May bago tayong hang-out sa Makati doods! Dahil hindi na kami maka-intay ng katapusan magkita kita ng mga friendships, we met one Thursday at Common Table.
Another brick and steel and exposed ceiling-type archi design but if it works it works. What sets CT apart is that it kind of seems like a speakeasy type location because it’s sort of hidden away (access is through non-descript “hole-in-the-wall” under a waiting shed along Valero… parang Masetto) but it’s airy when you get there, and just soshal enough for our taste mga friends. It kind of turns into a pub type place later on at night, but with excellent, top of the line service. CT is fun and approachable. Of course, I’m quite easy to please… especially when happy hour is from 5pm to 10pm.
Had to ask for some bar chow while we waited for our food. Got our wine and beer immediately. I loved the service here, considering it’s not even a few months opened. The head waiter is switched on, and the waiters are quick and smart about their product. Took a while for the bar chow to arrive, but sent us this kropek deep fried in olive oil?? I was just asking for nuts..so it totally made up for the wait. And these things are pretty good.
Here’s part of their menu, which I thought was relatively affordable for Makati prices. Meron din section on bar chow, but I suggest you go over there to discover for yourself… And most of the dishes can be shared. Ang exciting pa ng mga luto:
Winner dishes of the night:
36 hour Pork Belly
Brie on flatbread with arugula, apples and honey…
Ang Wagyu Beef Salpicao ang champion talaga. Buti na lang may natira konti sa plato at napicturan ko.
My date for that evening was little bro/conscripted thesis research assistant. I thought I would give him a break from all the work I was giving him.
Definitely going back to CT, especially since sobrang walkable from my office tower at Citibank in Salcedo Village. Or, better yet, mag-set ako ng meetings dun. Hehehe!
Gujab CT team! Kitakits soon!