One Fine Dinner at Cru Steakhouse
|The main dining room|
In Manila, you can only name a few restaurants that serve fantastic steaks, and one of the names that is consistently on the "top list" is Marriott Hotel Manila's Cru Steakhouse. So, when we were invited to have dinner there last week, we were more than delighted!
We arrived at the restaurant a bit early so we were able to go around the place and have a look at its elegant interiors. There are corners that are perfect for romantic dates and intimate dinners, all clad in rich crimson and black shades. Stunning lighting fixtures hang aglow from the ceiling, giving the restaurant a cozy yet sophisticated vibe.
|Coves that are perfect for dinner dates|
|The bar (pardon the lighting, it was a challenge shooting with red lights and furniture)|
|Our little nook|
|Wines for every budget|
|Booze to keep you goin'|
|My ultimate favorite Belvedere vodka (I wonder if they have the black one here?)|
To make it easier for you to decide, the chef has designed three-course and four-course set menus that will definitely impress you. Hubby ordered Set B and I had Set A from the three-course set menu. Yes, you got it right: the heavier slab of meat for me and the light slice of fish for him. =P
While waiting for our appetizers, we were served a huge loaf of bread with goat cheese and herb butter. Nothing can go wrong with this pair. The soft bread slathered with rich goat cheese is indeed a good start.
|Goat cheese on the left, herb butter on the|
|Baby spinach salad|
|Wild mushroom soup|
|Homemade coconut sorbet|
My steak was cooked medium (hot and with a pink center) as I had requested. As soon as it landed on my table, I grabbed the knife, sliced it, and was delighted to see the juicy pink center that I've been waiting for. Every slice was divine. Add to that, the hearty sides such as the grilled portabello mushrooms and creamy potato gratin, made the course even more interesting. The steak was served with peppercorn sauce but the staff would be happy to give you condiments that will add more flavor to your cut. As Aimee Lagman (marketing communications manager, Marriott Hotel Manila) had suggested, I asked for truffle mustard sauce which was soooooooo perfect for my rib-eye. Well, anything with truffle oil captivates my heart in a snap, right?
|250g US Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib Steak|
|Truffle mustard sauce|
Indeed a carnivore haven, Cru Steakhouse has a rack where guests can see all the cuts of meat that are available for the night. This spot is just a few steps away from the fire grill, where the meats are prepared and seared.
|Cuts on display|
|My 250g US Certified Angus Beef Prime RiIb Steak cooked medium|
|Lovely pink center|
|Grilled portabello and potato gratin|
|Grilled Norwegian salmon fillet|
|Mashed potato and organic warm tomato salad|
|White chocolate cheesec|
|Caramelized apple crisp|
Marriott Hotel Manila
No.10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex,
Pasay City, Metro Manila
+632.988.9990 local 8109
Sunday to Thursday, 6:00 pm -10:30 pm
Friday and Saturday, 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Diners are reminded to be dressed in smart casual attire; slippers and shorts are discouraged.
Children under the age of 10 are discouraged to dine to maintain an adult-only formal atmosphere.