If you’ve been a regular visitor of my blog you may notice that aside form dessert, my favourite food to eat are meats. Just the past month, I’ve been to several Korean barbecue restaurants, gobbling my way through bulgogi and samgyeopsal with no regard to the diet I was supposed to be having. As I wolfed my way through buffets and grills, my borderline carnivore tendencies has led me to the rib-eye steaks of Restaurant 101.
Restaurant 101 BGC
Not to be mistaken with Buffet 101, Restaurant 101 is a quaint yet classy resto, serving as the application restaurant of Enderun Colleges. This means that this is run by Enderun’s Culinary Arts faculty and students. With that alone can already tell you that you’re in for a great dining experience in this establishment.
I’ve been to Enderun several times already for events and workshops, but to be honest, I haven’t been to Restaurant 101 before. As you enter, you’ll feel that the place exudes an aura of sophistication and exclusivity. The place wasn’t huge, so I can imagine that it would be perfect for intimate dining.
By the time I visited, I’ve heard that they’re currently offering a promo for the specialty steaks. Flavorful choice-cut rib-eye steaks are being offered for only Php 680.00 (subject to 5% gratuity)! This is inclusive of your choice of 2 side dishes, which may be mashed potatoes, French fries, baked potato, pilaf rice, buttered veggies, grilled tomatoes, or salad. I’ve tried every single one of those sides and I can say that each one is pretty good. Personally though, I’d recommend the mashed potatoes and fries.
As for the steak itself, hands down it’s one of the best I’ve had, all in its 250g glorious goodness. The meat was tender, and has that medium-rare juiciness I am looking for. Each order also comes with an array of sauces namely, béarnaise, herb butter, red wine, 3 pepper, and chimichurri. My personal favourite was the red wine sauce because it’s a delightful mix of sweet and tangy. Although if you ask me, the steak itself is pretty good already even without the sauces.
It may not look like it because on first look it may appear thinner than other steaks, but one order may actually be shared by two people. This totally depends on your appetite of course. I can gobble up one whole order in no time.
Of course, the best companion to steak is red wine so my foodie buddy and I each asked for a glass. The gentleman taking our orders recommended the Peppercorn Lane cabernet sauvignon for its oaky, fruity notes. Takes me back to the time when I had the wine tasting session at Planet Grapes.