A La Cabrera Anniversary at the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa

https://flic.kr/p/2ekQmLn A traditional Argentinian steakhouse grill by Gastón Riveira in Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Cabrera is recognized as one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017. It opened its flagship store in Asia at 6750 Ayala Avenue Office Tower in 2014 and the second branch at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel end of 2018. It’s one of our favorite steakhouses in Manila because of their charcoal-grilled steaks cooked over a traditional parrilla (iron grill). The best steak house in Mandaluyong City, it is the perfect place to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary! Here are some tips on how to organize your own awesome celebrations at La Cabrera at Edsa Shangri-La…   LA CABRERA MANILA by Gaston Riveira Address: Mezzanine Level, Tower Wing, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 2.30 pm for lunch, 6.00 – 10.30 pm for dinner Telephone: +63(967) 236-7940 Email: lacabreramanila@gmail.com Facebook@lacabreramanila Instagram@lacabreramanila Websitehttp://lacabrera.com.ar La Cabrera Manila Series in Our Awesome Planet: • A La Cabrera Anniversary in the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa (2019) • La Cabrera Manila: Steak and Wine Pairing (and Buenos Aires’ Signature 40% off) (2018) • LA CABRERA MANILA Argentinian Steakhouse at 6750 (A Review) First Things First https://flic.kr/p/Qru9HD It was awesome to see a third party restaurant concept accepted by Edsa Shangri-La Hotel to replace the former Paparazzi Italian resto at the mezzanine level. https://flic.kr/p/2d6LfKN La Cabrera Menu: Entradas, Sopa, Pasta, Guarniciones, Ensaladas, Arroz | Grillados – Selected Prime Steaks, Traditional Cuts, Especiales | Postres Desserts, Coffee and Tea Drinks Menu: Otras Bebidas | Bodega Lagarde Wines | Barone Ricasoli You’ll love the romantic leather couch set-up where you can have your own little private corner. https://flic.kr/p/S4He3b Argentinian Cocinero Augustin Figueroa now heads the kitchen and ensures that the meats are charcoal-grilled to Gaston Riveira’s standards. https://flic.kr/p/2e89tqh There is a private corner you can reserve for more privacy and a private room for your board meetings.   Starters https://flic.kr/p/S4HuXC Provoleta (₱890). Grilled Provolone Cheese Start with a grilled platter of chewy provolone cheese. Best to eat it while it is still hot. https://flic.kr/p/S4HhCh Grilled Chicken (₱680). With Provolone Cheese and Tomatoes They also do a nice charcoal-grilled chicken topped with melted provolone cheese and lots of diced tomatoes. https://flic.kr/p/QruQX6 Chorizo Carbonara Linguini (₱650). Linguini, Chorizo, Tomato and Parmesan Cheese in Creamy White Sauce I love the thick creaminess of this carbonara with the salty chorizo to cut through the cheesy flavor. https://flic.kr/p/QruNHB Costillas de Cerdo con Barbacoa, Barbecue Baby Pork Ribs (₱1,720). You can taste the barbecue flavor from the meat. Good to share slice by slice. https://flic.kr/p/QrunuF Asado Del Centro – Beef Short Ribs (500g -₱2,680). I love eating the meat and cartilage off the rib bones which absorb the charcoal-grill flavor.   Charcoal-Grilled Steak https://flic.kr/p/S4Hw3U Cold Sides:  Tomato Chutney, Relish Salad, Carrot Puree, Potato and Dill Dressing, Marbled Potato with Tartar Sauce, Ratatouille, Criolla Salsa, Tomato Capers and Parmesan Cheese, Grilled Vegetable, Roasted Garlic As part of the La Cabrera tradition, a banchan of eat-all-you-can cold side dishes are served to stir up your appetite. https://flic.kr/p/2d6LCXy Hot Side Dishes: Spinach with Bechamel Sauce, Hot Mustard Sauce, Caramelized Garlic, Mashed Potato, BBQ Corn Our favorites are the hot dishes specially the spinach, caramelized garlic and BBQ corn. https://flic.kr/p/2e89FcU The steaks are served with breadcrumbs and garlic, criolla salsa made with red and green-yellow bell pepper and roasted garlic. I like my steaks as is or with a bit of salt or Argentinian chimichurri sauce. https://flic.kr/p/2cX5RtV Lagarde Malbec 2015 (₱525/glass,₱2,595/bottle). (Vivino rating 3.9) An elegant full bodied Malbec is just the perfect pairing for a good charcoal-grilled steak. https://flic.kr/p/QruEPv Ojo de Bife Rib Eye (500 g – ₱3,480). The steak is cooked perfectly—not burnt with just the right grill marks and served as is, not basted with butter nor topped with sauce. La Cabrera Edsa Shangrila-44.jpg We love eating it from the middle (to appreciate its medium-cooked tenderness) before going out to the fatty edges.   Desserts https://flic.kr/p/2d6LQub Rogel de Dulce de Leche (₱390). Layers of biscuit and Argentine dulce de leche topped with meringue Go for the traditional Argentinian desserts which are quite similar to our Spanish-influenced sweets. https://flic.kr/p/2e8a5Tm Pavlova (₱390). Crisped Meringue, whipped cream and fruits Since they just opened, I guess they are still stabilizing their pastry section and, hopefully, the desserts will get better when you go.   Final Thoughts https://flic.kr/p/23JrZoP La Cabrera is our go-to place for steak in Manila because we love our meats to be just charcoal-grilled, no butter or additional sauces so we can appreciate the good quality of the steak. I do hope they soon serve really good Argentinian or Bolzico Beef cooked on a parrilla and paired with a full-bodied Malbec to complete the Argentinian steak experience. https://flic.kr/p/2e89pn7 Congratulations to the lucky Carlo Lorenzana tandem and the La Cabrera Manila team for successfully opening the branch at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, the best steakhouse in Mandaluyong! LA CABRERA MANILA by Gaston Riveira Address: Mezzanine Level, Tower Wing, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 2.30 pm for lunch, 6.00 – 10.30 pm for dinner Telephone: +63(967) 236-7940 Email: lacabreramanila@gmail.com Facebook@lacabreramanila Instagram@lacabreramanila Websitehttp://lacabrera.com.ar La Cabrera Manila Series in Our Awesome Planet: • A La Cabrera Anniversary in the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa (2019) • La Cabrera Manila: Steak and Wine Pairing (and Buenos Aires’ Signature 40% off) (2018) • LA CABRERA MANILA Argentinian Steakhouse at 6750 (A Review)   Live an Awesome Life, Anton Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com  Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of our friends from La Cabrera Manila.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights. P.S. A La Cabrera steak experience always ends with lollipop pasalubongs for the boys. https://flic.kr/p/QzCgCX Pin It. 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