I met up with some friends yesterday. So sorry for the long hiatus! It’s been a hectic few months at work and I’ve been pretty busy. But fear not, I am back to blogging! One of my high school classmates came home from Manila and was in town, so we met up and had dinner. Usually, my friends count on me to decide where we should eat, so I just went and decided that we’d eat at one of the restaurants in Streetscape.
Streetscape is one of the newest commercial arcades in Cebu, and it’s located right before the entrance of Maria Luisa in Banilad. The exact address is Paseo Saturnino, Ma. Luisa Road. It’s relatively new, and the place looks gorgeous. The picture below is credited to Cebu Daily News as I forgot to take a picture of the area.
There are lots of restaurants and amenities that can be found in Streetscape, but that might be another post for another time. There were a few restaurants we wanted to try, but eventually we narrowed down the choices to Gibbs’ Hot Wings (which I reviewed here), Wok’d, and Gorliz.
Gibbs’ Hot Wings is more of flavored chicken wings served by the platter, Wok’d is Thai food and Gorliz is Spanish and centers around Wine & Tapa. We all made a collective choice to try out Gorliz. The aroma from the wine and the cooked meat helped in the decision.
Gorliz Tapas & Vinos is located on the second floor of Streetscape. It’s right above Gelatissimo and you can’t miss it. The interior of the place is very nice and gives off that Spanish vibe with the vibrant decor and incandescent lighting. You can choose to dine either outside or inside the restaurant. Here are some more pictures.
That last picture is the outside area. Although I would have preferred the air conditioning inside, the atmosphere was still pretty good to have for a nice dinner out with some friends.
Here is a picture of their menu. They’ve got a wide variety of Tapas, Embutidos, Cold Cuts, Quesos, Sopas Y Ensaladas, Seafood, Carnes, Steaks, Paella and side dishes.
Now, truth be told, I’m not very knowledgeable with Spanish food and a lot of the dishes on the menu were very foreign to me. We went ahead with the suggestion of the waiter and ordered one Paella and two main entrees. Lots of delicious choices, some of them will definitely have to wait for next time!
This is the Chorizo con Vino and the serving was kind of on the small side, I would say. It was no doubt delicious. The chorizo was tender, and you could really taste the wine in the sauce. This was served with a few slices of bread. For PHP 360.00, it was definitely a bit pricier than I would have liked with the serving amount.
This wasn’t on their menu but rather on their board in front of the kitchen. This is their US Steak Salpicao. For around PHP 390.00, again the serving was pretty lacking. But the beef was so tender again, and it was cooked perfectly. This dish was really good.
Lastly, we had the Paella Cubana as our rice dish. This was centered around lobster, mussels, calamares and chicken. This was a big plate! For PHP 780.00, it was again definitely expensive. This plate though was good for 3-4 people, and there’s an abundance of seafood as you can see in the picture. The Paella was really good and the seafood was pretty fresh. I was very happy to have ate this dish.
We didn’t have any wine, and so I don’t really know how extensive or what the price range of their selection of wines are, but maybe that’ll be for next time. The bill came to a total of PHP 1,530.00 and there’s an additional 10% service charge, so a total of PHP 1,683.00. Yikes! My wallet is hurting, but that’s okay, we split it evenly four way. I was full, but if all four of us didn’t have a light snack or something, the serving would have been sorely lacking for four fully grown men on empty stomachs.
I was really glad to have met with my high school friends. We had a lot to catch up on, and even though there were some members of our barkada who couldn’t make it, it’s still good to see each other when we can. We talked a lot about past high school memories, as well as what we were all up to today. One of my friends is almost a doctor, the other one is almost a lawyer, and the other one is a bigwig at one of the biggest multinational companies in the Philippines. As for me? Well, I write this blog from time to time. I guess I’m doing okay. Ha!
All in all, dining at Gorliz was quite the experience. Not for the faint of wallet. It is definitely delicious and offers a lot of choices in Spanish Cuisine that isn’t really that common here in Cebu, but expect to pay a pretty penny for a meal and a glass of wine here. The ambiance was gorgeous and the food was delicious. Definitely worth a food trip when you have a bit of extra money to spend or if it’s for a special occasion.
Check out their Facebook page here or make a reservation by calling (032)564-9825. If you have any questions or inquiries, feel free to write a comment below and I’ll try to get back to you as best as I can.
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Until next time,