A couple of friends and I wanted to do a catch up for dinner and a friend mentioned that she wanted to try out Maria Luisa’s at the Makati Garden Club. I had never heard about this resto, but my husband kept raving about it, when he and his business partners had dinner there a few months back. Apparently it’s a quaint little house in the middle of a flourishing garden and it’s right in the middle of Makati. (on the corner of Edsa and Ayala) I was so curious to see what they had to offer. I called for reservation and they mentioned that it was only for members. I kinda panicked a little bit but thank God one of our friend’s mother-in-law was a member :)
We arrived around 730. I came prepared since i knew a place like this would not be a cheap dinner. I walked the stone steps through this lush manicured garden, with an assortment of plants and trees and flowers, and we were led into the restaurant. Very quaint and full of charm, and as we sat on our table we realized we had the entire place all to ourselves. The first thing we did was ask for the wine list. Private dinners like this called for a celebration! Haha! I took me so long to decide what to eat… Until i just stuck to what they had best. The duck leg.
See photos below…
You can also buy bread here!
The free starters they have us :)
We shared the Fondue Les Alpes – P890 – Raclette – Gruyere – Emmental Cheeses melted with cream, white wine, garlic and kirsch served with home made breads and pickles and olives. It was so filling and so good! Good for 4 people :)
This was good wine!
Chilean Mussles Three Ways. Les Chef: Wine& Cream – P680 (We all shared it and it was enough for the 4 of us :)
The Little Mermaids in a Rush – Mini prawns and caviar, horse radish mayonnaise and egg slices. – P490
The Shepherds Wife Favorite – Goat cheese omelet topped with arugula salad – P520
Confit de Canard Suèdois – Crispy Duck Leg & Potatoes, Vegetables & Cranberry Sauce P1150
The Toblerone cake was also veryyyy good!
Loralee, Monique and Ida <3
All in all it was a perfect location to spend a girls night out. Quiet and girly :)
As you enter there’s a small jewellery shop off to the side that had quite a number of interesting things.
Maria Luisa at the Makati Garden Club is located at Recoletos Street corner Ayala Avenue, Brgy Urdaneta, Makati City. You can call 552-7045 for reservations.