Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Las Flores

After attending the VIP opening of SM Aura, food was the next thing to consider.  Since SM Aura had just opened, it was expected that not much stores and restaurants were open.  Good thing it's located at the Fort, which boasts of endless restaurants to choose from!  Initially, I wanted to go to Wildflour again, but at the last minute we decided to try something new.  I remembered passing by Las Flores back when Hubby and I had an overnight stay in F1 Hotel a few months ago, and it looked interesting so we opted to have our dinner in Las Flores that night.

Cozy interiors

This place looks like it's meant for either a date night or somewhere where a group of good friends can just sit back and catch up (see group of foreign friends above).

Complimentary Bread
I like the way Las Flores gives you a variety of complimentary bread.  Each one is different and interesting.

Bombas Picantes Con Su Salsa

This is basically mashed potatoes with minced meat with spicy-creamy sauce.  The portion is big; I thought it would be croquette-sized but this is about x3 of a normal croquette.  

Ensalada de Pasta

The Ensalada de Pasta was a pleasant surprise.  For someone who doesn't eat raw tomatoes, theirs is pretty good, with a hint of sweetness.  And yes, I polished it off.

Paella Negra con Sepia

One cannot eat in a Spanish restaurant and not order paella.  And since I'm an everything-with-squid-ink-lover, I chose the Paella Negra con Sepia over the seafood one.  No regrets, because unlike the other versions I've tried in which the only hint of squid ink is its color, you can actually taste this one in each mouthful.  Yum.

Wasn't planning on dessert but the server suggested a molten lava version and we couldn't say no.  Sad to say, this was the fail of the night.  The portion is really tiny and there was no lava flowing out, at all.  Oh well, you can't have it all.

Overall I'd give Las Flores a 3.5 out of 5 stars.  We went there for a second time and ordered a couple more dishes but the experience wasn't as good as the first time.  The repeat orders like Paella Negra tasted less flavorful too.  

Las Flores is at G/F One Mckinley Place, 25th St. Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

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