SM Fashion Hall has become a fashion and food destination, making it one of my favorite go-to malls because it’s got almost every store that tickle my fancy. Recently, I was invited to try Alqueria, a Spanish restaurant under the SumoSam group of restaurants.
“Alqueria” is an old Spanish term referring to a type of farmhouse that resembles a small castle and once served as home to many rural families in Spain. Today, Alquerias have been converted to social gathering places. Such an interesting fact. Hmmm, in my future house, I’ll allot an area for my private Alqueria. Heehee.
Its Executive Chef, Chef Chris Oronce gained extensive experience in food and restaurant operations management working at distinguished restaurants in the US, like MGM Grand Shibuya and working with celebrity chef Bobby Flay at Mesa Grill Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, among others. Chef Chris works closely with Alqueria Head Chef, Chef Roland De Gracia and the pair has come up with dishes that showcase the different flavors of Spain.
Such festive yet warm and cozy ambiance Alqueria offers. It’s a good family restaurant that’s specializes in paellas & prime selection of tapas & bistecas.
Words of wisdom from Alqueria’s walls. Heehee. There’s always happiness in wine. 😉
The open kitchen lets you see all the action happening to prepare your food.
Tapas Trio which I highly recommend you order.
Pulpo a la Gallega (Php288)
Paella Valenciana (Small: Php560 / Medium: Php910 / Large: P1,480)
This goat dish is an additional from the lunch specials. I’m not a fan of goat but I was surprise that I liked it. Actually, I wouldn’t have known that this was goat if the server didn’t inform me. Meat was tender and the flavor of the sauce was just right. I think this is best eaten with a glass of wine. 😉
The ladies all smiles as we had our tapas for our appetizer.