Jopeena is 3 years old! No, that is not my baby's name! What better way to celebrate our anniversary than to eat at an elegant restaurant? A trip to Hong Kong of course! But this is about an elegant restaurant! He chose Cafe Ysabel and it was perfect for our special day.
|It looks like a really pretty ancestral house from the outside|
I bet the outdoors is especially lovely during day time. There is a pond and a fountain with really big fish.
|I really like the fine details on the woodwork and painted walls|
The cafe is beautiful. You have the antique lanterns on the ceiling, old paintings on the wall, etc.
|Not going there on Feb 14 has its perks|
Oh let's not forget the fancy bathroom.There's even a couch inside, just in case you need a selfie while sitting down.
Then there's this pretty doll to greet you on your way back to the table. Look at the detail on her top!
|Look at the detail on her top!|
They were very attentive whenever we needed water. Kuya waiter was nice enough to accomodate our request, he took our picture outside the restaurant!
The appetizer was 2 pieces of regular bread, but the dipping sauce was heavenly. Jopet asked the waiter what's in the sauce. He said it had balsamic vinegar, olive oil and secret herbs. I think it has unicorn breath. Because you know, unicorn breath makes things magical.
|Life of Pie|
We ordered a 4-Cheese Pizza as well. The crust wasn't a problem since I only eat it if it's stuffed with cheese. The pizza was very thin and not oily, yum! Let this be a symbol of love, it's what's on the center that counts!
|I am better than turon!|
Because you can never have too much cheese (exceptions: relationships, cheesy couples are bleh, haha I'm sorry for not being sorry), we also ordered Crispy Cheese Rolls with Mustard Créme Sauce. The sauce was goooood. I think it's honey mustard, also with essence of unicorn.
|Steak with a ancy shmancyloopy bread thing, good stuff!|
For our main course, we ordered steak. I am sorry for not taking note of what the steak was. Please refer the waiter to this blog to know the name *wink wink*
The meat was very soft and flavorful. It came with a loopy crispy bread thing, mashed potatoes and veggies.
How I wish we still had room for dessert!
|We ate a heavy merienda prior to dinner. Look at our sincere smiles! Just look at it!|
Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience at Cafe Ysabel. We think it's best to go there on regular days since it's a really popular dining spot. Good luck to you Valentine's people!
For more information on Cafe Ysabel, visit http://www.cafeysabel.com/Home.html
455 P. Guevarra Street, San Juan
(632)726-9326 and (632) 725-5089
Where are other good places for anniversaries? Leave a comment below!