’twas one unplanned five-star dinner we don’t regret at all. Hubs and I were meeting that day in Glorietta and when my food radar was already signalling “Time to eat!” I thought of the coupon we purchased from Deal Grocer weeks back.
Being a man, hubby loves his steak. The Deal Grocer offer was more than half the price off the signature U.S. Angus Prime Rib at Prince Albert in Hotel Intercontinental Makati, undoubtedly one of the best rotisseries in the city. See related post here.
At only P895 net per person, it was really all worth it, especially as the meal actually contained a lot of extras. For sure, there will be contentions as to where the best prime rib in Manila is. I vote for Prince Albert because here, it’s more than just the food, it’s the totality of the experience!
The experience begins when a man in suit charmingly greets you at the door and leads you to your seat. Service is attentive (but not intrusive) all throughout. Great food + good service makes me a happy, contented diner 🙂
I love prime rib, and this is for me … 200 grams of the succulent goodness of beef that is perfectly-trimmed and marbled. I would never have thought that meat can glide so easily in my mouth like a slice of heaven and I await the moment when I taste the fatty layer too.The juice and flavor of the cut is tasty in itself but at Prince Albert, they also put in some red wine sauce and of course, the requisite roasted vegetables.Unforgettable!
Other food that went with our meal:
Yummy baked potato topped with sour cream, chives and bacon bits back-to-back with Yorkshire pudding, an English dish that is usually served with roast beef and gravy. (Pardon the photo as the place was romantically lit)
Prior to our meal, they served us an amply filled bread basket. The assorted breads were really good, and more so because they also put in a generous serving of curled butter.
Then came our appetizer of goat cheese with candied walnuts, veggies and a drizzling of pesto sauce.
We were surprised that the waiter gave us complimentary pralines and crisped chocolates. It was appreciated:)
We also ordered their dessert called All Chocolate (P330), described in the menu as consisting of “maracaibo chocolate fondant, truffle milk chocolate mousse, cocoa ice cream and brandy snap crisp.”
Prime rib is not something we’d eat everyday, maybe just once or twice a year, but whenever we do, we really savor the moment. It was nice to meet the master carver himself!
And also the Piano Man! 😀
Rating: the place is highly recommended for celebrating special milestones like anniversaries, birthdays or simply for relishing the good life with a slice of steak or rib in Manila!
Prince Albert Rotisserie
G/F, InterContinental Hotel, 1 Ayala Ave.
For reservations, call 793-7000 loc 776