In Quezon City, more and more homes are turned into a fancy restaurants. Instead of demolishing them and building a new one, restoring an already architectural beauty is the best option. You get the homey ambiance plus acclaimed global cuisine – and that’s what the 1950 Restaurant is all about.
1950 Restaurant was home to the Santaromana family which was built in 1950 as an extension of their home across the street as their family grew. They called it the “big house” and it hosted most of their intimate gatherings and celebrations.
To complete the experience, Chef Robby Goco and Chef Chester Velas took home-cooked dishes on whole new level. For appetizers alone they have been very creative with seasonal and regional ingredients.
Those were just the appetizers alone. Hats off to chef Chef Robby Goco and Chef Chester Velas for using cutting edge techniques to create new styles of cuisine that hits the spot. Chef Chester’s technique is evident in these dishes you can check out my previous post about his creations on my Hotel Rembrandt Penthouse article.
I was only able to try three of their main dishes and it’s more than enough to impress me.
I was busy the whole evening eating and remembering how each one of them taste or what their names were. What I’m sure of is that I would recommend you try the Roasted Duck Breast, Fennel Confit, Sinigang na Lechon to begin with and then you can have any of the rest. They’re all good but it’s those three I would come back for.
You can also ask for a cup of coffee, glass of wine, or martinis and cocktails that delicately concocted with fresh herbs, juices and creative infusions. So whatever mood you’re in, they’ve got drinks for you and your date, if you have one.
1950 Restaurant is also home to local craft beers from Calle Brewery –Espada ni Lapu-Lapu (wheat ale), Bigote ni Antonio (American style IPA), Salakot ni Diego (blonde ale) and Canyon ni Panday (stout).
1950 Restaurant is a gastronomic getaway that will take you back in time give you the much needed break when the hustle and bustle of city living becomes too much.