Park Avenue Desserts has been in Paseo de Magallanes for a number of years already. We used to pass by the store everyday when my daughter’s school was still in the same area. We’ve stepped in a couple of times to get a snack before heading home, I still remember the lemon meringue tart I enjoyed there. Little did I know they have a much bigger repertoire of dishes aside from their cakes and cookies.
A couple of weeks ago, we got a chance to try their full range of dishes from salads all the way to desserts.
We started with the refreshing PAD Salad (P380). Mixed greens topped with fruits, walnuts and feta cheese drizzled in a balsamic vinaigrette. The sweetness of the fruits gave the perfect balance to the vinaigrette. The serving is quite big and can be shared between 2-3 people for a starter or be a light solo meal.
Spicy Chorizo Burger (P240), with Egg (+P35), served with root chips. Don’t be scared off by the spicy entry in the menu, it’s just tantalizingly spiced and not burn your tongue hot. The addition of a fried egg makes this a messy but highly enjoyable meal.
Mushroom Tarragon Pasta (P375). We got to try a total of 3 pastas that lunch time but this was by far my favorite. I loved the earthy flavors of this simple meat free pasta dish. Topped with grated cheese to add a bit of richness.
Garlic Pasta with Wagyu Adobo Flakes (P350). This pasta is for the meat lovers with generous amounts of wagyu beef adobo flakes, topped with a fried egg and toasted garlic. This was good but I found it a bit on the oily side.
Spanish Sardines Pasta (P320). I’ve never been a big Spanish sardines fan but even I enjoyed this one after squeezing some lemon to cut the richness of the sardines.
They’ve also got a number of sandwich options like the Italian Club Sandwich (P310) and the Grilled Rosemary Chicken with Tomato Jam (P275). The club sandwich has slices of salami, Emmenthal cheese, tomato and pesto. The grilled chicken is packed with flavor and comes with nice crusty ciabatta.
Grilled Ensaymada with Hot Chocolate (P145). Fresh ensaymada that’s been grilled on a panini maker so you get nice charred lines and an even better aroma. This is a landmark moment for Lauren as the unique presentation encourage her to try it. One bite late, she asked for another and another, she loved it so much we ended up going to an appliance store and buying a panini maker so she can have it at home.
The Majestic Ensaymada (P145). One of their best selling ensaymadas, filled with big chunks of Majestic ham. Heat it up and watch the cheese melt and makes the bread super soft. Better order one per person as you’ll be wont to share this.
We also got to try a quartet of their cakes, each one exquisitely made. Of the 4 I enjoyed the pink one that had lychee and the Flower, their take on Momofuku’s crack pie. I’ve had both and I like PAD’s version a lot more.
We got a sneak taste of their Pan au Chocolat, look at all those beautiful layers and the little bit of chocolate leaking out. What a beauty, tastes even better.
Park Avenue Desserts will be opening branches in Rustan’s Katipunan and 30th Mall in Ortigas soon.
Park Avenue Desserts#7 G/F Maga Center, Santiago St.,
Paseo de Magallanes Commercial Center
Contact No.: (632) 852-6141
Other Branch: Rustan’s Makati Supermarket