My charming, witty cousin graduated today. I’m a stage cousin, so I spent the entire graduation taking snaps of our cute little boy in a graduation robe, like he was ready to fight in an XBox kinect game. But he still looks adorable nonetheless.
Celebration was at Mesa, a modern Filipino restaurant. My uncle has been raving about Mesa for the longest time, and my taste buds have been anticipating since then. I was famished when we got there and to tell you frankly, I didn’t care taking various angles of the dishes served. A few shots here and there, and chomp, chomp, chomp I go. I can’t recall how many times the geek asked me “What dish is this?” when we started eating. All of his queries were met with “I don’t know”. told him it doesn’t matter to me because I AM HUNGRY. Hahaha.
I really need a lens perfect for low-light situations. Shaky hands of the hungry + maximum aperture at 5.6 + almost dimmed lighting = not a good combination. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM, ♫ want you, need you so ♫ (to the tune of BBMak’s “Back Here”).
Dishes I failed to photograph include Chicken Binacol, River Shrimp (Swahe) On The Rocks, Crispy Baby Squid, Tinapa Roll Wrapped in Lettuce, Beef in Two Ways (saucy and crispy), among other nameless dishes to me.
Anyway, if you plan to dine here, make sure you sample their Tinapa Rice and Bagoong Rice! The former is very tasty while the latter’s flavor is spot on. I’d say the level of satisfaction I got from Mesa is the same with Classic Cuisine (C2). But I think C2 wins in the dessert department. I haven’t found anything yet that can beat the delightfully delicious Bibingka Souffle. I even went to C2 once just to eat that.
But my Crispy Leche Flan proved to be interesting.