Welcome to Casa Roces! A hidden gem in the vicinity of Manila's white house- Malacañang. I've spent 13 years of my elementary and high school life side by side with the palace, yet, I've never heard of Casa Roces until I graduated college. I was very eager to finally visit the place and check out what I've been missing ever since.
Kape Chino is the restaurant and cafe in Casa Roces which is currently under the management umbrella of the Cravings Group. The menu includes classic Filipino dishes, some of which are even heirloom dishes tweaked a bit for that unique twist.
One will immediately fall in love with the ambiance of the place. It's very cozy and relaxed as if you're just in another friend's house. I love the homey vibe brought about by the furniture and interiors which captures the mood for an intimate get together with friends, families and loved ones. I would say that it is also a perfect date spot far away from the busy and crowded establishments around other cities.
Choritos En Balsamico (P355)- Crispy fried Spanish pork sausages drizzled with a balsamic reduction
A great starter to tease the palate, the pork sausages came out with a strong and distinct smokiness and flavor. A little too salty for me but the balsamic reduction helped to bring out a nice salty-sweet balance to the appetizer.