*This restaurant is now closed*
Catch is a fairly new concept that replaces Lulu but still under Chef Tom Hines and his partners. Catch focuses on sustainable seafood, something that Lulu had already been using. The decor has been updated,
Before diving into the sea and sampling the menu at Catch, head on over to Hooch for a drink or two.
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Hooch has beautiful drinks with interesting ingredients like sour Nerds, choc nut and interesting glasses like the barley container for Half Dead. Pair that with some nibbles using sustainable seafood also like salmon and tuna.
Start off your meal with Catch’s selection of ceviches like Amarillo Tiger’s Milk (P250), Rocoto Tigers Milk (P398), and Kinilaw (P250). All are eye catching, fresh and a perfect start to your journey to the sea. My favorite among the three was the Rocoto which had fragrant coriander.
If you want hot appetizers then be amazed at the Baked Queen Scallop (P375), grown in the Philippines and is as big as your hand. It’s topped with Japanese special sauce that is reminiscent of oysters motoyaki. If you prefer scallops over oysters, then get the Baked Coquilles St. Jacques (P375). You can’t go wrong with either.
For a more share worthy appetizer, get their Moules Frites (P450). Steamed mussels with a side of fries. They have 3 choices for sauce, laksa, provencale and ala creme. This one above used French mussels, which are smaller but sweeter and tastier and cooked ala creme. If it was not too unseemly, I would have been licking my fingers instead I just dipped the fries into the sauce.
For a bit more filling seafood fare, get the the indulgent Lobster Po’ Boy (P598). Crisp lobster pieces coated in a spicy sauce in between a crusty roll with fries on the side.
The most surprising dish was the Turbot, air flown from France, chilled and never frozen. It’s a firm, white fish with a nice flavor and sustainable as bonus. Catch’s version is simply pan fried with capers, parsley, lemon, and some potatoes.
If you must really eat meat, then the Surf and Turf (P2,750), good for 2 people should satisfy that craving. 300grams of rib eye with prawns, scallops and fries on the side.
CatchG/F 125 V Corporate Center LP Leviste Street, Salcedo Village Makati City, Philippines Contact No.: (632) 246-9069, (63917) 751-1226
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