What I like about working in Ortigas Center is that it's a gold mine of food adventures, just waiting to be discovered at each and every corner. The only catch is that things change so fast, sometimes within a blink of the eye. Located in what was previously Red Cloud GastroPub, is where The Plantation has firmly planted its roots. *ba dum tss*
My officemates and I made a lunch date soon as our schedules permitted, because that's how we bond. LOL 😂 The Plantation's interiors are light, and easy on the eyes. The bar and TV are definitely plus points for the boys, who kept their eyes glued to the NBA game.
Lechon Kawali 230.00PHP or 4.63USD approx (Solo serving). Naturally, some of my officemates gravitated to what was familiar and comforting. Their lechon kawali does not disappoint in terms of crunch and flavor, and the pakbet is a welcome side to cut through the rich and fatty pork belly goodness.
Herb Crusted Dory 245.00PHP or 4.93USD approx. The Plantation has plenty to offer for vegetarians, like this flavorful dory fillet served with pesto rice and veggies.
Dory Thermidor 245.00PHP or 4.93USD approx. I always think of The SIMS whenever I hear "thermidor", raise of hands if anyone can relate to that 🙋 (is it getting obvious that I'm loving the emoji feature of Blogger?!)
The Plantation's Dory Thermidor is generously served with Hollandaise sauce, and rests on a bed of hot pesto rice with roasted veggies on the side. I love how the Plantation gets me and my undying love for zucchini!
Roasted Shrimp and Seafood Jambalaya 290.00PHP or 5.84USD approx. Big enough for sharing, their jambalaya is quite a tasty treat. This dish alone can fill up any hungry or hangry tummy faster than you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious~
Tuscan Pork Belly 240.00PHP or 4.83USD approx. This putok batok and heart stopping dish really wows you with the flavor profile of the meat. Oh, and in case you haven't noticed ... you really can't complain with their generous serving, right?
Their food is great. There's no doubt about that, but there is so much left to improve in their customer service. Attentiveness, speed and a sharp memory will go a long way in elevating any customer's dining experience from mediocre to unforgettable. Having said that, I'd still go back anytime specially since we weren't able to try their booze selection (we we still had to go back to work). Until then, I'll see you on my next pig out session. 🐽
The Plantation Bar & Bistro
- 106 C. Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati City
- Ground Floor, UNIT 4B Robinsons Cyberscape Alpha Bldg Sapphire Road, San Antonio, Pasig City
Contact Number: +63927-687-4153, (02) 501-5727
Estimated Budget: 300.00PHP and above per dish
Payment Methods: Cash, Credit Card
Business Hours: Open 24/7
Your pig out buddy,