November 30, 2009

Private party

The elegant, old world-style private dining room (or function room, as we call it here) of restaurateur Larry J. Cruz's Filipino restaurant Abe (ah-beh), named after his father Aguilar. The rest of the restaurant uses more modern wood, rattan and fabric chairs. No photos of the food this time (Jacob and Marley, you can rest easy now—I don't want you gaining weight because of me) but I do want to say that it's very, very good. Forget the diet if you ever have the chance to eat at Abe—some of their best dishes are deep fried or feature pork veined with fat (melt-in-your-mouth delicious!).

private dining room at Abe restaurant

24 comments:

bfarr said...

It looks like a corporate dining room for executives. Beautiful wood.

White Oleander said...

Looks like a very cozy restaurant.

Leif Hagen said...

I love the warm detailed door and side table! The walnut colored chair are sweet, too! Why don't we have a CDP blogger party there?!

Jacob said...

I like. And while you didn't show any photos of food, you went on and on in delicious and specific detail about the "deep fried or feature pork veined with fat." Sheesh. I have a heck of an imagination so don't need photos when you talk like that! ;-)

And because it doesn't look like I'll eat at Abe's anytime soon, I signing off. See you at the refrigerator!

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Don and Krise said...

It looks like a place with great atmosphere. And there you go talking "fried foods" to us again. Stop teasing us!

Ebie said...

How exquisite the carvings and etchings on the furniture, and the door, too!

P.S. So disappointed with the Parade, there was a large crowd and I did not get choice seats. Besides, there was no great lighting! It was best watching in front of the TV. I will try other avenues next year!

Cher said...

nice ambience and great food, irresistable!

Olivier said...

cela semble très classe. Et en plus si c'est bon, cela doit être un plaisir de venir y manger

Bergson said...

I shall like seeing the menu

Layrayski said...

no dice. your writing was enough to make me hungry.

Vogon Poet said...

A very elegant place, it looks like an upscale house, but a little more impersonal. You have yor way with words even without pictures of the food...

Misalyn said...

I like the door and the flower (plant?).The dining room looks elegant.

I'm imagining the food...need to watch out my diet...whoa! pork..pork...pork..I am hypertensive, need to cut on meat.

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed it does look elegant. «Louis» wanted to go put on a suit and tie just to look at the photo!

Pam said...

Its to late, I already gained about 100 lbs over the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a very elegant room, Hilda.

Ken Mac said...

a comforting room for comfort food

Lois said...

The decor looks very elegant Hilda. The food sounds delicious!

Halcyon said...

Looks nice - although I don't think the style of cuisine is for me!

arabesque said...

hi hilda, the place looks very pricey and elegant... the sound of melt in your mouth food even w/o the picture...making me hungry already. ^-^

George said...

I'm trying to get caught up from being out of pocket for a few days. This dining room looks as wonderful as you say the dishes are. I really like the lighted bookstore at night, and it looks as if the Masquerade party was a huge success.

Tanya said...

It's a beautiful setting Hilda!

Irina said...

I came here to thank you for the comment in the blog, thank you!. And stopped here for an hour. What a lovely, colorful and informative blog you have! Good luck and success in your three weeks events!

Frank said...

Deep fried AND pork. I gained a few pounds just typing those three favorite words!!

Grand looking place to dine.

JM said...

Very nice and sober decoration!