Saturday, October 31, 2015


There was a food tasting event last night at Calderon, owned by Monchet and several other partners.

Chef Bambi and Tricia asked him if I could tag along since it was a blogger's night.

The specialty of the restaurant is Spanish food cooked the way our grandmothers used to do it.

Calderon has new dishes and I was able to try all of it.

Sopa de Tomate, it was one of my favorites! I am a soup person.

Bocadillos (Sandwiches)

El Cubano, roasted pork with mustard and dill pickles in between buttery crusty bread.

Bocadillo de Chorizo y Huevos

Loved this sandwich! I am thinking this is what I would love to have for breakfast all the time.

Ok!!! Not all the time but when I am off my diet.

Bocadillo de Jamon, Manchego y Pimiento

Crusty buttery baguette with manchego cheese, ham, pimiento and olives.

Arroz Chorizo

I had several servings of this dish. I especially enjoyed each forkful with the red pepper.

Tortilla de Patatas Y Cebollas

Huevos Rotos

Jamon Serrano

Gulas (mock eel)


Monchet said to break the yolks so it is runny. Rotos means broken.

Postres (dessert)

Torta de Limon


Calderon has several branches:

1. F. Calderon St. Little Baguio, San Juan

2. Classica Condominium, H.V. Dela Costa St. Salcedo Village, Makati

3. East Capitol Drive, Barrio Kapitolyo, Pasig

My friends asked me what other food they serve at Calderon. I took a picture of the menu so they could see.

We will probably go to their Makati branch since it is nearer.

The food platters were delivered to our table non-stop! I was afraid to eat a lot of one dish because I might lack space in my stomach and won't be able to try the rest.

I even told Tricia that I was going to wear an eating dress.

Thank you so much for inviting me to the food tasting event!

My tummy thanks you all as well!





  1. I love eating (should taste good, well prepared and correctly presented) since i was 4 years old.So when cooking became my choice of profession it was easy for me to learn faster than some. And what good is learning and cooking when you confine it to yourself...right? A close second after the cooking is seeing your love ones, friends, relatives and even strangers enjoying the meal. Im glad Lia , a friend, a blogger, an avid eater enjoying the dishes then getting seconds.
    Enough said. Thanks for coming Lia!