Rustic Mornings by Isabelo and Flavors Restaurant at Holiday Inn and Suites team up to bring the runaway hits at a more convenient location. Rustic Mornings by Portia Baluyut is located in Marikina and renowned for their all day breakfast offerings. The special collaboration will run from 11:30am to 2:30pm all Sundays of May, priced at P1,900 nett per person.
Start your lazy Sunday brunch with some crunchy bites from the Toasties station like the fresh tasting Cucumber and Shrimp or the Cherry Tomatoes with Balsamic Dressing.
The Bacon Bar was the my favorite station from the Rustic Mornings spread. The bacon strips are placed inside mason jar mugs and diners are encouraged to bring one to their tables. These strips are one of the best ones I’ve had, thinly sliced, cooked to a satisfying crisp while still having lots of bacon taste.
Chef Portia recently opened Waffable in UP Town Center and she brings the experience for diners to enjoy. Waffles are served in a stick and available in some interesting flavors like Churro and Brownie brittle in addition to the classic waffle batter, you can then add your choice of toppings and sauces as well as balls of buttermilk.
The French Toast Bake with berry cream is visual and flavor delight and almost too pretty to disturb.
You can also order special Smoothie bowls that are kept chilled to maintain freshness from any of the waitstaff. I skipped those because they felt too healthy for my tastes.
There were also two stand out savory mains from the Rustic Mornings spread, the Curry Kofta Balls and the Tinapa Burrito. The kofta balls called out for plain white rice so you can mix in the tasty sauce. The tinapa burrito is a bit of a misnomer because it is more of a giant spring roll or lumpia rather than a burrito wrap but still delicious.
Placed beside the bread station is the Caesar Salad station, have a chef whip you up a plate. They use the same recipe as the one from Prince Albert Rotisserie in Hotel Intercontinental.
They also have the usual fresh salad green with a multitude of toppings and dressings if that is more to your liking.
Check out their Japanese sushi station which was pretty good especially these chopped tuna makis.
There a wide selection of seafood that you can pick and have them grill or cook them however you like or just eat them cold with a spritz of lemon.
There are two carving options every Sunday, the Flavors lechon belly and Angus Rib Eye.