‘Mesclun’ is a french word that means a mixture of assorted young salad leaves. In Manila, Mesclun is a popular restaurant located at the second level of The Linden Suites – a highly reviewed hotel and Staycation place in Ortigas Center.
Mesclun Signature Dish – House Cured Corned Beef
Mesclun Restaurant and Café is one of Chef Katrina Kuhn-Alcantara’s brainchild. This restaurant was established specifically for Linden Suites to serve as the hotels in-house restaurant for the hotel guests and walk-in diners.
The restaurants busiest time is during breakfast since they serve buffet breakfast for hotel guests. If you want to experience the restaurants food offerings, It’s best to visit Mesclun at around 10am onwards. I had lunch in this restaurant in various occasions and here are some of my favorite dishes so far:
Guava Pork Adobo
Guava Pork Adobo – More than just our favorite Pork Adobo, Chef Katrina Kuhn-Alcantara’s version was stewed in guava and cooked with special spices. This meal is served with rice pilaf.
House Cured Corned Beef
One of my favorite is their House Cured Corned Beef – Made from U.S. Angus corned beef, this soup dish is served with cabbage, potatoes, carrots and pommery mustard-horseradish sauce, served with its cooking broth, and yellow rice.
Sarangani Bay Apahap
Sarangani Bay Apahap – Local Seabass – Smoked-infused baked apahap fillets with French beans in a light ginger-soy-sesame sauce with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and cilantro.
Flourless Chocolate Cake topped with Vanilla on top
Lechon Kare-Kare – Imagine the combined goodness of Kare-Kare and Lechon, the truly a standout dish that everyone must try. From the freshness of the vegetables with the right amount of sweetness of the sauce, this is probably one of the best Kare-Kare version I’ve tasted so far… btw. they serve the best bagoong too!
Mesclun Restaurant & Cafe
2/F Linden Suites, Tower 1, 37 San Miguel Ave