Good food awaits at Somerset Alabang Manila’s Cafe Madrigal and Bar

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Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

A staycation wouldn’t be complete without trying out what gastronomic offerings a hotel has to offer. During our recent stay at Somerset Alabang Manila, #TheDreys had the opportunity to sample some of the specialties of Cafe Madrigal and Bar.

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

Have your fill at Cafe Madrigal and Bar

Here are our picks at Somerset Alabang Manila’s Cafe Madrigal and Bar which you might want to consider when you happen to dine-in, whether as an in-house guest or merely dropping by to eat. Since taste is subjective, my preference may not necessarily be the same as yours, but it is worth noting that these selections made my tummy smile, so I hope it’ll make yours, too.

S’mores

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

If you love peanut butter, make sure to order some S’mores! Served in a cast iron skillet with gooey peanut butter underneath and toasted marshmallows on top. Dreamy! My teens even had the leftover S’mores for breakfast.

Bacon and Pancakes

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

My husband’s staycation breakfast won’t be complete without these, as my husband puts it, “glorious meaty fatty pork delights”! And what better way to enjoy bacon than by partnering it with a stack of yummy pancakes!

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

The Taro Chips makes for one flavorful and healthy appetizer which you could nibble on while waiting for your mains. The dip was divine!

Deconstructed Caesar Salad

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

I find anything deconstructed cute and amusing because it gives a common dish a little life and makes for a beautiful photo. Though the ingredients used to create Cafe Madrigal and Bar’s version is the usual lettuce, bacon and anchovies with a soft boiled egg, it was how this dish was presented that made it stand out — especially the Parmesan crisp that I slowly nibbled on instead of crushing it and mixing in the salad.

Mediterranean Salad

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

How can you resist this? Apart from it being healthy, this dish is visually pretty. The seared tuna and the greens were fresh and the cured tomatoes & bell peppers added a dimension of beautiful flavors that complemented the lemon parsley dressing.

Nasi Goreng

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang ManilaThe combination of fried rice with pickled vegetables and fried egg can be enjoyed as is. But with the addition of chicken satay, this Indonesian specialty instantly becomes one of Cafe Madrigal and Bar’s recommended dish. It has a nice play on sweet and salty flavors with just the right amount of heat (to some) just to excite your palate. But I could use more chili next time.

Grilled Half Chicken Inasal

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

This atsuete (annatto) marinated chicken served with Java rice and pickled vegetables is such a comforting dish. The flavors are there – salty, tangy and smokey. Being married to an Ilonggo, eating this Ilonggo specialty is a must.

Bolognese

Cafe Madrigal and Bar - Somerset Alabang Manila

I was craving for spaghetti with meatballs but it wasn’t available. All they had was Bolognese, but it didn’t fail to satisfy my craving. The minced meat sauce that coated the al dente noodles were nicely seasoned.

So, there! These are mine and my family’s top picks at Cafe Madrigal and Bar. So, if you happen to be visiting the south, make sure to drop by (or book a stay) Somerset Alabang Manila.

Contact Details:

3409 Spectrum Midway
Filinvest City
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Philippines – 1781
T: +63 2 643 0999
F: +63 2 643 0618
Instagram: @somersetalabangmanila
facebook.com/SomersetAlabangManila1/
www.somerset.com

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  1. […] To know my food recommendations at Somerset Alabang Manila, check out my Cafe Madrigal and Bar blog post here. […]

  2. […] more on the other dishes we had, you can check out my wife’s own blog post about Cafe Madrigal by clicking […]

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