We often celebrate the first birthday with a simple celebration with the immediate family. This time around, for Raphael, we celebrated his first birthday last 2/10/2010 at Torch. 🙂
Torch is a fusion restaurant by Peppermill Caterers. It feels like a cross between Omakase and Amici in a diner set-up. They get the overflow crowd of Lugang and the late-night dinner crowd because of the bar.
It’s nice finding a place for feel-good food that can be enjoyed with the family.
I like Torch’s simple ambiance — non-pretentious and maaliwalas. The common restroom is nice too. But the resto does seem to have this fastfood set-up with cheap tables that move easily when you bump into them.
In old school terms, Torch’s menu is called fusion but these days, it is called an eclectic menu. Eclectic would loosely mean you serve anything that you like without conforming to a specified theme as long as it is good.
All the prices end with .95 cents. (An old pricing trick that we always fall for.)
This reminds me of its Chinese version without the vegetables. The sauce is creamy with a bit of spiciness that the boys can tolerate.
A bestseller indeed! I like how the overflowing, lava-like cheese engulfs the five sushi rolls.
The sushi rolls are really good but priced on the high side (at P60-P65 per roll).
Overall, the presentation of the food is really good. This pizza was served on a large chopping board. I prefer the five-cheese pizza version, though, but I love the pita-like crust.
The pasta dishes are just OK. Both are served in deep, triangular bowls and each one is good for 1 person only.
We just ordered the pasta for the younger set. I prefer the Vongole in tomato sauce, particularly since it’s not that spicy for the kids.
This was my mom’s order, so I wasn’t able to try it.
Torch also has a simple fillet of salmon with cheese and hints of unagi for the healthy eaters.
I would return to Torch for the Steaks and Ribs — good sharing portions, well-marinated and tender meats, appetizing presentation, and reasonably priced too.
Desserts (left to right):
Panacotta with Fresh Fruits (P124.95 +10% service charge),
Chocolate Fountain Cake (P124.95 +10% service charge), and
Bread Pudding with Sabayon Sauce (P99.95 +10% service charge).
The desserts are pretty but ordinary. It was perfect, though, that the Chocolate Fountain Cake came with lusis instead of the usual candles. 🙂
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63 Connecticut Street, Greenhills, San Juan
(After Lugang Cafe & Angel’s Kitchen if you are going to EDSA)
Telephone: +63 477-3771, 502-0000
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