Recently I attended a 'Whiskey Appreciation Night' at this new gastropub called Common Table in Salcedo, Makati. We tried three kinds: Scotch, Irish and American Whisky.
"If your whiskey does not include an e in it, then it's not the real thing," the host told us in an amusing manner.
So I'm quite ashamed to say that I've only tried drinking Jameson Whiskey about a month ago. Sorry, Scotch and American whisky fans, but at my age, I might be sticking to Irish whiskey for now. Although I already heard about Jameson a few years back -- and this was during one of those drinking sessions with my sister and my cousins as I was busy settling in for shots of scotch with some coke. I always envy my cousin's drinking abilities even in the absence of a full stomach, but drinking whiskey on the rocks was hardly my thing.
Yes, eating while drinking IS and always be my thing, so I'm thankful that while we downed on some good quality liquor, we also chowed on all these awesome food at Common Table.
I never asked why Common Table is named as such in the first place, all I know is, there is nothing common with their food. Take for example this Batard Bread, sliced into pull apart pieces, enriched with all the lovely cheeses you can find, and toasted to perfection.
|Pull Apart Batard Bread|
|Common Table Oysters|
|Common Table Nachos|
This perfectly toasted pieces of bread with a tartare-like topping made with Jamon arrived shortly. It was quite similar, but all the more different with the flatbread pizza that I ate minutes before.
|Wagyu Beef Cubes Salpicao|
|Homemade Chorizo Sliders|
|Macadamia and White Chocolate Skillet Cookie|
Oh, ans P.S., they play Hip Hop on Thursdays at Common Table, so if you're like me, you gotta set that schedule and make table reservations ASAP.
|Caramelized Lemon Tart|
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