Monday, January 29, 2007
let's eat: la cabane
everyday as we drive home from work, we pass through pasay road, este, arnaiz avenue (although who calls it that??), and always see this sign and wonder, what's in there? so last week, we decided that life is too short not to give in to one's curiosity every so often. ok, ok, the traffic was bad, so we decided to wait it out by eating dinner first. and boy were we glad! we've never read or heard anything about this little gem of a restaurant. la cabane is french for the cabin or shack or hut (depending on which electronic dictionary you ask, hehe...), and the unpretentious interiors are designed to resemble a beachy home—very relaxed, very cozy, with bleached-wood furniture and fluffy cushions. the all-female wait staff reminded us of the sales associates of freddy panicucci—typical filipina beauties with long hair and slim figures (sans minis ;-). we liked the ambience, the music was not so loud that you can't have a decent conversation, or worse, that you have to shout at the staff just so they don't get your order wrong. we ordered a canard à l'orange (P480), which we haven't had in a long time, and mm-mm-mmm! was it tasty! the meat was soft and the sauce had the right amount of tartiness. delectable! and of course because we're so pinoy, we had it with rice. we also had a steak with herbs de provence (P760). it came with a gratin dauphinois that we're still dreaming of! all polished off with a bottle of red wine (P980) from one of the smaller, not-so-famous french vineyards. total bill was around P2,500. money well spent we think for a quiet evening, a good meal, and a nice—albeit temporary—respite from the chaos outside. la cabane resto-bar lounge, 1020 arnaiz avenue, makati city, tel 844-0377 (across rapidé).
Posted by the fash pack at 11:15 PM