When my bloggie friend, Ferds told me to come to his event at Sweet Bella with an empty stomach, I thought it was just one of the releases they tell the guests just to get the commitment that they will come to the event. After all, he works in PR, he basically knows what to say to sell products and events.
It was not my first time to dine at Sweet Bella (check out my first Sweet Bella experience here). My first Sweet Bella experience was not all praises. We were loyal with our favorite coffee and breakfast place. But we got hypnotized by its really good dessert offerings. But I know we will not just eat desserts that night..
When I got to the Greenbelt 5 Sweet Bella Cafe, I was greeted with a warm ambiance – light (and I mean very light) mellow lighting, soothing music and mostly happy diners enjoying their meals and desserts. The server asked what aperitif should I like – wow, how many years ago the last time I heard and used that term, aperitif? How many events and fine restaurants I had been to, and it was only now did I get to be offered an aperitif? (a drink usually serve to whet the appetite). And here’s what I got. I am too excited to taste it that I didn’t even get the chance to take note of its name.
What would come outside from the kitchen is the next question.. In the true essence of French Dining, we were served with appetizers.
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The first one we had, Fresh Oysters (Php395), served cold and fresh – with a hint of lime and sauce.
For someone who doesn’t eat much seafood, I am surprised for I somehow enjoyed how fresh, real and raw the meat was. I thought, it wouldn’t hurt to try more..
Then, there is more.. The Baked Oyster with Champagne Sauce (Php395) was served next to the table. This dish is not as “revealing” as the first one. Covered with thick cream – that reminds me of creamy white sauce – it is bit cheesy with a hint of malt – from the champagne sauce.
I thought we will go next to the main dish, but another oyster dish was served. The sight of Oyster Rockefeller – I fell inloved with it. Of all the 3, this one is my favorite. Probably because I love how the soft meat and crunchy bits feel when you eat it, as you taste butter and herb flavor.
strawberries from Baguio. I would love one on
love, love strawberries!