Last July 27, Mark Magallanes of RepublicaNegrense came home to Bacolod for business and pleasure. On his itinerary was doing food reviews of famous and not-so famous food establishments in Bacolod and so, he invited some local bloggers to join him. I chose to go to Felicia's Cafe and Steak Room in 6th Street. Remember my post, about how happy I was to see that Felicia's opened a branch at Robinson's Central Citywalk and why I have never been to their main store yet? Well, now was my chance to go with a group and at the same time get to meet other bloggers.
It was a hectic day as it was also the opening of Sabor Bisaya, the yearly food expo and culinary competition held in Negros Occidental. I also had a luncheon meeting with some alumni of the USLS College of Medicine to plan for the first homecoming in December. After our meeting I went back to Bacolod Pavillon to pick up Mark and proceeded to Felicia's. Parking this time was easy as there was a space right in front of the Cafe. We were met by their captain and were ushered into the Steak Room, a very cozy place right besides their pastry cafe. There was also another room which can be used for board meetings and small parties.
Glady Tomulto-Reyes of Experience Negros and Diana Lopez of Sugarcane Nomads joined us for an evening of good food and great conversation. As we introduced one another, our host and one of the owners/chef of Felicia's, Vince Macasa arrived. Since I am not really an experienced food blogger, he was very gracious and explained every dish in detail.
|Organic Greens Salad w/ poached pears, cambozola cheese & pecans(P170)|
|Prawn Gambas (P180)|
|Poutine Fries (P150)|
|Grilled beef medallion steak a la Chateaubriand (P580)|
|Beef and Mushroom Salpicao (P185)|
|Fried Spareribs (P150)|
|Baked Norwegian Salmon w/ onion aioli (P630) photo courtesy of Mark Magallanes|
But even if I could not eat another mouthful, Felicia's desserts will make any mortal person (meaning me) commit gluttony...take a look at these gorgeous pastries.
dulce de leche
frozen mango mousse (P80)
Chocolate cake (P85)
We had a taste of these "to die for" treats too.
|pili crumble (P18 per piece)|
|almondettes (P14 per piece)|
It was an evening not only of good food but lessons learned as well. Why lessons? I have always been under the impression that Felicia's was an expensive place and for fine dining only. I was so wrong. Notwithstanding the classy decor and ambiance, it was pleasantly surprising to find that all these gastronomic delights are well within the budget of the average person. In one word, bravo!
For those living in Manila and it's environs, Felicia's will be in Manila for the Negros Trade Fair 2012 in Rockwell Tent, Makati starting Sept 25, 2012. All these pastry treats and more will be available in the venue. Enjoy!
|The amiable and charming Chef Vince Macasa|
Location: 6th Street, DOLL Building, Bacolod CityTelephone
Number: (034) 433-6586
Hours: Mon to Thurs, 9 AM - 11PM
Fri to Sat, 9 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday, 9 AM -11PM
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Felicias.pastry.cafe
My Rating: 4/5