Designer Blooms Café
Designer Blooms has been in business for over twenty years now in the Philippines. The popular fresh and dried flower business has been de rigueur for many guys on Valentine’s Day. Nowadays, they may just opt to bring the ladies to Designer Blooms’ first café in Alabang for a healthy, organic meal that will go perfectly well with their date’s little black dress!
Jalapeño BurgerSome may consider it pricey for a decidedly “simple” burger (no foie gras or fried quail egg to clog the arteries or questionable “special sauces” here), but it definitely delivers in the essentials. The patty is moist, flavorful, and well cooked; the bun dense, but soft and chewy, and all the other fillings add their own distinct flavor and texture. A word of caution though, as the jalapeño comes in chunks, and while each bite will be a delight to those who love heat, those who with more sensitive palates ought to be wary.
French Press CoffeeJosh’s Pizzadilla (P220), which is their version of the panizza, is actually part of the kid’s menu. This thin-crust pepperoni pizza is topped with arugula or salad rocket and alfalfa sprouts, cut into length-wise strips, and eaten as a roll instead of a slice. The Pizzadilla is definitely a great order for kids or the kid at heart, as they not only get to “play” with their food, but they also get their serving of vegetables—organic ones at that! And even if it’s on the kid’s menu, one pie is certainly enough to satisfy a grown-up’s craving.
Hearty Mushroom Soup