Ayala Malls Feliz opened its doors on December last year. Since I don’t live in the area, I was not aware of its existence until I received an invitation from a friend. It was for a foodie meetup which was set in the afternoon. But since it was a Sunday, my family and I went to mass early and travelled to Ayala Malls Feliz, Pasig City for a little family bonding.
We got there just in time for lunch. So the first thing we did was check the restaurants. The mall has various good choices but the one that caught our eye is Cafe Perene.
Cafe Perene is the sister restaurant of Forget Me Not Cafe which is a homegrown restaurant and a pioneer of the Lilac Food Strip in Marikina. The latter is known for its delicious comfort food and homey experience. If you want to experience that as well as other local favorites and homemade cakes, Cafe Perene is the perfect place.
Just look at the photos I took. Even if you’re outside, you still get a good look of their beautiful and cosy cafe. The walls are clean complete with a simple design. The light fixtures vary per area that provides a bright and warm atmosphere. The tables and chairs are also pretty; not to mention, the arrangement gives diners and staff plenty of space.
For the food, Cafe Perene offers a variety of soup, salad, quick bites, sandwiches and pasta as well as heavy main dishes, platters and set meals. For our first visit, we ordered the following:
Stuffed Chicken Breast
All of these dishes tasted great! I honestly can’t pick a favorite but if you love pasta, I suggest the Ravioli. Their handmade ravioli with spinach and ricotta cheese on alfredo sauce is very flavorful and in a way comforting. Their lasagna, on the other hand, is also good but quite different (well, from the ones I tasted).
Their lasagna is also handmade with lots of cheese, meat and béchamel sauce. According to research, béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is made from a white roux and milk. It has been considered, since the seventeenth century, one of the mother sauces of French cuisine. It is used as the base for other sauces.
If you prefer their main dish, you’ll never go wrong with their Stuffed Chicken Breast. It’s poached chicken breast is stuffed with spinach, cheese and bacon. All the flavors blend well together. We just wish they added more sauce. It made the already tasty dish even more tastier. ❤
Since we were fully satisfied, we weren’t able to try their cakes. We did; however, try their Strawberry Milkshake and boy was it good.
The question now is, will we go back? Sure, but it will take a while because we do not live near the area. I do hope they have other branches we can easily visit.
P.S Their staff that day was really friendly and accommodating. When we passed by in the evening after my event, they still have a smile on their face.
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