Cafe Eight located in Crimson Hotel in Alabang now offers Kapampangan food with the help of Chef Leo Mari from Cafe Mequeni back in Pampanga. Talking about legit Kapampangan food, right? They’re known to offer the most delicious food here in the Philippines. Thanks to Crimson Hotel as they brought them near and there’s no need to travel to Pampanga just to have a taste of their food.
The ambiance is posh as it was inside Crimson Hotel. There’s separate rooms for functions and special occasions too. I like the buntings and other native props as it reminded me of traditional feast back in the province.
The bar has a beautiful chandelier that lit up the spot. It sure looked amazing to sit down there and have a glass of beer or two.
I really enjoyed the food on the menu. It’s classic Filipino favorites. I think this is perfect if you have balikbayan relatives as they would definitely taste a return to their roots. What stood out the most to me was the Kalderetang Kambing. It’s one of my favorite Filipino food and their version was totally sumptuous. The meat was so tender and the sauce was so good! The Kare-Kare tasted delicious too but I wanted some more peanut taste to it. That probably what was lacking as the usual Kare-Kare we cook was thick and full of ground peanuts. Surprisingly, I don’t eat Buro but theirs tasted so good that I was able to finish one Hito with Buro. The Adobo was a bit spicy which I like. The pork was soft and the sauce was just savory. There’s Ensaladang talong with tomatoes, Roasted Butt Cheeks, The Broccoli and Tomato Gratin was amazing too. Make sure to eat your vegetables.
There’s Pasta Station too where in they’ll cook your preferred pasta and sauce.
There’s Salad as well for the healthy ones.
And my favorite station here would be the Seafood. They have mussels, clams and King Crab. I asked them to cook in butter and garlic and it was so fresh I was able to consumed one King Crab and a half. 😀
For desserts, there none that I’ve tasted that I didn’t like. My personal pick would be the Lime Lemon Cheesecake, Panacota, Creme Brule and Dark Chocolate Cake.
What I liked about Cafe Eight is that they not only offer Filipino food, there’s American and Japanese as well. There are different type of cheese as well perfect for wine, fresh fruits and cold beverages too.
Take note that Cafe Eight changes their themes every month. Check out their website for more information. Prices for dinner is at 1,514 nett. Dinner is at 1,729.
Address: Eighth Floor, Crimson Hotel, Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City