Restau­rant Ver­bena

Philippine Tatler Best Restaurants - - INTERNATIONAL -

WHY GO

It’s got the best view of Taal Lake. It is also on the quiet side of the road on the ridge. Ser­vice is good and por­tions are gen­er­ous.

TATLER TIPS

Though it has con­ti­nen­tal spe­cials from ap­pe­tis­ers to dessert, the Filipino or lo­cal cor­ner is worth a look. Ask for the lemon­grass or the gin­ger lime iced tea. Very re­fresh­ing. The wine list is also ex­ten­sive, and lots of op­tions by the glass. Named af­ter one of the own­ers, the Oys­ter Ruben com­prises house­made spaghet­tini topped with oys­ters and caviar. They are thought­ful to ask how you like your Nor­we­gian salmon fil­let and medium done­ness is good. Served with a crisp salmon skin top­ping, a light tomato sauce on spaghet­tini and arugula. The can­died pis­ta­chio, sul­tanas, and spiced rasp­berry vinai­grette com­ple­ment the lightly tossed arugula with pears and orange slices with lit­tle dots of goat cheese. Re­fresh­ing!

USDA rib-eye steak Php 1,500–1,999 per­son PRI­VATE ROOMS

Ar­roz de pato

Ar­roz loco

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