Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Girl & The Bull

On the ground floor of this pretty building (yes, this building is proof that buildings can be pretty!) lives The Girl & The Bull, the restaurant that my cousin Thea de Rivera (The Girl) and her boyfriend Gab Bustos (The Bull) put up back in November 2013 to raving reviews from foodies, food blogs, magazines, even lifestyle TV shows today. 

All in just 4 months, seriously!

Gab "The Bull" and Thea "The Girl"

We actually visited Thea and Gab (aka cousins, since Gab is always present and welcome in all our family gatherings heehee) at The Girl + The Bull back in January, before Thea colored her hair green, and back when it was just BF's best kept secret - known only to the village folks, the nearby restaurant owners and the neighborhood Cross Fit crowd who would treat themselves to Gab's cooking after a serious Cross Fit session.

Back then, I already knew we were in a gem of a place. Every nook and cranny was Instagram worthy.

these tables greet you as you enter

"the bar" by the entrance

tables by the main seating area

 big seating area for huge families

A cozy nook for one, or two

even the place where they keep spare plates and utensils is hipster chic

The place attracts the young and the hip, so much so that many college aged kids who live in the area have volunteered to work part-time as servers. I think part of the charm of The Girl + The Bull is that it's like a place for families and friends to hang out in, and the servers might as well be your younger siblings or cousins.

And now, let me tell you about the food. The food which by now, I am pretty sure you know well enough to be comfort food at its finest.

Oh btw, even the iced tea at The Girl + The Bull is served with style. As with the perfectly plated food servings where Gab's passion for food and his art training comes together to form a medley of delicious food served in style.

We started off with their homemade truffle fries, which the kids loved.

This salad is a meal in itself. So delish!

The Hanging Tender was truly tender and juicy, I gotta hand it to Gab for knowing how to cook this expertly. Loved it with the side of arugula and potato puree, again, proof that one can enjoy beef-y goodness without paying a fortune for a slab of steak.

This Blackened Snapper is a delight! I like the "tutong" in fried fish and this flavorful dish is a testament that eating fish during Lent need not be a sacrifice.

The burger sandwiched in a brioche bun was hefty and hearty. Dada, who knows a good burger when he's tasted one, was pleased with this one!

Too bad we missed Gab's famous, and highly rated Buttermilk Fried Chicken, which is said to even be better than that of Kettle's.

Thoroughly enjoyed dessert though, the equally famous Faux Twix! Crave-worthy, I tell you!

Gab made a deconstructed version of the olive oil ice cream he had in Napa, with this scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. It's weird at first, but it works! I may start drizzling my vanilla ice cream with olive oil next time!

Thanks so much Gab & Thea for having us at The Girl + The Bull. I am so proud of what you two have accomplished! I hope Berry & Xavi take after your passion for good food, and eye for style.  Just let us know when you need summer interns, I've got two kids in mind, haha.

The Girl + The Bull
#346 Aguirre Avenue
BF Homes, Parañaque
Mobile: +63 905 572 2556
Mon: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Meikah Ybañez-Delid said...

Wow, I will definitely check out this place! :D

Chel Pablo said...

I would totally get that pair of sandals. So summer-appropriate!

Manila Fashion Observer said...

Please do! Definitely worth the drive! ;)

Kat said...

this restaurant is overrated!

Jel Directo said...

I'm joining this!! <3

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