Serendra and Boni High Street are getting crowded these days. We would usually drive around the area hoping to find a hidden resto gem that is not busting with people but provides a good ambiance and would serve good food. One of such places in the Fort Boni area is Paul Calvin’s Deli. The yellow and orange color motif is warm and inviting that lured me into going inside and check it out.
Chef Jonnathan Paul Em has a passion for making great food with no gimmicks. He was one of the pioneer chefs of Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan and got his culinary studies degree at the Institute of Culinary Education. I always celebrate stories of Filipinos who decided to go back to the Philippines and live to share their learnings here. I prefer to promote establishments with personality.
The meats and cheeses selections are very good while the bread needs improvement.
Breakfast, Pasta and Salads | Desserts and Pastries
The all-day bestsellers in this deli are the Home Made Tapa, Smoked Sausages and Ham Pasta and Paul’s Pastrami. This was my ideal meeting place with Carla from Ogilvy One.
Croque Monsieur (P 199). It is a fancy ham & cheese sandwich… But you can’t argue with classic Country ham, cheddar cheese topped with melted gruyere on whole wheat bread.
The bread is as big as an Oliver’s sandwich which could be shared by 2 persons. We both love the farmer’s ham! But the bread that prevented us from totally raving about the food. Carla said the Gardenia whole wheat bread is a lot better. This reminds me of French Baker’s Walnut Whole Wheat (P78) which I now love munching.
Mac & Four Cheese (P199). Macaroni, Swiss Emmenthal, Australian Cheddar, Italian Mozzarella and Swiss Cheese. I love the 4 cheese 🙂
Malunggay Bread. It tasted more of a banana bread instead of malunggay bread. According to studies, malunggay leaves contain 7x the Vitamin C in oranges, 4 times the calcium in milk, 4 times the vitamin A in carrots, 2 times the protein in milk, and 3 times the potassium in banana. Wow! Very nutritional at the same time, made me violate my diet regime once again because of my curiosity. I should’ve just brought this miracle malunggay loaf to Rache to enhance her milk supply.