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October 22, 2017

Classic, Yet World-Class Food at The Penthouse, Hotel Rembrandt

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The Penthouse at the Hotel Rembrandt is a quiet, intimate venue for dates, meetings and functions. 

It recently launched its latest culinary offerings inspired by resident Chef Chester Delos Reyes' travels and studies in Canada. The Penthouse has a traditional, rustic Victorian interior with its carpeted floor and detailed carved ceilings. Enjoy its lavish food offering that is a play of good taste, texture and plating. 




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The Penthouse, Hotel Rembrandt Food Price
The Penthouse, Hotel Rembrandt Food Price

Hotel Rembrandt is one of the 3 hotels under ArtStream Hospitality Management Group whose hotels are named after world-class artists, Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City, Vitalis Villas in La Union, Hotel Luna in Vigan and Le Monet in Baguio. 

The Penthouse wants to highlight the talents of their chefs whom they consider as artists in their craft. Chef Chester started his formal training in Manila and moved to Vancouver to pursue further studies. At the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, he graduated as top in his class in 2011.

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Chef Chester Delos Reyes

He came back to the Philippines to work at the Le Monet and was elected Team Leader at the National Food Showdown Philippines 2012, where the team was one of the National Top Finalists.  He furthered hone his craft and moved abroad to land a position at Four Seasons Hotel and Minami Restaurant. He also started a pop-up kitchen series called Akulturado which promoted Filipino-cuisine in Vancouver which was successfully received by Filipinos and foreigners.

During our intimate dinner I asked which of the famous personalities he would want to invite for dinner, the top on his head is President Justin Trudeau. I am not surprised, as I also find the Canada President a really interesting personality. 

What brought him back in Manila is not the love for food, but a love to (now) his wife whom he married in January 2017. 


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Rodel Flordeliz The Penthouse, Hotel Rembrandt Food Price
Rodel Flordeliz 
His reaction when I say, "let's drink" 😁

His love for cooking and romance brought us to a fun and intimate lunch that lasted like a fairy tale. 

Everything that is coming out of the kitchen looks lavish and appetizing. I am pleasantly surprised to see the menu and discovered that Main Dishes start at Php 390!

But before we go to the mains, here are some soup and appetizers to indulge in.


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Spiced Nuts

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Rosemary Scones Php 85

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Served with Spiced Honey instead of Butter and Jam

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Everyone's Favorite! Deep Fried Anchovies  Php 260

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Cream Root Vegetable Soup Php 120

We were already feeling full when these were served. 


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Braised Pork Cheek Gyoza Php 245 
Another favorite! Not your ordinary Gyoza made with truffle soy glaze, red cabbage puree, pickled onions and chives.

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Vannamei Shrimp Roll Php 255
Love the sweet potota loaf instead of the usual bread


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Roasted Carrot Salad Php 150
Love the dressing made of house-made Ricotta!


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Shellfish Pasta Php 375
I always go for red sauce but seldom on seafood. I like the balance on shrimp, clams, mussels, seafood demi and lemon crumbs. If you are allergic to any of these, skip and head to the mains. 



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Squid Heads Php 430
This is one of my favorites and might order again. Squid ink creme friache, potato gnocchi, confit tomato and pork belly. 

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Pan-seared Salmon Php 390
Perfectly cooked with creamed corn, crispy cauliflower, pickled onion

The Penthouse, Hotel Rembrandt Food Price
8 Hour Braised Lamb Shank Php 745

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Duck Duo-pan seared duck Php 585
I am not a fan of duck but I had to try because of the plating 😁

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Leek Ashed Wagyu Striploin Php 1,200
I love that it is medium-well. Love the beet brulee even without the usual steak gravy.


Guests can also make their own Gin drink for only Php 230 . 
If you are a bit clueless on what base drink to mix with juices and garnitures, go for the Penthouse signature drink. 

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6 Gin Concoctions 

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Looking suave Rod Magaru 

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Choose your weapon

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with Rod Magaru, John Bueno, Alex Dizon and Ryan San Juan

To end the meal, order the yummy desserts (usually served in a plank of wood for groups) or individually in plates. I love that they are not too sweet and has contrasting flavors - like that of Strawberry with Basil Leaf (that tastes like Mint Leaves) and the Sea Salt on chocolate tablea. 

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The Penthouse, Hotel Rembrandt Blog
Caramelized Banana Php 205, Tart Au Chocolate Php 130, Berry Pavlova Php 130


If you want to have an intimate time with your date, have a nice dinner yet you are on a budget, here are my suggested items to order :


Roasted Carrot Salad Php 150
Deep Fried Anchovies Php 260
Pan Seared Salmon Php 390
Squid Heads Php 430
Tart Au Chocolate Php 130
Total of Php 1,360

The Penthouse also serves sodas, juices and coffee. Just make sure that your date doesn't drink - otherwise, prepare to shell out extra Php 500++ for Gin concoctions. 

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The Penthouse at Hotel Rembrandt 
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26 Tomas Morato Ext.
Quezon City, Philippines 1104


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