One of the hotels in Makati that we have frequently been to is Holiday Inn. It’s not as grand as the older hotels in the vicinity but it holds its own charm primarily because of its sparkling new facilities. Promos are also always available so Holiday Inn is a convenient choice for celebrations and special gatherings. As such, when we were planning a dinner party with colleagues, Flavors Restaurant, the hotel’s signature restaurant, immediately came to mind.
One does not exactly go to a chaotic place like Tutuban and expect to uncover a piece of history. People go there primarily to shop for budget finds. But an ordinary weekend shopping trip for us turned out to be a moment of discovery; a trip back in the glorious past of the Philippines, a long-ago time when steam locomotives ruled the highways and the concept of traffic was unknown in Philippine streets.
Trust food-hunting with friends on a Friday evening to bring you to unexpected places. Thus, notwithstanding the heavy traffic in C5 and Kapitolyo, our search for decent dinner brought us to the latest talk of the town that is Locavore. I neither had any idea of what Locavore specializes in nor with what its name meant but I was told that they serve good Filipino food with a twist. I have previously been to so many restaurants claiming to put a spin on Pinoy food and they all fell short of my expectation. So for Locavore, I was not particularly expecting much.