I love getting together with my college buddies. I just wish we could see each other more often than just when we treat each other for our birthdays.
It was Rizette’s turn to treat us and she chose the Old Vine in Eastwood Mall. I haven’t eaten there and it was my first time to go to Eastwood Mall. My dinner at Choi Palace didn’t count since I didn’t get to see anything but the Chinese restaurant.
Old Vine billed itself as serving Mediterranean inspired cuisine but based on the food we ordered it seemed like plain ol’ American food. Everyone’s favorite was the hearty salad named after a popular comedian in the Philippines. The salad which could easily be a main course had grilled prawns, marinated salmon, grilled shiitake mushroom, mesclun salad and dressed with a creamy balsamic dressing.
Tessie Tomas salad P680 (large)
Tes didn’t think there was enough food so she ordered half a roast chicken. She said it was just ok and a lot better than the steak and pasta. So she didn’t regret her additional order.
half roasted chicken P320
For my diet meal I ordered a plain sirloin steak without gravy. It was a good thing there was gravy because the steak was absolutely tasteless. Even though I wasnt allowed to eat gravy I just had to eat it or else I would have been very, very sad. The beef was a little tough but at least it was lean.
They were kind enough to give me a plain salad instead of the usual sidings that came with the steak. The problem was the balsamic vinegar I asked for instead of their pre-made vinaigrette. I’ve never tried balsamic vinegar that wasn’t sour and had no taste at all. I wonder what brand it was.
steak and salad
Old Vine Grille
Unit 119, Level 1, Eastwood Mall,
Eastwood City Cyberpark, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave.