As part of the 1st anniversary celebration, Salu The Filipino Restaurant recently shared its plans for the dining public. The restaurant owned by celebrity couple Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista opened in June 9, 2016. Offering authentic Filipino dishes from different parts of the country proved to be a success, hence, the plan to offer more delicious and unique dining experiences.
As someone who loves to travel and eat, I only had a few experiences about eating unique dishes from a particular place I visit. Oftentimes I only get to eat what’s popular out there. It would be an experience to get to taste dishes endemic from that place. Salu bridges the gap and allows me to appreciate our country and culture even more. It’s a place for true-to-the-core Pinoy food trip.
Salu The Filipino Restaurant opened their anniversary month with a blockbuster promo of buy take 1 take 1 of their famous ‘BLK’ (Binagoongang Lechon Kare-kare). A Piso for Brazo de Kalabasa shall also be enjoyed by the first 100 guests for every purchase of Php500.00 on June 11, 2017. Both of these promos were made to give thanks to all Ka-Salu/s who have dined and craved for the best of Salu plates this past year.
“Masarap at nakakataba ng puso ang aming unang taon. So we thought, why not give thanks and extend to our customers those blessings that we earned because of their trust through these simple promos. These two dishes, BLK and Brazo De Kalabasa, are our top moving dish and desert on our first year. So it’s fitting to grant a ‘one’ of a kind treat with buy ‘one’ take ‘one’ and a ‘one’ peso dessert, as we turn ‘one,” shared by Romnick.
During the thanksgiving lunch that had happened last June 9, 2017, the celebrity couple also shared a colorful year that was for Salu. These include gaining tie ups with some organizations such as Hashtag Philippines through Antoinette Taus, where average of 300 kids are fed every event with Salu packed lunches that comes with love notes from volunteers. The restaurant was also chosen to represent the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao for the biggest food convention in the world – Madrid Fusion, where they showcased their best southern dishes that’s available only at restaurant. Chefs, culinary experts and delegates of the congress were in awe with the taste of Mindanao cuisines that’s unique and distinct due to special ingredients such as pampa, that’s famous in Mindanao. Some of the featured dishes include Beef Kulma, Syagul Pagi, Utak Utak and Pyanggang.
“We are grateful to be chosen by DOT-ARMM headed by Mrs. Ayesha Mangudadatu Dilangalen, to represent their region at the prestigious Madrid Fusion. We have built this brand to be the culinary authority when it comes to all things Filipino. And being chosen to participate in such convention was an affirmation that indeed, we somehow are in the right path of meeting our mission. Hopefully on our second year, we can serve more authentic plates and continue to be a portal for all guests to discover all the flavors of this country, especially those that are still undiscovered,” says Mrs. Harlene Bautista.
On its second year, Salu The Filipino Restaurant also unveils their campaign #SarapMabuhay. This showcases not just the exciting flavors that this country has to offer but also highlights the abundance of fresh ingredients that can make any kitchen push for magic. It also refers to the kind of people that you dine with which ranges from family, friends and even strangers and the overall experience of ‘salu salo‘ in the Philippines which has always been distinct.
The campaign would still highlight the adventures of the owners as they search for the next ultimate plates to bring back home to Salu, to be made available for all who wants to discover more. Exciting products and experiences are also up for grabs for all diners. The Pilipinas Platter, their version of a group feast, gives customers an opportunity to taste all the specialties in different parts of the Philippines. All the cuisines are creatively plated on a special carved Pilipinas wooden plate. Luto Ni Nanay gives moms a chance to cook with the talented chefs of Salu as they learn to prepare one of a kind dishes for the family. All these plus and addition to their already exciting range of Pinoy to Pinoy fused dishes called Likhang Salu will be served and made available this June!
Dining at Salu is definitely an experience. Aside from the delicious food, I love the entire dining area. From outside, you’d think it’s a small place. But when you walk in, there’s ample space. They even a kiddie area for the young ones to play on. If you’re bringing a car, there’s also ample space in front of the restaurant.
Salu The Filipino Restaurant has established itself as a culinary authority as far as Filipino cuisine is concerned. As it aims to provide more unique dining experience that will delight customers, the restaurant is set to stand even stronger as it runs for the 2nd year. I’m definitely going back for my favorites – Beef Kulma, Shrimp with Aligue, and Durian Cake. Visit them for a one of a Pilipinas Food Trip at Sct. Torillo, Cor. Sct. Fernandez, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City. For reservations and queries, you may call Salu’s hotline 02-282-15-12, or contact them through their Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/Saluresto.