Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mario's Baguio

Finally, to cap the food trip off, the pièce de résistance, we headed off to Mario's along Session Road for dinner. I read here that this particular branch has been in existence for already 37 years! Talk about history!

What greeted us upon entering was the desserts display. Not even seated yet, already, I was eyeing the Chocolate Truffles for dessert. There wasn't a lot of people that Sunday evening and so we didn't have to wait to be seated. It was most unfortunate that we failed to notice the fireplace, otherwise we would have asked to be seated near there to complete our Baguio experience.

Mario's Baguio - Lamb Ribs at PhP 520.00

Mario's Baguio - Exterior Mario's Baguio - Selection of Wines Mario's Baguio - Bread with Butter Mario's Baguio - Mario's Broil at PhP 515.00 Mario's Baguio - Truffles at PhP 110.00 Mario's Baguio - Hunyah by the Christmas Tree

While waiting for our orders, complimentary bread (it was sort of stringy and not really soft. I can't really determine the different kinds of bread out there except for wheat, white, and croutons. Hehehe), with butter was served. I ordered Lamb Ribs which is "charbroiled and served with port mint sauce" while my bf ordered Mario's Broil - "harbroiled fillet of beef, laced with peanut sauce and topped with crisp onion rings". When our orders arrived, both came with mashed potatoes and its own vegetable side dish. Mine is a salad while my bf's was a combination of peas, carrots, and corn. The lamb was tender, game-y, though I didn't notice and didn't mind at the beginning, and very juicy. I ordered it well-done but I guess since they've been in the industry for so long, they know how to make it well-done but still retain that juiciness in the meat. The mint sauce (reminded me of toothpaste) served its purpose when I started to taste the game-y-ness of the meat. My bf's beef was also very tender. I liked the nutty taste of it. The portions are rather hefty for a single person, so at the end of the meal, we were nearly bursting out of our pants (remember we've been eating the whole day!). All in all, I don't think the meal was cheap but considering the serving size, taste, ambiance, and service, it was definitely worth it.


Mario's
Session Road, Baguio City
Telephone: (074) 442-4241
Email: marios_baguio@yahoo.com


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