Like I always say, filipino food is at the bottom of my favorite food list. If I had my way, it would be japanese or chinese all the way -with the rest of the international cuisines following suit, but filipino food is still last haha. Sorry.
On this occasion though, I didn’t mind it so much because: 1) We were celebrating Erika’s birthday & she LOVES filipino food, according to ate. Naturally we HAVE to make her happy on her birthday! <3 2) We were going to eat in chef Florabel Co’s upscale & sosi Crisostomo restaurant -so the food will definitely have a twist or fusion. 3) I googled it & they have the most imaginative & fantabulous names on the menu -which tugged on my playful side! ;P (Crisostomo, as in Crisostomo Ibarra. The lead in Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere novel.)
Because we are a family who LOVES (nice) surprises -giving & receiving! I got some festive balloons to greet Erika for when we meet up. Erika is from Bohol & it’s her first time in our part of town & I want her to feel our warm NCR-southern hospitality. ;P She’s also one of ate’s very first friends in college so we have a soft place for her in our hearts. And did I mention.. We (o sige na nga.. THEY) are having a SLEEPOVER yay! m/
My babyson is so nice, he carried all 10 balloons for me! <3
The balloon says it all.. Happy 17th Birthday, Erika!!! <3
Waiting excitedly for the dalagas to come..
Obviously, we were the first customers haha. Lagi naman! ;)
Erika finally arrives! m/
After all the air-kisses, greetings & hugs, second order of business.. FOOD!