We have been wanting to eat here for the longest time and at last, we were given this opportunity. We were with our friends, Lex and his wife, who just lives nearby Solomon’s and first time to also dine here.
You can dine the al fresco style but we preferred to dine inside. AD was with us so it was a no-no to eat outside because it is just a walk away from the gate where there are cars (although the driveway was not that wide but even so). And of course, because it’s cooler inside.
Servers here are the CSB students who are on their practicum year taking up Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management so do not expect them to be professional servers. They would naturally be nervous and still polishing their serving skills. So please expand your patience with them.
Solomon Special Panini (P95). Nothing great. Still love the Cibo’s paninis.
Fish Panini (P65). We didn’t order this but I guess, it tasted okay.
Chicken Pesto Linguini (P75). We didn’t order this one…I guess this is the same pasta as the parm crusted fish below.
Parm Crusted Fish (P95). Pan-fried fish served with pesto pasta and side salad. We liked the fish. Eat it while it is hot. The pasta was bland.
The Solomon Crepe (P60). Peach and blueberry crepe topped with heavy cream and chocolate. Forget about their desserts!
Choco-Lava Cake (P60). Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce. Shouldn’t have ordered this too!
Verdict: Food served here are quite simple compared to what Endurun and International School for Culinary Arts & Hotel Management (ISCAHM) is operating. I would like to go back here (given the chance) every semester to try out their different menus and of course, to help the CSB students honing their skills. Animo La Salle! As you can see, price range are quite reasonable. Lex would even consider having lunch here again (since they are really, really near) if they are already bored with the food at home or for their visitors.
Suggestion: If you plan to dine here, better reserve as there are many people eating here. The time when we ate there, there was a lunch meeting so they had occupied most of the air-conditioned area thus, walk-ins were seated outside.
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The Solomon Guest House
1025 C. Ayala St. corner Arellano St., Malate, Manila (near De La Salle - CSB Angelo King Building)