Last night A and I had dinner at the Abaca Restaurant in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu. We wanted to stay at the Abaca Boutique Resort but (1) it’s too pricey and (2) it’s fully booked. So we just decided to stay at Hilton Hotel and just have dinner at Abaca instead.
The good reviews we read about the restaurant were all true — the place is great, the food is awesome and the chef is not too friendly. :p
So there, we ordered Moroccan Chicken Tagine with cous cous, organic vegetables and yoghurt, Grilled prawns, squid, sea bass, shellfish and aioli Bouillabaisse with crostini bread, and Abaca Original Flatbed Pizza in Four cheese (padano, forme d’ambert, mozarella, smoked gouda). I also had a glass of Bella Mia 2008 white wine.
The wine and the pizza were served first. Abaca Restaurant is very famous for their flatbed pizza with very very thin and crunchy crust. This four cheese pizza is very flavorful.
For the main course, instead of serving us our original order, they served us Roasted Duck Breast with grilled asparagus and fondant potato in currant jus and Grilled tiger prawns, clams and coriander in roasted garlic broth with crostini bread by mistake. We didn’t notice it immediately because the duck breast looked like chicken breast and the two seafood dishes are almost similar. Then someone came over to our table asking if we’re already fine with our food, I thought he was asking about the taste and all that stuff so I said yes it was fine, until I realized that the food they served us was not the ones we ordered!
I really like how the duck breast was cooked medium rare, and the flavor of raisins went well with the currant jus. If there’s something off with this dish, it would be the potatoes because it wasn’t cooked every well. Overall, it’s awesome. A was fine with this dish but I insisted to have my Bouillabaisse.
Because of the hassle they’ve caused with the wrong serving of food, they gave us complimentary desserts. Yum! A was like, “They noticed you weren’t happy with what happened so they gave us desserts! Haha”.
I didn’t get the name of the dessert, it was something mango and chocolate But I swear after they served the dessert, I was smiling and giddy again like a little kid!
If you like to try Abaca Resort + Abaca Restaurant, you can visit their site.