang Bagnet and asked them to separate the Bagnet from the bagoong sauce to keep it crispy. It's perfect for a warm bowl of plain rice!
My other friend ordered Bagnet (appetizer version) and have it sliced thinner than mine. I love this "cut" of Bagnet better than the above. This is easier to eat! Cholesterol-loading it is!
Another friend ordered Lengua.
They also have a good selection of pastas, sandwiches, salads and desserts.
Another friend of mine ordered Beef Tenderloin and he can't help but finish his dish up to the last streak of sauce on his plate. He paired it with a serving of mashed potatoes.
My hubby, on the other hand, ordered Baked Pork Ribs. Though this is not as soft as the one in Hawaiian Bar-Be-Que in The Boutique, Tagaytay, this isn't that bad after all. The slab is a bit huge for a single serving.
Sorry, we did not order desserts because we immediately headed to Jay-J's to have some booze.
So now you know why Forest House is all I want for Christmas. They even have a band that sings Christmas carols at night. I would love to go back to Forest House next Christmas!