FEASTS FROM SPAIN
Huge servings of Spanish grub and tipple
so make sure to bring lots of friends to get a little taste of everything in one night. They have the staples Gambas al Ajillo and Pulpo ala Plancha, and the Catalan staple Jamón Serrano con Pan de Tomate in their tapas menu. For a partysized group, it is also recommended to order the Gorliz Platter, which consists of Jamón Gran Reserva, Salchichon, Chorizo Iberico, Manchego Añejo, Olives, Membrillo, and Roasted Pepper.
One of the owners, a former owner of a steakhouse in the city, brought his famous steaks to Gorliz. Like all the other dishes, the steaks are good for sharing, unless you have a really huge appetite. But there’s one thing that Gorliz is really good at, and the reason why patrons come back: their paella. They may only have two varieties, but they make sure that they’re done well and have generous toppings. The Paella Negra has clams, mussels, and calamares, but it’s the Paella a la Cubana that’s definitely a scenestealer with its packed toppings of lobster, clams, The Spanish has made every part of the pig purposeful and edible. With all things pork on their menu, from their tapas to their lenguas and ox tails, what else does the Spanish have to offer?
Gorliz makes it a point to make Spanish food hit close to home—but, of course, in the Filipino family style. With hefty servings and big tables enough to fit a number of huge plates, the Filipinos’ for-sharing culture is definitely addressed.
They offer two different menus: a lighter choice for lunch and a more filling set for dinner, and a bonus specials menu that changes depending on the availability of their resources. The lunch menu is comprised of an array of savory appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and a few rice meals. But if you really want to dine and enjoy the entire Spanish food experience, visit during the evenings.
The range of tapas Gorliz offers is a pain to choose from, since everything looks promising,
Gorliz raises the bar for family dinners and momentous reunions By DENISE DANIELLE ALCANTARA Images by TAMMY DAVID