Simple Eats: 101 Enderun

16 Nov

Hubby and I had our 2nd anniversary dinner at 101 Enderun yesterday night. It was a bit of a surprise since he didn’t want to tell me where we were going for our anniversary. Initially, he said it was to watch a Rex Navarete show which would make the anniversary celebration a bit different. But alas, it would be to try out Enderun. 🙂 Enderun is a culinary school and Restaurant 101 would be a training ground for the students. The wait staff are (I’m assuming) all students, as well. The cooking staff are students headed or supervised by either a resident chef or an instructor of the school.

The ambiance of the place was nice. It was romantic. We got one of the couch seats that allowed Hubby to take a look at the kitchen and what’s happening inside. It kinda felt like watching Hell’s Kitchen sans Gordon Ramsey shouting at the cooks / chefs.

For starters, hubby ordered a French Onion soup and I ordered a Mushroom Cappuccino soup. Both soups were lovely but a bit salty for my taste. I loved the presentation.

Hubby also ordered Baked Oysters (they have a fancier name for it!)

For entrees, I got their market menu – PHP690.00 (2 course menu but additional PHP300.00 for the scallops). I ordered the Foie Gras Ravioli for starters and pan seared scallops for entree. The waiter was recommending the Two for Tuesdays menu but was unable to explain the menu. She basically just said choice of Fish or Chicken (when we got the bill,a brochure was there. It was a choice of Pan Seared Lapu Lapu or Roasted Chicken in Truffle Oil). This would have been a good choice for just PHP1200.00 for a starter, an entree and a dessert.

Pan Seared Scallops

Foie Gras Ravioli

Hubby ordered slow cooked roasted pork with cabbage siding.

Slow Cooked Pork

To cap off, we had a molten chocolate cake dessert.

Molten Chocolate Cake

Over-all, the experience and the food at 101 is worth coming back for. The prices are fairly reasonable.

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Simple Eats



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