Grey skies and a light shower that turned into a full blown downpour, a sure sign that summer's definitely over. What was supposed to be a leisurely walk one Saturday afternoon at the Promenade turned into a late lunch special, not a bad idea. Something light, something healthy...a salad and pasta lunch and a good cup of coffee to sit out the rain. Cool.
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's White Chocolate Dream, great way to start and end any meal at CBTL. Frothy, sweet, and robust coffee flavor, perfect with the afternoon rain.
The Greek Salad, loaded with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, lemon vinaigrette and topped with chunky feta cheese. The tartness of the vinaigrette provides a flavorful counterpoint to the rich and creamy feta cheese.
The Tomato and Herb Linguine, simple yet comforting. The tomatoes somehow tastes like a burst of sunshine on a gloomy afternoon, just perfect.
The Roast Chicken and Mushroom Fusilli with rich, creamy sauce and peppers.
The Banana Chocolate Muffin, moist, not too sweet, a perfect side to a good cup of coffee. I never thought the banana and chocolate combo could work so well, which was a nice surprise.
Nothing like a good light lunch with a cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon. And the sun did come out at the end of the late lunch, just another perfect afternoon at the Promenade.
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is located at The Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills or visit http://www.coffeebean.com.ph/ for details on other branch locations.