So here’s what’s cooking (literally) in Cagayan de Oro – a chef, previously connected with a top local restaurant, has now moved to Crema, that quaint, comfortable cafe at the ground floor of The Pacifico Boutique Hotel CDO.
The chef, of course, is a lovely addition to Crema, a welcome “shot in the arm” for the hotel’s cafe which admittedly has been “lost in translation” in terms of how to market their signature restaurant. With the new chef comes a new menu and hotel owner Eleanor Pabayo-Benitez asserts that diners won’t be disappointed.
“It’s all quality choices made from quality ingredients but all at very affordable prices. We want everyone to come over and try the food and hopefully bring their family and friends over and over again,” she said.
So what’s in store over at the new and exciting Crema?
Appetite-inducing meals such as Swordfish with Ginger Sambal Sauce, Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Chicken Breast and Tenderloin Steak.
For pasta lovers, there’s Mushroom Aglio Olio, Bolognese, Creamy Fresh Mushroom Pasta and Pesto Pasta. I may not be a huge fan of salads but the Asian Chicken Salad with Wasabi Dressing is a treat you simply must try. To cap off a lovely meal, try the Blueberry Cheesecake (I give this two thumbs up), Carrot Cake or the Moist Chocolate Cake. There’s a whole lot more in the menu so don’t hesitate to bring everyone – including kids!
Crema at The Pacifico Boutique Hotel CDO is located at Velez – Fernandez Streets. Call 09178644099. Or you can easily book your hotel below:
* Note: This article was also published on my weekly newspaper column on Gold Star Daily – Urban Life section. Gold Star is Mindanao’s largest newspaper. My column, entitled “Mindanaoan Meets World,” appears every Friday and talks mainly about lifestyle, travel (local and abroad), food, business etc. Want me to write about you and/or your business? Email me at mindanaoan at gmail dot com. Thank you!