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Experience Boracay through your palate

Posted in Hotels/Restaurants/Bars by Erineus on February 25, 2009

In the hurried world of Makati, a new restaurant opens its doors to corporate folk and food lovers with a yen for fine dining fare and a relaxing ambiance.

Café La Carmela is a hands-down ideal place to chill out and relax after a hard day’s work. Owned by Boy So, Café La Carmela features the same international buffet offered by La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel, located at the beach front of Station 2 in Boracay, a place frequented by famous stars in the country each time they visit the beach paradise. Wanting to bring the beach experience to city people, So opened the restaurant for individuals working around the corporate area, as well as for villages nearby.

Café La Carmela boasts of a wide array of mouthwatering Italian dishes that satisfies even the most discriminating palate.

Diners can snack on Canapés like shrimp cocktail in puff pastry, salmon gravlax in tart, asparagus wrap in thin slice beef and pumpkin chestnut in sake cup for starters, seabass and wagyu beef for ala carte, or go for the buffet which offers mixed green salad and assorted vegetables with dressing at the salad bar.

At the carving station, wagyu roast beef awaits every beef-lover. With choice of condiments; Lolo Rosa lettuce, mini ciabatta, red wine sauce, dijon mustard, horseradish and mayonnaise. For the chafing dish line, pork loin steak with balsamic sauce, butter vegetables, chicken breast stuffed with mushroom and spinach plus white truffle foam, seafood provencal and steamed rice were generously lined up. And lastly to top up the savory feast, an open bar of Panna Cotta, Carrot Cake with Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Fountain drew attention to those who finished their meals.

Café La Carmela is located at 38 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City. For inquiries and reservations, contact 0918-938-8358.

By Mae Gianina Cabalida
http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=goodLife2_feb25_2009

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