The City Picks Food Tour eventually led us to The Clubhouse, Gaucho, and The Magnolia Ice Cream Flavor House.
The Clubhouse opened its doors to foodies in December of 2012, and has gained following for the various cuisines they offered, with their fare collectively called “Modern Comfort Food”. If that didn’t sound appealing to you, then I don’t know what would. Just the knowledge that The Clubhouse served breakfast dishes was enough to get me excited about the dishes that we were going to try that night.
Its quirky interiors combined with its rustic appeal gives The Clubhouse a feel close to home. This long table that catered to our group of more than fifteen bloggers made us feel as if we were having a family get together, enjoying a meal in one long table.
I was such a happy kid because they decided to serve breakfast dishes, but take note that The Clubhouse’s menu is not limited to breakfast (although a big chunk of their menu is). The dish that stood out most was the Truffle Mushroom Scramble, because of the hefty and appetizing combination of perfectly cooked scrambled eggs and the luxurious truffle mushroom mixed in it. The Tuyo Rice Bowl is something I can imagine having for a Sunday breakfast, because I love Tuyo (and Dilis and Danggit) with Egg on Fried Rice for Sunday Breakfast. All the dishes were topnotch and irresistible (partially because they all had egg in it, and that does it for me), and pretty straightforward. A;; that’s left is for you to enjoy the food and let your taste buds do its work.
The highlight of the night was our scrumptious meal at Gaucho. Although I admit I’m a little bit disappointed we didn’t get to catch the impromptu tango performances that Gaucho is also popular for. Despite that, the delicious Argentinian fare we got treated to was more than enough to compensate. Their menu reflected the Argentinians’ love for all things meat, with the choices of roasts, US prime and steaks to fawn over.
And we’re down to the last, but definitely one of the highlights of the food tour: Sugar overloading at Magnolia Ice Cream Flavor House!
We were overwhelmed by the many ice cream flavors they offered. They had the Classic Banana Split, the Filipino favorite Halo-halo, and ice cream offerings in numerous variations. Everything looked irresistible, but there was just no way to eat all of those! I had to go with my favorite Mango Royale, with two scoops of Mango Ice cream, mango slices, cashews , whipped cream, and a piece of cherry on top of crushed grahams. It wasn’t as sweet as the other ice cream dishes, which makes it my favorite!
As an added treat, we got to watch how our friends from Magnolia Ice Cream House make their Cold Stone Ice Cream! The marble tile where they prepare the ice cream has a temperature of negative 7 degrees celsius, which is why the ice cream was named so. Here’s a video of the magic behind the Cold Stone Ice Cream:
That wraps up our City Food Picks Tour at Robinsons Magnolia. I know, there’s still so many food establishments waiting to be discovered in the area, and I’m sure that they’re just as enticing and noteworthy as the ones highlighted in my blog posts. Hopefully, I get to blog about them another time, and share with you the gastronomic adventures waiting for you at Robinsons Magnolia.-HANA