Cebuanos love to eat. I’m sure I’ve stated as much before. And so places with amazingly delectable food such as Casa Verde could hardly be ignored.
I discovered this place when I was relatively new to the grinding world of The Workforce. Friends who were as “epicurious” as I am, was the one who first introduced me to Casa Verde’s humongous baby back ribs and deliciously creamy carbonara. That was almost a decade ago and my memory of that particular night have faded somewhat. But I sure do remember that I got stuffed, and was nursing a slight tummy ache when I got home. Yes, yes, I was a veritable glutton. And if you have ever visited this delightful restaurant, you’d completely understand why. Want some visual proof? Below are some of my fave proof. :P
Dessert first… because the world might end at any moment. It’s 2012, y’all! o_O
[Lauren's Lava, Death by Chocolate]
Appetizers [Chicken Quesadillas, Karlamari, Fish and Fries]
Meat and seafood dishes [Brian's Ribs, Tricia ala Pobre, and Ting-Ting's Tavern Shrimps]
Their only branch then is the one near Ramos Street–along that small street at the side of McDonald’s Jones branch. Today, there is a branch in Ayala Terraces and another one in IT Park.
I adore this place because they have scrumptious food and quite huge helpings that a serving could actually feed two people! (A hint to those who want to save some dough while being uber-romantic on a date night. ;D) Moreover, their staff are friendly and the place is quite cozy, especially the one in Ramos. There’s a little hitch though, their menu is a bit pricey. So if you’re not sure that you have the hunger pangs of a giant gorilla, maybe you should just forgo the pricey dishes and go for the appetizers, which are not as expensive as the main courses… or dessert, if you have a hankering for something sweet. I guess what I’m saying is, make sure you order the dish you’re sure you can finish… without breaking in tears after you take a peek at the bill… or end up with a broken heart and an empty wallet at the same time… or worse, get indigestion due to financial distress. You get the picture. :P
Still, I have fond memories of this place. Friends and I have celebrated birthdays, Christmases, paydays, and all sorts of occasions in this lovely place. And I would certainly come here again–maybe after I’ve skipped a few lunches or so… or when somebody treats me to dinner. Anyone out there offering? ^_^