We attended the afternoon mass today, which was a rarity for us. When mass ended, we were spewing restaurant after restaurant of possible alternatives; there was the Rib Shack, Aroi and so forth. In the end, it was up to my driver of a brother’s hand. He was heading to Aroi when he remembered The Rest In Plates, which was always closed as we passby after morning mass.
He made a U-turn and headed to Aguirre, where he overshooted and had to make another U-turn. Anyway, we made it and may have been the first guests for dinner.
We were welcomed by the waitress, seated and given the menu. I noticed the place was not that big, but with clean tables and comfortable seating. A rustic vibe to the walls and metal hanging lights, with clean lines and some framed pictures on the wall.
The menu was not that many. The waitress was helpful and suggested the Pork Mascato for my brother. And since I try to eat less during dinner, I asked my other brother if we could share. He ordered the Chicken Peruviano.
While our orders were being cooked. We were served a canapé, Smoked Salmon Paté. It tasted nice, like tinapa Salmon. We liked it. I was also served my Dalandan and Tarragon Duet, which was actually a mix of dalandan and tarragon reduction and Sprite. It was a refreshing drink. Metal straw a plus for me.
Our tables were then set with plates, spoons, forks and knives, as well as, glasses, that were filled with cold water. Service, a big check.
When our main course arrived. We noticed right away the nice plating. The Pork Moscato, which was actually made of Moscato wine roasted pork belly over mashed smoked pumpkin, veggies on the side and drizzled with Moscato sauce. It was a nice combination, however, a crunchier pork belly skin would have made this dish, just perfect.
The Chicken Peruvian was pretty hearty looking, which was good for 2-3 people. Good thing, my brother’s were both hungry. The half chicken was roasted probably with turmeric and some other Peruvian spices. It was served over Jambalaya rice and Tomato Chimichurri. It was quite good. The chicken was juicy and tender, which was a perfect match with the tasty rice. The salsa also gave a freshness to the plate. However, should there be some spiciness to this dish? Shrug
Anyways, I think, the chefs had done a pretty good job with the dishes. It passed my taste buds, and it was satisfactory. The price was a bit on the high-end, but with the ambience and service; I don’t mind going back to try their fish and panini next.
Note: The Rest in Plates is located at 181 Aguirre Ave. BF Homes Paranaque. Ohh and by the way, they have a promo going on wherein you can win a weekly dish for 3 months, starting Oct 7 to Dec 28. What you need to do is like and follow The Rest in Plates in IG and FB. Post a dish you ordered, write a short review, tag 2 friends and use the hash tag, #TheRestInPlatesRaffle. That’s it! Goodluck Foodies!