A few weeks back, I had the chance to try another new restaurant at Matina Town Square (MTS) area. I rarely go to that area since I live downtown. We would prefer to dine on the downtown or Lanang area. I got to taste new dishes from The Stairwell as we were invited for a food tasting event held at their restaurant. The owner of the resto is a dentist who just took the Dental Board exam, who also had planned to have her own restaurant, with the help of some friends and relatives, her dream of having a restaurant has came true. Her dental clinic is just a few stores away from the restaurant.
Gastropubs have been one of the latest “in” thing since some restobars are more into drinks and pulutans, Gastropubs usually offer bar drinks, beer matches (pulutans) and good meals for diners who prefer to have lunch/dinner and chill at the same place. It somehow is a 2 in 1 place for diners.
The place is quite small at first glance, but resto has its 2nd floor dining area and you can opt to either dine inside their aircon area or outside for al-fresco feel while chillin’ with friends over good food and live music via MTS Taboan. The resto serves different dishes but with a touch of Filipino. During the event, here are what we had during our gastronomic adventure at the Stairwell:
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup – this was the crowds fave soup as it was light and flavorful. MUST TRY!
Imbao Chowder – this hearty bowl of chowder has a mix of local clams. MUST TRY!
Gambas al Ajillo @ P288 – Sauteed shrimps in Garlic & olive oil
Camaron Rellenado – shrimp coated w/ special pork filling, breaded and fried to crisp.
Salpicao @ P278 – beef tenderloin chunks sauteed in garlic & olive oil w/ a hint of Jalapeno kick. Its an ideal match for beer and other drinks MUST TRY!
Croquetas de Jamon– Creamy filling with bits of ham & encased on crisp crust. MUST TRY!
Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Lumpia)– Mix of Pork & Veggies wrapped in delicate soft crepe. MUST TRY!
Dinakdakan -An Ilocano dish made of fried Pork & entrails in our secret blend of spicy white sauce
Spiced Beef & Cheese Roll-ups – Perfect beer match for people who likes something spicy. MUST TRY!
Nachos Supreme- a mound of Tortilla chips w/ Salsa cruda, seasoned beef and cheese.
Grilled Chicken & Salsa on Pita Crisps – Grilled chicken,slices, freshly made salsa on fried Pita Crisps
Twice-Baked Oriental Chicken – flavorful tender sweet0-salty chicken. This is also one of my fave MUST TRY! Good for sharing..
Chicken Pepper Steak – seasoned chicken boneless steak grilled. this one is good.. but the twice baked chicken got me hooked! Good for sharing
Salisbury Steak – Pan-seared beef patties served on sizzling plate with gravy. The patty was made of pure beef, its juicy! MUST TRY!
Our food tasting didn’t just stop there, we were surprised to have the finale dish which you should not want to miss!
Durian Crepe was the star for the night! It really had won my heart! 🙂 MUST TRY!
My Stairwell dining experience was great! Happy eating everyone!
Tell me about your Stairwell dining experience… Drop me a line soon! 🙂