We decided to take a day off on my birthday and spend it with the family in Trinoma. I was dying to try the ice cream concoctions in Five Cows, one of the hottest restaurants in Trinoma. Despite our earlier Trinoma misadventures, Trinoma is starting to show that it has more to offer even for people who live in Makati or Manila. It was now pleasant to shop around after 3 months of operation and the parking is still confusing but the security guards are more helpful.
We celebrated my birthday in La Maison, a French Casual Dining Restaurant originally based in Cebu and enjoyed the desserts at Five Cows Resto and Ice Cream Bar. On hindsight, we should have eaten our main course in Five Cows to avoid the disappointing lunch at La Maison. After lunch, we treated Aidan to a Time Zone entertainment where he rode a horse, plane, train, mini ferris wheel, and various cars. We also did a little bit of shopping for a white chic polo which I wore for the Olay White Radiance Launch last night at Decagon.
Thanks for all those who greeted via text and email! It actually sucks to be 33 and realize that I’m getting old. I just realized it when I attended the Olay white radiance event and most of the girls who attended are in the 18-20 age range.
La Maison is french for “home” and it is setup as a brasserie style restaurant and cafe. It is owned by couple Ray Francis Alcoseba and Marissa Panganiban with Robert Lilja as their chef partner. They served French inspired dishes that caters to the Filipino taste, which is why it is a bit heavy on the sauces. The Trinoma branch is their first branch outside Cebu. They became a hit in Ayala Center Cebu and in their original location in JY Square Mall in Lahug, Cebu.
We tried the Salmon and Mango Salad, the Pepper Steak and the Barkada Ribs. The latter one is the only one that deserves a photo because it offers a good value for your money. Although it is far from Tony Roma’s ribs, the extra sauce compensates for its lack of tastiness of the meat. It was quite a struggle to slice the meat off the bones but since it is big, it is enough to satisfy our craving for this ribs.
Five cows is a dessert heaven and modern interiors enhances the taste of the ice cream (somehow). I like the use of naked incandescent bulbs and bleached type of furniture (or de stressed furntinures? not sure how they call it ) . You’ll be amazed at the wide assortment of desserts that it offers. It is called Five Cows because there are five partners and they offer menu items like steak and ice cream which comes from cow’s meat and milk.
This place is Kids friendly with plenty of high chairs and toys to entertain the kids so that they don’t roam around the restaurant. How I wish all restaurants are like this. All the place is bloggers friendly with FREE wi-fi — yahoo!
Ferrero Crunch Supreme (P155). The Most Talked About Creation! Classic vanilla ice cream mixed with crunchy bits & our very own conconction of choco hazelnut filling. Definitely a must try for those who enjoy a truly amazing chocolatey experience!
This is the best seller of the house and I loved it. Although, Rache did not like it because she was expecting that it contains actual Ferrero Rocher.
Rocky Almond Bars (P140). Our chef’s heavenly creation of chocolate & vanilla ice cream, caramel & chocolate sauces, praline, chopped almond over an oreo crust & topped with a generous swirl of extra chocolate sauce.
It was indeed heavenly and sweet. In fact, we were not able to finish it because of its sweetness. I would take this anytime versus Gelatone’s P100 gelato scoop in greenbelt. I do hope Five Cows opens in Makati soon.
Flaming Alaska (P185). a french treat with a twist of spiked sponged cake dome filled with 3 melange of assorted ice cream, chocolate cookies, nuts and smothered with meringue and served with flaming run.
If you want to get creative with your order and impress your date, order the Flaming Alaska. They would close down all the lights in Five Cows and pour the flame over this cake before serving it.
Five Cows is conveniently located in the Cinema level which is the best level in Trinoma. This is where the THX cinemas, the Timezone, Starbucks amidst the Trinoma garden fountain and rows of dessert chains: Krispy Kreme, Mrs. Fields Cafe, etc. are located.