Testing the gourmand waters, Old Vine Grille Eastwood launched its new doze of dining experience via buffet spread. This should serve as an unmistakable acid test to their skill in prepping up dishes in an epic proportion without the compromise of quality, just as other buffet restaurants had been.
Old VIne Grille is a cozy Italian and French restaurant seated at the veranda of Eastwood Mall which is generally a steak place, but also renowned for its Salmon Carpaccio with Champagne Vinaigrette or Pan-Fried Foie Gras. Apparently nothing much had been changed since the last time I was here.
It has obviously earned some culinary notoriety as some of its menu are named after its avid celebrity diners and guest chefs.
Since we were late, we were seated at the far end inside the claustrophobe-inducing conference room, hence my sign of disgruntlement.
Must-have for your salad. My college room mate didn't patronize me into this idea as he is not really a fanboy for raw meats.
Crunchy veggies, best to go with your meats. Not only do they get rid of the icky factor, they can also help in the digestion process.
What is Old Vine Grille without the grillables.
We were here late so the spread were already, poorly lambasted by fellow piranha like me. Poor beef.
Baby Potatoes. I love the saltiness, just right to ignite a voracious appetite.
Baby Back Ribs, loads of them. If you're after of these, then this buffet might just be right for you. You get to spend almost the same than buying these at your favorite steak houses.
Right beside this Carving Station is their Pasta Station.
A meal couldn't be complete without the dessert.
Bring them some more.
Sweet for my sweet… tooth.
Let's see what did I have on my table. I had the Chef whipped up a Pesto Pasta for me, my favorite pasta kind.
Then on to my main entrees.
I had the raw oysters baked in bathed in butter.
A serious take on the Baby Back Ribs. Awhile ago was just a warm up.
A soup alone is not a compromise of the quality, delicious with perfectly sliced tidbits of meats and veggies.
Am I about to conclude already with these desserts?
Oh, wait, the Baby Back Ribs are so heavenly. I can't wait for my second and third round.
And finally my salad.
For Php595, a Dad's Ultimate Buffet would be of another option if you're after of the variety. But I can't assure you of the taste though. I am not saying they're a gourmet buffet(I haven't heard of such actually), but at the very least, in Old Vine Grille, if you're spending regular meal on their a la carte menu, you'd spent just as much as you would in their buffet, so that alone is a deal-breaker for me.
So now that explains why I have to return more than three times for one variant, because they don't have that much to choose from.