Wednesday, November 26, 2008

BAGUIO's Coziest CHRISTMAS House!!!

This restaurant on Loakan Road never fails to surprise.

The first time I went there, I described it as:

"Swiss Chalet.

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.

Very old-world,
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:

"Home-Smoked Bagnet:

chicharon na liempo
perfectly spiced,
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
Chocolate Vodka,

corkage was only P500.00!!!

Even the Lolas got smashed.

And we ended the enchanted evening dancing to...

what else?

Dancing Queen!

It's exactly Four Weeks to Christmas Eve!!!

Happy Christmas, everyone!!!


Blogger RUSS MOLINA said...

Chocolate Vodka?!! Wow, where can I get my hands on this one?

November 27, 2008 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger spanx said...

hi russ!

it was an advanced christmas gift
from an uncle in las vegas.

the vodka was spectacular!

November 28, 2008 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger ~*~ Badet ~*~ said...

I love Forest House in Baguio. We had our company outing and we had a sumptuous meal at the restaurant. Very good ambiance, very homey too.

December 1, 2008 at 9:28 AM  
Anonymous dyosa said...

Wow! Ang saya saya naman ng mga pictures! I can feel the love and warmth in the photos. Happy Christmas to you too!!! :-D

December 1, 2008 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Sgt Oinky said...

could you send me the address to this darling place please?

February 13, 2009 at 3:36 PM  

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