on our way home from one of our tagaytay trips, we decided to have lunch at gourmet’s the dining room. going down the driveway, you will see a santorini-inspired structure. opening the big doors, and taking in the view of the white, clean and chic interiors, you know that you are in for a treat.
the restaurant boasts of italian/mediterranean cuisine with most of its ingredients sourced from gourmet’s own farm.
there was a salad station available inside but we did not avail of that. instead we ordered three different items from the menu.
baked salmon – oven baked salmon fillet with mashed potato and sauteed spinach. this was junjun’s order. the salmon was baked perfectly and was flavorful. the mashed potato also complimented the fish.
tuna sandwich – bougette tuna filling, tomato, lettuce and cucumber. this was an order for matteo. the sandwich was filling and it could be easily a meal in itself. what i loved are the veggie chips (made of malunggay i think) which accompanied the sandwich. it is great alternative instead of the usual potato chips.
the dining room special – coffee and spice rubbed ribeye or tenderloin fillet with mashed potato. this was my order. there is also a side salad that accompanied this. i had my steak done medium well. i liked how the steak was flavored and it was tender that i did not have a hard time cutting the meat.
we also ordered the dalandan juice and ripe mango shake for Php 85.00 each.
for its price, i would say the taste and serving of the food was worth the peso paid. the ambience of the restaurant is also a plus. the waiter and other staff were also attentive and was very helpful.
i would like to go back to this resto again to try more of their offerings. 😀
The Dining Room
Km. 52, Aguinaldo Highway, Buho, Silang Cavite, Philippines