Ipe and I are always on the lookout for good FIlipino food, especially when Joey’s with us, since he only eats soup-y dishes, which is what led us to Lorenzo’s Way.
The resto is not exactly what you would call a Filipino restaurant – indeed, it presents an eclectic array of food which ran the gamut from Filipino to Western cuisine, all adjusted for the Pinoy tastebud.
We started off with some garlic bread, which I found too hard to my liking. I was almost worried coz we had ordered three dishes already. But when they served our first dish, Bulalo (beef shanks in veggie stew), my worries seemed unfounded. The beef was tender and the soup very flavorful – not contrived or chock-full of seasoning.
Up next was the King Prawns Creole Hollandaise. Now, shrimps and lobsters are my favorite seafood (plus clams and mussels but only if they’re baked) but this is OTT. heavenly Served with buttered risoni, this dish is a full meal on its own. It’s rich, and yet not overpowering and leaves you wanting for more.
We also ordered this fish dish – I forgot what it was called, but it tasted like steak with sweet and sour sauce and lots of onion rings. Needless to say, it was delish!
Of course, no meal would be complete without some thirst quenchers and since we dined there a few weeks shy of the national elections, the resto offered presidentiables-themed fruit shake.
I got the Gordon shake – which was a mix of strawberry/lychee fruits while Ipe got the Noynoy shake – mango with lime (I think). And while neither of the two got our votes, the fruity concoctions named after them got our two thumbs up. 🙂
Oh, and Lorenzo’s Way got the highest appreciation of all – Joey’s approval as seen in his de-kwatro position. A first, since Joey is very particular with how he appears in public. Hehehe.
Cost-wise, this restaurant is not for the cheap-diner. But if you’re after some quality cooking and ambiance, then this one’s for you.
Lorenzo’s Way is located at the groundfloor of the Greenbelt 5.