June 26, 2006
10z Ribeye Steak. Airflown Certified Angus Beef (P 1,080)
Finally the best steakhouse in Tagaytay, exclusive to Tagaytay Highlands members only, opened last week in Mall of Asia! We ate there with my family last Friday and we were excited to find out that it was there second day of operation. I got the tip from Tanya, one of the bloggers I follow, and she is among those who absolutely love Highland's steakhouse. As for me, I'm not really a steak lover but I got interested with steaks ever since eating in Myron's. One of these days, I will try the suggestions of my readers to try out the steaks of Handle Bar in Makati and Steak MD in Tomas Morato.
I like the log cabin type of ambiance consistent with the Tagaytay Highland's interior design. It has a cozy tungsten lighted atmosphere complete with fireplace which should be perfect during the cold season. As for the food, all the food items we ordered were deliciously satisfying that we didn't mind paying for about P800/ person. Kudos to Highland's Steakhouse management for a job well done in providing a good steak experience immediately after its opening.
There are two private rooms that you can reserve complete with a log cabin ambiance (although this reminds me of a dry sauna interiors), and chandeliers to provide that tungsten lighted romantic setting.
Henry's Barbecue Baby Back Ribs (whole rack) P680. Tender barbecue bourbon flavored imported baby back ribs.
My dad ordered this impressive whole rack of Baby Back ribs. You could taste the barbecue flavor consistently throughout the well marinated ribs. What I like about it is that you can taste the texture of the tender and juicy meat meat as you bite off from the piece of the rib. I actually forgot for a minute that this costs P680 pesos :)
Pan grilled Halibut with Wild mushroom Beurre Blanc (P680). My mom is a healthy eater and this is the only food item in the menu that she can eat. Just by the looks of it, the grilled eggplant with the wild mushroom and the so-called Buerre Blanc sauce gives a complimentary flavor to the fresh perfectly grilled halibut. I will definitely order this the next time I eat in this steakhouse and I'm still drooling by the looks of this halibut dish.
10z Ribeye Steak. Airflown Certified Angus Beef (P 1,080).
There is a 14oz version which costs P1,420 but I think the 10oz is more than enough for me and my wife. Our medium well steak was perfectly cooked with the right juicy tasty flavor. It is soft such that you can cut the meat easily and you can enjoy chewing on the meat. You will not complain with its thickness and I think this was one of the criticism's for the Myron's steak which looks like beef tapa compared to this slab of meat.
Highland's Steakhouse Menu. (similar to the original Tagaytay menu) Click here for a bigger version.
By the way, I would also recommend their Steakhouse Clam Chowder (P80) because of its rich creamy and flavorful taste that keeps you wanting for more with every spoonful taste.
With the look of its inviting interiors, you can't help it but amazed that such log cabin ambiance can be present in a mall setting. To complete the look of the restaurant, all the waiters are in their cowboy outfit with matching cowboy hat. All of them are friendly and trained very well.
Net, it would be an understatement if I say I love their delicious steak. Highland Steakhouse is offering a complete dining experience that is worth every peso that you pay for. Not to mention that they are perfectly located in the second floor besides IMAX and they also have a stunning view of the Manila Bay sunset. Can you ask for more? Yes, please have a high chair for the babies...
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