Had a lovely lunch at Abuela’s Restaurant in Makati. My friend Vicky Tensuan and her cousins finally opened a home for that famous prime rib I tried a couple of years ago.
Abuela’s serves heirloom dishes originally created by the grandmother of Marianne Lacson Campillo and interpreted by her husband Chef Marco Legasto. The grandmother, Eduarda Cuyugan Lacson, had an inherent love for cooking that stemmed from her Capangpangan roots. Marriage took her to Bacolod where she settled and lived an idyllic life while holding fort in the kitchen.
Our lunch group – Rica de Jesus of Heart 2 Heart, Preview magazine’s Jacqui Salonga, Abuela’s Vicky Tensuan, and Mega’s EIC Peewee Isidro
Chefs Marco Legasto and Yoshimi Igarashi. Chef Marco graduated from IHMES Isle of Man in the UK, while Chef Yoshimi from Hokkaido, Sapporo Japan was trained in Hotel Nikko. He spent the past 17 years heading Benkay outlets in Mexico, Paris, Myanmar and the Philippines.
The menu was designed and hand drawn by Vicky Tensuan who also owns Whisk Designs.
For more information on Abuela’s, check out their Facebook Page.
Abuela’s is at 104 Aguirre St, Somerset Millennium Makati Building, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Tel 02 805 2713 or 0917 853 8881