Saturday, October 13, 2007

Looking at my Eyes

Okay - before we go any further,
Let me apologize coz' I totally forgot to take food shots during this latest food tryst of mine

I was so enthralled by the company I was with, that I just plum forgot ...
By the time I remembered - we were well into the middle of the dinner and there were no shots worth taking

Maybe it was the 2003 St. Urbans Hof Riesling that we started with
Or the conversation that engrossed us
Maybe it was her eyes
Maybe the glossy lips
More probably it was the cleavage that kept looking at my eyes

I am such a dork
The truth is - maybe it was Alzheimer's

Lemuria is a place for a romantic's romance
Tucked in and hidden within the winding roads of Horseshoe Village,
This tops my preferences for a date with that special someone within the metro

The experience starts with a gracious "gateman"who welcomes you into the direction of a brick and tiled walkway that leads to a wonderfully peaceful courtyard
From there - an inspiring view of this cottage like restaurant cum wine cellar.
If you are lucky, the charming owner Kitt Schroeder will start engaging you in conversation about her passions- food and wine

Lemuria is cozy and romantically lit
Brick walls and wood beams create a cuddly mood right away
The attentive servers kick in
And you are off on a culinary journey that will cost you a bit
But then heyyyyyy ... what is romance for (if not to lead you to the poorhouse)

An extensive wine list will joggle your neurons
(Tip: this is one place with good Geman Rieslings)
And then comes the menu
Think French-Mediterranean fine dining ...

Consider starting with "Beurre d'Escargots" or a mouth-watering "Seared Foie Gras braised with cabbage and fig glaze". Then perhaps a "Chowder with Manila clams and scallops flavored with Pernod".

For mains - uhhhhhhm, I mean "entrees" - maybe a "Grilled Wagyu Entrecote served with Lemuria salad" a "Braised Lamb Shank with apricots and red wine sauce" or a "Squab, roasted and stuffed with duck liver and served with stewed grapes, onion and cabbage"

Settle down with brewed coffee and a Valrhona Chocolate Souffle cake.
This is the stuff that can really get my pheromones going ...

Lemuria is Metro Manila's little secret
Barely a year old - it is already on the A-list of those in the know
A touch of graciousness, warmth and intimacy
Find a date
Bring someone special
Fall in love ...

Lemuria at The Winery
#5 Julieta Drive
Horseshoe Village , Quezon City
(63-2) 7222185, (63-2) 7245211