I rarely get “me” time this year, especially these past few days. That’s why, I assure myself to try new restaurants if ever I get a chance.
Green Pastures is like a farm restaurant wherein food harvested goes directly to the table. The restaurant is said to be not using any MSG and almost all ingredients are locally sourced and home made.
This restaurant is making a lot of buzz lately that’s why I decided to join the bandwagon.
Green Pastures is located in the newly opened East Wing of Shangri La Mall. This is where the Saint Laurent, Gucci and other first world country brands will soon open. I arrived around after 2:00PM and there was a short line building up at the right side of the hostess. I patiently waited and after a little less 10 minutes, I was called and escorted to my table.
I find the menu a little complicated. Not because of the type of food they serve but maybe with the construction of the menu and the font used. Anyway, since I have something in mind already on what to order, I only wasted a few and called the waiter to place my orders.
Organic Melon Tea
I don’t know if it’s because I’m still stuffed that time from lunch but I wasn’t able to finish all that I’ve ordered. The Mushroom Toast is good, I love the how fresh the mushrooms are. Having this toasted with home made ricotta cheese and quail eggs is just yum! However, I only had 2 or 3 toasts – I guess this is for sharing.
The Crab Meat and Sea Urchin Spaghetti was superb! It has a generous amount of crab meat and the sauce is creamy. I don’t eat that much Sea Urchin but this dish is good but only ate parts of it.
The star that afternoon for me is the Duck You! This dish comes with Duck Fat Fries, Duck Skin Chicharon and Duck Confit. The shredded Duck Confit has this acceptable saltiness and goes well with the vinaigrette. This is a great snack and if only I can bring this in the cinema, I would!
As a whole, Green Pastures serves good food but I think I needed to go back for a revisit with empty stomach. I will try their salad and some more duck dishes if ever I land my feet back again here.
Seriously, if I have Php 12,000 in my wallet right this moment, I would get myself a pair of best acoustic guitar at musicians friend instead of buying that much awaited Valentino x Havaianas Spring 2014 collaboration.
However, I really want to own this studded yellow camouflage flip flops. It’s cool, and very Valentino. It’s a collaboration that you know that is not priced well (unlike the Missoni Collab), but its a must buy. Well, I still have a month to think if I should get or not – or just maybe get an iPad mini – or the guitar and start playing some music.
While I’m not in the US to celebrate Thanksgiving, here are several activities we’ve had to enjoy the said event – - – while working.
Client wearing our costumes for their Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Meeting theme
Some Raffle Items for those who reported to work that day
Free meals in the office (although, this is a daily thing)
And for those in the US, this is how my kiddos celebrate their Holiday!
Janna playing on Thanksgiving
My sister who shopped at Walmart during Black Friday