Hello again, Toby's Estate.
I'm always full of happy vibes whenever I'm at Toby's Estate. Its interiors, friendly and knowledgeable staff and superb drinks never fails to put a big grin on my face. A few weeks ago though, something else made me extra giddy-- Toby's Estate's seasonal menu.
We started off with a beautiful Salami and Cheese Croissant (PHP290). The buttery and flaky croissant stuffed with pepper salami, manchego cheese, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce and tomatoes was the perfect light snack you'd want to start the day or pair your favorite cup of coffee with.
The salami was nicely cured and its salty taste was balanced by the cheese and greens.
The Linguine Puttanesca (PHP350) was great too.
I loved the slightly tangy pomodoro sauce made chunky with the generous serving of anchovies, capers and olives.
Braised Chicken in Wine (PHP350) is Toby's Estate's fancier dish which seemed to be a bit out of place in the menu. But the heavenly red wine-braised chicken served with creamy mashed pototoes and greens delighted my taste buds. It's really just not something I'd look for in a coffee shop.
Corned Beef Hash (PHP350) was everyone's favorite dish during our visit. The home-style corned beef (from Delimondo) hash topped wtih potato rosti and two sunny side up eggs were scrumptious! Served on a skillet, I wouldn't mind having this breakfast dish the whole day! I loved the various textures from the soft (and flavorful) corned beef, crunchy potato rosti and smooth egg.
During our visit, I had two servings of chai chocolate, one iced and one hot.
Apparently, my tummy can only take one cup or glass of it. (Noted, tummy. Noted.)
Overall, it was an afternoon of good food and drinks. I can't wait to drop by again for more corned beef hash!