During the holidays nothing succeeds like excess. Unfortunately, all good things must end, and that includes unrestrained eating, to which I had to bid farewell. On the first day of the new year, I ate my last no-holds-barred holiday meal because the next day, sanity and control take over.
This is Bizu’s celebrated 10 hour roast beef (P545). Meltingly tender, it has that full-flavored beefiness that we carnivores look for in a good hunka meat. I find that there’s too little gravy (and roast beef) so don’t be shy to ask for more ”“ the gravy, not the meat.
Just like my favorite eggs Benedict but with spinach, this one’s called eggs Florentine (P295) ”“ a golden glory with a slap of smoked ham.
My Bin and I ordered the risotto funghi (P425) for Boo thinking that she’d just pick at it. How wrong we were to underestimate the appetite of a 3 year old! Boo all but wiped the plate clean, dashing our hopes for a portion of the rice, leaving behind just the mushrooms.
“This is mine, Mama!” Boo declares, cupping her little hand around the raspberry macaroon. These circular discs of almond and egg white cost P35 each, but that doesn’t stop me (or Boo) from being blinded by their multi-colored hues. She stubbornly refuses to take her hand off the macaroon long enough for me to take a photo. Who said kids don’t know what they want?!