Food Trip: Birthday Dinner at Laya (a Personal Dining Experience)

11 October 2010

 

Food Trip: Birthday Dinner at Laya (a Personal Dining Experience)

 

I had a special (sortta surprise) pre-birthday dinner at Laya on the Saturday prior my actual birthday. Great ambiance. Great Service. Special. Truly special.
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LAYA is an exclusive slash private slash hidden kitchen in hilly Antipolo, overlooking the Manila skyline and Laguna de Bay. Laya aims to provide each guest a unique, private and personal dining experience.

 

Guests who book at LAYA get to enjoy the entire villa with its poolside and pocket gardens.
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LAYA FOOD: The Weekend Menu
Appetizer:
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1. Mine – LAYA Signatures
Trio of Appetizers:
Crabstick & Cream Cheese Dumpling with Spicy Mango Sauce;
Shrimp & Chicken Wanton Bag with Thai Sweet Chili;
and Stirfried Kaffir Lime Pork in Lettuce Wrap
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Thai Tomato Basil Soup with Shrimp Dumpling and Cilantro Foam
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Shredded Chicken & Pomelo Salad in Palm Sugar & Tamarind Dressing
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Fresh Lime & Mango Sorbet
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Grilled US HangingTender Steak with Spiced Crushed Potatoes and a Choice from 3 Homemade Sauces: Red Wine & Rosemary, Peppercorn Gravy, or Red Curry & Coconut Cream – I had peppercorn gravy
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Dark Chocolate Tart with Candied Ginger and Basil-infused Crème Anglaise

2. My friend’s order – New Pinoy
Pinoy Eggs Benedict:
Crispy Adobo Flakes on Whole Wheat Toast with Fried Quail Egg
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Seared Salmon Belly in Sour Tamarind Broth
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Ensaladang Mangga’t Bagoong
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Kalamansi & Buko Sorbet
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Hanging Tender Steak Tapa with Sinangag Rice and
Tomato Cilantro Salsa
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Suman Rolls and Caramelized Mangoes served with Mantecado Ice Cream and Coco Jam Sauce

 

ROAD TRIP
The trip to the exclusive resto was an adventure in itself. I highly recommend that you print out the driving directions below, courtesy of ourawesomeplanet.com.

VIA ORTIGAS EXTENSION
From EDSA, take ORTIGAS heading towards Cainta. Along the way, you’ll pass Ever Gotesco and Robinson’s Cainta (both on your right). At the very end of ORTIGAS, take the road that veers to the right, heading towardsTaytay. Then take the first immediate U-turn slot in front of Chow King. Drive past Chow King then take the 2nd right. This winding and ascending road will take you up to Antipolo.

When you reach a rotonda, stay on the right fork then you’ll pass The Capitolyo, a white building, and Ynares Center (both on your left). Shortly after The Capitolyo and Ynares Center, turn right on Grand Heights Road and/or when you see a sign for Grand Homes and/or LAYA. (The signs are hard to find at night and the Grand Homes signs are more visible.)

Follow the LAYA signs (yellow background with purple letters) all the way to the guard house. (When you see the large Grand Homes sign, don’t turn there but go straight to the small guard house.) Drive past the guard house then turn right on Sierra Madre. (At night, there are no lights in this area.) Pinto Art Gallery will be on your right. Go straight until you see the last house on your left before the dead end.

 

VIA MARCOS HIGHWAY
Take Marcos Highway and pass Robinson’s Metro East and Sta. Lucia Mall (both on your right). When you reach the first major intersection, you’ll see a McDonald’s on the left corner. Turn right on that intersection to SUMULONG HIGHWAY.

Along Sumulong, you’ll pass Padi’s Pointe on your right and Assumption on your left. About 5 minutes after passing Assumption, turn right on the only major intersection. Then take the first left (heading straight will take you to Hinulugang Taktak). Go straight and turn right when you reach a rotonda (a USA88 Gas station will be on your left). Turn left when you see another rotonda. Then, you’ll see The Capitolyo and Ynares Center (both on your left).

Shortly after The Capitolyo and Ynares Center, turn right on Grand Heights Road and/or when you see a sign for Grand Homes and/or LAYA. (The signs are hard to find at night and the Grand Homes signs are more visible.)

Follow the LAYA signs (yellow background with purple letters) all the way to the guard house. (When you see the large Grand Homes sign, don’t turn there but go straight to the small guard house.) Drive past the guard house then turn right on Sierra Madre. (At night, there are no lights in this area.) Pinto Art Gallery will be on your right. Go straight until you see the last house on your left before the dead end.

 

Welcome to Laya
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DETAILS
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Restaurant: Laya Personal Dining
Address: Sierra Madre, Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo City
Telephone Number: +63.917.846.4322
Website: http://layapersonaldining.multiply.com/
Email: layapersonaldining@gmail.com.
Budget: PHP 750 per person

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