Boodle Black Box

We can’t fly yet for food trips, but can have a taste of special cuisine from Eastwood Café+Bar in Quezon City. Created by Eastwood Richmonde Hotel executive chef Victor Barangan, the Weekend Family Platters can serve up to five diners.

The Spanish set (P1,300) has salpicao, senuelo, gambas, chorizo and callos rice. For something different, try the Mediterranean platter (P1,200) which has salmon souvlaki, pork brochettes, beef kebab, grilled vegetables and olive rice. The Filipino spread (P1,100) has our favorite inihaw—chicken barbecue, pork barbecue, bangus inasal, ensaladang talong, and aligue rice

Black-Buster Blowout set

Offered daily is the Boodle Black Box, a do-it-yourself boodle kit complete with banana leaves, which is good for two to three, or four to five people. It includes Pinoy favorites such as crispy pata, tuna tail barbecue, chicken inasal, pinaputok na tilapia, salted egg with green mango salad, aligue rice, plus coco macaroons for dessert.  

Want steak? The Black-Buster Blowout set has grilled ribeye, prawns thermidor, mussels in wine, pork BBQ ribs, cheeseburger casserole pasta, pommes Anna (sliced potatoes in butter), and caramel brownies.  

For smaller portions, check out The Black Box Express meal sets: Filipino Flavors (Kare-Kare and Lechon Liempo), Taste of Asia (Nasi Goreng and Pad Thai), Sandwich Bundle (Richmonde Burger made of Angus Beef and Pretzel Bun, and Clubhouse Sandwich), Snack Bunch (Chicken Bun and Baked Pasta), and Ribs & Roast (Barbecue Ribs and Roast Chicken). Please take note of one-day lead time for meal orders. Curbside pickup is also available.

Eastwood Café+Bar is also offering Sweet & Savory Takeaways from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy these baked goodies at home: thin-crust pizza, corned beef pan de sal, pork asado roll, banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal biscuits, and Inquirer Lifestyle “Best Desserts” –Richmonde’s signature ensaymada and moist chocolate cake.

Tip: Drop by at 4:30 p.m. and get 25-percent off on pastries. 

Weekend Family Platters

Free delivery within Eastwood City; P150 flat rate for Makati, Taguig, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Marikina and Quezon City. Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is at Bagumbayan, Quezon City. Call 0917-8210333. Visit; or follow Eastwood Richmonde Hotel on Facebook, and @Richmonde_ERH on Instagram.