Monday, February 22, 2016

Sunday Afternoon at Catch

Sunday afternoons along Leviste Street in Salcedo Village reveal yet another side to the multi-faceted and exciting character of the usually busy commercial business district. 

And it's also the perfect time for a late leisurely Sunday afternoon lunch and a cocktail at Catch...

Get in the leisurely Sunday afternoon groove in no time with the Crispy Baby Octopus, Chili, Lemon (P 420), delicately battered octopus drizzled with creamy aioli and sprinkled with fresh chili (for more on Catch Modern Seafood, see my previous post here). The baby octopus is soft and tender, contrasting with the light crunchy outer layer of the batter for a rich play on textures. The delicate flavors of the baby octopus are perfectly highlighted by the flavorful punch from the chili, adding a soothing layer of heat.

Follow it up with the Catch Tiger Prawn Gambas with Garlic Bread (P 550), plump prawns with a mild briny sweetness cooked in olive oil. The nutty notes of the olive oil and garlic blend seamlessly with the delicate flavor of the prawns, as the sharp and tart flavors of the cherry tomatoes, onions and herbs weave in to complete the dish. Served with crisp garlic bread, don't forget to dip the bread in the bowl for even more flavor.

For the main course, I go for Catch's Organic French Chicken (P 650), scented with lemon white truffle risotto and bio-dynamic vegetables. The chicken is tender and juicy, with more pronounced flavors than the usual local variety. Laid on soft risotto, with the lemon and white truffle adding contrasting yet balanced hints to complete the dish. It's the perfect late Sunday afternoon lunch. At Catch.

But it gets better. Wind down with a comforting cocktail from Hooch, the Devils Share (P 400) a refreshing blend of bourbon, ginger, lemon, orange, maple (more on Hooch on my previous post here). And late Sunday afternoons just can't get any better...

Catch is located at the Ground Floor, V. Corporate Center, 125 L. P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City or call 0926-851-8030 for inquiries.

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