After my IBM VMWare and Storwize solutions seminar, I immediately headed off to Greenbelt 5 to have my late lunch.
The stop is Lorenzo's Way, a restaurant proliferated by LJC Group, the same resto chain who brought to you Abe, Abe's Farm, Cafe Adriatico, Cafe Hanvana, Fely J's, La Mer, Bistro Remedios, Larry's Cafe Bar, among others.
Lorenzo's Way is a Lorenzo Cruz singing "My Way" concept. This is probably an assortment of his best cuisines to date from his different restaurants. It's essentially his bestseller album, greatest hits, so to speak.
The ambiance is cozy, classy, and sophisticated, and leaning towards a bit mature demographics who doesn't want any compromise taste with quality presentation. The antique wood pillars, leather seats, exquisite paintings, and lighting fixtures is reminiscent to Cafe Adriatico, no less. The jazz lounge music in the background is not just there for no reason, it was to complete the mood of elegance.
On our table are Lengua Estufada(Php395 + 10% SC), a tender beef tongue simmered in a wine sauce with mushrooms and olives and served with steamed rice, Norwegian Salmon(Php475 + 10%SC), a pan-fired fillet of salmon on a bed of sauteed spinach served with lemon butter sauce, Hickory Spare Ribs(Php295 + 10%SC), sweet and spicy barbecue pork spare ribs with a gourmet special sauce, Paella Valencia(Php595 + 10%SC), seafood and meat done the classic Spanish way. If you order Hickory Spare Ribs, make sure that your company is either extremely hungry or has a voracious appetite since the spare ribs are served in profuse amount. The paella is also teeming with shrimp, squid, chicken, clams, and sliced hungarian sausage. This alone is enough to satisfy your meal. House Ice Tea(Php85 + 10% SC) and Fresh Carrot Juice(Php145 + 10%SC) concludes our meal.
Indeed, Lorenzo's Way is a myriad of Larry's signature dishes, crunched into a dining culture where taste matters.