September 23, 2009

Heirlooms

Adarna Food and Culture is a restaurant that specializes in Filipino historical, regional and heirloom recipes. It is located in a refurbished Spanish-style house along Kalayaan Avenue in Quezon City and the interior is full of beautiful heirloom furniture and decor. It's like having dinner in a mestiza grandmother's house. The food is not as good as Crisostomo's but neither is it as expensive, and when it comes to ambience, Adarna is definitely much more wonderful.

interior of Adarna Food and Culture

18 comments:

Olivier said...

je sais pas comment est la nourriture, mais j'aime bien la décoration.
I know not how is the food, but I like decoration well.

Dina said...

Sounds good to me.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Interior !! Great post..I would certainly visit this place someday when i will be there in your country..Unseen Rajasthan

Vogon Poet said...

The foliage of the decoration, wood I suppose, is stunning. The ambience seems just perfect to me.

Cezar and Léia said...

After increasing the size of the picture I just had a wonderful surprise, every detail carved into the wood is so perfect and charming.All places that you like to go are so elegant my friend! Very good taste, congratulations!
Léia :)

btw, about your comment, unfortunately I know nothing about that warrior.It stands just in front of the Town Hall, it's a female sculpture but I could find the story about.Please forgive me, I just got a simple map at the tram station in that day.
Thanks for your always kind words!:)

Buck said...

Wow, glorious! I can hardly wait for the review of the food :-) Here, there is very little in the way of heirloom food. Well, maybe I take that back. Every nationality that came here brought some heirloom recipes with it. About the only heirloom food that might be considered American is the Thanksgiving feast, and that isn't what the Pilgrims ate!

hadv said...

I like this photo.

arabesque said...

oh, i've heard of this place b4...
i hope i can try their food sometime...
love its interior...

Lois said...

What beautiful detail!

Halcyon said...

What beautiful woodwork.

I just thought of this the other day, but I actually work with someone who is also from Manilla. I've sent him a link to your blog. Hopefully he will turn into another follower. I know he must miss his home city.

Ken Mac said...

love that woodword! Hilda, a dive bar is kind of a crummy joint. A bar with no pretense to high falutin living or big spenders. Not sure why they call them "Dive Bars"

James said...

Such a charming place but I wonder if my american tastebuds could handle the food. I would like to see the menu.

Photo Cache said...

i am attracted by the wood carving. the ambience would make up for the high price.

marley said...

It looks really nice. Great carving!

Jacob said...

You have a real talent for composing interior shots - especially of restaurants. In fact, I'm beginning to think you spend much of your time in restaurants! ;-))

I always love these compositions of yours which capture the essence and the flavor of the place but leave hints of much more to come...

bfarr said...

That's a beautiful screen in the foreground. Nice shot.

Don and Krise said...

I'll bet it's all about the atmosphere. Nice detail on the woodwork too.

the donG said...

great wooden artwork. congratulations to you too for being a finalist. im sad though that i wont be able to attend the awards night.