BAGUIO's Coziest CHRISTMAS House!!!
This restaurant on Loakan Road never fails to surprise.
The first time I went there, I described it as:
The two words that would best describe
this restaurant perched on a cliff,
with a bungee-jump inducing view of the hillside below.
Massive polished wooden beams
complete the European ambience of the interiors'
20-foot high ceilings.
with a curio shop's worth of continental bric-a-brac
lining the shelves as accents."
This Christmas Season,
Forest House surprised again by transforming itself
into the most Christmassy restaurant in the country.
Not only that,
but it's been honored as one of the best,
by that sozy slumbook, the Philippine Tattler.
All the Forest House specialties I wrote about
a while back remain on the menu:
chicharon na liempo
fried to perfection almost like chicharon bulaklak.
Chicken Fillets with Almond Slivers:
served with lemon butter sauce,
the crust was perfection,
parang Sosyal na ChickenJoy.
Brocolli with Prawns, Thai style:
the brocolli absorbing all the spicy sauces,
and all the flavors and freshness exploding over our tastebuds,
involuntary making us "mmmmmmm...." with every bite.
Peach and Cherry Cheesecake:
no gelatin extenders,
just a thick crumbled graham cracker crust,
and dollops of Philadelphia cream cheese."
we were not immune to the sheer Yuletide splendor
of Forest House, and our family photoshoot commenced
with wild abandon.
The very cool breezes wafting in through
the windows didn't hurt either.
My cousin Roxanne couldn't resist singing "Get Here"
with Baguio's Best Band,
And ultimately, we all gave in to the
corkage was only P500.00!!!
Even the Lolas got smashed.
And we ended the enchanted evening dancing to...
It's exactly Four Weeks to Christmas Eve!!!
Happy Christmas, everyone!!!