It has been months since I purchased my Deal Grocer vouchers for Melo’s Foie Gras and Steak Set and finally, R and I were able to use it one Friday.
I don’t exactly remember the last time I dined in Melo’s but it must have been more than a decade ago. All I know is that this is one of the established steak places in Manila. So when I saw a good deal in Deal Grocer, I nabbed the chance to enjoy a foie gras and steak set for only PHP999.
I made a reservation for two at 7 p.m. and when I got there 10 minutes earlier, the place was empty. Well, there was a table occupied outside but there were no other diners around. To think that it was Friday and pay day, it made me realize why Melo’s was offering this irresistible deal.
I asked the server to prepare our steaks 15 minutes before R arrives. While waiting, I was given some soft buns and butter.
The medium rare steaks were served a couple of minutes after R arrived.
The steaks were succulent and tender. But it lacked flavor and it made me crave for seasoning. The foie gras looked a bit sad and was not what I imagined it would look like. Taste-wise, it was okay. But it was dry and quite far from the ones I get from Highlanders Steakhouse. R commented that the foie gras tasted like the ones from Impressions which were just mediocre.
Overall, it was a satisfactory dinner. It wasn’t superb or mind-blowing. But it was filling and still value for money.
Melo’s is located at Burgos Circle, Forbes Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.