Cookbook Kitchen located in the middle of Mandaluyong’s quiet streets is another popular house-turned-resto. Chef Gen Capati serves up hearty home-cooked meals. It could be said that Chef Gen has culinary prowess in his blood, being the offspring of the late Mrs. Emilia Capati, who used to own the Magnolia Rendesvouz in the ‘40s. The legacy lives on with him, so to speak. Getting there is complicated via Shaw Boulevard, so it is unlikely that most guests will drop in as walk-in clientele. But take a bite of what Gen whips up from his country-style kitchen, and the discovery will be worth the trip. Cookbook Kitchen is a place where you can enjoy good food and company in an unpretentious setting. Gen’s wife, Liza mans the cash register and can chat up a storm. Red wine bottles adorn each table, and even the edges of each paper placemat are meticulously designed. Cookbook Kitchen’s ambience is decidedly homey, with soft lighting, red gingham tablecloths, ecru walls, and concrete "oors with painted leaves. There’s also a large mural of a French night scene that’s a cute attempt at an al fresco experience. The place seats up to 40 people and can be reserved for private functions. Service is generally good; the servers reasonably obliging with their menu recommendations. The waiters know enough about the food they offer, service is quick, and the specialties of the house are delectable and satisfying.
8 Socorro Fernandez St. cor. Luna Mencias, Addition Hills, Mandaluyong
724 3595 381 5935
Mon to Sun: 11am to 2pm; 5pm to 10pm
P1,000 to P2,300/person
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