We were in Tomas Morato weeks ago and one recommended stop for some cocktails was Eighteen Bistro. We went here for their 18Php Cocktails from 6PM to 9PM. We were ready to get drunk when they told us that each person who will avail the promo would need to avail of at least one main dish. This caught us off guard coz we were already VERY FULL coming from H Cuisine. Nevertheless, we still ordered food for sharing and asked for our first round of cocktails.
We got the following –-
This was one of my favorites from the mains that we ordered. Imagine a thick and creamy sauce that was slow-cooked with Arborio Rice and fresh Portobello Mushrooms. It had the right amount of cream which was made extra interesting by the earthy flavor from the fresh mushrooms. Each spoonful was packed with flavors and this dish can get you stuffed at no time.
|Spicy Portobello and Cream Cheese Pasta for 310Php|
|Must Order Pasta when in Eighteen Bistro!|
|Chicken Parmigiana for 320Php|
|Roasted Pork Belly for 350Php|
For the cocktails, we got one of each –
Amaretto Sour was the first one served. It was refreshing with a strong kick of alcohol, or at least that’s how I would describe it. Loved the citrus kick but it was my least favorite among the three cocktails that we’ve had.
Then we had the Planter’s Punch which had a beautiful red color. It had rum in it, Grenadine syrup and pineapple juice. It was on the sweet side and I liked it! It didn’t come as strong for me and it was as if I was just drinking some juice.
Gin Fizz was the last cocktail to be served. It had gin in it and lemon choice and I think this was shaken with ice and topped with carbonated water to give it a “fizz.” I liked this as well. It was light and a perfect summer cocktail.
|More Amaretto Sour!|
|Inside Eighteen Bistro|
Customer service was top notch because of Martin! I have to give Martin two thumbs up because he was all alone that night! When we came in, there were about two other servers but they buzzed out and Martin was left all alone. He was the order taker, barista and the server all at the same time. There were delays here and there but that was totally forgivable! The best thing about Martin was his attitude. He never gave us a frown and served with a smile the entire time.
Eighteen Bistro is a place that is worth coming back to despite our distance from Tomas Morato. Hubby and I agreed that we shall visit again!
5 out of 5 Stars for Eighteen Bistro!
--- Eighteen Bistro: 51B Sct. Rallos St., Laging Handa, Quezon City
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