I’ve been to Hotel Rembrandt in the past I think twice during the time when I had few gigs in ABS-CBN and finally got the chance to go back. This time, I was able to try what’s on the menu. With my fellow bloggers who also love to eat, we feasted on that 15-course of Hotel Rembrandt prepared by Resident Chef Chester delos Reyes Velas.
Quick background about Chef Chester, he pursued his formal training in Canada at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts to show what Filipino Chefs can do. He came back to the Philippines and became the Team Leader at the National Food showdown Philippines in 2012.
When I entered their Penthouse, the first I looked for was the bar. I feel like most of my hotel stays, if permitted are purely leisure and I always look for something to drink. For me, a well maintained Penthouse and Hotel Bars are indication that there are really good chefs and bartenders in the hotel. And Hotel Rembrandt didn’t disappoint.
Hotel Rembrandt unveils its latest culinary attraction in the heart of Quezon City and is now available in their Penthouse. Named after world-class artists, Hotel Rembrandt by the ArtsTream Hospitality Management Group including Vitalis Villas in La Union, Hotel Luna in Vigan and Le Monet in Baguio are the hotels to look for when it comes to showcasing architecture and at the same time showcasing best in Filipino hospitality.
We started with Rosemary Scones with Spice Honey PHP 85
Then they served this very delicious Cream Root Vegetable Soup with Maple Syrup and cashews PHP 120
I felt like I wanna ask for more as it became my early favorite but I know there are so many lined-up for that afternoon. Afterwards, we tried Deep Fried Anchovies – PHP 260
Take note that we just begun and I feel like I need to take a pause. So when they served Vannamei Shrimp Roll – PHP 255, I told myself that ok, I need to take it slowly. This one has a sweet Potato Loaf and Paprika Mayo.
Caramelized Banana – PHP 205.
Tart Au Chocolat – PHP 130.
Chef’s presentation of these sweets are very outstanding. I’d love to buy some of these wooden stuff for mom!
We finished around 3PM and obviously, we enjoyed this guilty pleasures with Hotel Rembrandt. It was an afternoon filled with good conversation about life, love and people. From left to right, John Bueno, Ruth Dela Cruz, Rodel Flordeliz, Me, Chef chester, Director of Public Relation Ms Ana Mendoza, Alex Dizon and Ryan San Juan. (Not in Photo is Communications Manager Leo Maloles)
But of course we made our own tonics! Chef and Ms Ana led us to the bar and showed us these Make Your Own Gin & Tonic – PHP 230.
I am planning on spending a weekend in Hotel Rembrandt this coming Christmas Holiday and hope to try again all of these! For more information about Hotel Rembrandt, may visit http://hotelrembrandt.com.ph. You can also follow then on social media accounts Facebook and Instagram.