Restaurant 101 at Enderun College

My friend Rizette asked me for suggestions where we can have her birthday dinner. After many, many suggestions she eventually came up with Enderun’s Restaurant 101 herself.

Enderun College is one of the Philippine’s premiere college for international hospitality management and business administration. Restaurant 101 is their application restaurant for their students to hone their skills. 
Enderun's Restaurant 101

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Rizette's birthday at Enderun's Restaurant 101

The bread was good. Feel free to eat a lot of it since it was one of the better things to eat at the restaurant.

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Rizette ordered a salad and a pasta from the regular menu for everyone to share. Both were delicious. 

eggplant salad P280

eggplant salad P280

 

You can’t go wrong with pasta in a rich cream sauce and the amazing aroma of truffles. I mopped up the sauce with my bread.

truffle potato ravioli P480

truffle potato ravioli P480

 

We all ordered from the set menu either 2, 3 or 4 courses. Since I wasn’t really hungry I chose two courses only.

Enderun's Restaurant 101 Market Menu

amuse bouche

amuse bouche

 

These are what my friends had.

asparagus salad, cured cold cuts

asparagus salad, cured cold cuts

 

The presentation of the smoked fish was really nice. The taste wasn’t bad either.

smoked fish variation, horseradish cream

smoked fish variation, horseradish cream

beef broth, fried liver dumplings

beef broth, fried liver dumplings

pumpkin cream soup

pumpkin cream soup

 

I tried the blue cheese croquette that came with the pumpkin soup and absolutely loved it! Strong, pungent, melted blue cheese wrapped in a crispy crust was something I would order in a flash. 

fried blue cheese croquettes

fried blue cheese croquettes

 

I tried a piece of the pork neck and found it hard and dry.

braised pork neck, cumin glace, sour cabbage, bread dumplings

braised pork neck, cumin glace, sour cabbage, bread dumplings

 

I would never order boiled beef but Marco had the foresight and it was one of the better entrees that night.

slow boiled beef

slow boiled beef

 

The yummy sidings for the beef definitely helped. The boys were so excited when this large platter came out thinking each this was for one person. Alas two of them had to share it.

pan roasted potatoes, creamy spinach, cold chive sauce

pan roasted potatoes, creamy spinach, cold chive sauce

 

I ordered the seafood strudel. It was a good concept using crisp phyllo pastry to wrap around mixed seafood if only there wasn’t a fish taste to the dry seafood I would have enjoyed it. 

seafood strudel, butter potatoes, herb sauce

seafood strudel, butter potatoes, herb sauce

 

Rizette’s thoughtful hubby, Eric, called ahead to order a sugar free dessert for the birthday girl and they created the mango mousse (below) which Riz enjoyed.

Enderun's Restaurant 101- sugar free mango mousse P280

With the waiter’s suggestion I ordered the crepes with curd cheese stuffing. Not so good but not terrible. 

crepes with curd cheese stuffing, vanilla sauce

crepes with curd cheese stuffing, vanilla sauce

 

The chocolate cake was hard and dry. I couldn’t help but mention this to the nice manager and he said that’s the way Sachertorte was supposed to be. Oh really? I never thought I would meet a chocolate cake I didn’t like.

sacher chocolate cake with whipped cream

sacher chocolate cake with whipped cream

 

Since we basically left our desserts untouched the manager sensed our sadness and gave us an order of Chocolate Delice.

chocolate delice P280

chocolate delice P280

 

Everybody loved the chocolatey creamy center with a crunchy base and dark chocolate glaze so much we promptly ordered another one. This dessert totally redeemed all the mediocre entrees and bad desserts. 

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While the others ate the molten chocolate cake I kept my fork on the Chocolate Delice. 

molten chocolate cake P280

molten chocolate cake P280

 

Even though I wasn’t too impressed with the overall meal I enjoyed the company of my college buddies who I don’t get to see as often as I would like. Thanks for dinner Riz!!!

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Enderun's Restaurant 101 menu

Enderun’s Restaurant 101 menu

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Restaurant 101 at Enderun College
1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City, 1634 Philippines
telephone: (632) 856 5000 local 101
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  • ERIC MEDINA

    niceeeeeeeeeeeee