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 √† 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 rapid√©).

21 comments:

Ruby Gan said...

yup! i've been there! loved the food and the ambience! try steak tartare... it was my first time to try it - fantastic!

Maria said...

This is so awesome! I was trying to find the phone number of this resto online and Google led me to you. Now I discovered your blog and it's such a wonderful thing! I've bookmarked you and it looks like I'll be a regular. I like your style in writing. I think you have both taste and style. We agree on a lot of things (in terms of food and technology too)! This is how blogging should be. Very helpful.

Great work!

the fash pack said...

thank you, maria, we are *blushing*

joborn2x said...

They have a very good employee. Her name is Arlene Diola. She saw my wallet fall when I entered my Car(around 12 midnight last night Feb. 4). She picked it up and refused the offer of the cab driver to return it. She texted me "I found your wallet call me pls", I called her this morning 7:30, went to see her...I have my wallet back all intact. She's an angel, God is good!

the fash pack said...

wow, what a great story! thanks for sharing, joborn2x. honest people like arlene diola should be the rule and not the exception!

Ruby Gan said...

you know what, they really have nice and friendly staff! they know what they're all doing. Very efficient and super accommodating!

I wish you could feature them here and tell the owners how lucky they are with their people! it is very rare to find these gems nowadays!

:D

martha said...

thanks to your blog, i went to la cabane and had the best canard a l'Orange ever. this resto sure beats that pretentious gallery-cum-bistro fronting the shang on makati ave. it beats them in terms of food quality, menu selection, ambience, service and pricing. thanks for the reco. i know this is a fashion blog, but please let us know where else to eat. your blog is so helpful and informative, more power.

the fash pack said...

thanks, martha, we have to agree with you. and we will continue to share our finds when we find them!

dianne said...

Thanks to your recommendation, I had a good dinner last night. Thanks, fash pack!

Mia said...

i LOVE this restaurant! my family and i had dinner there once and we decided that it was the perfect venue for my birithday party. turns out their manager is really accomodating in terms of menu, pricing and other details. her name is Ruby, and she's an absolute doll. she worked in hotels like Dusit, Shang and Peninsula as well as Cuisine, so she really knows what she's talking about. highly recommended for anyone who wants to throw a classy, cozy party.

M.Tan said...

I was googling for the restaurant's number and found your post. We're going over there for dinner on Saturday, and we are looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

wow La Cabane...The ang Food and Everything ang si Miss Ruby she's the Manager na na-Meet namin..cool Manager..The best mag-dinin dito...relax at relax ang music ..magaling musician nila bossanova at Jazz ang lalim ng mga tinutugtog nila..gustong gustong gusto ko yun ko yun Guitarist name Arden sound like Tuck Andress and Paco de Lucia sobrang magaling cya and gwapo and smilling face i love you Arden..kahit 2nd time ko palang si Arden na-Meet ang bait at yun mga kasama nya magagaling din..sana lagi sila play sa La Cabane...

Jhoy

Anonymous said...

thank you for all the comments.....keep on comming back to la cabane...there all good and nice

Anonymous said...

i love la cabane, nice staff the manager s very accomdating she is nice and pretty her name is Ruby...hi Ruby stay nice and sexy...we keep on comming back there n la cabane because of you...thank you fer taking care of us....

Anonymous said...

Hello...hi Miss Ruby..kamusta ka na?Bakit wala na si Arden yun Guitarist nyo sa La Cabane?akala ko Friday and Saturday sila..idol kasi sya nang anak ko thats way kaya kami nagpupunta sa La Cabane?tuwing kelan ba talaga ang schedule nila..i that group specially the guitarist when they play bossanova and jazz...

George & Lyka

Anonymous said...

Gud day miss Ruby and La Cabane...Hi Prett Miss Rudy..crush ka daw ng Tito ko..hahahah meron ka daw look a like na t.v personalty...sarap talga food nyo jan..and wait where is Arden? my love Arden...akala namin sila lagi perfomer dun? na pahiya tuloy ako sa family ko sinama ko pa naman sila jan...sayang...saan pa ba namin sila mapapanood para dun kami punta lagi..but dont worry ppunta prin naman kami jan...specially kpag jan sila perform...crush din cya ng mga pinsan ko kasi...nyeehehehe..--Jhoy Fuentes

Anonymous said...

wait miss Ruby..ano daw pala number mo ask ng Tito ko?..at ano number ni Arden..?heheh/...pls--Jhoy .. pls

Anonymous said...

Good PM Ruby...FYI lang: napanood ko yun sila mica sa Wateringhole Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong last November 20 2007 that was Tuesday.I saw your Boyfriend name Reyman,am i right?kasama yun isang lalaki yun boyfriend ni mica..I think hindi nila ako kilala,babae ako pero concern lang ako sayo maam,nagrequest ang boyfriend mo ng song sa Arden yun band,and then dedicate nya sa girl sa kabila table,siguro sinusubukan nya na baka nakuha sa ganun style yun girl..i forgot the song na nirequest nya and then nakalagay sa request paper nun binisa ni mica na dedcated daw ni Reyman sa girl sa katabi nila table nun kasama nya lalaki...

Miss _-_-_-_

Anonymous said...

Guys,especially Ms Ruby,i just wanna reveal that MISS ____,JHOY FUENTES AND GEORGE AND LYKA ARE OBVIOUSLY DONE BY ONE PERSON, AND THAT PERSON ARE OBVIOUSLY ARDEN HIMSELF!! Wala siguro magawa Mam Ruby at pinupuri tlga nya sarili nya at nanghimasok pa sa lovelife nyo.Dont Fool Yourself Arden! Halatang ikaw ang gmagawa ng mga comments bout you.and hello,wala namang nagsabing gwapo ka sa la cabane.DONT DREAM HIGH!

Anonymous said...

To ARDen of Arden Band a.k.a JHOY/GEORGE AND LYKA/MISS ____,
One thing i can say, youre a FAKE.PLS DONT USE THE LA CABANE BLOG FOR YOUR PERSONAL REASONS and PROMOTING YOURSELF TO OTHER GIRLS!You know what i am saying so stop doing this again and again just like what you did at the Filnet Radio,etc!

FRom CONCERN CITIZEN

reebsrealworld said...

Hi Fash Pack, can I grab your la cabane signboard shot? I wasn't able to get a shot after having a wholesome dinner with my friends. I'll just use it to complete my photojournal... thanks so much!