We were here a couple of months ago with a big group of family and friends. The meal was for P2,000 per person and the stay there lasted for more than 4.5 hours. We got there at noon and we did not start eating until 1pm. We finished close to 4:45 pm and guess what, we were still hungry. The servings are small and when I mean small, it is eaten and digested in less than a minute. We asked to be served more chicken (as it is one of the food that we liked) but it never came until the end and in small portions, at that. Servings between dishes are a long time coming. One thing I advice people is not to come here with an empty stomach, you will starve! The host was more interested in theatrics like explaining the history behind their creations (which was mediocre at best) and the reasons on why they created such dishes.
The lechon is nothing to rave about. Cebu Lechon is much much better than what we had. Am not picky with my food and just like everyone else, my expectation (especially if I am paying P2000 per plate) is to come out of there with a full stomach. That did not happen, not at all!
my son celebrate his bday today at school, nd we order the dedication cake 2 days b4 his bday, they say to us that we can get the said cake at 9am, my friend been in the site at around 8:45 am nd wait til 9:30 am nd the said branch is not yet open coz the manager is on a day off nd he brings the key, the bday of my son been a disaster, it should start at 9:30 but unfortunately it started late nd he didnt blow any candle.. nd his cake doesnt any dedication on it , kmmuha lang kmi sa delivery nila pano oras na mtatapos class ng anak ko wla pa rin ung cake nya buti my dumating na delivery.. kya red ribbon sucks
The dining area is very cozy (it is the Tayag's home after all).
They do not charge corkage if you bring your own wine or liqueur.
You will get your fill to your heart's (and tummy's) delight.
In the beginning you think...."hmmm....the portions are a bit small....", but it builds up, so take it easy. Dinning time is at least 3 hours. Our group finished in about 5 hours.
You have to book your group's visit. Walk-ins are not allowed.
Claude cooks and his wife Maryanne entertains the guests. Everything is intimate and personal. You are called by your first name (yes, they remember your name until the time you leave).
As the meal begins, you feel like you are a judge at Iron Chef. Maryanne gives a background on each and every dish you are about to eat, telling you a bit about it's history and the ingredients in the dish that you are about to partake, giving you an idea of what you are about to experience even before the first bite. Iron Chef 'di ba?
The package that we got was a 10 course meal. A bit pricy, yes. But well worth it.
In the end, you feel like you've made new friends as the couple are very warm and down-to-earth.
If you haven't tried Bale Dutung, don't waste any time. Get your friends together and go on a gastronomic trip!