We heard about this new place from our brother, Mike!  So when we were looking for a place to eat, I suggested this to the girls.  Timmy Antonio first brought me to this place as her Mom, Ruby Diaz Roa, is an officer and an active member of the Makati Garden Club.  She told me that part of the proceeds which they get from the restaurant will go to the club  


Cross the bridge


Towards this place – they used to sell furniture and accessories here before


And now they turned it into a French Cafe!!!  

So nice and cozy -perfect for the “ladies who lunch” :-) 


Baltazar Artisan Breads – They have freshly made breads being sold there and at the same time being served with the dishes at the Cafe


The chef and owner of this place used to be the Chef in Savoy Bistro, Sandra Fernandez.    She was not there last Friday since she was out of town.  I have never been to Savoy Bistro but Des said it was good and since Mike and Gloria say it is good, I got excited and told the girls.  

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We were admiring the chandelier on top of our table which resembled a Capo de Monte style piece 


Our table




 with the bread basket :-)


I am so glad we ordered plenty appetizers because I love appetizers! :-)


Mussels ala Baltazar! Des said Savoy Bistro was known for this so we ordered it and they loved the mussels and I loved the sauce!! I just kept dipping my bread on the sauce!  YUM!!!


I made sure we ordered this – Baked Mushrooms – Fresh Shiitake, eggplant and raclette these


Cheese fondue –  3 cheeses with lots of sour dough bread

Yum!  I loved this because it’s not the usual packaged swiss fondue, it was homemade and it was not as strong – very light and very yummy!! They kept refilling the bread! :-)  


Luzanne making sure we scraped the cheese to the last drop!


Everything we ordered we shared equally so we can try as many dishes as we can


We had two salads which were both very good – Romaine salad


Salad de Maison


Scallop and Asparagus risotto!!! YUM!!! Thanks Lucille for ordering this!!  


Gloria was there!!  Also lunching with her friends


She shared with us some of her Alaskan king crab claws – Yum!


Creme Brule to end.  We were hoping to have the Mango Crepe but it was not available that day 


Enjoyed as usual with the Beautiful Friends Forever ( BFF ) group :-).  The more senior ladies at our back were so sweet – as they were leaving they told us that they were talking and watching us since we reminded them of themselves when they were our age and up to now they still get together to have lunch together.  And I told them we were looking at them and saying that we would be like them as we grow older :-)  


Our bill which came in a cute tray :-)


Very convenient for Urdaneta Village residents, you do not have to go out the village, you can park near the gate and just walk it is right outside the gate 



7 Thoughts on “Maria Luisa’s Garden Room at The Makati Garden Club

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  2. mari on May 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm said:

    Lovely place!!
    Seems like it gets packed so best to make a booking…..
    Can you share the contact number pls…..???

  3. Heart2Heart on May 16, 2013 at 7:53 am said:

    Hi Mari, please see the second to the last photo of this feature- the telephone number is there :-) YEs best to reserve

  4. mari on May 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm said:

    Hahaha…. now I see it!!!
    Senior moments…..

  5. Heart2Heart on May 19, 2013 at 9:52 am said:

    On 05/17/2013 at 10:18 pm edit comment
    Sandra Fernandez said:
    Thank you for the good words. We’ve had customers today that follow your blog, and that’s how I came to know about this. Looking forward to having you in Maria Luisa’s Garden Room again soon!
    On 05/19/2013 at 9:52 am edit comment
    Heart2Heart said:
    We were looking for you hoping to meet you, hope to meet you when we go back More power to you!!

  6. Lisa Lumbao on June 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm said:

    They have new telephone numbers (they one printed above doesn’t work) – 552-7051 and 45. Lovely place! Thanks for posting the menu and photos!

  7. bing limson salvador on August 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm said:

    it really looks nice and cozy …. :)

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