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Dinner at Masseto

So…

Tonight my family and I had dinner at Masseto, a continental ‘fine-dining’ restaurant located within Salcedo Village. My parents decided to reserve a table at 7pm – an early dinner in the Philippines, as most people tend to have dinner out at around 8pm.

Masseto location © mgroup.com.ph

Masseto location © mgroup.com.ph

Upon arriving, we decided to sit in one of the booths to avoid the air-conditioning draft. Before ordering anything, my mom asked for the Bar menu – the specials are quite scrumptious apparently!

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When we were ready to order, my family and I started with the appetizers. My parents ordered a half-bottle of 2009 red wine (Réserve de la Comtesse), while I had a deliciously sweet glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice.

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For a shared appetizer my dad ordered one plate of calamari with saffron sauce, and one plate of chorizo puffs with aioli. I obviously preferred the chorizo puffs (allergies to seafood will do that), but they were amazing on their own right, so it wasn’t much of a hardship!

calamari, saffron sauce

calamari, saffron sauce

chorizo puffs, aioli

chorizo puffs, aioli

My mom had two personal appetizers: a bowl of cauliflower soup with crab meat, followed by an order of tuna carpaccio. My dad ordered Scallops baked in a shell: three pieces with foie gras, and three pieces with caramelized onions. Manolo and I decided to save some room for our main courses.

Cauliflower soup, crab meat

Cauliflower soup, crab meat

Tuna Carpaccio

Tuna Carpaccio

Scallops, baked with a shell

Scallops, baked with a shell

After our appetizers, we were served small portions of Mango sorbet to cleanse our pallets. It was delicious and reminded me of a more posh version of the Mango-flavored dirty ice cream I used to have outside the gates of Assumption College.

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For my main course, I split the A5 Japanese Wagyu Sirloin with my mom. The dish usually comes with rice and French beans, but I decided to have French fries instead.

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My brother had the full portion of the A5 Japanese Wagyu Sirloin, this time with the traditional rice and French beans.

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For his main course, my dad had the slow-cooked Short Ribs with Blue Cheese risotto.

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Earlier when we first arrived, my parents told the waiter that it was our birthday week. As a special gift they gave Manolo and I separate desserts. I was given a birthday plate with profiteroles, while Manolo had the chestnut pavlova.

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For actual dessert, I had the M Sundae – vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Unfortunately I had forgotten to inform the waitress that I was allergic to nuts, so I spent a few minutes removing the nuts from the syrup before enjoying my treat.

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My brother decided on the warm Chocolate Cake with caramel and honey ice cream. I tried a bite of the ice cream, and it was really sweet and delicious – although it tasted more like honey than caramel, in my opinion.

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My mom ordered the Salted Caramel ice cream, which wasn’t to my taste but was still pretty delicious. My dad decided to stick to a double expresso instead of a sweet dessert. 

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Overall the dinner was scrumptious, and a good choice in terms of good steak. I definitely enjoyed eating the chocolate script off the plate!

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I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and will come back to try more food on the menu! The picture below is Bar M by Masseto, the other side of the restaurant. 

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